Anna Koukidou Prokopiou | Justice Minister’s who is who
Defence Redefined
Published on 03/03/2023 at 10:18

Mrs. Anna Koukidou Prokopiou has taken over the portfolio of the Ministry of Justice.

Who is who

Anna Koukidou Prokopiou was born in Nicosia in 1974 and comes from occupied Zodia.

She studied on scholarship at the University College London (UCL) and graduated with honors in Economics and History. She also holds an MA in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Furthermore, she holds a political risk analyst professional certification from Teneo Intelligence (one of the largest companies in the field of political intelligence worldwide) as well as the Executive Development Diploma (Mini MBA for Professionals) by CIIM, where she studied with a scholarship from Lanitis Group of which she was also a director for a number of years.

In 2015, with a scholarship from the European International Studies Association, she further specialized in Religion and Politics at the Macmillan Center of Yale University.

She is married and has a daughter.


As an expert on foreign policy, internal security, and gender mainstreaming, she has worked with, among others, the International Crisis Group, the European Parliament, the European Commission, the Council of Europe, the Union for the Mediterranean, and the OSCE.

She is also a certified expert of the World Bank for Cyprus in the field of “Women, Business and the Law”. Additionally, she is a member of the UN Senior Women Talent Pipeline international expert group based in New York as well as of Exxon Mobil’s Global Women in Management group based in Washington.

Finally, she is a founding member of the Greek-Israeli Forum established in the framework of the Cyprus-Greece-Israel transnational cooperation and a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for European and International Affairs of the University of Nicosia. For more than twenty years, she has been an active member of civil society. In the 2018 elections, Mrs. Koukkidou was the press representative of the candidate for the Presidency of the Republic and President of the Democratic Party, Nikolas Papadopoulos.

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