Natasa Pilides is the Director General of the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency.
She graduated from Oxford University with a first class honours degree in Modern Languages and Literature (French and Italian). She is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) and a member of the Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC). Natasa is also a member of the Council of the Cyprus Institute of Marketing.
Natasa's work experience includes more than twelve years in the private sector, including 9 years at PwC in Cyprus, Milan and London. Natasa has worked in management positions in the areas of audit, tax and consulting, providing services to multinational companies active in the fields of banking and finance, insurance, energy, construction, shipping and commerce.
Natasa also has more than two years' experience in training and delivering courses both for professional staff and ICAEW, ACCA and CIMA students, in the areas of audit, tax, corporate law, financial accounting and reporting with BPP, one of the leading professional studies organisations in London and internationally.
Before assuming her duties at CIPA, Natasa was a Director and Regional Chief Operating Officer at Baker Tilly South East Europe, in charge of the departments of Finance, Marketing, HR, Administration, Operations and IT for Cyprus, Greece, Romania, Bulgaria and Moldova.
Apart from her native language, Natasa is also fluent in English, French and Italian.
She has represented and promoted Cyprus as an investment destination abroad throughout her career, and published various articles in international professional publications.