Angela Panayiotou

Manager Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center

Bank of Cyprus

Angela is leading the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center of the Bank of Cyprus, having the responsibility for four innovation & culture focused departments: IDEA, the largest Incubator – Accelerator for Startups in Cyprus. Secondly, the Business Academy which develops financial & digital literacy in companies in Cyprus. Thirdly, the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation with an impressive 36-year record of disseminating & researching the cultural & natural heritage of Cyprus including promoting internationally the island’s centuries-long Greek civilisation. Fourthly, is responsible on behalf of the Bank for ARIS incubator in Limassol, co-owned with Deloitte Cyprus.


With a diverse 23-years career in banking both in Cyprus and abroad, she has long been involved in intra-preneurship. Angela is a coach, a mentor and an advisor to young-aspiring entrepreneurs throughout their journey form idea-stage to revenue-generation. She has frequent presence in the Media, is a speaker, a judge and a panellist and has led several delegations abroad.


Angela holds a BSc in Financial Services from the University of Manchester, a BBA in Management Information Systems as well as an ΜΒΑ from the University of Birmingham. Among other, she has received extensive training in USA though the US Department of State Leadership program and is a Certified Islamic Finance ExecutiveTM by ETHICA – AAOFI.

Linkedin profile: