March 29, 2017

Ambassador Kornelios KORNELIOU

korn1Date and Place of Birth

Born on 29 June 1963 in Nicosia, Cyprus

EDUCATION

1984 – 1989 : MA in Political Science, Philosophy and American Culture History at the Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany

Thesis on: “Membership of Greece in the European Economic Community and its consequences on its foreign and internal policies”

 

CAREER

October 2011 – February 2017

Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the European Union

 

September 2010 – September 2011

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Cyprus to France

Permanent Delegate to the Unesco

 

March 2008 – August 2010

Director of the Diplomatic Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs

 

2005-2008

Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus to Austria. Permanent Representative to OSCE, IAEA, UNIDO, CTBT and the UN Office in Vienna. Parallel accreditation to Slovenia, Croatia, Slovakia and Liechtenstein.

 

2000-2005

Deputy Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the European Union, Brussels

 

1998-2000

Director of the Office of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Cyprus

 

1995-1997

Permanent Mission of the Republic of Cyprus to the United Nations, New York

 

1990-1995

Embassy of Cyprus in Bonn, Germany

 

1989-1990

Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Cyprus

LANGUAGES

Greek, English, German, French (basics)

 

DECORATIONS

“Cross of Merit, First Class”, of the Federal Republic of Germany (1995)

“The Golden Order for Services” of the Republic of Slovenia (2006)

“Grand Decoration of Honour in Silver with Sash” for Services to the Republic of Austria (2007)

“REDOM KNEZA BRANIMIRA S OGRLICOM” of the Republic of Croatia (2008)

Honorary Doctor of European University of Republic of Serbia (2008)

« EQVITEM COMMENDATOREM ORDINIS SANCTI GREGORII MAGNI, Holy Seat (2010)

 

HOBBIES

Music, Jogging, Reading

Married to Xenia Nicolaides, one daughter, Maria