Xenia I. Loizidou

Xenia

Xenia I. Loizidou

Founder- Director ISOTECH ltd, Civil/Coastal Engineer/ Member of the Board of Directors of Cyprus Tourism Organization

Cyprus

Xenia I. Loizidou graduated the Civil Engineering Department of National Technical University of Athens (Hydraulics Section, Harbour and Coastal Works Laboratory) and Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine of London (River, Estuary and Coastal Engineering). Since 1990 she has been working with issues relevant to Blue Growth, Integrated Coastal Zone Management, coastal erosion control, adaptation and risk management, climate changes, decision support systems, stakeholder involvement practices, development strategies, policies and action plans and others. She has been member of several European and international expert groups, consortia and networks and has worked in more than 40 countries. She is co-founder of ISOTECH Ltd Research and Consultancy (www.isotech.com.cy), and of the NGO AKTI Project and Research Centre (www.akti.org.cy). She holds several offices in Cyprus and abroad eg since January 2014 she has been appointed Member of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Tourism Organisation. Since July 2014 she has been the first Cypriot woman to be accepted as member of the Women in Leadership –Europe Network. She has received several international awards (recent: the Women Economic Forum Award – New Delhi 2016: “Iconic woman in leadership who contributes to a better world”). Since 2015, she is the first Greek Cypriot coordinator of the Technical Committee for Gender Equality. She is the author/co-author of more than 200 original technical reports and scientific papers. She is an active citizen with a long history in voluntarism and activism. She is married to Panagiotis Thanassas and she is the mother of two daughters.