Assistant Secretary



Maria Stylianou - Theodorou

Head of Research and European Programmes Service
Cyprus Employers and Industrialists Federation

Key Responsibilities:
  Assists the Secretary in carrying out his/her duties.
Replaces the Secretary in case of his/her absence.
Is responsible for the Association’s records and as such has to ensure that there is a clear policy and procedures for the effective management of the records and correspondence of the Association.

Confirms that the documentation of the Board of Directors and the Seal of the Association are effectively stored.

Confirms that the data in Members registry is accurate and up to date.

Handles all issues related to the procedures regarding membership (new members, terminations / withdrawal of members).

Manages the customer service experience offered to the members (including responding to members’ issues/queries).

Undertakes any other important tasks assigned by the Secretary or/and President.

Maria Stylianou - Theodorou graduated with a full academic scholarship from the Business Studies Section of G C School of Careers and holds a Diploma in Business Administration with concentration in Marketing from the University of Indianapolis – Intercollege Branch where she studied on a full scholarship. She also obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Management from University of Leicester and a Master of Science in International Employment Relations and Human Resource Management from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).  Maria has been employed by the Cyprus Employers and Industrialists Federation since her graduation in 2006. In 2013 she was promoted to the position of the Head of Research and Strategic Department of the Cyprus Employers and Industrialists Federation. Maria has a broad experience in the field of HR and more specifically in restructuring projects, benchmarking and salary surveys, building commission and bonus schemes, drafting performance management and evaluation schemes, and conducting 360o feedback. Concurrently, she holds the position of Project Manager in co-funded projects related to Human Resource Management and Employment Relations ( & ). She is also the Quality Manager and Project Manager of Investors in People Cyprus, and a member of the Governing Boards of Institutions in the field of HR Management and Development at a local and European level (i.e. Foundation for the Management of European Lifelong Learning Programmes and the European Center for the Development of Vocational Training – CEDEFOP).  She is also an active member in several committees coordinated by the European Commission, such as the Advisory Committee for Vocational Training (ACVT), the European Social Fund Committee (ESF) and the Lifelong Learning Programmes Committee.


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