Board of Directors

Jeremy Downward

Board Chairman | Aristeus Financial Services Ltd

Jeremy Downward was the Board Chairman and Executive Officer of Aristeus Financial Services Ltd, a fully regulated asset management firm in Cyprus, until his retirement in April 2023.

Antonis Antoniou

Board Member | Eurobank Cyprus

Antonis Antoniou is the General Manager in Wealth Management & Global Markets of Eurobank. He is also a Board member of the Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA).


Harry G. David

Board Member ꟾ Chairman, Frigoglass S.A. & Board Director, Anastasios G. Leventis Foundation

Harry David began his career as a certified investment advisor with Credit Suisse in New York. He then served in several executive positions within Leventis Group Companies in Nigeria, Greece and Ireland.

Maria Markidou Georgiadou

Managing Director | Ex officio member of the Board

Maria Georgiadou is the Managing Director of Cyprus Seeds, responsible for the design and implementation of the program.

Patrick Michaels

Board Member | Chairman, Zuri-Invest AG and President & CEO, Asty Capital AG

Patrick Michaels is the Chairman of Zuri-Invest AG, an asset management company under the license of the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) and Chairman of Asty Capital AG.

Stavros Pantzaris

Board Member | Cyprus Employers and Industrialists Federation

Stavros Pantzaris has served as the Executive Chairman of EY Cyprus during the period 2020 – 2023 and as Country Managing Partner during the period 2015 – 2020. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Employers and Industrialists Federation, and the Nicosia Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

Anna Protopapas

Board Member | Retired President and CEO, Mersana Therapeutics

Ms. Protopapas is the Chair of the Board of Directors of Nuvalent, an oncology-focused biotech company and continues to serve on the Board of Directors for Mersana Therapeutics.

George Saveriades, PhD

Board Member | Technical Director, Omnihealth LTD

George Saveriades holds a B.S., M.S. and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University, MA, USA. He has a strong background in mathematics and research experience in neuroscience.


Alix Weldon

Board Member | Head of Global Philanthropy at Mohari Hospitality and the Scheinberg Relief Fund

Alix Weldon is responsible for developing and directing philanthropy for Mohari Hospitality, a global investment company.