Council

Pieris Markou
President
Curriculum vitae

Pieris Markou


Ο Πιερής Μάρκου είναι ο Ανώτερος Εκτελεστικός Σύμβουλος της Deloitte στην Κύπρο και μέλος του εκτελεστικού συμβουλίου της Deloitte Μέσης Ανατολής από την 1 Ιουνίου 2021, έχοντας υπηρετήσει προηγουμένως ως Επικεφαλής των Φορολογικών και Νομικών Υπηρεσιών. Ξεκίνησε την καριέρα του το 1986 στο Λονδίνο και το 2000 διορίστηκε συνέταιρος στον οίκο Χρυσάνθου & Χριστοφόρου (Andersen).

Είναι μέλος του Συμβουλίου του ΣΕΛΚ από το 2014, έχοντας διατελέσει επίσης Αντιπρόεδρος του Συνδέσμου Εγκεκριμένων Λογιστών Κύπρου κατά την περίοδο 2019-2021. Διαθέτει πολλά χρόνια συμμετοχής και προσφοράς στα δρώμενα του ΣΕΛΚ, κατέχοντας σημαντικούς επαγγελματικούς ρόλους, συμπεριλαμβανομένου και αυτού του Προέδρου της Φορολογικής Επιτροπής και της Επιτροπής Φόρου Προστιθέμενης Αξίας. Είναι επίσης μέλος του Διοικητικού Συμβουλίου του Εμπορικού και Βιομηχανικού Επιμελητηρίου Λευκωσίας.

Είναι κάτοχος πτυχίου Λογιστικής, B.A. (Hons), μέλος του Συνδέσμου Εγκεκριμένων Λογιστών Αγγλίας και Ουαλίας (ICAEW) και μέλος του Chartered Institute of Taxation του Ηνωμένου Βασιλείου.

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Nicos Chimarides
Vice President
Curriculum vitae

Nicos Chimarides

Nicos Chimarides is a tax partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers Cyprus and also Consultant to the Ministry of Finance on matters related to conclusion of double tax treaties with other countries.

He is Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC) and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He holds a B.Sc. in Economics with Computer Science from the University of London.

In the past, he has served as member of the Education Committee (president), member of the Stock Exchange Committee and vice - president of the Taxation Committee of ICPAC.

Nicos has published many articles on tax matters in newspapers, the ICPAC magazine and PwC publications. In addition, he has given many speeches on taxation at conferences in Cyprus and abroad.

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Andreas Andreou
Member
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Andreas Andreou

Andreas Andreou is a Partner and Member of the Executive Committee of Deloitte Ltd.
He joined Deloitte in 1997 and he is in charge of the audit of a large number of public and private companies in various areas of operation with specialization in the insurance and financial services industry.
Andreas Andreou is in charge of the IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) technical team of Deloitte Cyprus and a facilitator in various technical trainings/seminars.

He is a member of the Council of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC) since July 2015, having served as a member of the Accounting Standards Committee of ICPAC for the years 2010-2014 and Vice-chairman of the same committee for the year 2014-2015.
He holds a BA (Hons) in Business Administration (Accounting) from University of Cyprus and he is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) since 2001.
Andreas is married with 3 children.

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Demetris S. Vakis
Member
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Demetris S. Vakis

Demetris S. Vakis is a Board member of KPMG Limited. He holds a BSc Computer Science and Accounting (Joint Honours).



Before joining KPMG, Demetris worked for Touche Ross & Co (London) as a trainee from 1984 until 1987. Then, he joined Metaxas Loizides Syrimis & Co (now KPMG Limited) in 1987 and became a partner in 1991. He is a member of the Executive Committee of KPMG Limited in Cyprus.



Over the years he was responsible for several departments and services such as Advisory services (feasibility studies valuations, flotations, mergers, acquistions, reorganisations, due dilligence projects, etc) Internal Audit Services, Risk Management, Business Performance Improvement (Assessment of business performance systems e.g. ISO 9000, ISO 14000, etc) and Information Technology Services (requirements definition, selection, implemention, process improvement etc).



Today, Demetris is responsible for a major portfolio of Audit and other clients and is heading KPMG’s IT and Markets Departments.



Member (present, past) in several organisations/institutions:



• Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

• Member of the Board of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC)

• Member of the Cyprus Institute of Internal Auditors

• Member of the Board and of the Executive Committee of the board of the Employers and Industrialists Federation

• He was a Board Member of the Research Promotion Foundation

• He was a Board member of the State Affairs Authority

• He served as a member of the IT Committee of ICPAC





He is married and father of three children.

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Christos Vasiliou
Member
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Christos Vasiliou

Christos Vasiliou is a Board Member at KPMG Limited.

He qualified with KPMG Leeds in 1994 and returned to Cyprus.  He became a partner in 1999.

He currently heads the Advisory Services Unit of KPMG Cyprus.  Additionally, he heads both the Investment Funds and Academy Departments. Furthermore, he is a member of the Executive Committee of KPMG Cyprus. In the past, he has been in charge of other departments in KPMG such as the Financial Services Department.  He has also been the head of the Human Resources Department between the years 2003 and 2012.

Mr Vasiliou is a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC), a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), a member of CIFA and Vice President of the committee of AIF and UCITS, a member of the Board of Directors of Cyprus – GCC Association and a member of the Board of Directors of Cyprus – UK Association.

Christos Vasiliou has a BA (Econ) in Accounting and Finance (Joint Honours degree) from University of Manchester.

He is married with three children.

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Kyriacos (Karlos) Zangoulos
Member
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Kyriacos (Karlos) Zangoulos

Karlos is a founding partner of BDO Ltd.  BDO employs more than 100 professional staff through its offices in Nicosia and Limassol.  The firm offers assurance, tax, consulting and restructuring services.

Karlos has over 30 years experience in the profession and has been a partner in BDO for 20 years. 

Karlos trained with Arthur Andersen in London and served a further two years as an audit manager before moving to Cyprus where he was initially employed by Coopers and Lybrand.

He has been a partner at BDO since 1996.

At BDO Karlos has headed several departments including the office maintained by the firm in Moscow during the years 2000-2005.  Karlos headed the firms international audit division until 2007 and since that time has held the position of managing partner and head of tax services.

Karlos is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and of ICPAC. He has serves as a member of the Tax Committee and of the Small and medium firm advisory committee.

Karlos is married with three children.

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Gabriel Onisiforou
Member
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Gabriel Onisiforou

Mr Gavriel Onisiforou Member of the Board, Audit Department of EY and Head of 'Professional Practice', 'Regulatory & Public Policy', 'Audit Compliance and Risk Management' & 'Anti-Money Laundering'.  He is Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and he holds a BA Econ (Hons) – The University of Manchester.

During the period of 1992 – 1995 he worked in Price Waterhouse Manchester and since 1995 he works in EY Cyprus.  He has an extensive experience on external and internal audit services, consulting services and accounting standards across a wide range of local and international business entities.

He is also a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors in Cyprus and Member of the Cyprus Integrity Forum.

He also participated in various committees of ICPAC as follows:

  • Member of the Auditing and Accounting Standards Committee 1997-2005
  • Chairman of the Accounting Standards Committee 2005-2008
  • Member of the Auditing Standards Committee 2008-2012
  • Member of the International Business, Shipping and Foreign Investment Committee 2012-2014
  • Member of the Insolvency and Restructurings work group 2014-2015
  • Member of the Companies Law work group 2015-2016
  • Member of the Compliance Committee 2015-2018

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Stavros Pantzaris
Member
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Stavros Pantzaris

Stavros Pantzaris is the new Country Managing Partner of Ernst & Young (EY) in Cyprus. He also leads the Firm’s Assurance services in Cyprus.

In addition to his interest in providing assurance services, throughout his career, Stavros Pantzaris has also developed an interest in business risk as well as transaction support services via leading a number of buy-side due diligence projects and offering services to companies applying for a listing on the Cyprus Stock Exchange (IPO). In the past he has also led the Quality and Risk Management and Independence teams in Cyprus providing advice on local independence and conflict issues and ensuring compliance with EY Global policies and procedures.

Stavros Pantzaris has a degree in Engineering with Industrial Management (B.Eng) and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1992. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (FCA) and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC). In the past he has been a member of the Stock Exchange Committee of ICPAC, having served as chairman during the period 2003 - 2005. Currently he sits on the Board of Directors of ICPAC.

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Maria Pastellopoulou
Member
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Maria Pastellopoulou

Maria Pastellopoulou is the Founder and the Managing director at the audit firm Pastellopoulou Karlettides Ltd. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC) since 2012 and a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Previously, she has served the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC) from the positions of a member and Chairwoman of the Education Committee. She specializes in Audit Assurance.

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Petros Petrakis
Member
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Petros Petrakis

Mr Petros Petrakis is Partner and Member of the Board of Directors of PwC, Head of Risk Management and Compliance and he is Ethics & Business Conduct Leader.  He has BA Economics & Accounting, MBA - Master in Business Administration and he is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.

He has experience of over 30 years in the provision of audit and consulting services to local and international, private and public enterprises and organizations, mainly in the tourism, hotel, real estate and construction sectors.

He also has an active participation in various professional committees in Cyprus and abroad (eg. ICPAC, ICAEW, ECG) dealing with technical matters or policy and regulatory issues related to the accounting and audit profession.  He has been a member of the Board of Directors of a local Chamber of Commerce and Industry for nine years.

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Demetris Shacallis
Member
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Demetris Shacallis

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Spyros Spyrou
Member
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Spyros Spyrou

Mr. Spyros Spyrou is Financial Services Director at Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus (HRDA) since June 2002. Previously he held the position of Accountant 1st Grade of the Organisation since August 1996. During the period July 1991 – July 1996, he worked in the company BP Cyprus Ltd as Accounting Officer and Supplies/Aviation/ Finance Controller.

He holds a degree in BA (Hons) Accounting and Management Science (University of Kent) and Master of Business Administration (University of Warwick). He is a Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of UK (ACCA) since July 1995 and Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC) since February 1998.

He is a Board Member of the ICPAC since July 2015. He was also Member of the Public Sector Committee of ICPAC for the period September 2012 – September 2014 and Chairman of the Committee during the period October 2014 – July 2015.

Mr. Spyrou is married and father of two children.

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Demetris Taxitaris
Member
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Demetris Taxitaris

Demetris Taxitaris is the Chief Executive Officer of MAP S.Platis, a leading consulting Group in the provision of regulatory compliance, human resource, executive training and other support services for regulated firms in the financial services industry. His clients include regulators, credit institutions, investment firms, payment and electronic money institutions, insurance firms and investment funds and their managers. Demetris supervises a number of engagements related to compliance with various regulatory frameworks, the introduction or amendment of policies and procedures, the provision of advice on governance matters, the mediation during regulatory proceedings and the provision of practical advice on a range of regulatory frameworks. He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant and a member of the Boards of Directors of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus, the Cyprus Investment Funds Association and the Association of Cyprus International Financial Firms.

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Odysseas Christodoulou
Member
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Odysseas Christodoulou

Odysseas is a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (FCIB). He is also holder of MBA with concentration in Finance as well as holder of the professional qualification Certified Management Accountant (CMA) of the Institute of Management Accountants of USA.

Odysseas worked with Coopers and Lybrand and in the banking sector with Marfin Popular Bank and Lombard Natwest Bank.

Since 1993 Odysseas works at Intercollege/University of Nicosia and he is a member of the Council of the University of Nicosia.  He was Executive Director of professional studies offering a wide range of qualifications for the financial services sector which later evolved to Globaltraining, an international professional training organization with centers in Cyprus, Greece and Romania and an innovative online course delivery center.

He has taught costing, management accounting and financial management.

Since 2012 he represents Cyprus at the International Assembly of ACCA.

He has served as a non-Executive Director in various Boards of public companies, and he is now a non-executive Director at Ancoria Bank.

 

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