Michael Ioannides was born in Nicosia in 1975. His parents are Ouranios M. Ioannides and Eleni Oratou Ioannidou. He graduated from Kykkos II High School and served in the army. He studied Law in London, UK from where he graduated in 1997.
In 1998 he became a member of the Cyprus Bar Association and from 1999 he began his career as a co-founder and partner in a law firm later incorporated as Angelides, Ioannides, Leonidou LLC - under the name of LLPO Law Firm.
His professional activity initially focused mainly on litigation, especially in the fields of Financial, Banking, Constitutional and Administrative Law. He then focused on legal consulting services in the fields of Finance, Taxation, Corporate Law and as a legal advisor for complex and multi-litigation cases.
From 2006 until 2010 he undertook the establishment and development of the branch of LLPO Law Firm in Athens and from 2008 until 2021 he was a member of the Athens Bar Association.
From 2010 to 2012 he undertook the establishment and development of LLPO Law Firm operations in London.
From 2013 until 2018 he served as the Managing Partner of LLPO Law Firm in Cyprus and at the same time from 2013 until 2017 he was a member of the Board of Directors in GMM Global Money Managers.
In 2018, he undertook the establishment and development of GMM Global Money Managers AIFM - an Alternative Investment Fund Management Company of the Group of LLPO and GMM and he was appointed as the Chairman of the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee, the Management Committee and the Investment Committee.
Currently, alongside his team at GMM Global Money Managers AIFM, he manages alternative investment funds and has undertaken the development of a series of investments, in Cyprus and Greece, mainly in the fields of Energy, Shipping and Real Estate.
During his professional career he has been appointed and he is currently a member of several boards of directors, committees in various companies and organizations, including:
- Chairman of the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee, the Management Committee, and the Investment Committee of GMM Global Money Manager AIFM from 2019.
- Chairman of the Board of Directors of HF Markets (Cyprus) Ltd since 2017.
- Member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Human Resources committee of the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (CIPA - Invest Cyprus) since 2017.
- Chairman of the Legal Committee of the Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA) since 2017.