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New country manager for Microsoft Cyprus

10 April, 2013

Microsoft today announced leadership changes in both Cyprus and Malta. Georges Petrakides, previously the Enterprise Partner Group (EPG) Lead for Microsoft Cyprus, is the new Country Manager for the country.
George has been with Microsoft for ten years and during the past five years he led the company’s EPG business in Cyprus. Prior to joining Microsoft, George worked for Kirkiles & Kotiadis, LLP in New York, USA. He has an MBA from the New York Institute of Technology, USA and holds a BA in economics from St. Francis College. He is a Board Member of the Cyprus Information Technology Enterprises Association and a member of various IT professional and Business organizations in Cyprus, representing Microsoft.
Georges Petrakides commented: “I am honored to lead an outstanding Microsoft Cyprus team. Knowing the Cyprus technology market, the quality of our partners, the commitment of our local customers and our unique Microsoft positioning, I am optimistic about our future.”

Takuya Hirano, General Manager for Microsoft’s Central and Eastern European Multi-Country region commented: “I am happy to see Georges in a role of new Country Manager for Cyprus. I am confident that George will make strong contributions to the Microsoft business in the country, building on his previous success. George is a consummate professional, whose knowledge and expertise will enable Microsoft to continue to serve all customers and partners in Cyprus effectively.”

Georges Petrakides will report to Adrianna Zammit, Microsoft’s new Country Manager for Cyprus and Malta. Ms. Zammit assumes leadership for Microsoft Cyprus and Malta from Kostas Loukas, who continues his career in the company as the new General Manager for Microsoft Romania.
As Takuya Hirano said, the company highly appreciates Kostas Loukas’ strong contributions to business in Cyprus and Malta, and congratulates on his new role in Romania.