CV of Ambassador Erato Kozakou Marcoullis
Mrs. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis
Ambassador of Cyprus to the United States
Mrs. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis presented her credentials to President Bill Clinton on September 10, 1998. She is also accredited as High Commissioner to Canada, Guyana and Jamaica and Ambassador to Brazil.
Ambassador Marcoullis served as Ambassador of Cyprus to Sweden immediately before coming to the United States, from November 1996 to August 1998, with concurrent accreditation to Finland, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
From January 1989 to October 1996 she served at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the First Political Division, dealing with the Cyprus Problem and for the last three years as Director of the Office of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
From September 1980 to December 1988 Ambassador Marcoullis served in New York as Member of the Permanent Mission of Cyprus to the United Nations, with the exception of the period 1982-83 when she served as Consul of Cyprus in New York.
Throughout her career, the Ambassador participated as representative of Cyprus in many World Conferences, Commonwealth and Non-Aligned Meetings, as well as in nine Sessions of the United Nations General Assembly, having served in many Committees and bodies of the United Nations system.
Ambassador Marcoullis handled primarily political, human rights and women's issues.
Limassol, Cyprus, 3 August 1949
The Ambassador is a graduate of Law and of Political Science/Public Law (University of Athens, Greece) and holds a Ph.D. in Sociology and Political Science (University of Helsinki, Finland).
Ambassador Marcoullis is fluent in Greek and English and also speaks French, Finnish and some Russian.
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Married (since 1970) to Dr. George Marcoullis, Associate Professor of Medicine, (Oncologist/Hematologist). They have one son, Panos, (born 1977), who is a graduate of the University of Michigan.