NICOS PAVLIDES/NAP Regulatory Compliance Services Ltd
Nicos Pavlides studied Economics and then Law (LLB) at the University of Sydney. After two years work for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in Sydney (2001-2002), he gained a Chevening scholarship and studied at the London School of Economics and the University College of London from where he obtained a Master of Laws degree (LLM) focusing on financial related legal subjects. At the same time, he was working for the Crown Prosecution Service in London, principally on cases of economic crime. He returned to Cyprus in 2003, and in 2004 he joined the CySEC legal department. In 2008, Nicos returned to the private sector, and since 2012, he is one of the executive directors of NAP, providing compliance and advisory services to issuers of listed titles and major investment firms.Nicos frequently contributes articles on legal and financial subjects published in high circulation daily newspapers. A number of his articles can be found on www.currentandlegal.com. In 2011, with the benefit of a Fulbright scholarship, he underwent further, specialized training in New York, focusing on obligations of listed issuers, and market abuse issues.
Dr MARIOS KYRIACOU / MNK Risk Consulting and Financial Services Advisory
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 riskbased 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.
DAMIANI PAPATHEODOTOU/ MNK Risk Consulting and Financial Services Advisory
Mrs Damiani Papatheodotou is a Senior Consultant, primarily focusing in the provision of risk management advisory to banks and investments firms. She is an expert in CRR 1 and the coming CRR 2 as well as to the Basel standards. Previously, Damiani has worked for 2 years as an Analyst in AXIA Ventures Group’s Research Division specializing on macroeconomic and political research regarding 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. Mrs Papatheodotou has obtained the CySEC Financial Services Legal Framework “Advanced Certification” and is registered in the Public Register of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission. tries).
Dr GEORGE KARVOUNIS/ MNK Risk Consulting and Financial Services Advisory
Dr George Karvounis has 17 years of experience in the financial sector. He has worked as Risk Analyst and Consultant at leading international consulting firms, banks and funds in London and Cyprus, including EY, ABN AMRO, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Over the last 7 years, George is advising Cyprus Investment Firms (CIFs), AIFMs, UCITS, AIFs/RAIFs for Risk and Portfolio Management focusing on policies, procedures, and regulatory reporting. George is also managing portfolios for Pension and Provident funds, for both local and international providers. George has a PhD and M.Phil. in Theoretical Chemistry from Cambridge University, he is a holder of the Professional Risk Manager (PRM™) Designation and he is appointed as non-Εxecutive Board member in regulated entities.
Mrs ELENI ANTONIOU/ MNK Risk Consulting and Financial Services Advisory
Mrs Eleni Antoniou is the Data Protection Officer at Areti Charidemou LLC. Eleni works for the Law Firm more than 7 years, and the last 3 is acting as a Data Protection Specialist for organisations in Europe, Dubai and U.K. Eleni holds a BSc from the Kapodistrian University of Athens and she has been certified as a Data Protection Officer. She is a Member of EADPP European Association of Data Protection Professionals. She is also Instructor for GDPR Seminars with more than 12 years of experience in trainings and education, while she is also the author of several articles published in professional journals.