Stavros A. Michael
Mr. Michael was born in Larnaca in 1957. He attended St. George's Lyceum in 1975 and after graduating he attended the Economics Department of the University of Athens in Greece from 1977-1980. After returning to Cyprus in 1981, he was recruited in September of the same year by the Statistical Service as a Temporary 3rd Grade Statistics Assistant. In 1986 he was appointed to the Ministry of Finance as an Economic Officer, where he served at all levels of the Ministry's structure.
Ministry of Transport, Communications and Work
In 1988, with a Fulbright scholarship, Mr. Michael went to the International Monetary Fund in Washington where he specialized in Public Finance. In 1994 he received a postgraduate degree in Public Sector Management (MPSM) at the Cyprus International Institute of Management (C.I.I.M) and in 2001 was appointed Director of Budget and Financial Control at the Ministry of Finance, a position he served until 30 November 2018. Since 2000, he has been the Director of the State Lottery and since 2005 elected as an Internal Auditor at the European Lotteries Association.
From 2005 until 2013 Mr. Michael was a member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer of the Cyprus Cultural Foundation. Since 2014, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Cyprus Oncology Center. From 1996 until 2018 he was a member of the Board of Directors of the Agricultural Insurance Organization and has also been a member of the OPAP Sponsorship Committee from 2015 until 2018 and from 2007 a member of the Executive Board of the Concession Projects of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works until 2018. Mr. Michael was also a member of the Defense and Security Tenders Council from 2011 until 2018.
From 1 December 2018 Mr. Michael holds the post of Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works. He is married to Georgia Michael and has three children.