Chief Editor, GOLD Chairman, Invest Cyprus Chairman, CIFA Director General, Invest Cyprus Vice-Chairman, Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission Director & Shareholder, Centaur Trust General Manager, BOC Asset Management Ltd Tax Director - Fund Services, PwC Cyprus Director, Deloitte Ltd Board Member, KPMG Limited Manager, Indirect Tax Services, EY Cyprus Partner, In charge of Fund Services, PwC Cyprus Managing Partner, Prountzos & Prountzos LLC – EY Law Partner, Risk Advisory & Wealth Advisory Services Leader, Deloitte Ltd Senior Manager, Treppides Funds Services Partner, Chrysostomides Head Wealth Management Operations, Eurobank Cyprus Board Member, Asset Management, Advisory Services, KPMG Ltd
John Vickers is the Chief Editor of GOLD. His successful career in the Cypriot media began in 1972. Still rememberedby the over-40s for his popular radio programmes, he has also worked in newspapers, television and, in particular,magazines. He was the first Chief Editor of Time Out Cyprus and Chief Editor of Odyssey: The World of Greece. Hehas translated more than 20 books and, in 2008, co-edited a Greek-English dictionary for a leading Greek publisher.For the last eight years has been Chief Editor of GOLD, Cyprus’ most successful and respected English-languagebusiness magazine.
Michalis P. Michael is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency since January 2018. He has a long professional career in business and audit services, both as a sole practitioner and as a Partner in KPMG Cyprus. Michalis has a vast experience in the Ukrainian market and he is the Chairman of the Cyprus-Ukraine Business Association from 2012 until today. Michalis has been actively involved with public life since his early career. Formerly, he served as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (1996-2000), Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Organisation of Land Development (2000-2003), Member of the Committee for the Supervision and Development of Cooperative Societies (2003-2013). He was also Member of the Board of Directors of The Cyprus University of Technology (2014-2016), where he currently holds the position of Vice-President (July 2016-today). Michalis, is a Chartered Certified Accountant, a Fellow member of the UK Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus, of which he served also as a Member of the Board of Directors.
Angelos Gregoriades, FCA, BSc (Econ.) is the Chairman and Senior Partner at KPMG Cyprus, President of the Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA) as well as Honorary Consulate for Slovakia as from May 2017. Angelos is also the Vice-Chairman of the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (CIPA). With over 30 years’ experience as a member of KPMG’s Tax network, he has participated in numerous merger, acquisition and corporate structuring and restructuring operations at both national and international level and has written many articles and presented seminars of the role of Cyprus as a regional financial and commercial center. Solution and sector experience International Corporate Tax, Banking and Financial services.
George Campanellas is a graduate of the Department of International and European Studies of the Athens University of Economics and Business with post-graduate studies in Public Sector Management (Master’s in Public Sector Management) and Business Administration (MBA in Oil & Gas and Energy Management). Throughout his 16-year career in the public sector, he gained valuable experience working directly with the Minister of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism and the Minister of Health. George has been actively involved in drafting the regulatory framework and incentives for attracting Foreign Direct Investment in sectors of strategic importance to the economy. Amongst others, George dealt for a number of years with the Cyprus Oil & Gas activities, as well as with the development of nationwide large-scale infrastructure projects, such as the natural gas liquefaction terminal (LNG) and the Cyprus TechnoPark. Appointed by the Ministerial Council, George also served as Project Manager for the City of Dreams Mediterranean Integrated Casino Resort, the country’s largest FDI project and the largest integrated casino resort in Europe. He also served for many years in various governmental committees. Throughout his career, he has been participating as a speaker in a number of conferences in Cyprus and abroad, presenting investment opportunities in different sectors of the Cyprus economy. Since May 2018, he holds the positions of the Director General of Invest Cyprus and the Vice President of the Cyprus Investment Funds Association.
Andreas Andreou is the Vice-Chairman of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission. He has more than eighteen years' experience with regard to financial services regulatory work, corporate governance, onshore and offshore investment and hedge funds, fund formation, emphasizing alternative asset classes, corporate and commercial transactions in the asset management sector and international investment agreements. He was admitted to practice in Cyprus in 1995 and served as Head of the legal department of a large investment firm and subsequently as the General Counsel of another investment firm and its group of companies. Andreas holds an LLB degree with Honours and an LLM in European and lnternational Trade Law from Leicester University, England. He is a Barrister, member of Lincoln's lnn and a member of the Cyprus Bar. He is also a founding member of the Cyprus Association of Company Directors.
Haig Assadourian is a Director at the Centaur Trust Group and Centaur Services (Malta) Ltd. Haig studied in the UK and is a holder of a BA (Hons) degree in Economics & Business Finance. He is fluent in Greek, English, Armenian, has a good knowledge of French, and reasonable Italian. Having been involved in a wide range of business areas, Haig has extensive experience in international trade at senior level. He spent a number of years working for multinational companies, such as Europcar & Panasonic, in a managerial capacity. He then joined NZI Investment Bank in London as manager of client relations, where he was responsible for all aspects of the Bank's relationships with its private clients, as well as heading up their Traded Options desk. In 1989, Haig returned to Cyprus as General Manager of a large trading group. The company was involved in the distribution of luxury cars (Rover, Land Rover, Jaguar) and Hyundai from Korea. The group’s activities also included the distribution of a wide range of consumer electrical products and the tourist industry, handling a large number of incoming and outgoing tourists, as well as, a chain of hotels. In 1991, Haig became the Managing Director of the group, which by then had over 200 staff and a turnover in excess of US$24 million. Haig joined Centaur Trust upon its establishment in 2006, at director level, where he is currently the head of the Business Development and client relations. He is also a director of Centaur Trust Group and Centaur Services (Malta) Ltd. Haig is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering specialist (ACAMS) and a Certified Privacy and Data Protection Practitioner with regards to GDPR.
Christos Kalogeris holds the position of General Manager, BOC Asset Management Ltd since September 2017, being in Christos Kalogeris holds the position of General Manager, BOC Asset Management Ltd since September 2017, being in charge at the BOC Asset Management subsidiary of Bank of Cyprus Group. Prior to that, Christos was Manager, Asset Management of CISCO. Before being appointed to this role, Christos held the position of Head, Investment Strategy at Bank of Cyprus. Previous to the Bank of Cyprus, Christos worked at Hellenic Bank and Laiki Bank Group serving a number of managerial positions in Asset Management and Private Banking. He now has more than 20 years’ relevant industry experience, and has attended numerous industry related events both as a speaker/presenter as well as participant. Christos is a graduate of the English School, Nicosia and holds a Bachelor degree in Economics while he completed his MBA at Sheffield University, UK. He is also a holder of the Advanced Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission certification for all investment services / activities.
Andreas Andronicou is a Director at PwC specialising on taxation in the Financial Services and in the FundsAndreas Andronicou is a Director at PwC specialising on taxation in the Financial Services and in the Fundsindustries. He has extensive experience advising international clients for 14 years on a number of M&A, crossborder transactions and restructurings. Andreas has a diverse portfolio of clients, coming mainly from thefinancial, technology and real estate sectors. Between 2011 and 2013, Andreas was on an assignment to PwCLondon where he was providing support on both Cyprus and UK angle on a number of UK and US transactions.Andreas is an Associate Member of the ICAEW and has graduated from the London School of Economics with aFirst Class BSc and an MSc in Economics.
Michael Michaelides is a Director at Deloitte Cyprus, specializing in local and international taxation with over 10years of experience. Michael offers tax advisory services to a diverse portfolio of clients that include bankinginstitutions, insurance companies and funds. He has extensive experience in tax planning exercises, tax duediligence work and tax diagnostic reviews. Michael commenced his career with Deloitte UK in London, where hequalified as a chartered accountant. He holds a B.Sc. (First Class) in Mathematics with Economics from UniversityCollege London (UCL) and an M.Phil in Finance from the University of Cambridge. He is a member of the Instituteof Certified Public Accountants (ICPAC), an associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England andWales (ICAEW) and holds the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (ADIT), awarded with distinction.
Costas Markides is a Board Member at KPMG where he also heads the Global Mobility and Transfer Pricing Services divisions. Costas is a Southern Illinois University graduate holding a Master’s degree in Accountancy with special concentration on International Taxation. He was the recipient of two full academic scholarships, and with a perfect score, he graduated first in his class at the College of Business Administration. In 2016, he was nominated for induction into the College of Business Hall of Fame - one of the highest honors bestowed to an alumni. Costas is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Before taking up employment with KPMG, Costas worked as the director of research at The Center of Financial and Tax Planning in the U.S. As of 2002 he has been working for KPMG in Cyprus, and as of 2011 he was accepted as a Member of the Board. Costas is a specialist in the field of International Taxation, and he is a regular speaker at various seminars that are being organized in Cyprus and abroad. He is the author of numerous Tax related articles in professional publications in Cyprus and the US. Costas has been active in advising clients on efficiently structuring their international tax affairs in and through Cyprus. He is also heading the Global Mobility and Transfer Pricing Services divisions within KPMG.
Simos Simou is a Manager at the Indirect Tax team of EY Cyprus. Simos specializes in VAT and other indirect tax matters ranging from Customs and Excises to Global Trade, with extensive practice in the legal aspects and controversy – policy of indirect taxation. Simos is a qualified barrister both in Cyprus and England and Wales (Call to the Bar by the Middle Temple). Simos studied law in the UK and is a qualified Tax Advisor (ATT) and Adjudicator as an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Simos serves various firms from diverse sectors ranging from small and medium enterprises to multinational corporations across many different industries of the economy.
Andreas Yiasemides is a Partner at PwC and in charge of the Fund Services of the organisation. On his graduation from the University of Manchester with a first class degree in Economics, he joined PwC in 1999 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (FCA). He continued his career with the Bank of Cyprus, holding various positions including heading the Custody and Trusts Unit. He then moved on to an organisation of professional services where he set up and led the Fund Services Unit. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Cyprus and of the Central Bank of Cyprus and is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Investment Fund Association (CIFA). He is also a member of the Cyprus National Advisory Council of Charter Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI).
Charalambos Prountzos is the Managing Partner of Prountzos & Prountzos LLC – EY Law, a leading Cyprus law firm and member firm of EY Global since April 2017. He is a member of the Board of the Cyprus Investment Funds Association, the Chairman of the Board of the Open University of Cyprus and a Board Member of RISE, Cyprus’ largest research project. He studied law at the University of Bristol and concluded the Bar Vocational Course at the Inns of Court School of Law in London. He is a practicing lawyer and a Member of the Cyprus Bar Association. He is the leader of the Funds Services of EY in Cyprus and has advised many regulated entities in the field of financial services in Cyprus and abroad.
Panikos Teklos is the Investment Management, Regulatory Risk and Wealth Advisory Services Leader of Deloitte in Cyprus and a Partner in the Risk Advisory department. He is also Managing Director of Deloitte Investment Services Ltd. He has more than 18 years of international experience in Investment Banking, Strategy, Consulting, Risk Advisory, Asset and Wealth Management. He is a specialist in structured products and complex derivatives, structured finance, funding strategies (including Public Debt Management) and structured solutions for Financial Institutions and Corporates, Regulatory and Economic Capital requirements and optimisation, and an expert in multi-jurisdictional investment fund and asset management company advisory.
George P. Nicolaou
George P. Nicolaou holds a BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance and is a Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA). He is George P. Nicolaou holds a BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance and is a Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA). He is a member of the Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) the ICPAC and CIFA. George Nicolaou holds the position of Senior Manager at K. Treppides & Co Ltd. He has more than 10 years of international experience in the Financial Services and Assurance fields having worked in UK, Cyprus and Malta. Over the years he has specialized in the financial services industry by focusing in the Banking and Capital Markets, Asset Managers, Funds and Fund Management Companies. George Nicolaou has solid and extensive knowledge and technical expertise on Funds Structuring, Licensing and Fund Administration.
Nicoletta Kouvara Pantelides
Nicoletta Kouvara Pantelides is a Partner at Chrysostomides and advises domestic and international clients, including banking institutions, funds and international corporations from various sectors, including energy, finance, telecommunications, technology, transportation, mining and real estate. Her practice areas include corporate and commercial law, M&A transactions, banking, secured financing, capital markets, investment services and funds. In particular, she advises international clients on the establishment, operation, regulatory compliance and cross border activities of all types of investments funds (AIFs, UCITS), fund managers, depositaries and investment firms. She is a member of the Legal and Regulatory Committee of the Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA). She is listed and highly recommended in international legal directories, ranked as a rising star for investment funds.
Konstantinos Xanthis is the Head of Wealth Management Operations at Eurobank Cyprus since July 2016. He joined Eurobank Group’s Capital Markets & Wealth Management General Division in 2005, where he held many positions - and more specifically in the Securities Services Sector. He has over 20 years of integrated experience in banking and finance, and in-depth knowledge of capital markets, securities and the funds industry. He holds a B.Sc from the University of South Carolina at Columbia, and an MBA from ALBA Business School in Athens, Greece.
Antonis Rouvas graduated from Wake Forest University, North Carolina, USA with a BSc (High Honors) in Business and Mathematics and holds the professional titles FCA (ICAEW) and AMCT (Association of Corporate Treasurers, UK). He worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in London and then for the multinational Credit Suisse in a number of posts, starting from Singapore with final appointment in London. In 2004, he joined KPMG as a Partner, based in Nicosia. In 2008 he was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Hellenic Bank Group. He returned to KPMG in January 2018 as a Board Member, working in the field of Advisory Services.
Chief Editor, GOLD
Chairman, Invest Cyprus
Director General, Invest Cyprus
Vice-Chairman, Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission
Director & Shareholder, Centaur Trust
General Manager, BOC Asset Management Ltd
Tax Director - Fund Services, PwC Cyprus
Director, Deloitte Ltd
Board Member, KPMG Limited
Manager, Indirect Tax Services, EY Cyprus
Partner, In charge of Fund Services, PwC Cyprus
Managing Partner, Prountzos & Prountzos LLC – EY Law
Partner, Risk Advisory & Wealth Advisory Services Leader, Deloitte Ltd
Senior Manager, Treppides Funds Services
Head Wealth Management Operations, Eurobank Cyprus
Board Member, Asset Management, Advisory Services, KPMG Ltd