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Curriculum Vitae

Costas Hadjipanagiotou graduated from the Pancyprian Gymnasium in 1978 and after his military service he carried out his undergraduate studies in Applied Geology at the University of Patras from where he graduated in 1985. Subsequently he received his Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Waste Management from the Greek Productivity Center in 1988, in Environmental Impact Assessment from Aberystwyth University of Wales in 2000 and in Management and Public Administration from the Mediterranean Institute of Management in 2002.

He participated in research programmes at the laboratory of Applied Geochemistry at the University of Patras between the years 1986-1989, and then worked as a Geologist Environmental Engineer at the company GEOEREVNA in Cyprus until the end of 1991.

He has been a member of the Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber (ETEK), the Association of Geologists and Mineralogists of Cyprus and the International Association of Impact Assessment (IAIA) since 2001. He is a trainer on environmental assessment issues in Cyprus at the ETEK Training Center and the Regional Training Programme of the Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Office of the European Union.

He is the author of the “Manual of the Procedure for the Preparation and Assessment of Environmental Projects - History and Evolution of the Institution in Cyprus”, (2003) ISBN 9963-8801-0-X.

He was recruited to the Environment Service in 1991 as an Environmental Officer and served as Head of the Pollution Control Division. Then he was sent to Brussels to the Permanent Representation of Cyprus to the European Union (EUMC)as an Environmental Consultant for 3 years (2007-2009).

He was appointed by the Public Service Commission as Director of the Department of Environment on 3 March 2011, a position he holds to this day.

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