Kyriacos Kokkinos will take over as the island’s Deputy Minister of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy on March 1, an official announcement said on Thursday.
“The establishment of the Deputy Ministry is yet another major reform that will lead our country into the new digital era. The much-needed Deputy Ministry, which is to act as a central body for the co-ordination and implementation of policies governing research, innovation and digital policy, is now a reality,” added the announcement.
Kokkinos will be sworn in at the Presidential Palace on February 28.
This is his CV:
Appointed by Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades on February 1, 2019 as the National Chief Scientist, with the mission to develop – in collaboration with the National Board for R&I -the National Strategy for Research and Innovation R&I and lead the implementation of the Country’s Strategy on R&I.
Kokkinos is ex-PwC Cyprus Executive Director, leading Digital Transformation and Strategy Consulting Advisory Services.
Also, ex-IBM Executive Director and Partner with twenty-seven years of experience in Information Technology.
His Key Competencies include a strong understanding of IT in Telecommunications, Energy and Utilities Sectors. As well as a solid understanding of Public Sector, Healthcare and Banking industry solutions, with extensive experience on relevant projects.
His key strengths include Strategic Thought Leadership, strong business acumen, innovation and knowledge creation consultant, trusted business advisor at board level.
He also has excellent Directorship competencies and serves in a number of Board of Directors of a number of organizations, including CIPA.
Kokkinos is a regular speaker on Management, Strategy and ICT conferences for themes focusing on themes such as Smarter Planet agenda, Innovation and Corporate Governance.