H.E. Dr. Vassiliou, Doctor in Economics, was the third President of the Republic of Cyprus. He also served as member of the House of Representatives. He was appointed as Chief Negotiator for Cyprus' accession to the European Union, responsible for all the work of harmonization and the adoption and implementation of the acquis communautaire. Mrs. Androulla Vassiliou served as European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth and as Commissioner for Health. She was twice elected to the Cypriot House of Representatives and she was active in the field of international affairs and human rights as President of the UN Association of Cyprus and of the World Federation of UN Associations. She currently chairs the Board of Trustees of the Bank of Cyprus Oncology Center.