Mr. Marios Demetriades assumed office as Minister of Communications and Works of Cyprus on 14 March 2014. Mr. Demetriades was born in Pafos on 27 August 1971. Over the last six years he held a managerial position at Piraeus Bank (Cyprus). Prior to that he worked at Laiki Bank Group for approximately ten years. He studied Business, Finance and Economics in the United Kingdom (1990-93 University of East Anglia). During his studies he was the recipient of many awards. Since 2000 he is a member of the CFA Institute (Chartered Financial Analyst). Since 1996 he is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (Chartered Accountant) and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC). During the period 1993-96 he worked at the international firm BDO Stoy Hayward in London as a trainee Chartered Accountant. From 1996 until 1998 he was manager of the Pafos local office of the international audit firm Ernst & Young. From July 1988 until August 1990 he served his military service at the National Guard. Mr Demetriades is married to Maria and they have two children.