For 30 years Cleopatra has been an advisor to international corporations, governments and campaigning organizations. During this time, she has worked in the US, Europe, the Middle East and Africa and lived in 7 countries.
As senior regional Managing Director in mid-size and large multinational advisory firms she has led and mentored multi-disciplined and multi-cultural teams, on complex cross-border assignments, delivering value to clients in key economic sectors including energy, telecommunications and financial services. As a member of the executive team she has contributed to managing national and regional P+L; driving growth – both organically and by acquisition – in mature and emerging markets.
Cleopatra’s work is defined by understanding drivers of risk and opportunity – financial, socio-economic, political and regulatory. She has acted as an advisor to governments and corporations, guiding leaders in decision making and communication during period of change – in crisis, ownership transition, business expansion – whilst working with boards, executive teams, committees and staff task groups, regulators and civil society leaders to develop and implement optimum solutions to complex problems.
In her board role with the International Crisis Group, she has volunteered in conflict zones across Africa to understand the root cause of conflict and offer support to the vulnerable. As a Certified Independent Director of INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre, she works to bring experience and knowledge to international businesses seeking to succeed in competitive mature and emerging markets.
Current assignments include:
- Board seat, FxPro: a privately owned, leading international currency and commodity trading platform;
- Senior advisor to Noble Energy for its offshore Cyprus natural gas discovery in the East Med;
- Senior counsel to FTI Consulting for its client portfolio across EMEA;
- Strategic advisor to Jomaro Group: a family owned, international LPG trading company and its interests in Intergaz.
Cleopatra is a certified Independent Director, a member of INSEAD Independent Directors Network and their appointed ambassador for Greece and Cyprus.
She has also completed the Executive Leadership Program, Women and Power, at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.