Costas Stasopoulos was born in Cyprus, a European Union member State. In 1983 he moved to the United States where he studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Rutgers, New Jersey, USA. He received his B.Sc in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1987. In 1992 he received a Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Management concentration, from the Maastricht Business School of Management, Netherlands. Upon completion of his studies he worked for three years for SITA, the world’s leading service provider of integrated IT business solutions and communication services of the air transport industry. Then he moved on to the Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC), the major electricity provider of Cyprus, where he held various Engineering Specialist and Management positions. He currently holds the position of Planning Manager at the Transmission Department. His main interests include Renewable Energy, Smart Metering, Drones, Smart Grids and Engineering Management.
He started volunteering from 1992 as a founding member of the Cyprus Section, moving through the levels of hierarchy to the position of Chair. Inspired by IEEE’s vision and successful global presence, he has been active, holding various roles of responsibility in committees, chapter and Region activities and IEEE conferences. He held the positions of IEEE Region 8 Secretary from 2007-2012, IEEE Region 8 Director-Elect 2013-2014, IEEE Region 8 Director 2015-2016 and IEEE Region 8 Past Director 2017-2018. He was also an MGA Vice Chair in the MGA GUOS Committee for 2017, 2020 and 2021.
As IEEE Region 8 Director-Elect and Director, he put a lot of emphasis on policy evaluation and formulation for the benefit of the IEEE community and humanity at large. Three priorities were set and pursued: Students and Young professionals , Industry engagement and Africa. All three focus area have seen tremendous improvement and advancement through planning and action plans. In the last two years as the Chair of the MGA GUOS committee he pursued the streamlining of the Geographic Units Operations, enchase the Section and Chapter Vitality Self-Assessment Survey, introduce the new Officers welcome letters and create a new operational unit in IEEE called Local Groups.