Michalis Hadjipantela was born in Famagusta in 1974, and comes from the occupied village of Peristeronopigi. He is a graduate of the American Academy of Larnaca and accomplished his military service as an Armored Sergeant. He studied Economics at Thames Valley University in London and holds an MSc (Honors) in Economics from Queen Mary University and Westfield College London. He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Prior to his appointment as Minister of Health in July 2021, he worked in auditing and accounting firms in London and Cyprus. In 2007 and until his appointment as Minister of Health, he was both the CEO and the founding member of HMI & Partners Ltd. During 2014 – 2016, Mr. Hadjipantela was a member of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Electricity Authority and then from 2016 until 2019, he was the Vice President of the Board of Directors at the same Organization. From 2019 until the assumption of the portfolio of the Ministry of Health, he was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Nicosia Mall of Companies, while he also collaborated with the European University of Cyprus as a special scientist, teaching Economics.
Mr. Hadjipantela is, among others, a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the Cyprus Association of Chartered Accountants and the Association of International Accountants.
Mr. Hadjipantela is actively engaged to social activities for the last 30 years. His involvement with sports and especially football, led him to the position of President of “Anorthosis Famagusta” football Club and Company.