Stelios Himonas is the Permanent Secretary of the Shipping Deputy Ministry since July 1st, 2023.
He previously served as Permanent Secretary of the Deputy Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy, the Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry, the Ministry
of Justice and Public Order, as well as Director of the Department of Electronic Communications and Director of Telecommunications at the Ministry of Communications and Works.
From 2012 until 30 June 2023, he has been appointed by the Council of Ministers as Digital Champion of the Republic of Cyprus, while having previously served as member of
the Board of Directors of the Research and Innovation Foundation (then called Research Promotion Foundation), and the Cyprus Telecommunications Authority (Cyta).
At European level, he served as Vice-Chairman of the Electronic Communications Committee (ECC) of the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications
Administrations (CEPT), as well as Chairman of the Regulatory Affairs Working Group (WGRA) of the CEPT/ECC.
He is a holder of Bachelor of Engineering, Master of Science and PhD in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York in Stony Brook. From 1989 until 1997, he was an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering at the New York Institute of Technology, USA, having also served as a Professor of Engineering and
Informatics of Intercollege, Cyprus. From 1994 until 1997, he was collaborating with the Multimedia Communications Research Group of Bellcore’s Applied Research Division in
Morristown, New Jersey, USA.
Dr. Himonas has published numerous research papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings in the fields of detection and multimedia communications. He is
listed in the Who is Who in the World, Who is Who in American Education and Who is Who Among Human Services Professionals.