Nikos Mouyiaris was born in Athienou, Cyprus. He attended elementary and high school in Nicosia, Cyprus. After graduating from high school, he went to England where he resided for a short time, until he was able to acquire a student visa to come to the United States. He attended St. John’s University, where, after the first semester, he received a scholarship. After receiving his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, he was awarded another scholarship from Rutgers University where he received his Master of Science degree. Nikos started a cosmetic manufacturing company in New York City with $6,000 that he borrowed from his brother, Apostolos. Today, Mana Products is a very successful enterprise that employees over 600 people. In addition to his cosmetics company, he has interests in real estate, as well as other businesses.
As a member of the Board of Directors and Trustees of the Pancyprian Association of America, Nikos is very much involved in all activities of the community. He helps to ensure that the culture and ethnic customs of Cyprus and Greece are preserved. Nikos is also very actively involved with PSEKA in the struggle for freedom and justice for the Cypriot people, as well as for various Greek causes.
He is a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor Award and a member of the Leadership 100 of the Greek Orthodox Church. He never forgets his place of birth, the small town of Athienou. He helps support the Old Age Home, and has helped build a Day Care Center. In addition, he has financed an archeological expedition in the area by Davidson College or North Carolina for several years. Nikos has received numerous recognition awards from various organizations.
Nikos is married to Carol, and they have two adult children, Alexis and Ariana.