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Kyriakos Iordanou

General Manager at 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).

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Peter McKenzie

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.

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Maria Cauchi Delia

Chief Executive Officer at the Malta Institute of Accountants 

Maria Cauchi Delia is the Chief Executive Officer of the Malta Institute of Accountants, the sole professional accountancy body in Malta. In her role, she leads the institution in the fulfilment of its strategic objectives, in advising national and international institutions in matters concerning the profession and the wider financial industry and represents the MIA in its engagements with key stakeholders at both national and international level.

As a certified public accountant, Ms Cauchi Delia brings extensive expertise gained from her diverse experience in both the public and private sectors, having worked in various institutions in Malta and abroad. She holds a degree from the University of Malta and is a Fellow Member of the Malta Institute of Accountants.

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Ioannis Arampatzis

Commercial Finance Growth Manager GMCI (Greece, Malta, Cyprus, Israel) at BAT

Ioannis Arampatzis is the Commercial Finance Growth Manager at BAT, responsible for the markets of Greece, Malta, Cyprus and Israel. Holding extensive international experience in the areas of Financial Management, Business Partnering and Treasury, he has worked in 3 European countries (Greece, Estonia, Bulgaria). Prior to his current position, he was CFO of Timac Agro in Greece, Commercial Finance Business Partner at Coca-Cola HBC Baltics and Credit Controller at AP Moller Maersk. Ioannis holds the professional qualification of a Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA), Financial Planning Analyst (FPAC), an MBA in Finance as well as Professional Coaching Diploma (EMCC, AC qualified from Athens Coaching Institute).

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Andreas Theocharides

Commercial Director at PepsiCo (Greece)

 

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.

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Eliza Livadiotou

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.

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Stephanos Papadopoulos

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.

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Adonis Sotiriou

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.

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Eleni Aristodemou

CFO at Superhome Center (DIY) Limited 

With more than 25 years of financial expertise, Eleni currently serves as the CFO at Superhome Center (DIY) Limited, a prominent player in Cyprus's DIY sector for the past 7 years. She began her career as an accountant at PWC Cyprus, specializing in the Offshore and Administration department. Her expertise further continued to grow through a 15-year role as the Chief Accountant at C.A. Papaellinas Emporiki Ltd – Aphamega Hypermarkets.

Eleni 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. She holds a Master of Science in Business Finance and a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Finance.

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Stathis Flangofas

Group CFO at SquaredFinancial 

Stathis has over 15 years of experience in the financial industry with excellent knowledge in accounting, audit, and financial management for investment firms.

He holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Piraeus, and he is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Before joining SquaredFinancial, he worked in strategic executive positions in several market-leading companies and continued his career as a Group Chief Financial Officer whilst serving as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Risk Management committees.

He specializes in creating strong control environments around the finance function, supporting the business' expansion plans, and assessing the impact on capital requirements and cash flow.

A Fintech enthusiast, passionate about investing, trading, blockchain, and Crypto, he enjoys working in dynamic and fast-paced markets.

He’s a huge believer that a company's greatest asset is its employees, and that great people build great companies. “If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients”.

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Marios Charalambides

Partner, Board Member, Head of Financial Services at RSM Cyprus Ltd

Marios P. Charalambides is a Partner, Board Member and the Head of Financial Services of RSM Cyprus Ltd. He has more than 20 years of professional experience with specialisation in the Financial Services industry. He has led numerous audit and advisory engagements both in Cyprus and abroad, ranging in size and complexity. He is a frequent speaker on topics related to financial services and has published many articles on the subject. He holds a BSc in Finance and is a Fellow Member (FCA) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

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Savvas Pashias

Chief Financial Officer at Flyfish

With over 15 years of proven track record in executive positions in the banking and investment industries in Cyprus and abroad, Savvas carries a truly extensive and diversified experience in financial planning, capital markets, governance and risk management. A strategic thinker with a hands-on approach, Savvas specialises in redefining processes and building teams able to embrace change and deliver the required outcome.

Prior to joining Flyfish, a startup in the payments space, he was the Group CFO and Executive Director of Oval Money, a regulated investment firm. Savvas started his career at KPMG and Deloitte, prior to joining Cyprus Popular Bank Group to serve as a Corporate Finance Manager under its Investment Banking arm. He then relocated to Serbia to assume the position of CFO and Executive Board member of the group’s subsidiary bank. After 5 years in Serbia, he returned to Cyprus to take over as Internal Audit Manager at Bank of Cyprus Group and he then joined Ancoria Bank, where he served as CFO since its launch of operations.

Savvas is a Law (LLB) graduate from the University of Essex and a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales since 2005.

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Nicolas Panayi

Group Treasurer at OSM Thome

Nicolas Panayi leads the treasury department in OSM Thome having more than 8 years of managerial experience within finance in the shipping industry.  Prior joining OSM Thome, Nicolas trained as a qualified chartered accountant at Deloitte Cyprus. He holds a MEng degree from Imperial College London. In just five years, Nicolas has built a robust and lean treasury department from scratch, optimising OSM Thome’s setup within a rapidly growing organisation. With an unwavering commitment to innovation, Nicolas has focused on numerous initiatives to automate and digitise while allowing for scalability.

He is deeply committed in continuous improvement and adding value to the organisation.

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Constantinos Mourouzides

CFO at IKEA UK&IE

Constantinos Mourouzides is the Executive Director of IKEA UK&IE managing a combined turnover close to £3bn. He is mostly accountable for steering growth and long-term sustainable profitability, whilst securing operational excellence, IKEA’S road to net zero and compliance with internal and external rules and regulations. Leading the country teams of Financial Controlling, Tax, Business Navigation, Procurement, Risk & Compliance, Business Operations Transformation and Legal. Additionally, Constantinos participates as a non-executive Board member in the Boards of IKEA Amsterdam, Montreal and Wroclaw.

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Angelina Markari

Finance Director at Sodexo Cyprus Limited

Angelina is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (FCA) and holds a BSc (Hons).  She has been serving as the Finance Director of Sodexo and a key member of the management team in Cyprus and Falklands for over 10 years, with extensive experience in financial and commercial contract management. Sodexo, the global leader in sustainable food and valued experiences and one of the biggest employers internationally, provides food and facilities management services across over 45 countries.  In Cyprus, Sodexo provides facilities management services including catering, cleaning, retail and waste management within the British Sovereign Base Areas. Angelina started her career and qualified with KPMG London in 2001. She later joined KPMG Cyprus, where she gained managerial exposure in auditing and advisory matters.  She held Finance Manager roles in Amdocs and IKOS CIF before joining Sodexo in 2010. Angelina has been an executive committee member of the board of CIBA (Cyprus International Businesses Association) since 2007.

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George Roussos

CFO at Dixons South East Europe – Kotsovolos

George Roussos holds the position of CFO at Dixons Southeast Europe - Kotsovolos. With a strong commercial acumen and a passion for delivering impeccable finance strategies, he possesses extensive experience in driving significant process improvements and productivity initiatives across business operations. He has a proven track record of successfully implementing innovative financial strategic solutions at scale. His expertise extends beyond finance, as he stays in tune with market trends and possesses the ability to determine consumer/customer financial needs. This enables him to develop win-win solutions that benefit multiple stakeholders. As an effective communicator of financial information, he acts as a strategic executive, building strong relationships both within and outside the organisation. He prioritises fostering a team culture that values service excellence, cognitive diversity and inclusion, cross-department collaboration, and the highest levels of ethical conduct. Throughout his career, he has led several organisational change management projects at market, cluster, and global levels. These experiences have equipped him with the skills necessary to navigate complex challenges and deliver successful outcomes. He is a certified accountant holding a bachelor's degree in economics from University of Piraeus, an MBA from Hellenic American University and most recently he got a Certificate in Sustainable Business Strategy from Harvard Business School - Online. Before Kotsovolos, he was in Dyson, Diageo, Huawei and CNP Assurances group is several finance leadership roles in Athens and Amsterdam. Outside of his professional pursuits, he is also a proud father of two fantastic boys.

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Valia Babis

Advisor to the Governor at Bank of Greece

Valia Babis is Advisor the Governor at the Bank of Greece specialising on innovation and digital finance.
From 2017-2020, Valia was Legal Counsel at the Bank of England, advising on highly technical aspects of banking regulation and supervision.
From 2014-2017, Valia qualified and worked as solicitor in Magic Circle law firm Allen & Overy in London. She holds a PhD in Law from the University of Cambridge and was elected Research Fellow in the University of Cambridge from 2013-2016. Her research has won international awards and has been published extensively. Prior to pursuing her PhD, Valia obtained a first-class Master's in Commercial Law (LL.M.), also from the University of Cambridge. She obtained a first-class Bachelor’s in Law (LL.B.) from the University of Athens.
Valia is a qualified Solicitor in England and Wales and a qualified Lawyer admitted to the Supreme Court in Greece.
She speaks fluent Greek, French, German and Italian.

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Christoforos Christoforou

Senior Director - Operations and Strategy at Iron Mountain Central and Southern Europe

Christoforos is leading the Operations and Strategy function for Iron Mountain Central and Southern Europe with 13 countries and 1,500 employees in direct reporting. Building on over 25 years of diverse experience in Consulting, Risk Management, Strategy and Business Development and an engineering background Christoforos has built an end-to-end understanding of the business and is accountable for steering growth and optimising profitability, delivering operational excellence with transformative actions as well as supporting global functions in Commercial organic development, M&As and Product development. Totally focused on people management, innovation and technology all coming together for the company and the customer.

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Aristodemos Yiannakas

President of the Cyprus Institute of Internal Auditors

Aristodemos is the President of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Institute of Internal Auditors. He is also an independent Member of the Economic Crime and Forensic Accounting Committee of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus and a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He has over 25 years of experience in internal auditing, fraud investigation, anti-money laundering, and consulting. He holds a BA (Hons) in Economics, a Master of Business Administration, an MSc in Internal Auditing and Management and a PhD in Internal Auditing. He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

He is a Partner in Ernst & Young Cyprus Limited, leading the Forensics & Integrity Service Line. During his professional career, he has led numerous internal audit engagements in the retail, transportation, insurance, distribution, F&B, telecommunications and financial services sectors. He has written a number of articles in journals, periodicals and the local press. He has also attended, as a guest speaker, various seminars organised by different professional bodies. 

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Ronald Mizzi

Chief Financial Officer at APS Bank plc and a Council Member of the Malta Institute of Accountants

Ronald Mizzi is the Chief Financial Officer of APS Bank plc, a position he has been holding since joining the Bank in 2020. Ronald is responsible for leading and maintaining the effective governance and stewardship of the Bank’s finance, asset-liability management, and capital management programme. He is also responsible for business process reengineering, operational effectiveness and data integrity initiatives at the Bank.

Prior to joining APS, Ronald was Group Chief Financial Officer at FIMBank plc where he was responsible for the Group’s financial planning and accounting, regulatory reporting, tax, business strategy, capital planning, and investment decisions. He was also engaged with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Malta within its Assurance Department, with parallel engagements with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Channel Islands and New York.

Ronald is a Council Member of the Malta Institute of Accountants and sits on the Institute’s Financial Services Committee and Sustainable Finance Committee. Ronald holds a BA (Hons) in Accountancy from the University of Malta and a Diploma in VAT Compliance from the institute of Indirect Taxation (UK).  He is a warranted CPA and holds a Practicing Certificate in Auditing, both issued by the Accountancy Board in Malta, and is a Fellow of the Malta Institute of Accountants.

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George Shiammoudis

Director, PwC Advisory, Senior Member of the ESG Platform at PwC Cyprus

George is an Advisory Director at PwC Cyprus with around 20 years of experience in the provision of risk, regulatory compliance and financial advisory services, both in an advisory capacity and from his prior role at a local banking institution. He is a senior member of the ESG Team at PwC Cyprus who has been advising clients across different sectors on matters relating to the identification and assessment of climate-related and environmental risks as well as ESG reporting, including the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (“CSRD”) and other regulatory requirements emanating from the wider EU Sustainable Finance agenda. 

George is a Fellow Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree (BSc) in Economics from the University of Cyprus and a Master’s Degree (MSc) in Finance and Economics from the University of Warwick. George has also served as a member of the Financial Services Committee of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (“ICPAC”) and he is currently a member of ICPAC’s ESG & Sustainability Committee.

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Stavros Kattamis

Chairman of the CFO Committee of the Institute of Certified Public
Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC)

Stavros Kattamis is a business professional with 40 years of experience at PwC. Stavros led the Finance Function for almost 30 years and the Operations function for 5 years, contributing significantly to its digital transformation.
During his career, he has been leading various projects including amongst others, Mergers and Acquisitions, major ERP implementations and Digital Transformation projects. He believes that a modern CFO must take full advantage of the technology and transform the operating model of the finance function starting from the data collection process to the issue and distribution of information to the stakeholders. He is a fellow member of the ACCA and member of the ICPAC since 1995. He is currently the Chairman of the CFO committee of ICPAC and sits on various boards as non-executive.

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Ioannis Arampatzis
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Eliza Livadiotou
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Adonis Sotiriou
Eleni Aristodemou
Stathis Flangofas
Savvas
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Constantinos Mourouzides
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