Dr. Venizelos Efthymiou from Cyprus is a holder of the UMIST university degrees: BSc in Electrical Engineering and Electronics, Master of Science (MSc) in Power Systems and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). He worked for the Electricity Authority of Cyprus from March 1979 up to November 2013 and he left the Company from the post of Executive Manager Networks and from the post of Manager of the Distribution System Operator of Cyprus. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the SmartGrids European Technology Platform, a substitute member of the Board of Directors of EURELECTRIC, a member of the DSO Committee of EURELECTRIC and chairman of CIGRE Cyprus. He has been an active member of the Executive Board of ETEK and SEM Cyprus. Through his extensive experience in EAC, the close and continuous cooperation with the University of Cyprus but also through the active participation in the work of EURELECTRIC and the European Technology Platform SmartGrids, he is the writer of many reports and papers of technical content with relevant publications in international magazines and proceedings.