Mayor of Nicosia
Constantinos Yiorkadjis was born in 1968 in Nicosia. He is the first child of Polycarpos Yiorkadjis and Fotini Papadopoulou, descendant of Leventis family. After the loss of his father, he was raised by his mother and his stepfather, Tassos Papadopoulos. He graduated from Ayios Andreas elementary school and the English School. Between 1986 and 1988 he served his military service as an officer at Stavrovouni 33MK and KEMK. Constantinos Yiorkadjis holds two bachelor’s degrees with distinction (Magna Cum Laude with GPA 3.83), one in Economics and one in Business Administration, both from Boston University.
During his long professional career, he had the opportunity to work in the highly competitive environments of the US and Europe, as well as in the demanding environments of developing markets in Asia and Africa.
While still in university, he started working at Thermo Electron, Waltham Massachusetts, as a junior member of their treasury department, focussing mainly in the buying of currency futures.
In 1993 he joined the Hellenic Bottling Company (HBC), first in Greece as a merchandiser and then as head of MIT organisation in the marketing department and later on as assistant to the HBC products brand manager. In December 1994 he moved from HBC to Molino, where he took the position of Marketing Manager for Coca-Cola Iasi, Romania.
In July of 1995 he became Marketing Manager for Molino Romania based in Timisoara.
In 1998 he took over the General Managers’ position for the sales territory and the production facility of Oradea.
In January 2000 he joined FRIGOGLASS as Regional Operations Director and he took under his responsibility three production facilities (Ireland, Romania and Spain) as well as the Key Account responsibility for Coca-Cola, selling ice cold merchandisers to over 100 countries.
In 2002 he became the Marketing Director of Frigoglass Cool Division having under his responsibility Product Management, Product Development, Sales/Competition and Coke Global strategy.
In December 2005 he moved back to Cyprus with his family and in June 2006 accepted the position of marketing manager at CCHBC Cyprus (Lanitis Bros.).
He was elected Mayor of Nicosia in the Municipal Elections of December 18, 2011. His five year term as Mayor started on January 2, 2012.
He is married to Eleni Eliades with whom they have three children, Polykarpos, Mary and Fotini.