8th International Compliance Forum
IMH is organising the International Compliance Forum to discuss the latest challenges facing the global compliance and ethics community. The Forum is intended as a platform to help facilitate discussions on the benefits of compliance management in business and more importantly, the return on investment of compliance. This year’s Forum will welcome a number of high-caliber international speakers who will discuss the changing role of compliance over the years, and how effective compliance management can lead businesses into the future.
Focus on practically implementing sustainability and interest from a strategic point of view is the new corporate trend! In order to effectively address sustainability challenges the compliance function has probably the most important role to play. Businesses must ensure that stakeholder demands and regulatory requirements are incorporated within a framework of primary support of the environment and society. The ability to create real and sustainable corporate value has to be filtered via specific ESG criteria and performance indicators and the compliance functions has responsibility to provide that assurance! Especially nowadays, it is imperative for business leaders to deal with emerging risks in a post-pandemic, post-war environment. Companies must discern what compliance can do to help them grow sustainably while avoiding financial and reputational risks.
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Marios Skandalis is a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK), a licensed member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (US) and a Fellow member of The Chartered Governance Institute – ICSA (UK). He is also a Fellow member of the International Compliance Association (UK) and a professional member of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (US). Today he is the Director of the Group Compliance Division of the Bank of Cyprus Group. His professional career commenced in 1995 when he served as an Audit Supervisor and a Senior Management Consultant with Ernst & Young. Mr. Skandalis is the President of the Cyprus Integrity Forum (CIF) and the Vice-President and founder member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (Cyprus). He is also a former Board member of the International Advisory Board of the International Compliance Association (ICA, UK). Mr. Skandalis is the past President of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC) and the former Executive Vice-President and founder member of Transparency International (Cyprus). Mr. Skandalis is the winner of the 2016 Banker of the Year Award – Cyprus by the AI Magazine in the United Kingdom. He is also the winner of the 2017 American Academy Nicosia Alumni Achievement Award in recognition of his remarkable success and achievements in his chosen career of compliance, corporate governance and anti-financial crime
Erik Woodhouse is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Division for Counter Threat Finance and Sanctions in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs. In that position, he oversees the Office of Sanctions Policy and Implementation and the Office of Threat Finance Countermeasures. Before rejoining the State Department, Mr. Woodhouse was an attorney advising clients on compliance with U.S. sanctions and anti-money laundering rules and regulations. Previously, he served as Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary for International Affairs at the Treasury Department, where he worked on matters across IA’s international economic policy portfolio. Before Treasury, Mr. Woodhouse served as an attorney-adviser with the Office of the Legal Adviser at the State Department, first covering human rights and refugee affairs, and then treaty affairs. Earlier in his career, he was an associate in the project finance and litigation practices at a global law firm, a clerk for a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and a researcher at the Program on Energy & Sustainable Development at Stanford University. Mr. Woodhouse received his B.A. from Emory University and J.D. from Stanford Law School.
Dr. Marcus Pleyer served as the first 2-year President of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) from 1 July 2020 till 30 June 2022, after having been FATF Vice-President (July 2019–June 2020) and Head of the German delegation to FATF (2016–July 2019). In his national role, he serves as Deputy Director General in Germany’s Federal Ministry of Finance with responsibilities for policy development and international engagement pertaining Anti- Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism & Proliferation Financing (AML/CFT, CPF), Financial Sanctions, Digital Finance including Payment Services and Cyber Security. He sits on the board of governors of the Germam Development Bank for Agribusiness and of the Foundation for Financing the Disposal of Nuclear Waste.
Victoria Penrice, a chartered governance professional with over 30 years’ experience, was a Group Company Secretary at Seadrill Limited until June 2020. She has experience in a number of sectors and is skilled in corporate governance, project delivery and board leadership, having worked for major listed companies.
David W. Duffy is the co-founder and CEO of The Corporate Governance Institute (www.thecorporategovernanceinstitute.com) whose mission is to democratise the education of directors globally. He is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, a Chartered Accountant and holds an MBA from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland. He is a corporate governance practitioner and the author “A Practical Guide to Corporate Governance" and “A Practical Guide for Company Directors” both published by Chartered Accountants Ireland.
Anna Daroy is a senior Executive Director and independent Board Member, Anna has worked in both private and public sectors for 30 years successfully leading organisations through complex change and turnaround across multi-cultural and political environments. An active member of the IOD for over 20 years, Anna brings an established track record during her career as Partner Ernst Young, MD at IBM EMEA, and Vice President Mercer. Her successes include extensively growing operations across the USA and Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and leading international business operations with revenues of up to £13bn. Anna has been a key advisor and Executive to Central Government in Transportation and Homeland Infrastructure and has been at the forefront in the shaping of the UK Telecommunications and Consumer Energy industries. As a key international influencer in turnarounds, mergers & acquisitions, Anna has worked with senior world leaders and is a NED for private and public boards. More recently, Anna has been COO for the Government of Jersey, and prior to that Executive Director Strategy Highways England, COO of the Office of Fair Trading, and independent Advisor in a €4bn merger and IPO for Sopra-Steria, France. More recently she is Chair of the Board of Governors for Warwickshire College Group and has supported TMF Channel Islands Group as Non-Executive Chair of its equity and trust entities.
Dr. Peter Geipel is a German professional with more than 20 years of experience as board member and CEO/General Manager in international companies (financial sector) in the German, Italian and Spanish market. He has xperience in reorganisation and M&A and is involved in start-up companies as investor and manager. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Business Administration from Munich University, Germany and has 3 years working experience as Assistant Professor at Munich University. He started his career in Germany in the financial sector and then as chief controller of a World Bank project (joint venture with the German Company Herlitz) in Russia in the paper industry. At the same time, he performed the duties of CFO of the German company. From 1999, he has been the General Manager in the Italian subsidiary of the important German Insurance Group - Gerling. Since 2003 he has held multiple roles at Munich RE Group such as CEO and Supervisory Board Member in Italy and CEE (companies partly quoted in the stock market). In 2008 on, and for the next 8 years he was the CEO in the Italian subsidiary of one of the leading US financial companies - Prudential Financial. From 2016 until 2020 he was an Independent Board Member and Chairman of the Audit Committee at Allianz Spain (Insurance/financial, 3rd market position). From 2020 until today he is an Independent Board Member and Chairman of the Audit Committee at BBVA Allianz Spain, one of the most important Insurance/Bank joint ventures of the country. Dr. Geipel speaks German, Italian, English, Spanish and French.
Pekka Dare is responsible for the delivery and development of ICA’s programmes worldwide. His role involves management of the ICA Training Faculty, where he has developed a world-class faculty that delivers best-in-class training and education programmes across a range of jurisdictions. His other responsibilities include managing the ICA Research and Development Team, which creates new and innovative programmes to respond to emerging regulatory and industry issues. Previous roles include MLRO for a multinational life and pensions firm and Head of Financial Crime Prevention of a division of a major UK bank. Pekka is also a qualified solicitor in the UK and New Zealand.
Demetra Kalogerou (BSc, MSc, MPhil) from the year 2022 is an Independent Non-Executive Director to a number of Companies. Moreover, from September 2011 to September 2021 she was the Chairwoman of CYSEC the independent public supervisory Authority responsible for the supervision of the Capital Markets, the investment services market, the Fund industry, the administrative services as well, as Crypto Exchanges. During the same period, she participated in the board of supervisors of ESMA. Also, from November 2012 until February 2021, she was a board member of the CyPAOB, which has been established for the oversight of auditors and audit firms. Furthermore, from November 2019 until June 2021 Mrs. Kalogerou chaired the ad-hoc tripartite committee and she was also a member of the four party committee concerning the investigation of the naturalization of all persons done through the CIP. Additionally, from September 2013 until June 2014, Mrs. Kalogerou has been a member of the Resolution Authority in Cyprus. Mrs. Kalogerou previously held the position of a Senior Officer of the CSE and has several years of experience in the financial sector and investors’ protection.
Richard Donoghue is a partner in Pillsbury’s Corporate Investigations & White Collar Defense practice. Rich has three decades of experience in the public and private sectors. With more than 20 years in the U.S. government, Rich served in senior government positions, including Acting Deputy Attorney General of the United States, the second-highest position in the U.S. Justice Department, and U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. Rich also served as the Chief of Worldwide Litigation for a Fortune 500 software company for six years. With unparalleled expertise and experience, Rich helps clients resolve sensitive and complex litigation challenges.
David Wildner is the Deputy Global Head of Financial Crime Compliance (FCC) as well as the Global Head of Anti-Money Laundering for BNY Mellon, responsible for all aspects of FCC across the enterprise. David is also the chairman of BNYM’s global Anti-Money Laundering Oversight Committee. Previously David was the US Head of AML. David has 18 years of experience in the AML field and has also held roles at HSBC and Citi Private Bank. Prior to working in the financial services area David spent 20 years in US Law enforcement conducting international money laundering and narcotics trafficking investigations.
Duncan Tessier joined the UK Home Office in 2019 as Director, Economic Crime. He leads Home Office policy on anti-money laundering, fraud and asset recovery. Duncan started his career as an economist, including in the UK Treasury and Cabinet Office before moving to be Deputy Finance Director at the UK Department for Business. He has also held senior roles in Local Government, focused on leading major infrastructure and IT delivery programmes
Dr. Christos Ph. Clerides is the President of the Cyprus Bar. He is a Professor of Law and Head of the Department of Law of Frederick University. He is co-founder of Phoebus Christos Clerides and Associates LLC with his father, now deceased, ex Minister of Justice and Member of the House of Representatives. Dr. Clerides was elected as a member of the House of Representatives 2001-2006. He is a holder of an LL. B Hons (1976) and LL.M 1977 in Maritime Law and Insurance, University College, London and a Ph.D holder in European Law of Kings College (1981). He has been practising in Law since 1982 and he is a litigation advocate.
Constantinos Papanastasiou currently holds the position of the Deputy CEO of EFG Cyprus Limited, the investment subsidiary of the Swiss Banking Group EFG International in Cyprus and the Branch Manager of EFG Bank (Luxembourg) S.A - Cyprus Branch, also part of EFG International. Constantinos has over 23 years of experience in the financial services industry having previously served as the Head of Investment Banking at CISCO, Bank of Cyprus Group. Constantinos is a member of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA). He previously served on the Board of Directors of Natural Gas Public Company (DEFA) Limited. Constantinos is a Charter Financial Analyst Charterholder from the CFA Institute, holds the Corporate Finance Qualification from ICAEW and the Certificate and Diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors UK. He holds a B.Sc. (Econ) in Economics and Statistics (First Class) from University College London and an M.Phil Finance from the University of Cambridge, Pembroke College.
Athena Shipilli Tsingi is the Director of Wealth Services at Bank of Cyprus since July 2022. She joined the Bank of Cyprus in September 2021 and worked in Compliance Division until July 2022. Before joining the Bank of Cyprus, Athena was the Chief Risk Officer and member of the Executive Committee of the Group of CNP Cyprus Insurance Holdings Ltd from June 2014 to August 2021. From July 2009 to June 2014, she had served as the Head of Internal Audit and the Head of Compliance in the same Group. Previously she had worked at KPMG Cyprus from February 2007 to July 2009 from the position of Manager in Internal Audit, Risk & Compliance Advisory Services. She began her career at Moore Stephens Chartered Accountants London as an External Auditor from September 2000 to March 2003 while in April 2004 she returned to Cyprus and worked at Mega Tv Channel in its Finance Division. She has a degree of Bachelor of Science joint honours in Economics and Accountancy from City, University London. Athena is Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).
Dr George Theocharides is the Chairman of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC). He is also the Chairman of the Committee for Economic and Markets Analysis (CEMA). The committee is part of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU's securities markets regulator. He served as CySEC’s Vice Chairman from July 2020 to September 2021 and was previously a CySEC Board member. He has extensive experience working in the wider financial sector. From September 2010 until July 2020, he held the position of Associate Finance Professor at the Cyprus International Institute of Management (CIIM) and Director of the MSc in Financial Service Programme. Prior to joining CIIM, he worked as an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Sungkyunkwan University of South Korea from 2006 to 2010. In 2006, he also worked as an International Faculty Fellow at the Sloan School of Management of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In the past, he served as a member of the Interim Board of Bank of Cyprus, Chairman of the Board of the Cyprus Blockchain Technologies Ltd, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus-Kuwait Business Association. He also served as a member of the Training/HR Committee of the Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA) Chairman of the Board of Management of The English School, as well as a non-executive member of the Board of Directors for a number of organisations and companies in the financial services sector. He is also an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) and a Research Associate at the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies (UCL CBT). Dr. Theocharides holds a degree of BΕng (Hons) in Electrical Engineering & Electronics
Ben Richmond driven by a vision of the future of regulatory compliance, founded CUBE in 2011. Once described as the ‘world-beating Rockstar of RegTech’, Ben is a results-driven CEO with a focus on progression and growth and driving change in the industry. Ben started his career in technology at Misys and soon came to realise the untapped potential hidden within unstructured data. With this potential in mind, Ben set out to build a business centred around harnessing unstructured data for the greater good within financial services. In 1998, he founded The Content Group, setting global standards for content-related initiatives. In 2008, in the midst of the global financial crisis, Ben was quick to see that the future of financial services was going to change. Ben saw that the future of finance was rooted in rules, regulations and policies – unstructured data that would need to be harnessed and managed by financial institutions. With this vision in mind, Ben founded CUBE.
George P. Nicolaou is a Director at K. Treppides & Co Ltd and in particular in the International Compliance and Advisory Services department Leading the Funds and Fund Management Services including the Fund Administration Division. George holds a BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance and is a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA). He is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC) and member of the investment Funds Committee of ICPAC. He is also a member of the Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA). George P. Nicolaou has more than 14 years of international robust experience in the Financial Services, Assurance and Consulting fields having worked in Cyprus, UK and Malta. Over the years he has been specialized in the financial services industry by focusing on the Banking and Capital Markets, Funds, Fund Management companies and Asset Managers. He has solid and extensive knowledge and technical expertise on Fund Management Companies including Alternative Investment Fund Managers, Funds Structuring, Authorization, Regulatory Compliance Consulting and ongoing Fund Administration.
Vicky Christophidou is a Fellow Chartered Accountant, member of the ICPAC and CAMS member. She joined ECOMMBX as the Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officer on April 1st, 2021 after being with PwC Cyprus for a total of 15 years. During her career, Vicky serviced a wide range of financial services clients including credit institutions, EMIs and investment firms, offering advisory services in the areas of risk management, regulatory compliance, governance and internal controls.
Richard Corbyn is the Director of Authorisations at Complyport, a leading regulatory compliance consulting firm supporting the UK financial services industry for around 20 years, ensuring delivery of first-class service and support to clients seeking FCA approval for Authorisation, Variation of Permission and Change in Control. Prior to joining Complyport, Richard worked for the FCA, the UK’s conduct regulator for financial services firms and financial markets, for more than 20 years. During this time, he held various positions, including Manager of the Authorisations Division, leading amongst others the Change in Control and Passporting teams. Before that, Richard was the Manager of the FCA Complaints Scheme and the Regulatory Decisions Committee (RDC) team, during which he held primary responsibility for managing the FCA’s relationship with the Independent Complaints Commissioner. Richard had previously served as a Manager of the FSA (FCA predecessor) supervisory Triage team, where he oversaw risk-assessing and prioritising issues affecting retail financial firms. Before that, he worked for nine years at the Insurance Brokers Registration Council. Richard holds a bachelor’s degree in Law (LLB) and is a member of the Chartered Governance Institute.
Rocio Suarez Gray works in an advisory capacity and as a subject matter expert in Financial Crime Compliance. As part of her role, Rocio provides advice on analysing and interpreting regional regulatory drivers to ensure LexisNexis Risk solutions’ architecture and design are fully aligned with national and international AML and KYC due diligence standards. Over the years, she has provided best practice for AML-CFT screening, Customer Due Diligence and Financial Counterparty KYC for an extensive number of customers across the EMEA region. Her areas of expertise include AML watchlist screening and monitoring, KYC and Third-party Due Diligence. Rocio is a CAMS and ICA certified member and has more than 6 years of experience in financial crime compliance. Rocio holds a BA in Law and obtained a master’s degree in European Affairs from the University of Seville and a second master’s degree in International Relations from La Rioja International University in Spain.
Yiannis Pettemerides is a consultant in the fields of Forensic Investigations, Sanctions Compliance, Anti Money Laundering Compliance, Registered Auditor, Insolvency Practitioner, with more than 20 years of experience. He was engaged, as an External Technical Expert and leading the Onsite Inspection Teams, of the AML/Supervision Department of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC). Yiannis also served as the Chairman of the Economic Crime and Forensic Accounting Committee of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC), as well as the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors and the Technical Committees of the Cyprus Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and was a Founding Member of the Cyprus #209 Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). Yiannis engages as an External Technical Expert, in the fields of Forensic Investigations, Anti-money Laundering Investigations and Audit Investigations, with the Cyprus Police Economic Crime Unit, the Attorney General Office, the Audit General Office and the Private Sector, both in Cyprus and Internationally. He is a member of multiple associations including ICPAC, IIA, ACFE and ICA and the resident consultant of eBOS.
Christos Ttiniozou, for over 20 years, has specialized in assisting organizations with their regulatory obligations using technology. He serves as the Managing Director of Complytek, a leading regulatory technology firm. Complytek aids companies in adhering to global regulations, particularly in sectors like Financial Services, Payments, Investment, Forex/Brokers, Insurance, Crypto, and Gaming/Gambling. With work experience spanning the USA and Cyprus, Christos steers Complytek's strategy, focusing on a comprehensive Onboarding, KYC, AML, and Fraud Solution to meet the stringent compliance standards set by regulators worldwide.
eBOS is an innovative client-focused software company providing state-of-the-art RegTech and Fintech solutions that automate risk and compliance management for organisations on a worldwide basis and lead them to digital transformation.With a rich product portfolio of web-based, technologically advanced, flexible and customisable software applications, we pride ourselves for being the pioneers in RegTech and Fintech. Our core offering – WiseBOS Suite, is a revolutionary fully integrated business aligned solution, designed to help manage risk, carry out customer due diligence and follow the best security standards, easily adaptable to the ever-changing business needs of companies. EU headquartered in Cyprus, eBOS operates within a network of representative offices closely collaborating with strategic partners in the rest of Europe and the MEA region in general
Infocredit Group is a leading provider of business intelligence and risk management solutions, including Credit Risk, AML/CTF regulatory compliance, Due Diligence and KYC. Aiming to help businesses manage their risks emerging from credit exposure and regulatory compliance it offers a range of innovative, cost-effective, API-driven solutions, in affordable and efficient packages. With a team of experts in the fields of Credit Risk Management, Debt Recovering, Call Center Services, AML/CTF compliance, KYC, Due Diligence, Fraud Prevention, ID Verification, ESG (Environmental, Social Governance) and Vocational Training, offers state-of-the-art customer-oriented solutions that meet the specific risk management needs of any organization. With offices in Cyprus, Malta and UAE, with a presence in Greece and Romania, its services and solutions cover the international market for more than 50 years.
A global leader in the field of Regulatory Technology, iSPIRAL’s award-winning Solutions are tailor-made to resolve all your Fraud, KYC, AML, Governance-Risk, and Compliance challenges. Renowned in the Finance Industry, their one-stop software comprehensively addresses the compliance objectives and obligations set by worldwide regulators. Through the expert use of machine-learning technology, real-time activity monitoring, global partnerships, and data analysis, iSPIRAL ensures your organisation consistently delivers exceptional services to your clients around the world. www.i-spiral.com
MAP S.Platis is a leading financial services consulting Group with clients that include regulators, banks, funds and fund managers, investment firms, financial technology firms, insurance firms and payment and electronic money institutions. Our expert team, comprising high-calibre professionals, provides unique and tailored solutions in international licensing, regulatory compliance, risk management, internal audit, human resources, regulatory technology, information technology, business resilience, information security including cybersecurity, governance, executive training and innovation consulting to financial and other firms in the UK, Cyprus and the EU. www.mapsplatis.com
Prospectacy is a consulting and advisory firm that specializes in providing personalized services to corporate clients, individuals, and e-commerce businesses. They offer a wide range of solutions, including tax planning, legal services, company formation and management, and e-commerce solutions. Their experienced professionals work closely with clients to understand their unique needs and develop tailored strategies to help them achieve their goals. With a proactive and collaborative approach, Prospectacy is an excellent partner for anyone seeking expert advice and support for their business or personal needs.
ACMS Global Ltd is a company specialising in Call Monitoring Software. texis is a multilingual tool that converts voice calls into searchable text. It is the ultimate tool for FX and Stock Brokerage companies that monitor their outgoing calls. It saves time and money by first enhancing your Compliance capabilities & reducing the number of resources (staff) that are now having to listen in manually for the total duration of a call. texis uses Artificial Intelligence to accurately convert telephone conversations into text, then searches within the conversation, locates user defined keywords/phrases, and warns the call monitoring officers of the compliance team accordingly. texis follows MiFID’s II directive (2014/65/EU), which relates to monitoring telephone conversations and detecting behaviours that may be considered as compliance vulnerability or market abuse. texis can therefore help companies accurately and efficiently monitor all calls made between their agents/personnel and clients, ensuring that their modus operandi meets primarily the regulatory guidelines and your company’s marketing and ethical procedures.
Treppides Group of Companies is the largest independent consulting Group in Cyprus having an established presence in Great Britain and Malta and employing approximate 200 professionals. The Group offers a full range of consulting and financial advisory, audit, tax and accounting services in a variety of business sectors. The Group, which started its operations in 1985, has 36 years of expertise and an elite team of experienced executives who can guide and assist businesses during the establishment process and subsequent operational activities globally.
Conferience is the ideal web-app for event organizers, presenters, market researchers and team leaders all over the world. Engage your audience in any kind of online or/and physical event, facilitating direct interaction among them. It is excellent for any kind of online or/and physical event, including lectures, presentations, webinars, conferences, forums, trade shows, polls, training courses, seminars, workshops, school classes, universities, focus groups, research & internal (corporate executive) meetings.
IMH is a leading Corporate Events and Media organization operating in the Knowledge and Information Economy. It provides products and services based on content, intelligence and connections to specialist audiences. IMH services include the organization of conferences, summits, client events, exhibitions, business, and mainstream media. Every year, IMH organizes more than 200 corporate events in physical, hybrid and online form: Conferences and Exhibitions on all market sectors, Investment summits and road shows in Cyprus and abroad, Client Conferences and other corporate events, Business award ceremonies. Our corporate events provide the biggest networking, business development, knowledge providing and career advancement opportunities in Cyprus. IMH media department operates, publishes and distributes: IN Business, the leading monthly business magazine in Cyprus, GOLD, the leading English-language monthly business Magazine in Cyprus, IN Business Portal (www.inbusinessnews.com), GOLD Portal (www.goldnews.com.cy), Over 40 annual business catalogues, supplements and directories, Reporter (www.reporter.com.cy), one of the most visited multi-thematic news portal in Cyprus. IMH recently acquired Super FM, the leading music radio station in Cyprus.
ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. We’re a thriving global community of 241,000 members and 542,000 future members based in 178 countries and regions, who work across a wide range of sectors and industries. We uphold the highest professional and ethical values. We offer everyone everywhere the opportunity to experience a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management. Our qualifications and learning opportunities develop strategic business leaders, forward-thinking professionals with the financial, business and digital expertise essential for the creation of sustainable organisations and flourishing societies. Since 1904, being a force for public good has been embedded in our purpose. In December 2020, we made commitments to the UN Sustainable Development Goals which we are measuring and will report on in our annual integrated report. We believe that accountancy is a cornerstone profession of society and is vital helping economies, organisations and individuals to grow and prosper. It does this by creating robust trusted financial and business management, combating corruption, ensuring organisations are managed ethically, driving sustainability, and providing rewarding career opportunities. And through our cutting-edge research, we lead the profession by answering today’s questions and preparing for the future. We’re a not-for-profit organisation. Find out more at accaglobal.com
The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland is the professional body for governance and the qualifying and membership body for governance professionals across all sectors. One of nine divisions of the global Chartered Governance Institute, which was established 130 years ago, its purpose under Royal Charter is to lead ‘effective governance and efficient administration of commerce, industry and public affairs’ working with regulators and policy makers to champion high standards of governance and providing qualifications, training and guidance. As a lifelong learning partner, the Institute helps governance professionals to achieve their professional goals, providing recognition, community and the voice of its membership. www.cgi.org.uk
The IBE’s purpose is to champion the highest standards of ethical behaviour in business. It believes that an investment in business ethics drives sustainable business benefits, including higher levels of staff engagement, better and more consistent decision-making, and heightened levels of trust. The IBE advocates the importance of ethical behaviour in business, advises businesses and business leaders on how to achieve the highest standards of behaviour based on ethical values and undertakes research and thought leadership in support of the application of ethical values at all levels in organisations. Find out more: www.ibe.org.uk - Follow on: @IBEUK
The International Compliance Association (ICA) is a professional membership and awarding body open to compliance professionals at all stages of their career. As part of their ongoing commitment to setting the standard, they provide a wealth of knowledge, tools, resources and practical support. They are the leading provider of professional, certificated qualifications in anti-money laundering; governance, risk and compliance and financial crime prevention. An internationally recognised organisation, their qualifications are awarded in association with Alliance Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester. Their global community has members across 130 countries. Being a member demonstrates a commitment to the highest standards of practice and conduct, enhances your professional reputation and employability and significantly protects and improves the performance of your organisation. Recognition. Community. Knowledge. The benchmark of excellence. www.int-comp.org
ICPA is THE premier international trade compliance non-profit organization specializing in networking with over 3,000 professionals and offering outstanding, reasonably priced conferences and webinars. Conferences are held in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Our website is full of helpful trade compliance information with previous conference presentations, responses to our unique “Ask the Membership Q&A”, and member discounts for trade compliance services. Try us the first year for free (no credit card required.) Individual membership is only $125/yr after that. Truly the best trade compliance value anywhere! Join us here: https://www.icpainc.org/join/
The ILN is a non-exclusive network of high-quality mid-sized law firms, which operates to create a global platform for the provision of legal services, particularly for clients with international needs. With a presence in 67 countries, it is exceptionally well placed to offer seamless legal services, often of a cross-border nature from like-minded and quality legal practices. In 2021, the ILN was honored as Global Law Firm Network of the Year by The Lawyer European Awards. Today, the ILN remains at the very forefront of legal networks in its reach, capability, and depth of expertise.
ICAEW is a world leading professional body of Chartered Accountants with over 195,300 members and students. ICAEW Chartered Accountants are talented, ethical and committed professionals, which is why 99* of the top 100 Global Brands employ our members *includes parent companies. Source: ICAEW member data at 27 July 2022, Interbrand Best Global Brands 2021 We attract talented individuals into the profession and give them the skills and values they need to build resilient businesses, economies and societies, while ensuring our planet’s resources are managed sustainably. ICAEW is a founder member, and current chair, of Chartered Accountants Worldwide (CAW)–supporting, developing and promoting over 1.8m members and students in more than 190 countries around the world ICAEW’s world leading qualification, the ACA has direct regulatory recognition in Cyprus ensuring access to ICPAC, government roles and the audit profession.
Being one of the 190+ chapters of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the Cyprus Chapter of the ACFE is an anti-fraud organization that serves professionals, students and communities in Cyprus. The objec¬tive of the Cyprus Chapter of the ACFE is to promote improved fraud detection and deterrence. This is achieved through enhancement of knowledge, promotion of networking opportunities and support for its members and the business, academic and government community.
Through its representation of ten member banks, that hold more than 90% market share and provide a full range of banking services, the Association of Cyprus Banks (ACB) is the voice of the Cyprus banking system. Its primary aim is to promote best practices for the interest of the banking sector and the local economy as a whole. The ACB is a non-profit organization through which common positions are formulated and promoted on banking and financial issues, when local legislative and governmental policies are determined.
Cyprus Bar Association is the professional body of lawyers with 4273 members. Cyprus Bar Association was established under the Advocates Law Chapter 2 in 1960 and it has been operating since then. It is the Regulatory Body and among its powers is to maintain the honour and independence of the Bar and its defence in relation to the judiciary and the executive and to regulate the practice and etiquette of the profession. It is the competent authority for lawyers under Cyprus legislation in accordance with section 59 (4) of the Prevention and Suppression of Money Laundering of Money Laundering Activities Law of 2007 (L. 188 (I)/2007) as amended. Cyprus Bar Association is a member of the Council of the European Bar Association (CCBE) and a member of the International Bar Association (IBA).
Created in 2003, CFA Society Cyprus is dedicated to professional excellence, integrity, education, volunteer service and strength of community. CFA Society Cyprus has over 200 Members representing all major banks and investment firms in Cyprus. The CFA Society Cyprus Members have earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Awarded only to a select group of investment specialists, the CFA charter requires its candidates to master a rigorous curriculum including investment valuation, portfolio management, asset allocation, economic and market analysis and ethical practices. CFA Society Cyprus is a local Society for CFA Institute, Charlottesville, Virginia and a Member of the CFA Institute Global Network of Societies. www.cfainstitute.org
The Cyprus Fiduciary Association (CYFA), established in 2011, is the representative body of regulated Administrative Service Providers (ASP’s) in Cyprus. With a vision to assist in forming a solid international business sector in Cyprus operating on high professional standards, ethics and integrity, the Association aims to serve industry providers by promoting their interests, raising sector awareness, supporting their operations, contributing to new legislations and delivering valuable training to professionals. The Association’s commitment to its purpose has established it among the most reputable and recognised organisations within the country, before public and regulatory authorities, other associations, as well as the business community in Cyprus and overseas.
The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC), established in 1961, is the professional body for the accountancy profession in Cyprus, currently tallying more than 5.200 members and 3.500 students. It provides the organisational framework for all professional accountants, supports and promotes the activities and interests of the accountancy profession, safeguards the reputation of the profession and ensures adherence to the Code of Ethics and the continuous professional development of the members. Furthermore, ICPAC is a competent authority and has been delegated the relevant tasks under the Law for the regulation of the audit profession, for Anti-Money Laundering purposes, for the provision of administrative and insolvency services. ICPAC is a key and active stakeholder in the economic affairs and development of the country, cooperating with the government, the private and public sector.
The Cyprus Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA Cyprus) was founded in 1998 and today has about 550 members. It is governed by an elected Board of Directors of ten members, which is supported by four committees. The vision of IIA Cyprus is to be the fundamental institution that represents, promotes and upgrades the Internal Audit profession in Cyprus. Its mission is the continuous promotion and recognition of the profession, as well as the enrichment of its members’ knowledge and skills by providing relevant educational and training courses.
Invest Cyprus (Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency) is the investment authority of the Government of Cyprus dedicated to attract and facilitate foreign direct investment into the country. In close collaboration with all governmental authorities and public institutions, as well as the private sector, Invest Cyprus is the country’s lead agent in establishing Cyprus as a world-class destination for international business activity and investments. Invest Cyprus’ mandate is to raise awareness of Cyprus as a destination for FDI across the globe, providing certainty around all aspects of operating a business in Cyprus and supporting potential investors in developing their business case for investment into the country.
ISACA Cyprus Chapter, the locally established chapter of ISACA International, is an independent non-profit organisation and its purpose is to help business technology professionals and their enterprises realize the positive potential of technology. Today, ISACA international serves more than 165,000 professionals in 180+ countries, who covers a variety of professional IT-related positions, information systems or IT auditors, internal auditors, governance, security and risk professionals, consultants, educators, and C-suite executives. They serve professionals in nearly every industry. ISACA engages in the development, adoption and use of globally accepted, industry-leading knowledge and practices for information systems and in the provision of the professional qualifications CISA™, CRISC™, CISM™, CGEIT™, CSX-P™, CDPSE™, ITCA™ and CET™.
GOLD was first published in 2011 as the first monthly English-language magazine in Cyprus. Today, it not only consistently promotes good business practices but has a unique and valuable readership, comprising High Net Worth Individ¬uals, executives of international companies, and English-speaking Cypriot and non-Cypriot busi¬nessmen and women. http://www.golnews.com.cy
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