The President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades on Tuesday announced the
appointment of the Transparency Commissioner and the members of the
Independent Authority against Corruption.
As Government Spokesman Marios Pelekanos said in a written statement, President
Anastasiades received at his office the President and the members of the Advisory
Council, who presented him with the list of 15 persons proposed as candidates for
the establishment of the Independent Authority against Corruption.
The President, exercising his powers under the legislation in question, decided to
appoint the Transparency Commissioner and the members of the Independent Anti-
Corruption Authority as follows:
Commissioner for Transparency:
Charis Poyiatzis, former Judge, LLB (Hons) Exon, University of Exeter, England.
Michael Constantinides, former Director General of the Ministry of Communications
and Works, holds a BSc Mechanical Engineering, Queen Mary College University of
London and MSc Engineering, University of Minnesota
Eleni Patera - Demosthenous, Lawyer, holder of a degree in Law, National
Kapodistrian University of Athens
Nikos Zambakidis, Accountant/Auditor, former General Manager of the Nicosia
Water Supply Council, holder of the ACCA professional qualification
Tatiana Zachariadou, Sociologist, BA in Sociology, State University of New York,
Albany and MA in Applied Sociology, University of Indianapolis.
According to the Spokesman, the Anti-Corruption Authority will take up its duties as
soon as possible, immediately after the completion of the procedures related to
staffing, housing, and issues related to the proper functioning of the Authority. The
Authority’s term of office shall be six years.