The 2nd ICPAC Mediterranean
President of the INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS OF CYPRUS (ICPAC)
Pieris Markou is the CEO of Deloitte Cyprus and a member of the Deloitte Middle East Executive Board, having previously served as the Tax & Legal Services Leader. He started his career in London in 1986 and was admitted to Partnership in Chrysanthou and Christoforou (Andersen) in 2000. He is currently the President of Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC) and a member of the ICPAC Council since 2014 having previously assumed many professional roles within ICPAC, including Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Tax and VAT Committees. Pieris is also a board member of the Nicosia Chamber of Commerce & Industry. He holds a B.A. (Hons) degree in Accounting, is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.
General Manager at the INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED
PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS OF CYPRUS (ICPAC)
Kyriakos Iordanou is the General Manager of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC) since January 2012. He has been actively involved with the Institute for many years, serving as a Council member between 2002 to 2011, and holding the position of the Vice President for the period 2009-2011. Kyriakos’ professional career began in January 1995 in the banking sector and spanned as financial controller in public and private companies, as well as financial and business advisor to firms in Cyprus and abroad until 2004. He then worked for the Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus, initially as the chief accountant and then as the internal auditor from 2004 until the end of 2011. He also served as a council member of the Cyprus Institute of Internal Auditors (2006-2011). Kyriakos qualified as a Certified Accountant in 1997 and is now a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Kyriakos is a member of ICPAC and qualified as an ACCA in 1997 and is a Fellow since 2002. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CPFA) and a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (FCIS). In addition, he is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (MCIM). Kyriakos is a holder of a Master’s in Business Administration degree (MBA).
Governor at Central Bank of Cyprus, Member of the Governing Council at European Central Bank
Constantinos Herodotou is the Governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus (CBC) and a member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank. Previously he served as Executive Director at the CBC’s Board of Directors (2017-2019). He also held the position of the Commissioner of Privatisations in Cyprus (2014-2017).
Before moving to Cyprus in 2014, most of his career was in investment banking at UBS Investment Bank in London, where he rose through the ranks to head concurrently two sectors: Head of Shipping for Europe, Middle East and Africa and simultaneously Infrastructure & Project Concessions Advisory & Financing for Central & Eastern Europe. He has advised governments and global conglomerates on major financial transactions and strategy, totaling a value of over €50 billion. His experience includes among others, mergers and acquisitions, structuring and financing project concessions, listing companies on stock exchanges (NASDAQ and NYSE), structuring and raising equity and debt, corporate and financial restructurings and heading complex negotiations.
Constantinos Herodotou holds an MBA from London Business School with Distinction and a BSc in Economics from University College London with First Class Honours.
General manager at Anticipa Real Estate
Peter McKenzie is a speaker, executive coach and C-Suite leader whose mission is to help people achieve their full potential by making the workplace a safe place to learn, grow and enjoy. For over 25 years he has worked as a C-Suite leader in the finance, banking and real estate industries across Europe. He is currently Chief Financial Officer of Anticipa Real Estate, which is owned by Blackstone, one of the world’s largest investment funds with $545 billion under management. Meanwhile his profile as an international keynote speaker has seen him inspire, educate and entertain audiences around the world on in-demand topics such as Authentic Leadership, the Real Secrets of Customer Satisfaction, and the Future of Finance In A World Of Artificial Intelligence. He is a public speaking coach at Spain's prestigious IESE business school and currently lives in Barcelona with his two teenage children and wife.
Global Head of Finance and Accounting at Exness Group
Alexis Alichanidis joined Exness in 2016 as a financial controller, following his successful career in PWC. Soon thereafter, Alexis was promoted to Global Head of Finance and led the transformation of the finance function from a small team of three specialists, to a highly competent, agile, and integrated department. Today, this department adds immeasurable value to the Exness Group, through the successful management of statutory reporting and tax risks, and the delivery of actionable insights to support strategic and operational planning and decisions.
In 2021, Alexis was honored at the Cyprus CFO Awards, organized by IMH and EY, taking home the winning title for the “Finance & Technology” sector. The awards particularly singled out senior executives from companies’ financial departments, who did an exemplary job adapting to the new covid norm and successfully handled huge changes to financial budgets and strategy.
Group CFO at Capital.com
Ariel holds a BA in Accounting, Management and Economics; and an MBA from Tel Aviv University. He is a certified public accountant and has more than 12 years of experience managing the financial operations of leading companies across a range of sectors including finance and technology.
Director, CFO at PepsiCo (Cyprus) International
Andreas has been the Director and CFO of PepsiCo (Cyprus) International since June 2020. PepsiCo International is the world's second-largest food and beverage business based on net revenue, profit, and market capitalization. He graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom, with a BA (High Honors) in Accounting and Finance and held the professional title ACA (ICAEW). He worked for KPMG in Cyprus, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA) and specialised in valuation projects and auditing listed companies. He then joined, as CFO, the listed Frou-Frou Group of Companies, one of Cyprus' most prominent producers in the food and beverage industry. With a decade of experience in CFO roles, Andreas has a strong background in people management and attaining organisational efficiency. He is a business-intelligent accountant with operational decision-making. He emphasises striving for excellence, and high achievement.
CFO at Altamira Asset Management Cyprus
Stavros brings over 20 years of experience as a results-driven finance and auditing professional.
Over the last 2,5 years, he is the CFO of Altamira Asset Management Cyprus, a market leader in Cyprus in the field of credit and real estate management with assets under management close to €10 billion. His recent experience includes leading finance and digital transformations, as well as shaping high performing culture. Focused on the business model for specific target market with the aim of financial sustainability and profitability growth. From 2016, Stavros has worked for TFI Markets Ltd, a leading payment institution and investment firm, holding the position of CFO until September 2020. Previously he has worked for 15 years as an auditor with 10+ years at KPMG, auditing listed public entities and large local/international groups involved in banking, finance, trading, portfolio management and investments.
Stavros is a Fellow member of the Institute of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) and is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus. He holds the Advanced Level Certification from the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission and the AAT qualification. He is also a certified trainer of Vocational Training by the HRDA. He is currently pursuing his MBA at CIIM.
CFO at Skroutz
Chief Financial Officer at Skroutz Group, the dominant E-commerce brand operating the leading Marketplace & price comparison engine in Greece. Acting as a Business Partner to the operations of the Group and as the Head of Finance and Digital Payments. Before joining the Skroutz team, I worked for 4 years at PwC Greece, Deals - Transaction Services team, specialising in the provision of Financial Due Diligence (buy side and sell side), IBRs and SPA support services to private equity and corporate clients.
During my time in Deals – Transaction Services, I have been involved in numerous Μ&Α projects mainly in the Technology, Retail, Hospitality, Energy, Insurance and Telco sectors. Before joining PwC Deals team in 2016, I worked as an Auditor in the Assurance department of Mazars Greece for 2 years providing financial audit and agreed-upon-procedures services for a number of clients in a broad range of industry sectors.
I am a member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountant (ACCA) and a member of the Greek Institute of Certified Public Accountants (SOEL). I hold a Masters Degree in Applied Accounting and Auditing from the University of Macedonia and a BSc in Economics from the University of Thessaly.
CFO at Adobe
Mikaël Zakarian has recently joined Adobe as the EMEA CFO. He comes from 20 years with Microsoft where he has held several international executive positions within Microsoft’s financial organization.
Mikaël’s experience in driving digital transformation spans across many industries within both consumer and commercial segments. Geographically, he has operated across markets in Western Europe, Central Europe and Asia including India.
Mikaël’s focus on developing high performing modern finance teams by leveraging diversity and emotional intelligence.
He has a thorough insight into global business dynamics, and he offers a profound expertise in driving digital transformation to optimize operations and to transform products and services. Mikaël has a strong track record in business creation partnering with leaders and executives across functional areas to identify innovative systems for performance measurement, launch of innovation, investment decisions, as well as strategic planning.
Mikaël Zakarian is originally from France and he holds a M.Sc. in Accounting and Finance from University Paris-Sud.
Chief Financial Officer at Eurobank Direktna Serbia
Vladimir Tofoski, the Chief Financial Officer and an Executive Board member of Eurobank Direktna in Serbia, is a banking professional with 20 years of experience in finance, risk management, regulatory reporting, and M&A consulting. His general focus is on business growth through adequate strategic positioning, development of business through M&A, and the use of tailor-made pricing tools in profitability optimisation. Prior to joining Eurobank Group in 2016, he held the position of the CFO of Alpha Bank Serbia, an on-site supervisor for banks at the Central Bank of Serbia, and an M&A consultant in the Citadel Financial Advisory. He is also a part-time lecturer at Valor Academy and Belgrade Open School and attended several banking conferences as a panellist. He graduated from the Faculty of Economics at the Belgrade University and holds a Professional Risk Manager Certificate Program (PRM). He is a member of the Serbian CFO Association.
Head of Finance at Natural Gas Public Company (DEFA)
Mr. Nicholas Valanides is the Head of Finance of the Natural Gas Public Company (DEFA) in Cyprus. Before acquiring his position at DEFA he worked in the UK as a Senior Associate at Deloitte LLP in the Energy Infrastructure & Utilities Department. In the past, he also worked as a Special Bids Pricer in the Finance Department at IBM Ltd North Harbour Headquarters in Portsmouth, UK.
Mr. Valanides graduated from The English School, Nicosia. He holds a First Class BSc in Economics from the University of Warwick and a M. Phil in Finance from the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
CFO UBS Europe SE, Region EMEA and WM Europe at UBS
Currently the CFO of UBS Europe SE in Germany, CFO of Region EMEA and WM Europe, Georgia Paphiti has 20+ years of experience in CFO roles and more than 25 years of experience in the financial services sector.
Georgia started her career as an auditor in Cyprus with PwC, where she qualified as an FCCA and later in 2001 the CFO for UBS in Cyprus with additional responsibilities for finance teams in the Middle East.
She moved to Luxembourg in 2014 as CFO of UBS in the Benelux region and since 2016 CFO of UBS Europe SE, the European Headquarter of UBS in Germany.
CEO at TFI Market
Charis Charilaou has been with TFI since 2001 and his previous role as an Executive Director saw him responsible for managing the overall Treasury Operation of the company.
Previously Charis was the executive director of Altus Investments Ltd and worked for Arab Bank Plc as a Senior Dealer. He has over 25 years of experience in the international financial markets dealing with Corporate Clients in the fields of Foreign Exchange, money markets, hedging derivatives and treasury consultancy.
Charis holds a BA from the University of Essex in Accounting & Finance and an MSc in International Banking & Finance from the University of Southampton.
General Manager of Commercial Operations at Charalambides Christis Ltd
Sofia Miltiadou is the General Manager of Commercial Operations at Charalambides Christis Ltd since 2014, the largest and oldest dairy industry in Cyprus as well as the top leader in food production and distribution. She holds a BSc (High Honors) in Economics and Accounting from Bristol University, became ACA with KPMG London and holds an MBA with distinction from CIIM. She held the positions of CFO, Financial Director, and Director in several listed companies, and she is currently a member of the Board of Directors of ECR Cyprus. Today, after several years of experience in reengineering projects, business analysis, costing, pricing, purchasing, controls, and negotiations, she is leading a successful team of 250 people in one of the largest companies in Cyprus, enhancing her experience in leadership, strategic planning and sales and marketing.
Head of Assurance Nicosia, In charge of Energy Team & ESG Platform at PwC Cyprus
Constantinos is a partner at PwC Cyprus since 2004 and for the last few years he is heading the Assurance practice in Nicosia. Over the years, he has been leading multinational PwC teams from various disciplines to successfully complete complex audits, IPOs and due diligence projects for large and medium size organisations . He has also led larger assignments in the fields of upstream O&G, retailing, bottlers and agriculture. Over the years Constantinos has assumed various positions in the Cyprus firm of PwC, in Risk Management and Independence Human Capital and Clients and Markets. He has set up and is leading the PwC Cyprus Energy Team since 2012 and more recently the firm’s ESG Team. Constantinos has studied Accounting and Finance at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. He has served as a member of the Disciplinary Committee of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC) from 2012-2013 and the Vice-President and President of ICPAC’s Energy Committee from 2015-2019.
Senior Manager in Financial Advisory at Deloitte
Demetris is a Senior Manager in Financial Advisory, having joined Deloitte Cyprus in 2021.
He started his career in Deloitte UK’s Banking and Capital Markets audit group in 2014, auditing FTSE 100 and tier-1 investment banks. He joined Deloitte UK’s Transaction Services in 2017, performing financial due diligence on some of Europe’s largest M&A and IPO transactions. During his time there, he helped set up Transaction Services Analytics, a team specialising in embedding analytics to increase the depth and quality of due diligence.
Demetris set up Cyprus’s Financial Advisory Analytics practice using his extensive experience in advanced data transformation and visualisation tools. His current portfolio includes analytics services to support large transactions across Europe and the Middle East; and business intelligence and performance optimisation projects for clients based in Cyprus. He is industry agnostic and has helped clients set up automated financial and operational reporting dashboards.
He holds a MEng Civil and Structural Engineering from the University of Sheffield and is a qualified chartered accountant with the ICAEW; completing his ACA qualification in 2017.
Forensic, Anti-Money Laundering, Regulatory Compliance, Registered Auditor and Insolvency Practitioner at eBOS Resident Consultant & Associate
Yiannis is a Consultant, in the fields of Forensic, Anti-Money Laundering, Regulatory Compliance, Registered Auditor and Insolvency Practitioner, with more than 20 years of experience.
He was engaged, for more than 2 years, as an External Technical Expert, and leading the Onsite Inspection Teams, of the AML/Supervision Department of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC). He was also the Chairman and a Member, for more than 5 years, of the Economic Crime and Forensic Accounting Committee of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC) and also the Vice-Chairman, for more than 4 years, of the Promotion of the Profession and Academic Relations Committee of the Cyprus Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).
Yiannis is engaged as an External Technical Expert, in the fields of Forensic Investigations, Anti-money Laundering Investigations and Audit Investigations, by the Cyprus Police Economic Crime Unit, the Attorney General Office, the Audit General Office and the Private Sector.
Furthermore, Yiannis is a Member of the AML and Compliance Committee of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC), a Member of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and a Founding Member of the Cyprus #209 Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).
He holds a Bachelor and a Master’s degrees in Accounitng, Economics and Finance (BA, MA), a Fellowship and Practicing Audit Certificates from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and from the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC). He is also a Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and of the International Compliance Association (ICA).
Cyprus Country Manager, Visa Europe
Michael Ioannides is the Visa Europe Country Manager of Cyprus. Michael is a notable professional with more than 20 years of experience in Payments and in executive management, having served at senior Executive roles. He has served as Chairman and previously as CEO of JCC and Chairman of the Visa Cyprus Executive Committee.
He commenced his career with Deloitte, focusing on financial services and advisory followed by the CFO position with JCC.
Michael is a qualified accountant, member of ICPAC and graduated with distinction from University of Wales MBA’s program.
Founder & CEO at Spatzia.eu
Stephanos is an International Trusted Advisor, Coach and Consultant to Founders Entrepreneurs, Business Owners, and International C-Level Executives. He has first-hand experience of high-pressure, fast-paced, international business environments and the opportunities and threats that these environments create for the leaders involved.
Stephanos creates a safe space for his clients, which allows them to fine-tune and increase their creativity, focus, and resolve, for what matters to them most. His work with his clients enables their growth and supports them in making bigger, better, and more confident decisions on a professional and personal basis.
Stephanos has worked in C Suite, Advisory Board and Board of Directors Level positions in strategy, finance and operations, as well as a consultant and coach in numerous industries (financial services, FMCG, retail trade, manufacturing, high tech, education, mining, construction, heavy machinery trading, automobile trade) on an international basis, in companies from start-up to mature phase, backed primarily by Family Office, Private Equity and VC funding.
Group Chief Financial Officer at Lanitis E.C.Holdings Ltd
Adonis Sotiriou is the Chief Financial Officer of Lanitis Group, and he is serving on the Board of Directors of several companies in the Group. He has graduated from the University of Manchester with a BA in Accounting & Finance, and he is a member of ICAEW. Adonis started his career with KPMG in Cyprus where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. His work experience covers a wide range of industries including banking, manufacturing, property development, and leisure and entertainment. In the past, he has held the positions of Credit Officer in Hellenic Bank, CFO at PepsiCo (Cyprus) International and CFO at Cybarco Development Ltd.
Head of Cyprus & Greece at ICAEW
Christiana Diola is ICAEW’s Head of Cyprus & Greece and senior member of ICAEW’s International team. She undertakes leadership of ICAEW’s member and stakeholder activities for these countries, working in partnership with national stakeholders to advance the accountancy and finance profession. Christiana is a Fellow Chartered Accountant having qualified and with experience in major firms and corporates in the UK, Greece and Cyprus across audit and consulting for public and private sector clients. She also served as part of the Accounting Faculty of the University of Cyprus and is a member of the Cyprus-UK Business Association Board. Christiana graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
Finance & Tax Director, CFO at BP Eastern Mediterranean Ltd
Stavros is the Finance & Tax Director and CFO of BP Eastern Mediterranean Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of bp plc. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of the UK (FCCA) since 2003 and a Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC) since 1999, currently serving as a member of the CFO Committee and has also served as a member of the EU Committee between 2006 - 2008. He is also a Member of the Chartered Management Institute of the UK (CMI) since 2008 and a Fellow (FCMI) since 2017. He holds a BA in Economics and Social Studies, with specialization in Accounting and Finance, from the University of Manchester and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Leicester. After qualifying as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 1998, Stavros continued his career as a Financial Controller in public and private companies in the retail and construction sectors. In 2001, he joined BP Cyprus Ltd as a Business Controller, before being appointed in 2002 as the Finance Manager of BP Eastern Mediterranean Ltd. Stavros is also currently appointed as the President of the Cyprus Section of the Pan-European BP Retirement Plan established in Belgium. He is also an appointed member of the Cyprus - UK Business Association under the Cyprus Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) since 2018.
Executive Director - Strategy and Governance at the ACCA
Maggie McGhee is the Executive Director - Strategy and Governance at ACCA. Maggie leads ACCA’s development of strategy and ACCA’s corporate governance arrangements and the governance of ACCA members and students.
Our integrated thinking and integrated reporting, reinforce that being a force for public good is at the heart of what we do. ACCA’s corporate governance arrangements and the governance of ACCA members and students are fundamental in ensuring we actively support ethics and integrity in the profession.
With a background in audit and technical accounting, Maggie was previously the Director of Professional Insights at ACCA, where she led a team of technical and policy experts to support ACCA’s global thought leadership agenda.
Before joining ACCA, Maggie worked for PwC in the Advanced Regulatory and Compliance Analytics area applying specialist analytics tools to clients in the banking and capital markets sector.
A chartered accountant with a degree in law, Maggie trained with the National Audit Office UK where she was the Director General of Audit. With over 18 years’ experience of auditing central government bodies, Maggie’s engaged extensively across the audit and accounting profession, both within the UK and internationally, to influence sector developments. As part of this work, Maggie’s been a member of a number of working groups and committees including Accountancy Europe’s Public Sector Working Group, the EU European Public Sector Accounting Standards (EPSAS) Working Group; HM Treasury’s Financial Reporting Advisory Board in the UK; and the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) Audit and Assurance Council.
Executive Director Finance & Legacy at Bank of Cyprus
Eliza is the Executive Director Finance & Legacy since January 2022, and since 6 October 2021 she has been an Executive Member of the Bank of Cyprus Board of Directors.
She is responsible for Finance, Treasury, Strategy and Corporate Finance, Investor Relations, ESG, Real Estate Management, Restructuring & Recoveries, Regulatory Affairs, Procurement and Economic Research.
She began her career in 1995 with the audit firm Arthur Andersen in Cambridge, UK, where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant. In 1999 she joined Bank of Cyprus, as Assistant to the Group Chief General Manager. In 2005 she moved to the Finance Division.
In December 2013, Eliza was appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and from 2016 to late 2021 she was responsible for the Finance and Treasury Divisions. In October 2021, she was appointed Executive Member of the Board of Directors.
Eliza studied Economics at the University of Cambridge (MA Hons).
She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Bank of Cyprus Oncology Centre, a Non Independent and Non-Executive member of the Board of Directors of CISCO, and a member of the banking committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Partner at Grant Thornton
Dr Charis Savvides is a practicing lawyer and Partner at Grant Thornton Cyprus. He is also lecturer at the University of Nicosia, where he has been a faculty member of the Law School for a number of years and of the Department of Digital Innovation of the Business School since 2020. He is the leading instructor of all regulatory courses in the Master’s programme of the University in Blockchain and Digital Currency, which is the world’s first Master’s degree in Blockchain and one of the top academic programs in the field. The practice areas of Dr Savvides include, amongst others, the regulatory framework of digital services and digital markets, especially in the areas of corporate, investment and financial law. He is legal advisor to investment funds, investment firms and crypto-asset services providers. Furthermore, he is an expert panel member of the European Union Blockchain Observatory & Forum, a member of the Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA) and a member of the Technology Committee of the Cyprus Bar Association. He is regular speaker at professional seminars, workshops and conferences, including special courses for law enforcement agencies, where he shares his knowledge and experience about the regulatory status and trends in the fields of investment funds and digital currencies.
Guillaume de Braquilanges
Former-CFO at Carrefour Group
Guillaume is a passionate traveler who has spent more than 18 years working in various countries, thus becoming an expert in intercultural management. He joined the Carrefour Group as a young graduate and immersed himself in a constantly changing industry: the food retail.
Throughout his missions in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America, Guillaume has contributed to the retail ecosystem’s development and transformation.
He has experienced different environments, both challenging or ever-growing, where the leadership and strategic dimensions are fundamental to create value in the long term.
As a finance executive, he considers finance as committed, partnering, and demanding, to build a better governance of organizations.
Efi M. Marcou
Head of Learning and Development at the INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS OF CYPRUS
Efi M. Marcou leads the Learning and Development Unit of ICPAC. In her capacity, she has oversight of ICPAC’s CPD Program, both in terms of regulatory requirements as well as monitoring of enforcement by ICPAC’s Members. Under her supervision, is also the design and implementation of all learning and training activities offered by ICPAC, including the identification and assessment of content and collaboration with leading professional instructors on topics that are deemed fit for Professional Accountants. ICPAC’s Learning and Development Dept. is also responsible for the Joint Examination Scheme (JES) maintained by ICPAC in association with ACCA, including registration of students, exams, syllabi and other requirements, the Approved Employer Scheme and the overall monitoring and implementation of ICPAC’s strategic commitment of providing lifelong learning opportunities to its Members.
Efi holds a BA from Macalester College, MN, USA in Economics and Communication & Media Studies. She is an ICAEW Fellow Member and a HRDA Certified Trainer for Professional Training & Development. Prior to joining ICPAC, she has worked in the Audit & Assurance Dept. of a Big4 Firm where she got qualified as a chartered accountant, then moved to the Banking Sector and subsequently served as Head of Accounts & Finance in an Electronic Money Institution regulated by the Central Bank of Cyprus. Efi has more than 10 years of teaching experience as Tutor of various ACCA courses and served as a visiting lecturer for the University of Cyprus. She has delivered a number of seminars and trainings on topics such as business coaching, organizational behavior, motivation in the workplace and more. She has represented ICPAC in forums and working groups and has delivered presentations on the issue of the accountancy profession and its attractiveness to academic institutions in Cyprus and to a number of other Professional Accountancy Organisations under the umbrella of IFAC.