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Andreas Pittas

President

He was born in Limassol, April 1943.
He is married to Dorothea and he is the father of three children.
He studied Medicine in Austria and holds a PhD.
He holds Master’s degrees in Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Medicine.
He later studied Business Administration and Marketing.
Foreign languages: English, German, Spanish.
He is the Executive Chairman of Medochemie Ltd and founder of the Cypriot pharmaceutical industry.

He is a member of many scientific committees and organisations abroad such as the British Association
of Pharmaceutical Physicians, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians
(U.K.), European Generic Medicines Association (Brussels). He is also Chairman of the Executive
Committee and Member of the Board of Commissioners of the Cyprus Institute.
He was also a member of the Board of Directors of various Cypriot Organizations and Public Companies.
Among them were the Human Resources Development Authority of Cyprus, the Cyprus International
Institute of Management, the Bank of Cyprus Ltd, the Development Bank, CTC Ltd, C.C.C. Tourist
Enterprises Ltd., Stademos Hotels Ltd et al. In addition, he served for a number of years, until May 2000,
as its President

In addition, he served as president for a number of years, until May 2000 Federation of Employers and
Industrialists of Cyprus and was re-elected to the Presidency in 2006. He is the President of the Research
and Innovation Committee - OEB.

Federation of Employers and Industrialists of Cyprus and was re-elected to the Presidency in 2006. He is
the President of the Research and Innovation Committee - OEB.
He was recently elected as the first Honorary President of OEB for his contribution to the Cypriot
economy.

For his contribution to Cypriot-Italian relations, the President of Italy awarded him, in 2007, the title of
Commander of the Italian Republic (Commendatore Della Republica Italiana) and in 2012 the highest
distinction of the Grand Official of the Italian Republic (L'Onorificenza Di Grande official).
The Limassol Medical Association declared him an honorary member on 29 March 2014 and on 30 June
2014 honoured him for his overall contribution to the medicine of Cyprus.
On April 23, 2018, the Archbishop of Cyprus awarded him the Golden Medal of the Apostle Paul, the
Highest Honorary Distinction, for his contribution to the repatriation of the broken mosaic depicting the
Apostle Andrew.

On October 22, 2018, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of the Center for Science and Technology
in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage of the Cyprus Institute.
On September 3, 2019, the President of the Republic of Cyprus honoured him for his Outstanding
Contribution to the Republic of Cyprus.

On October 12, 2022, he was awarded the title of Paul Harris Fellow by The Rotary Foundation Of Rotary
International in recognition of his contribution to the promotion of better understanding and friendly
relations between the people of the world.

Interests: the sea, world economy, baroque music, history, poetry, archaeology, art, etc.

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