Permanent Secretary

Andreas A. Gregoriou
Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment

Andreas A. Gregoriou was born on 13th April 1965. He graduated from 10th Lyceum in Lemesos in 1983. He served his military duties in the National Guard and then he studied Economics at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, from which he obtained an economic degree in 1988. In 2006, he obtained a Master’s degree in Public Sector Management from the Cyprus International Institute of Management (CIIM).

In September 2020, Andreas A. Gregoriou was appointed Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment.

In December 2019, he was appointed by the Council of Ministers at the post of Acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Justice and Public Order.

Prior to his appointment as Permanent Secretary, from February 2008, he served as Director of the Department of Postal Services. In November 2002, he was appointed Senior Officer, responsible for financial and legal issues at the newly created Office of the Commissioner of Electronic Communications and Postal Regulations (OCECPR), where he served until 2008. During that time, he was also responsible for the regulation of the Postal Services Sector in Cyprus with the transposition of EU-directives into national law.

From 1996 to 2002, he served as Officer in the Value Added Tax Service. During that period, between 1999 and 2001, he was seconded to the Directorate of Tax Policy of the Ministry of Finance.

From 1993 to 1996, he was appointed Customs Examiner at the Customs and Excise Department.

In 1992 he joined the Public Service, beginning his career as Assistant Taxation Officer at the Department of Inland Revenue, where he served until 1993.

In 1988 to 1992, he worked in the private sector.