Marina Ioannou – Hasapi has studied Accounting and Finance at the University of Essex. She then obtained a Master’s degree in Public Sector Management, a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) and a PhD in Labour Relations. She has 23 years experience in the Department of Labour Relations and as of March 2015, she is the Director of the Department of Labour Relations of the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance. The Department is responsible for safeguarding and maintaining industrial peace and healthy conditions in the area of industrial relations with a view to achieving social cohesion, productivity in work, the establishment of democratic practices and the achievement of socio-economic progress.
Dr. Hasapi deals with all policy issues related to labour relations and specifically with the enforcement, monitoring and inspection of the application of the harmonized labour legislation, the prevention and settlement of industrial disputes, the promotion of the principle of equal treatment between employees, with special emphasis on the principle of equal pay between men and women and the protection of vulnerable groups of workers.
She was a member of the board of the Cyprus Organization for the Hallmarking of Articles of Precious Metals (ASSAY) as well as a member of the board of Cyprus Human Resource Management Association, and has taught Labour Relations at the University of Cyprus and at The Mediterranean Institute of Management (MIM).