8th Mediterranean Oil & Gas Forum 2017 Speakers

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Solon Kassinis

Member of the Cyprus Parliament

Solon Kassinis is the founder and Managing Director of a consultancy services firm for the energy and oil & gas sector, namely 'KASSINIS INTERNATIONAL CONSULTING LTD'. In late May 2016, he was elected by the people of the Republic of Cyprus as a Member of the Cyprus Parliament.

He previously served as advisor on energy matters to the ex. Greek Prime Minister, as Executive Vice President at the Cyprus National Hydrocarbons Company, as Director of the Energy Service in Cyprus, and as a consultant to various Governments and international firms. He is also an Honorary Doctor at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and was awarded by the Greek Energy Forum, with the "Contribution to East Med" Award Category 2016.

Solon has been closely associated with the oil and gas industry for around 40 years, where he served both as a public employee and as a freelance consultant from various positions, in private and governmental entities and organizations.

One of the most important accomplishments in his career were his efforts and direct day to day dealing with the issues regarding the development of the hydrocarbon exploration activities offshore Cyprus where, starting from zero activity, he brought the sector to the level and credit it has achieved today, accomplishing an international recognition for Cyprus.

Solon holds the following academic degrees:

  • Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing in London
  • BA in Business Studies from the Philips College of Higher Education in Cyprus
  • BSc Honors in Chemical Engineering from the University of Surrey