Cyprus-U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

Meet the Chamber

Executive Board

Nicolas Nicolaou

President

Nicolas Nicolaou is currently Chief Financial Officer at MANA Products, the world's leading contract and private label cosmetics manufacturer, based in Long Island City. Nicos previously worked at Unilever for 17 years, where in his most recent position served as CFO of the Pepsi/Lipton Partnership, a $500 million joint venture....

Nicholas Karacostas

Chairman

Nick Karacostas is currently a Senior Vice President with the Arch Insurance Group, working out of their corporate headquarters in New York City. Nick is responsible for the Customer Claim Center, which encompasses the Alternative Markets, Construction, Programs and National Accounts Claims groups, who utilize Third Party Administrators to handle...

Michael Hadjiloucas

Vice President

Michael Hadjiloucas is a Tax Partner with 20 years of experience. His expertise includes both domestic and international corporate tax, entity formation, acquisitions, reorganization and due diligence, as well as partnership transactions, inbound and outbound transactions, and taxation of foreign entities. Michael has extensive experience with review of corporate, partnership,...

Petroula Lambrou

Treasurer

Petroula Lambrou was born in the Bronx, New York. She attended Fordham University, where she received a Bachelors Degree in Public Accounting and a Masters Degree in Taxation. She currently works at Ernst & Young and provides tax services with a focus on asset management clients. She recently passed the...

Maria Pappas

Secretary

Maria Pappas M.D, SVP at Neuberger Berman, Greater New York City Area Financial Services, the firm manages equities, fixed income, private equity and hedge fund portfolios for institutions and advisors worldwide. With offices in 19 countries, Neuberger Berman’s team is more than 2,100 professionals and the company was named by...

Honorary Chairman

Andreas D. Comodromos

Founding President and Honorary Chairman

Andreas D. Comodromos was born in Vatili, Famagusta, Cyprus the oldest of six children. He immigrated to the United States in April of 1974 with his family and pursued a college degree. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. Peter’s College in 1978, with a B.S. degree in Accounting and...

Directors

Christo

At the age of 12, Christo started his apprenticeship at his family’s salon in beautiful Cyprus. During his teenage years, he ventured to Paris and advanced as a young talent for his Parisian clientele. By his early 20s, Christo lead a team of platform artists around the world to educate...

Philip Christopher

Philip Christopher is President and CEO of American Network Solutions, LLC, a firm providing special strategic consulting services to companies in the telecommunications industry, and beyond. American Network Solutions acts as the bridge between American and foreign companies, providing a comprehensive suite of services to aid in the importing and...

Andreas Chrysostomou

Managing Director of Duff & Phelps in NY

Andreas Chrysostomou joined Duff & Phelps in 2005. He is a managing director in the New York office and part of the firm's Financial Reporting practice. He is also the global leader of the Integrated Healthcare group. Andreas has more than 14 years of domestic and international corporate finance and...

Demetrios Comodromos

Demetrios received his Bachelor of Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2002, and a Masters in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University in 2004 and since 2010 has been a registered and nationally accredited Architect. Since leaving Rensselaer, Demetrios has worked for internationally renown practices such as, SHoP Architects, and...

Theoharis David

Theoharis David, born in Farmingdale, New York, received a B. Arch. degree from Pratt Institute and an M. Arch. degree from Yale University, where he studied with Paul Rudolph and Serge Chermayeff. He began his teaching career at Pratt Institute in 1969 and has served in several administrative positions, including...

Dennis Droushiotis

Dennis C. Droushiotis is the former Trade Commissioner in the United States for the Republic of Cyprus. Mr. Droushiotis holds a masters degree in International Economics from Columbia University. He established the first Cyprus Trade Office in the U.S. and implemented export promotion programs that saw Cypriot Exports to the...

Peter Kakoyiannis

Peter Kakoyiannis is a member of the firm of Eiseman, Levine, Lehrhaupt & Kakoyiannis. He has been admitted to practice law in New York 1975 and is a member of several Federal Courts including the Second Circuit. Mr. Kakoyiannis is a graduate of the Herbert H. Lehman College of the...

Costas Kellas

With an education in Operations Research and Statistics, Costas began his career in the banking industry as an operations research analyst specializing in developing computer models for a variety of commercial applications. Subsequently Costas' entrepreneurial spirit saw him leading and growing several successful information technology startups before co-founding Objecutive in...

Maria Odysseos

Vice President/Market Manager at Investors Bank, has been involved in banking for the past 25 years. She previously held posts as VP/Branch Manager at Community National and Sovereign Banks. She has been involved in the Astoria market and a community volunteer for the last decade and is an active member...

Nikos Mouyiaris

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....

Vassos Vassiliou

Vassos N. Vassiliou Vice President, Essent Guaranty Strategic Investments Vassos has served as Vice President Strategic Investments for Essent Guaranty since 2012 and is responsible for investing in residential mortgage structured products and related asset classes. Essent Guaranty is an insurance company approved by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Vassos...

Executive Director

Despina Ioannou Axiotakis

Despina Ioannou Axiotakis was born in Asgata, Limassol, Cyprus and emigrated to the United States with her family in 1956. She is the seventh of eight children of Kyriacos and Maria Ioannou. After graduating high school, Despina attended the Traphagen School of Fashion and worked at her father’s summer resort...

Legal Counsel

Costa Kensington

Costa N. Kensington’s father was born in Neon Chorion, Kythreas, Cyprus. Costa came from the UK to the United States in 1954. He is a member / stockholder in the law firm Anderson, Kill & Olick P.C. (with law offices in NY, NJ, CT, CA, PA and D.C.). Costa’s areas...

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