Andreas Karakatsanis
Director of the Technical Department of the Municipality of Larnaca

Andreas Karakatsanis graduated from the National Technical University of Athens as a Civil Engineer. He continued his studies in the USA at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh Pa. where he obtained a post graduate degree in Civil Engineering with specialization in computer aided design and Artificial Intelligence. He worked for 20 years for the Department of the Environment and the Ministry of Defence of the British Government as Regional Site Control Officer, Sector Technical Officer, Establishment Works Consultant (Building & Civil Engineering), Operations Manager (Building & Civil Engineering) and Facility Manager (Planning & Technical Support). He received an award from the Property Services Agency of the Department of the Environment for special achievement in Computer Applications. During the last 15 years, he is the Director of the Technical Department of the Municipality of Larnaca. He represented the Municipality in various conferences in Europe, Middle East and North Africa. In 2019 he managed to earn the silver award for the city of Larnaca at the International Awards for Livable Communities defending the proposal in Rome. He was also a certified instructor of the Dale Carnegie Course from 2000 to 2010. He is a professional engineer in Cyprus and Greece, member of the Scientific and Technical Chamber of Cyprus, the Technical Chamber of Greece, the Charter Institute of Highways and Transportation, the British Institute of Facilities Management and the European Federation of Professional Engineers (FEANI).