Andreas P. Louka was born in 1959 in Palaichori in Nicosia District and is a graduate of the Pancyprian Gymnasium. He holds a B.Sc. Degree in Business Administration from the University of New Haven in the USA and a Master's Degree in Public Sector Management from Cyprus International Institute of Management.
From 15 September 2020, Mr. Louka holds the post of Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence.
Prior to his appointment as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, Mr. Louka was appointed Permanent Secretary of the Shipping Deputy Ministry, for the period 1 September 2020 to 14 September, 2020.
In October 2019, Mr. Louka was appointed Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment. In April 2019, he was appointed by the Council of Ministers at the post of Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment.
Prior to his appointment as Permanent Secretary, from 2015 to 2019 he served in the Ministry of Interior as Director of the Service for the Care and Rehabilitation of Displaced Persons. He also served as Deputy District Officer of Kyrenia District Administration as well as Chief Administrative Officer.
In April 2013 to February 2015, Mr. Louka was appointed by the Council of Ministers at the post of Acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Justice and Public Order. From 2005 to 2013, he also served as Chief Administrative Officer in the Ministry of Justice and Public Order.
From 1998 to 2005, he served as Director of Pafos Airport and as Senior Officer of Air Operations at the Department of Civil Aviation. He also served in the Public Administration and Personnel Department as Administrative Officer, from 1988 to 1998, and as Assistant Taxation Officer at the Inland Revenue Department from 1987 to 1988.
Mr. Louka was a member of the Executive Committee of the Pancyprian Public Sector Union (PASYDY) and the Vice President of Nicosia’s district PASYDY. He is the Vice President of the Cyprus-American Association. He is also Member of the Cyprus Human Resource Management Association, the American University Alumni Association, the AHEPA and also founding member and the first President of the Hellenic Cultural Club of the University of New Haven in the USA. Mr. Louka has been honored with distinctions and awards for both his academic and professional performance.
He is married to Maria Stylianou and they have three children.