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 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.