Charles Ellinas


Charles Ellinas is CEO of e-CNHC which offers advisory services and project management in the energy and oil and gas sectors, and provides a base from which to continue working in the hydrocarbons and energy sectors in Cyprus. A lot needs to be done and he aims to contribute to the successful development of these Sectors for the future of Cyprus. 

Previously, as CEO of KRETYK he was responsible for implementing Cyprus government’s strategy for the development of its hydrocarbons sector, participation in the operation and management of new facilities for the monetization of hydrocarbons. 

He was previously a Director of Mott MacDonald and the Managing Director of Mott MacDonald’s Oil, Gas & Petrochemical business world-wide, with over 35 years experience in the sector. 

He was responsible for overall management and providing a focus for the Group’s oil, gas and petrochemicals engineering design, techno-economic studies and project management activities worldwide. This work won recognition through major awards, such as the 2006 British International Expertise Awards, for major projects, for the Cawthorne Channel Gas Gathering Project for Shell in Nigeria and the Engineering Achievement Award at the 2011 Oil & Gas Middle East Awards, for the Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) project at the Qarn Alam heavy crude oil field in Oman and the Offshore Project of the Year Award at the 2012 Oil & Gas Middle East Awards for the Zakum Water Injection project. 

Charles joined Mott MacDonald in 1987 as co-founder and Managing Director of subsidiary Advanced Mechanics & Engineering Ltd (AME), which specialised in analysis and engineering design services of North Sea offshore structures and pipelines. AME was integrated into Mott MacDonald in 1993. 

He started his career in industry with JP Kenny, specialising in subsea engineering and pipelines, where he was Manager of Technical Development until he left in 1987 to set up AME. 

Charles Ellinas is a Non-resident Senior Fellow, US Atlantic Council.