He was born in Nicosia on the 19th of October 1974.

On the 29th of June 2020 he was appointed as Minister of Defence by the President of the Republic of Cyprus.

He is a certified property valuer and real - estate consultant from the Estate Agents Registration Board, a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). He has served as the CEO of the Company Landtourist Group.

He has served as the Mayor of the Municipality of Aglantzia, Nicosia from 2016 to 2020, where he supervised the implementation of major road networks, economic consolidation and the reform of the Municipality’s social services.

From 2013 to 2016 he served as the President of the Cyprus Land Development Corporation.

He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Property Valuers Association from 2004 to 2013 and was elected as Chairman of the Association from 2009 to 2013.

He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) from 2012 to 2014, as a member of the Board of Directors of the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI Cyprus) from 2012 to 2014 and as a member of theBoard of Directors of the International Organization Urban Land Institute in Cyprus from 2010 to 2011.

In 1998 he graduated from the Oxford Brookes University in the UK with a First Class Honours Degree (BSc Hons) in Estate Management.

He completed his studies with a Masters in Land Economics and Finance (MPhil) at the Wolfson College of Cambridge University with a scholarship.

He undertook his military service from 1993 to 1995 in the Air Force.

 

He is married to Xanthi Tzovani Petrides and has two children..