Executive Committee & Secretariat


The Federation is led by a President, an Executive and a Secretariat elected every two years. The Federation’s elected officers and members of the Executive and the Secretariat are ultimately accountable to the organisation’s General Assembly which comprises the accredited representatives of member organisations.

The current President and members of the Executive Committee and the Secretariat are:

Christos Karaolis

Executive Committee

Vice Presidents
Bambos Charalambous
Michael Kashis
George Adonis

General Secretary
Neophytos Nicolaou

Ninos Koumettou

Members of the Executive Committee
Andreas Papaevripides
Michael Ellinas
Suzie Constantinides
Menicos Kouvaros
Tony Vouros
Xenia Koumi (ex-Officio)
Marios Minaides (ex-Officio)

Executive Secretary
Andreas Karaolis

Federation Secretariat
In addition to the above, the Secretariat comprises the following members:

Lakis Andronicou
Andreas Chimonas
Seraphim Diakou
Takis Frydas
Katia Harmanda
Mary Karaolis
Simos Koupparis
Yiannis Kouvaros
Vasilis Mavros
Michalakis Michael
George Michaelides
Evoulla Nicolaou
Charalambos Pitris
Costas Sakkas
Andreas Savvides
Androulla Stylianou
George Theodoulou
Michael Yiacoumi
Panayiotis Yiacoumi

Ninos Koumettou
Ninos has been a member of the Federation’s Executive since 2002. He has served as Treasurer of the Federation from 2004 to June 2013.

Ninos has also served on the Executive Committee of the Greek Cypriot Brotherhood since 1998 and the committee of the Independent Greek Schools from 1990.

Ninos qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1974 and worked with Arthur Young McLeiland Moores (now Ernst & Young) until 1978. He is a fellow of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals, a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner. Ninos formed his own general accounting practice Alexander Lawson & Co in 1982 before specialising in insolvency in 1986.

Andreas Papaevripides

Andreas has been a member of the Federation’s Executive since 1991. He served as Treasurer of the Federation from 1991-1995 and has been one of its Vice-Presidents from 1995 until June 2013.

Andreas also serves as Chairman of Democratic Rally UK since 1994, a branch of Cyprus’s DE.SY. party. He is also Vice-Chairman of “Conservatives for Cyprus” and very actively involved in the Conservative Party. During 1979-80 he was President of the National Union of Cypriot Students in England (EFEKA) and between 1975-1981 General Secretary of the Cypriot Football League in England (KOPA). He has also been the General Secretary of Kato Pyrgos Tyllirias Association since 1977. In 1992, Andreas was appointed by the Health Secretary, as a non-executive Director of Enfield Community Care NHS Trust for a term of six years. He was also the Chairman of the Trust’s Audit Committee for five years.

Andreas has graduated from Chelsea College (merged with King’s and Queen Elizabeth College in 1985) of London University with a BSc degree in Economics and continued his studies in Accountancy (FFA, FAIA). He has been in practice since 1980.