June 27, 2016
Ambassador Pantelides presented his credentials to the President of the United States, Barack H. Obama
October 2013 to April 2016
First Deputy Permanent Secretary/Director of Middle East and North Africa Division. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nicosia
November 2011 to October 2013
Ambassador/Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the United Nations at Geneva
August 2008 to October 2011
Head of the Diplomatic Office of the President of the Republic
November 2004 to August 2008
Ambassador to the Russian Federation with parallel accreditations to Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Belarus
December 2001 to November 2004
Ambassador to Greece with parallel accreditations to Albania, Bulgaria and Romania
September 1998 to December 2001
Ambassador to Sweden with accreditations to Iceland, Norway, Latvia and Denmark
September 1997-August 1998
Director, Office of the Foreign Minister
March 1996-August 1997
Director, Office of the Permanent Secretary
Member of presidential working team during the UN-sponsored inter-communal negotiations
September 1989-August 1993
First Secretary, Embassy of Cyprus in Washington, DC
Academic and personal
Leonidas Pantelides was born in Nicosia on 11 January 1953 and is the father of four grown-up children.
He studied Philosophy and holds a PhD from the Interdisciplinary Studies Department of the University of Kent, Canterbury, England (1983). The subject of his doctoral dissertation was the concept of Time.
Published a book on Philosophy (2003). Also wrote a number of articles on various philosophical, political and cultural subjects. He is a regular public speaker.
He has taught International Affairs as part-time professor and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Diplomatic Academy, University of Nicosia.