Kyriakos ParpounasManaging Director at PSC
Kyriakos Parpounas is a professional manager with extensive experience in top management positions for 23 years in the construction and the waste management industries, in Cyprus. He has overseen HR, Quality, Health and Safety and Environmental systems (including certified systems) and has been a CEO in several companies for the last 18 years. He is very familiar with strategy formulation, business processes and controls and modern communication methods.
He holds a BSc honors Degree in Civil Engineering with concentration in Environmental Engineering from the University of Maine (USA) and an MBA in Finance and Real Estate Finance from the TEXAS A&M University. He is also a PhD candidate in the Business School of the University of Cyprus, with specialisations in organisational sustainability and CSR.
In 2005, Kyriakos was chosen by the Cyprus industry to develop the collective EPR scheme for Packaging in Cyprus. He worked to design the PRO in Cyprus (Green Dot Cyprus), which was accredited in 2006 and managed the EPR scheme as the General Manager until 2017. During 2007 and 2008, Kyriakos and his team developed for the industry a WEEE EPR organisation (WEEE Cyprus Ltd) and a Battery EPR organisation (Afis Cyprus), which were also accredited. Kyriakos with a team of 17 people managed the three systems as their General Manager, until 2017.
In 2017 Kyriakos left the executive position at Green Dot Cyprus to work as an independent international consultant on EPR, CSR (ISO 26000 and GRI) and in Data Protection (GDPR). He is certified with GRI, also certified in Advanced Social Auditing Techniques (ISO 26000) by Austrian Standards, with PECB as a Data Protection Officer, a GDPR Trainer and an Advanced GDPR Auditor, and as a Business Trainer by the Cyprus Human Resource Development Authority.
Kyriakos has worked internationally in various consulting projects, including the design of EPR systems in Greece and Ukraine, represents the Extended Producer Responsibility Alliance and the Waste Free Oceans Foundation on various international missions and has presented the EPR solution in various international fora.