Since 2020, Elena Tanou is the President of the Phoenicians’ Route.
A prominent and highly respected business professional, Ms. Tanou has built and expanded a publicly listed international travel and tourism business, “Top Kinisis Travel Public Ltd”, over the past thirty years. Ms Tanou holds a BA in Travel and Tourism Management and is an active proponent of private sector development in the Cyprus economy.
Ms. Tanou is the Vice President of the Nicosia Chamber of Commerce and Industry, President of the Nicosia Tourism Board, Vice President of the Cyprus Integrity Forum. She is a member of the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (CIPA) Board.
She is Vice President of the International Chambers of Commerce in Cyprus and is a highly respected activist on matters of commercial transparency and entrepreneurship. Ms. Tanou is former President of the Cyprus Federation of Business and Professional Women, the Cyprus European Ambassador of Women Entrepreneurs and a recipient of the prestigious “Madame Figaro Business Woman of the Year” Award in 2012.
She is a member of the Board of the Business Advisory Council of the University of Cyprus and the University of Nicosia.
She is a founding member of the Rotary Club Nicosia Aspelia and held the position of Deputy District Governor for the 2452 region 2017/18. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of World Vision.