Elena Tanou is an important and highly dynamic professional who has built and expanded a travel and tourism business internationally over the last thirty years. She studied in Switzerland, where she obtained a BA (Hons) Travel & Tourism Management degree. She specialized in the field of special interest travel and Conference Tourism.
She is an active supporter of the development of the private sector in the economy of Cyprus. she served as Vice President of the Nicosia Chamber of Commerce and Industry, President of the Nicosia Tourism Board for 3 terms.
Today she is Chairman of the BioBank Board of Directors, Chairman of the Phoenician road from the Council of Europe, Vice-Chairman of the Cyprus Integrity Forum and the International Chambers in Cyprus. She is an activist in matters of commercial transparency and entrepreneurship.
She was a member of the Board of Directors of CIPA (Invest Cyprus). She has been the President of the Cypriot Federation of Business Women and Professionals (BPW), European Ambassador of Business Women and was named Business Woman of the Year for 2012 by the prestigious Madame Figaro. She has extensive experience in European programs related to tourism, entrepreneurship and young people and is member of the Business Advisory Council of the universities of Cyprus and Nicosia.