Ms Eliza Vassiliou was born in 1978 in Limassol and comes from the occupied Bella-Bais of Kyrenia. She graduated from Peter and Paul Lyceum. In 1997 she began her studies in the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Higher Technological Institute of Cyprus. She continued her studies at Arizona State University, USA, where she graduated with honours, obtaining a the BScE degree in Mechanical Engineering. After postgraduate studies she earned an MBA from the University of Leicester, UK. She holds a Diploma with Distinction in Occupational Health and Safety from Nebosh, UK. She has been working for Chr. Mavromatis (pumps) Ltd since 2006 and currently holds the position of Operations Manager. She also teaches Plumbing and Occupational Health and Safety courses at Intercollege. Upon joining the Mechanical Engineers Association of Cyprus in 2007, she was elected as a member of the Board of Directors, assuming the position of Secretary of Public Relations. In 2009, she was elected General Secretary of the Association. In May 2012, she was elected the President of the Organization. She has been a member of the General Council of The Technical Chamber of Cyprus (ETEK) since 2014, served as General Secretary of the Chamber, and currently holds the position of Second Vice-President of ETEK. Ms Vassiliou is a member of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Organization for the Promotion of Quality and a member of the Energy Audit Committee.