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Michalis Yiacoumi

Position: Member at the House of Representatives


I was born in Larnaca, in 1986 and graduated from American Academy Larnaca in 2004. I studied Economics at the University of Surrey, where I also completed my Master’s Degree in European Politics. Throughout my college years, I was actively engaged in politics and amongst others, I was elected President of the National Cypriot Students Union in the United Kingdom and participated in many conferences related to young politicians.

As soon as I returned to Cyprus I continued my studies with a scholarship, at the Cyprus Institute of Marketing, from where I received another Master’s Degree in Business Administration.

In May 2011 I started my career as a Parliamentary Counselor and in 2013 I was promoted to the position of the Counselor of the Minister of Energy, Tourism and Commerce, where I had the opportunity to become familiar with the oil and gas sector. As a result, the next year I was employed by Halliburton, an American multinational oil and gas corporation as a Field Service Representative and then by the international non-profit organization OPITO, as an Approvals Auditor, responsible for Europe and Africa.

In 2019 I was promoted to Counselor of the Presidency, where I worked closely with the President of Cyprus, until I was elected as a Member of the Parliament in May 2021.


As from May 2021, I was elected as a Member of the Parliament with the party of Democratic Alignment (DEPA) and I perform the duties arising from my position. In particular, I participate in four parliamentary committees, as follows:

● Parliamentary Committee on Energy, Trade, Industry and Tourism.
● Parliamentary Health Committee.
● Parliamentary Environmental Committee.
● Parliamentary Committee on Refugees-Enclaved-Missing-Adversely Affected Persons

As a new Member, I aim to improve the quality of life of all people in Cyprus and especially young people, through innovative proposals and ideas that I will convey to the parliament. Every day I work with a lot of patience and methodically to achieve this goal. Furthermore, health and education issues are a priority for me because everyone should have equal rights in these two areas of our life.


I attended the American Academy Private School in Larnaca from 1997 to 2004, and I must say, this was one of the most important periods of my life. The environment in the American Academy Larnaca made me feel that I was part of a team and promoted my goal to become a useful citizen to the society, following the school’s motto – To grow and to serve.
The staff and the teachers are always available to consult the students in every step of their way, to motivate and encourage them to thrive and achieve their goals. The years I studied in the American Academy offered me many opportunities, including the opportunity to participate in other activities, such as sports and excursions, which enforced me with multiple skills on top of the academic part.


AAL is a school with a great history with a multi-level academic education and solid foundations. Inevitably 7 years in a school you shape your character, especially in adolescence. The friends you make become brothers and your teachers become your role models and mentors. Every corner of the school, every classroom creates incredible emotions and images engraved for a lifetime. The community created in AAL and the bonding with our classmates is one of a kind.

Also, the high quality of education provided me with the necessary skills to succeed in my college years and furthermore in every aspect of my career.

One of the fondest memories from AAL is the fact that I had the chance to be part of the school’s basketball team and become Pancyprian Winners 1999-2000, which gave us the opportunity to travel in Greece and participate in Greece’s Student Basket Tournament in Athens.

And of course, I always have in my mind our motto – To grow and to serve – which follows me in every step of my adult years, in every decision and in every action.


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