9th International Compliance Forum
The International Compliance Forum is one of the biggest conferences of IMH, and every year it tackles the most important developments around regulatory compliance issues that concern professionals in the field as well as the largest local, local and international companies.
Regulatory compliance issues are becoming increasingly important for businesses. By adequately implementing compliance rules, they operate more responsibly, protect their reputation and name, and limit risks. At the same time, they increase their efficiency and improve their operation.
The Forum is primarily aimed at businesses that need to implement compliance rules because it falls under their supervisory requirements but in the modern business environment, all businesses should implement compliance rules with specific international standards and best practices. Whether they are financial companies, professional service providers or even companies providing health services, food, etc. Compliance is now addressed to all businesses especially with the rise of technology and the various ethical issues that constantly arise (e.g. GDPR).
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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), a Fellow member of The Chartered Governance Institute – ICSA (UK) and a Certified Financial Consultant. 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 Chief Compliance & Corporate Governance Officer 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 in the South-Eastern European region. In year 2000 he moved to the Bank of Cyprus Group and took the post of Chief Financial Officer of the General Insurance of Cyprus for over a decade. He then took the post of Manager for the Organization of the Bank’s Overseas Operations until 2013 when he was appointed as Legal Representative and head of the Bank of Cyprus’ operations in Greece. Mr. Skandalis is the President of the Cyprus Integrity Forum (CIF), the largest non governmental organization in Cyprus for combatting corruption and promoting transparency, as well as the Vice-President and founder member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (Cyprus). He is also a Board member of the Global Practitioner 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). He is an active anti-fraud/corruption, compliance and corporate governance professional and chairs or participates as keynote speaker to related international conferences/forums in Europe, Asia and the USA. 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. Finally, he is the international silver award winner of “Best Compliance Team”, by the International Compliance Association (UK) for 2022.
Irfan Siddiq was born and raised in London and entered the United Kingdom’s Diplomatic Service in 1998 after graduating with a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University. He has worked in the Foreign Office in London on NATO issues, as Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary and as Head of the Arab Partnership Department, leading the UK’s response to the Arab Spring. He has had diplomatic postings to New Delhi, Cairo, Baghdad and Damascus, and has held positions as Ambassador to Azerbaijan and Sudan. He has also spent time outside the FCO on secondments to the US State Department in Washington and to Plan International, an NGO working on children’s rights. He assumed his role as High Commissioner to Cyprus in August 2022.
Giles Thomson is the Director of the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) and Economic Crime at HM Treasury. He is responsible for the UK’s AML/CTF policy, is the UK’s Head of Delegation to the Financial Action Task Force, and runs OFSI – the UK’s competent authority for the implementation and enforcement of financial sanctions. He has close to twenty years' experience in a range of roles across government, working extensively on economic crime policy before joining OFSI in November 2020.
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.
Peter Drake leads the EMEA AML Compliance Risk Management team for Citigroup’s Institutional Client Group, covering Corporate Banking and Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS) for relationships and activity booked across Citi’s 50+ presence countries in the EMEA region. Peter’s team oversees implementation of Citi’s Global AML standards for Trade, Foreign Correspondent Banking, Payment Intermediary and Virtual Asset Service Provider (VASP) relationships. Prior to joining Citi in March 2014, Peter worked in Deloitte’s Forensic practice for more than 15 years. Peter holds an M.A. from Cambridge University and is a Chartered Accountant
Jacqueline Brewer is a Section Chief in the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) where she oversees a team of Enforcement Officers charged with analyzing violations of U.S. economic and trade sanctions. Ms. Brewer has more than a decade of experience in sanctions targeting and enforcement, often working in partnership with domestic and international law enforcement agencies. Her work at OFAC has focused on a broad range of sanctions programs, issues, and industries—from cloud services to shipping to securities. Ms. Brewer joined OFAC in 2013 as a Sanctions Investigator where she focused on international narcotics trafficking investigations.
Constantinos Trikoupis is heading the AML/CFT & Financial Conduct Department of the Central Bank of Cyprus. He has broad international experience spanning over 30 years in financial services, financial stability, taxation and accounting. He joined the Central Bank of Cyprus in the year 2000. He has a Degree in Accounting from the University of East Anglia and is a Chartered Accountant. He has first-hand experience in negotiating and implementing European Union and euro area-specific financial sector legislation, including four years as the Financial Services Attaché for banking matters in the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Cyprus in the EU in Brussels.
Matthew Oresman is managing partner of Pillsbury’s London office. He leads the law firm’s International Government Law & Strategies practice, carrying out high-profile activities in many of the world’s capital cities. Matthew helps clients navigate complex international challenges, succeeding at the intersection of cross-border business, law, policy and politics. He principally advises business executives, governments, political leaders and NGOs on achieving their most important objectives. He regularly designs and implements legal and policy solutions, including managing integrated U.S. and Europe-based initiatives. He advises global businesses on entry into emerging markets and compliance with U.S. and international regulations.
Niki Charilaou has more than 10 years of experience focusing on financial crime, sanctions and risk management, in her role as the Manager of the Group Financial Crime & Sanctions Compliance Department of the Bank of Cyprus. She started her career as an auditor and became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ACA), and subsequently she worked in the banking sector in various leadership roles in Finance, Investment Banking, and Compliance. Ms. Charilaou is also a holder of a Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University (USA), a Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), and a Certified Global Sanctions Specialist (CGSS). She is a member of the “Technical Expert Group on restrictive measures regimes and targeted financial sanctions” appointed by the European Banking Authority, and a regular contributor to the drafting of ACAM’s Certified Global Sanctions Specialist Certification. Finally, she is a member of the Compliance Committee of ICPAC.
Gregory Dellas is the Chief Compliance and Innovation Officer at ECOMMBX. Previously, at the Bank of Cyprus, Gregory served as Director Wealth & Markets and spearheaded the AML Risk Management team within International Banking Services, responsible for high-risk clients and transactions and for providing guidance and specialized training to management and staff. Before that he was Group MLRO for a large Cyprus bank, and held a number of other senior management positions. Gregory is the founder and Chair of the ACAMS Cyprus Chapter, since 2015. He holds several international professional certifications including CGSS, CAMS (Advanced) - Risk and CAMS (Advanced) – Audit. He is a certified CAMS instructor and GCI accredited trainer, a Fellow of ICA (FICA) and a long-standing member of the AMLP Forum and IGCA. He also holds an MBA from Lancaster University in the UK and a BSC (Hons) Industrial economics from the University of Warwick.
Michael Pelosi has over 29 years’ experience advising international corporate clients and government departments in complex commercial and cross border transactions, international arbitrations and litigation relating to; financial instruments, investment agreements, infrastructure and construction projects, joint venture projects, real estate development and financing, corporate governance and regulatory investigations. Michael has advised and guided multi-national and corporate clients from a diverse range of industries, including financial services, construction, energy and infrastructure, mining, manufacturing, telecommunications, insurance and hospitality. During his 5 year appointment as a senior lawyer in Enforcement with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, Michael investigated and prosecuted a number of high profile company directors, managers, auditors and liquidators for offences relating to corporate fraud, breaches of director’s duties, financial market manipulation, stock market listing breaches, insider trading and fraudulent transactions, including a number of enforcement actions against fund managers and the promoters and management of collective investment funds.
Helen Brand OBE has been chief executive of ACCA since 2008, driving ACCA’s pioneering work in supporting the development of the profession across Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. She was a founding member of the International Integrated Reporting Council and sits on a number of university advisory boards. Helen is a member of the UK Government’s Professional and Business Services Council, and also sits on the B20 Task Fo rce on the Future of Work, Skills and Mobility and the Board of the UK-ASEAN Business Council.
Michael Khoo is a Co-Director for the Department of Justice’s Task Force KleptoCapture. The task force was announced in President Biden’s March 2022 State of the Union address, in which the president committed to “going after the crimes of the Russian oligarchs” and to seizing “their yachts, their luxury apartments, their private jets,” and other “ill-begotten gains.” As co-director, Michael helps to coordinate and manage the investigation and prosecution of U.S. sanctions violations and attempts to evade export controls. He also supervises the task force’s efforts to seize and forfeit the assets of individuals and entities involved in such violations.
Demetra Kalogerou (BSc, MSc, MPhil) from September 2011 to September 2021 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.
Predrag Cvijic obtained a Master degree in Business Intelligence and Strategy from the School of Economic Warfare in Paris, and joined JP Morgan Asset Management Luxembourg in 2007. After working for the JP Morgan group in various roles focusing on AML, KYC, sanctions, PEPs and operational risks, he joins the European Investment Bank in 2010. With 15+ years of experience in compliance and controls functions, Predrag now manages a Unit focusing on transversal activities, such as reporting and coordination.
Gaon Hart is currently a Non-Executive Director for the NHS Counter-Fraud Authority and Managing Director of LAW: Legal Advisory Worldwide; a boutique legal consultancy, providing specialist corporate compliance support around economic crime prevention policy, process, system & learning. As a former Senior Crown Advocate for the Special Crime & Counter Terrorism Division (CPS) and legal advisor to the UK Attorney General, he is also a technical legal expert in fraud, anti-bribery & corruption, ethics, cyber-crime and money laundering. He focussed on corporate investigations, and later, as Head of Global Anti-Bribery & Corruption Advisory, Policy & Training for HSBC Bank, Gaon designed from scratch a pragmatic and practical global corporate compliance framework, embedding with as little friction to the business as possible, covering every element of a global anti-corruption programme incorporating the legal requirements of 64 countries.
Justin Cooper is an experienced technology commercial leader, with a decade of experience across multiple industries including Regtech, Financial Crime Compliance, KYC, Identity Verification, Data Management, Data Analytics and Consulting. Justin leads the EMEA Alliances business defining and implementing the go to market and monetisation strategy for Partnerships delivering year-over-year revenue growth through the combination of the technology & data assets of LexisNexis Risk Solutions and a network of strategic alliance partners.
Kyriakos Iordanou is the General Manager of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC) since January 2012. Prior to that, he served as a Council member between 2002 to 2011, rising to the position of the Vice President (2009-2011). Kyriakos is a Fellow of ACCA, member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CPFA) and a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (FCIS), as well as a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (MCIM). He also served as a board member of the Cyprus Institute of Internal Auditors (2006-2011). In 2019, Kyriakos was elected as the President of the Parallel Parliament for Research, Innovation and Digital Governance.
Panos Kyriakides, a communicator by nature, has learnt throughout his career to effectively engage with people and professionals from all industries and backgrounds. This trait allows him to perfectly capture the needs and expectations of customers at all levels, allowing him to build sound and long-term partnerships. With a wealth of more than twenty years of experience in the Financial and Banking sector, Panos has gained valuable insights in addressing the needs of companies for digital transformation & regulatory technology, assisting them to comply with the regulatory frameworks. He is highly experienced in analysing and understanding clients’ needs, promoting business products and services to potential clients while strictly streamlining processes in line with regulations and ensuring compliance to enforced practices and policies.
Demetris Taxitaris is the Chief Executive Officer of MAP S.Platis, a leading consulting Group in the provision of solutions in international licensing, regulatory compliance, internal audit, risk management, human resources, regulatory technology, information technology, business resilience, information security including cybersecurity, governance, executive training and innovation consulting to regulated and other firms. In the past, he worked at Bank of Cyprus as Head of Asset Management with local and international clients, individuals and institutionals, across all industries. Prior to that, Demetris worked at Deloitte in London where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant, becoming a member of the ICAEW. Demetris is a member of the Boards of Directors of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (‘ICPAC’), the Cyprus Investment Funds Association (‘CIFA’) and the Association of Cyprus International Financial Firms (‘ACIFF’).
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.
Chapter George Zornas is the Internal Audit Director of BoC since January 2015. Mr. Zornas has more than 18 years of experience in internal audit and fraud investigations. He has also extensive experience in Assurance and Corporate Finance, having worked with PwC (Greece) for 10 years. Mr. Zornas is a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA), a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) and he is currently serving as the president of the Cyprus Chapter of Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). Mr. Zornas also holds an MBA in Financial Studies and a BA (Hons) in Industrial Economics, both from the University of Nottingham.
Maggie McGhee is the Executive Director - Strategy and Governance at ACCA. Maggie leads ACCA’s development of strategy and ACCA’s corporate governance arrangements and the governance of ACCA members and students. Our integrated thinking and integrated reporting, reinforcing that being a force for public good is at the heart of what we do. ACCA’s corporate governance arrangements and the governance of ACCA members and students are fundamental in ensuring we actively supporting ethics and integrity in the profession. With a background in audit and technical accounting, Maggie was previously the Director of Professional Insights at ACCA, where she led a team of technical and policy experts to support ACCA’s global thought leadership agenda. Before joining ACCA, Maggie worked for PwC in the Advanced Regulatory and Compliance Analytics area applying specialist analytics tool to clients in the banking and capital markets sector. A chartered accountant with a degree in law, Maggie trained with the National Audit Office UK where she was the Director General of Audit. With over 18 years’ experience of auditing central government bodies, Maggie’s engaged extensively across the audit and accounting profession, both within the UK and internationally, to influence sector developments. As part of this work, Maggie’s been a member of a number of working groups and committees including the Accountancy Europe’s Public Sector Working Group, the EU European Public Sector Accounting Standards (EPSAS) Working Group; HM Treasury’s Financial Reporting Advisory Board in the UK; and the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) Audit and Assurance Council.
Katerina Efthymiadou is Senior Associate Director in Compliance at MUFG Investor Services, responsible for regulatory and AML compliance. Katerina is also the local Environmental, Social and Governance champion. Previously, she has held in compliance roles, both regulatory and AML, at regulated AIFM and investment firms. Prior to this Katerina received her legal training, with focus on corporate and commercial law, at a local law firm. Katerina holds an LLB from the University of Leicester and an LLM in Labour Law and Corporate Governance from the University of Bristol. She also holds CySEC Advanced and AML certifications.
Mike Jennings is a Director in Sustainability and ESG Consulting leading our Sustainable Finance service-line at Anthesis Group, the sustainability activator and largest dedicated team of sustainability professionals globally. Mike is leading on Sustainable Finance services and mandatory non-financial reporting (CSRD, ISSB) across the UK, Western & Central Europe, and globally with key clients. Mike brings a unique focus to sustainability and ESG with his background in finance and regulation mixed with his work with clients on strategy and large-scale implementation projects which can help clients with challenges in the mandatory sustainability reporting space. His current projects include assistance with ESG strategy, ratings advisory, helping clients with ESG implementation and transformation whether around risk and regulatory topics like SFDR and Taxonomy, new financial products such as sustainability-linked loans and bonds and sustainable supply chain finance, or data, process, control and reporting issues under new reporting regimes (CSRD / ISSB).
Philip Reuchlin has 18 years of experience in ESG and sustainability within corporates, non-profit organizations and public administration. He has previously worked for the OSCE, WBCSD and Pioneers Innovation Consulting. He has a focus on carbon footprints, carbon removal and climate-tech startups. He studied at LSE and INSEAD. He currently leads carbon footprinting efforts with the ESG compliance software provider Atlas Metrics, that automates disclosures in compliance with the world’s leading ESG standards.
Complytek is a leading regulatory technology provider offering advanced solutions in AML, KYC, Risk, and Compliance. With a 16-year-long legacy serving a vast spectrum from Banking, Investment and Payments to Crypto, Forex and Gaming & Gambling, our expertise is second to none. Central to our ethos is a world free from financial crime and fraud. Our AI technology, fortified with machine-learning, innovates compliance to counteract such threats. Through strategic alliances with global regulatory giants and industry experts, we pledge an unwavering commitment, ensuring our global clientele experiences unparalleled excellence.
eBOS is an innovative, client-focused, software company, providing state-of-the-art RegTech and Fintech solutions, which 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. 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.
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Η Infocredit Group αποτελεί τον κορυφαίο πάροχο λύσεων σε θέματα διαχείρισης κινδύνων με εμπειρία 50 χρόνων. H Infocredit Group προσφέρει υπηρεσίες Διαχείρισης Πιστωτικού Κινδύνου, Κανονιστικής Συμμόρφωσης, Συμβουλευτικές υπηρεσίες, Ανάκτησης Οφειλών, Τηλεφωνικού Κέντρου και Επαγγελματικής Κατάρτισης. Μέσα από το αναγνωρισμένο δίκτυο στρατηγικών εταίρων της, όπως LexisNexis Risk Solutions (RELX Group), VinciWorks, ICSA, MACM, eID και Finclude, η Infocredit Group στοχεύει στην ενίσχυση των επιχειρήσεων με μια αξιόπιστη και ολοκληρωμένη σειρά εργαλείων που μπορούν να τις βοηθήσουν στην εκπλήρωση των οικονομικών, νομικών και ηθικών τους υποχρεώσεων. www.infocreditgroup.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.
IMH is a leading Corporate Events, Media, Business Intelligence and Networking organisation with a vast annual agenda of over 200 conferences, business forums, exhibitions, investment summits, client events and business awards ceremonies. Organised by IMH in Cyprus and abroad, these are considered to be Cyprus’ largest business and professional networking platforms. Our Business Media Department publishes Cyprus’ two most popular monthly business magazines– IN Business and GOLD –and two digital media platforms, IN Business News and CBN (Cyprus Business News) with their Daily Newsletters providing executives with news and updates on the local business and economic landscape, in Greek and English respectively. Our Consumer Media Department operates REPORTER, one of the country's most popular news portals, as well as SUPER FM, Cyprus’ Number 1 Greek music radio station. IMH also participates in Cyprus Government, EU and other international organisations’ projects and programmes. www.imhbusiness.com
The Forum is addressed to:
• Compliance Professionals
• Risk Professionals
• Audit Professionals
• Ethics Professionals
• Privacy Professionals
• Corporate Governance Professionals
• General Counsels
• Finance and Legal professionals
• Board Members
• Senior Management Executives
From Various Sectors:
• Banks and other financial institutions
• Investment Firms
• Fintech Companies
• Accounting, audit, tax firms
• Law firms and legal consultants
• Insurance firms and re-insurance firms
• Corporate services providers
• Other Financial services providers
• Law enforcement agencies
• Regulatory authorities
• Consulting firms
• Company formation and administration firms
• Wealth management firms
• Trust services providers
• Software/technology providers
• Casinos – Gaming – Betting Companies
• Academia – Universities
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 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.
International Registries, Inc. and its affiliates (IRI) provide administrative and technical support to the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime and Corporate Registries. IRI has been administering corporate and maritime programs and involved in flag State administration since 1948. The RMI Maritime Registry is one of the leading registries in the world with both the youngest and greenest fleet. RMI business entities can be utilized for a variety of purposes including real and intellectual property holdings, asset management, international trade, estate planning, vessel ownership, and IPOs. IRI prides itself on providing reliable and prompt service to the international business community, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Through its representation of ten member banks, that hold more than 90% of 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. In communicating the industry’s views, the ACB cooperates closely with the Central Bank of Cyprus, the House of Representatives and various Ministries as well as other private and public bodies. The Association also has a close relationship with the European Banking Federation (of which it is a member), national banking associations and global organizations. This year, the ACB is celebrating its 50 years’ anniversary.
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 objective 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.
Το Cyprus Integrity Forum (CIF) δημιουργήθηκε το 2010 και έχει συσταθεί το 2011, είναι σήμερα ο κορυφαίος Οργανισμός στην Κύπρο με δράση ως προς την αντιμετώπιση της διαφθοράς και την προώθηση της διαφάνειας. Είναι ένας ανεξάρτητος, μη-κυβερνητικός, μη-κομματικός και μη-κερδοσκοπικός οργανισμός, με συνεργασίες σε Κύπρο, Ευρώπη και Αμερική. Δρούμε αποτελεσματικά ως προς την συλλογική εμπέδωση για τις επιπτώσεις της διαφθοράς στην καθημερινότητα μας και τρόπους εξάλειψης της. Στόχος μας είναι η ενίσχυση της ποιότητας της δημόσιας και εταιρικής διακυβέρνησης και να διασφαλίσουμε ότι το κράτος και όλα τα Κυβερνητικά όργανα ενεργούν και συμπεριφέρονται με τρόπο που προάγει τη διαφάνεια και την ηθική από κάθε άποψη.
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.
ICAEW is a world leading professional body of Chartered Accountants with 189,500 members and students. ICAEW Chartered Accountants are talented, ethical and committed professionals, which is why all of the top 100 Global Brands employ chartered accountants. They attract talented individuals into the profession and give them the skills and values they need to build resilient businesses, economies and societies, while ensuring their planet’s resources are managed sustainably. The collective skills of their membership are the reason they believe that chartered accountancy can be a force for positive changes, which can help to create strong and sustainable economies.
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™.
National Betting Authority is a legal entity of public law and is governed by the Betting Law of 2019. The Authority is responsible for the licensing, regulation and supervision of the betting activity which is conducted within the Republic of Cyprus. Furthermore, the Authority has the responsibility for collaboration and discussion with competent agencies, public services and international organisations for issues relating to the betting industry. Moreover, it is responsible for the implementation of specific measures to be taken for the protection of young people, vulnerable groups from addiction to betting. For more information, see the website www.nba.gov.cy
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.
CBN (Cyprus Business News) is a new English-language business and investment portal, which aims to become the leading daily source of business and financial news and information in English for professionals in Cyprus and beyond. Its team of experienced journalists provides factual, objective, trustworthy and up-to-the-minute online content for the portal, its accompanying app and daily newsletter. For every Cyprus-based English-speaking professional involved in any of the island’s broad range of business sectors, from Shipping, Financial Services and Commerce to ICT, Gaming, Media, Insurance and more, CBN is the go-to business news portal. It also serves as the global gateway to up-to-date information on opportunities for investment in Cyprus.
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
As the flagship publication within IMH’s media brands, IN Business magazine, has a 16-year history, during which thousands of examples of good business practices by businesses and businesspeople, brands, commercial practices and developments have been showcased. The aim of IN Business was – and continues to be – the promotion of good Cypriot business. www.inbusinessnews.com
Owned and operated by IMH, Super FM has been on air since 1998, broadcasting from Nicosia. It is the number one music radio station in Cyprus, focused on playing the latest and most popular tracks. With live radio shows and perfect playlists that specialize in contemporary mainstream Greek music, Super FM celebrates music at its annual Super Music Awards ceremony.
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