Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment Mr Nicos Kouyialis
|Nicos Kouyialis was born in Nicosia on March 30, 1967. He studied in the USA and he holds a BSc and MSc in Electrical Engineering from the North Carolina State University (NCSU). |
He is the Chairman of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), UK since 2006 and an elected member of the IET Council. He also served as chairman of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE), UK.
He served unionism as the Assistant Secretary of the Professional Employees Union of the Electricity Authority of Cyprus (SEPAIK).
He worked at the Electricity Authority of Cyprus as an Electrical Engineer. Previously, he worked for the IBM Research Triangle Park NC/USA, ALCATEL Network Systems NC/USA, SIEMENS Cyprus and the North Carolina State University as a lecturer in telecommunications.
Until 2011 he held the position of the General Organizer of the European Party of Cyprus, while in the same year he was elected as the Vice President of the Party, a position that he holds until today.
He is married and has three children.
Mr Kouyialis took office as Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment on the 1st of March 2013.