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Marios Kyriacou

Senior Consultant

Marios Kyriacou

Senior Consultant

Dr. Marios Kyriacou has 17 years’ experience in the banking and financial services sector. He is currently consulting credit institutions, investment firms and investment funds 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 optimisation, 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 was responsible for the management of credit and counterparty risk, market and liquidity risk, operational risk and treasury middle office operations. Marios also worked for 8 years as Risk Manager with BNP Paribas Group Risk Management in the UK. While at BNP Paribas, he represented the bank at the Institute of International Finance that was providing banking industry feedback to the Basel Committee of Banking Supervision towards the development of the Basel II Accord. He holds a Ph.D. from Cambridge University in extreme financial risk measurement, fully sponsored by the University. He also holds a M.Phil. (Distinction) in Finance from Cambridge University and a B.Sc. (First Class, Honours) in Mathematics, Statistics, Operational Research and Economics from Warwick University. He is a member of several risk management professional associations, a regular speaker at international risk events and an author of risk management articles published by Cambridge University Press, University of Cyprus, and UK professional journals. While working in the City of London, he was awarded the status of Chartered Statistician by the UK Royal Statistical Society. Mr Kyriacou is appointed as a non-Executive Board member in investment companies, and lectures risk management topics to M.Sc. Finance and MBA students at the University of Cyprus.

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.

Eleana Kitsara

Senior Consultant, Compliance & Risk

Eleana Kitsara

Senior Consultant, Compliance & Risk

Ms. Eleana Kitsara is a Senior Consultant, primarily focusing on Compliance and Risk Management services to regulated financial entities. Eleana has 7 years of experience in the City of London and has worked for Deutsche Bank, Standard Bank and a proprietary investment firm. Eleana holds a BSc in Financial and Banking Management from the University of Piraeus and a MSc in International Securities, Investments and Banking graduated with Distinction from the ICMA Henley Business School, University of Reading. She is also FRM (Financial Risk Management) certified from GARP professional organisation (Global Association for Risk Professionals).

Damiani Papatheodotou

Senior Consultant

Damiani Papatheodotou

Senior Consultant

Ms. Damiani Papatheodotou is a Risk Analyst, 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.

Alkis Konstantinou

Financial Services Consultant

Alkis Konstantinou

Financial Services Consultant

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.

Georgios Vouzas

Senior Consultant

Georgios Vouzas

Senior Consultant

Mr. Georgios Vouzas has extensive experience on Compliance matters in the financial industry. He has been working with Cyprus Investment Firms as an AML Compliance Officer (in-house and on outsourcing basis) and has designed and developed several AML risk assessment methodologies. Georgios is considered to be an expert on AML and Compliance matters. He has obtained the CySEC Financial Services Legal Framework “Advanced Certification” and is registered in the Public Register of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission. He has a degree on Mechanical & Automotive Engineering Beng (Hons) from the University of Bradford and two MSc degrees from the University of Huddersfield on Engineering Control Systems and Instrumentation, and on Engineering Design and Management.

Georgia Antoniou

Financial Services Advisor

Georgia Antoniou

Financial Services Advisor

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.

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