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Dr. Marios Kyriacou

Manager

Dr. Marios Kyriacou

Manager

Dr. Marios Kyriacou has 20 years’ experience in the banking and financial services sector. He is consulting central banks, credit institutions, investment firms and investment funds as well as payment and electronic money institutions with regards to their optimal structure and set-up, licensing, and regulatory compliance. He is considered to be an expert in treasury risk management, counterparty credit risk measurement, operational risk management, capital adequacy matters, stress testing, and risk-based internal audit. Dr. Kyriacou was previously the Head of Risk Management with Piraeus Bank (Cyprus) for nearly 8 years. He also worked for another eight years at the City of London as Risk Manager with BNP Paribas UK investment bank. Ph.D. and M.Phil. (Distinction) from Cambridge University on full scholarship, B.Sc. (First Class, Honours) from Warwick University, Chartered Statistician awarded by the UK Royal Statistical Society. He is a member of several professional associations, speaker at international risk events and the author of risk management articles published in professional or academic journals. He is currently appointed as a non-Executive Board member in regulated listed and non-listed financial entities, and lectures risk management topics to M.Sc. Finance and MBA students at the University of Cyprus.
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Damiani Papatheodotou

Senior Risk Consultant

Damiani Papatheodotou

Senior Risk Consultant

Ms. Damiani Papatheodotou is a Senior Risk Consultant, primarily focusing in the provision of risk management and regulatory compliance services to regulated financial entities. Previously, Damiani has worked for 2 years as an Analyst in AXIA Ventures Group’s Research Division specializing on macroeconomic and political research vis-à-vis Cyprus, as well as a number of European banks in Cyprus, Greece and Portugal. Damiani holds a BSc in International, European and Economic Studies from the University of Cyprus and an MSc in Finance also from the University of Cyprus where she specialized in banking risk management. Damiani’s master thesis focused on the determinants of Non-Performing Loans (NPLs) in the Eurozone post the 2007 crisis, while she is also the author of several articles published in professional journals.

Omar El Foudeh

Risk Consultant

Omar El Foudeh

Risk Consultant

Mr El Foudeh assists AIFM and CIF clients  on risk management and measurement matters whether regulatory-compliance driven or internal.

Omar started his career in the financial services sector since 2009, working for 10 years as a Senior Financial dealer at one of the largest Cyprus Investment Firms in financial brokerage industry in Cyprus. As a key member of the trading and dealing department, he gained extensive experience in all aspects of trading operations management, including trading risk management, technology, and legal compliance related matters. In 2018 he qualified as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), a designation recognized as the most internationally recognized in the investment management sector covering wide range of topics including investment valuation, portfolio management, asset allocation, economic, market analysis and ethical practices. BSc Economics and MBA holder. He is also registered with the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission after having passed the Financial Services Legal Framework: Advanced Certificate in 2014.

 

Dr Andrey A. Afanasiev

Senior Risk Consultant

Dr Andrey A. Afanasiev

Senior Risk Consultant

Dr Andrey Afanasiev has more than 25 years of experience in international banking and risk management. For nearly 10 years Dr Afanasiev was the Head of Risk Management at RCB Bank Ltd, which is a European systemically important financial institution operating in Cyprus. He has expert knowledge of the EU regulatory framework, as well as hands-on experience in management of market, credit, operational and liquidity risks. His expertise in risk management is based on a unique combination of solid academic background (PhD in Finance and PhD in Mathematics) and extensive international experience (Europe, Emerging Markets and Gulf countries). He is also FRM (Financial Risk Manager) certified from Global Association for Risk Professionals and PRM (Professional Risk Manager) certified from Professional Risk Managers’ International Association.

Harout Der Bedrossian

Senior Consultant, Fintech

Harout Der Bedrossian

Senior Consultant, Fintech

Mr. Harout Der Bedrossian is a Senior Consultant, primarily focusing in the provision of advisory and delivery of Fintech projects, including digital payments.  He has over 12 years of international experience in online payments specializing in fraud prevention, risk assessment, anti-money laundering and due diligence. He assists clients implementing payment processes for card and alternative payment types, and analysing payment data for conversion optimisation. Working with the company's most valued clients and delivering state-of-the-art solutions, Harout is responsible for managing projects throughout the software lifecycle, eliciting and evaluating customers' requirements, producing business cases and working on a technical level with software development teams.

Georgia Antoniou

Senior Consultant, Regulatory Compliance

Georgia Antoniou

Senior Consultant, Regulatory Compliance

Mrs. Georgia Antoniou is a Financial Services Advisor with expertise in Compliance Monitoring . She is currently involved on advising investment funds on AML matters and assisting new funds with obtaining their CySEC licence. Mrs. Antoniou has obtained the CySEC Financial Services Legal Framework “Advanced Certification” and is registered in the Public Register of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission. She studied Applied Foreign Languages specialised in translation and interpreting for the financial, business and political world in the University of Lyon III in France. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Management. During her Master’s Degree she was lecturing at the University of Lyon III.

Alkis Konstantinou

Consultant, Regulatory Compliance

Alkis Konstantinou

Consultant, Regulatory Compliance

Mr. Alkis Konstantinou is a Financial Services Consultant, primarily focusing in the provision of regulatory Compliance Support and Internal Audit services to regulated financial entities. Alkis holds a BSc in International, European and Economic Studies from the University of Cyprus where he graduated with honours. He is also a holder of a Master in Business Economics (MBE) also from the University of Cyprus where he specialized on International Business and Business Management.  Mr. Konstantinou as part of his Masters program he completed a six months internship program at the Housing Finance Corporation (HFC) where he held the position of assistant in the Accounting Department of the Bank.

Stella Stylianou

Administration Assistant

Stella Stylianou

Administration Assistant

Ms. Stella Stylianou joined the company in November 2019 and holds the position of the Administration Assistant. She supports the licensing team and is involved with the licensing of investment firms and investment funds. Stella has a degree in education from University of West Macedonia (Florina) in Greece.

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Limassol, Cyprus

George Psakides

Senior Consultant, Investment Firms and Investment Funds

George Psakides

Senior Consultant, Investment Firms and Investment Funds

Mr George Psakides has been in the financial industry for over 25 years in the UK and in Cyprus. His experience include corporate finance, private equity, portfolio management and brokerage business advisory. He has extensive knowledge of the global financial markets and has held several management positions in financial institutions. Mr Psakides set up Amro consultants Ltd, among the first brokerage houses in Cyprus, and has served as Executive Director in other CySEC regulated firms. George is a university graduate from the UK and has previously been certified by CySec and the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority.

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