Deputy Ministry of Tourism

Kostas Koumi - Curriculum Vitae

Mr. Kostas Koumi was appointed Deputy Minister of Tourism on March 1st, 2023.

He was born in Paralimni, Famagusta District, in 1977.He holds a degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Media and Communication.

Mr. Koumi is an experienced professional with 20 years of experience in different industries such as tourism, real estate, education, as well as the public sector. Serving these positions, he acquired extensive knowledge of the country’s public sector processes, including broad skills in national and regional development management. Also, he acquired skills in managing and/or coordinating teams of specialists of different industries

.He has a strong background in business and networking development on an international level, including identification of potential strategic partners. Over the years he has developed strong negotiation skills since he participated and/or lead negotiations in different sectors.He is strongly focused on increasing an organization’s value through the establishment of operational processes and the management of quality. An important target that has emerged through his post graduate studies is to improve the organization’s both internal and external communication culture.

He served as the Vice Chairman of the Cyprus Tourism Organization during the period of 2014 - 2018 and as the Vice Chairman of the Cyprus Telecommunication Authority (CYTA) and President of the Audit Committee of CYTA between January 2019 to December 2020. He also worked as a visiting lecturer at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan Cyprus).From September 2020 until June 2021, he was the editor and presenter of a podcast program dedicated to the Tourism Sector.From July 2021 until February 2023, he was a member of the Public Service Commission.