IMH and Invest Cyprus are organising the Invest Cyprus Roadshow 2022 Israel to promote Cyprus as an attractive international business center and an ideal foreign direct investment destination. The Conference will evaluate the benefits of living and working in Cyprus, provide an overview of the Cyprus economy as well as its tax and legal framework, analyse the local financial services environment, explore the advantages of the island as an investment funds jurisdiction, and explore the key sectors of the Cyprus economy for investing.
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Stavriana Kofteros is Vice-Chair of the Research Innovation Foundation and European Innovation Council Investment Committee and an EIC Ambassador. She is co-founder of Startup Cyprus and the European Startup Network, and member of the Women Economic Forum, the Innovation Advisory Board, the Transatlantic Council European Innovation Ecosystem Leaders and the European Digital Leaders Network.
George Campanellas is the Chief Executive Officer of the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (Invest Cyprus). He has nearly twenty years of professional experience in Cyprus and abroad, working with the DG Competition in Brussels and directly with the Cypriot Ministers of Health and Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism. Mr. Campanellas has been actively involved with the development of the oil & gas sector in the Cyprus Exclusive Economic Zone, dealing with licensing, exploration and exploitation activities, as well as promoting bilateral and multilateral cooperation at a regional level. Throughout his career, he also had an active role in drafting the regulatory framework and running the relevant licensing procedures for attracting Foreign Direct Investment in sectors of strategic importance and large-scale infrastructure projects, such as the LNG terminal at Vasilikos Energy Center, Cyprus Techno Park, EuroAsia Interconnector and the City of Dreams Mediterranean, Europe’s largest integrated casino resort and Cyprus’ largest FDI project. George Campanellas has been elected to the Steering Committee of the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) and has the position of the Regional Directorship of Eastern Europe.
George Karatzias is the Vice-Chairman of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission. He led Alter Domus fund services in Cyprus until 31 December 2020, having joined in 2011. He also served as a board member and the vice-chairman of the Fund Administrators Committee of the Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA). He was also a member of the Funds Committee of ICPAC (Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus). He is a Fellow member of ACCA and holds a Master’s degree in Marketing and Financial Services from the University of Exeter. He has accumulated significant experience in international fund structuring, management as well as provision of ancillary, middle and back-office services including fund administration.
Andreas Yiasemides is the President of the Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA) and Partner, in charge of Funds Services at PwC Cyprus. On his graduation from the University of Manchester with a first-class degree in Economics, he joined PwC in 1999 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (FCA). He continued his career with the Bank of Cyprus, holding various positions including heading the Custody and Trusts Unit. He then moved on to an organization of professional services where he set up and led the Fund Services Unit. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Cyprus and of the Central Bank of Cyprus and is the President of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Investment Fund Association (CIFA). He is also a member of the Cyprus National Advisory Council of the Charter Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI).
Charalambos Prountzos is a Partner and the founder of Prountzos & Prountzos LLC Law Firm, a member of the EY Law network since 2017 and the Central, Eastern, Southeastern Europe and Central Asia Law Leader of EY, leading hundreds of legal professionals in more than 25 countries. He is a Barrister-at-Law of Gray’s Inn after successfully completing the BVC course at the Inns of Courts School of Law in London with Merit. He holds an LLB (Honours) from University of Bristol and a Diploma in Professional Legal Skills from City University, London. He is a member of the Cyprus Bar Association with over 17 years of experience as an advocate in Cyprus, mainly dealing with corporate and commercial law, regulated financial services and banking law, energy law and public procurement law. He is a licensed insolvency practitioner in Cyprus and a Board Member of the Cyprus Investment Funds Association. He is also a member of the Company Law Committee of the Cyprus Bar Association.
Director, PwC Legal
Emily Petridou has more than 10 years of experience in the Legal profession. She started her career as a Trainee Solicitor in 2010 with Allen & Overy LLP in London, where she completed a two-year legal training, qualifying as a solicitor of England and Wales in the Banking department. In 2013, Emily moved back to Cyprus and joined Antis Triantafyllides & Sons LLC, practising mainly in banking and finance, capital markets, funds and corporate law. In 2019, she joined Gordian Holdings Limited, a portfolio company that had acquired a major NPL portfolio, where she held the position of Head of Legal until recently. Emily was actively involved in the initial set-up of the legal team and the company, she led a team of lawyers and was responsible for all legal matters of the company. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from The London School of Economics, a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law in London, a Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of California in Los Angeles and she is a UK Qualified Solicitor.
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.
Dr. Nikolas Mastroyiannopoulos has extensive experience and a doctorate from the University of Bristol, UK. in Biomedical research, Molecular and Cellular Biology. He also has a degree in Biomedical Sciences from the UWE University, UK. He has been working in the Department of Molecular Genetics, Function and Therapy at the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics from 2006 and in 2012, he was appointed Lecturer and later Assistant Professor at the Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine (CSMM) and has supervised numerous, MSc, Ph.D. candidates and postdoctoral fellows. He has been working in various basic and translational biomedical research projects with academic and commercial value for over 15 years. His research focused on developing Gene Therapeutic approaches for Muscular Dystrophies and genetic heart disorders. He has established National and international collaborations with various academic and research institutions around the world, as well as a solid publication record with several peer-review publications and book chapters with considerable citations. He has attracted a number of grants in his field as principle investigator or collaborator from National and international funding bodies as well as private initiatives. He has also served as an Elected Board Member of the Cyprus Society of Human Genetics as well as a National representative, in a number of European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) actions. On March 4th, 2020 he was appointed Chief Scientist of Research and Innovation by H.E. the President of the Republic of Cyprus.
Managing Partner, Treppides Group
Marios Cosma is the Managing Partner of Treppides Group. He served as a member of the Technical Experts Committee of the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group and served for several years as President and Vice President of the Financial Services Committee of ICPAC. He is a practicing member of ICPAC and of ICAEW having an audit practice in Cyprus and UK and specialising on taxation law. Marios Cosma has an extensive experience in the financial services industry with a track record since 1998. Moreover, he has experience with regulators around the world including CySEC (CY), MFSA (MA), DFSA (D), FCA (UK), CFTC (US), SEC (US) and has had active involvement in firms regulated by the said regulators. Marios Cosma holds a BA (Hons) in Accounting and Financial Management and an MA in Human Resource Management. He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA).
Deputy Director General, Invest Cyprus
Marios Tannousis holds the post of Deputy Director General at Invest Cyprus. He has more than twenty four years of international corporate experience, with twelve years in the international banking and financial services group Societe Generale, where he served at various key posts. He is a Member of the Board of the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) as well as the Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA). He also served as President of the Cyprus Finance & Leasing Association and Board Member in various other organizations and bodies. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Rutgers University, NJ, USA and an MBA from Mankato State University (MSU), MN, USA. He is also certified for offering investment services and has a special interest in Economic Developmentthrough Investments especially in Banking, Financial Services and Investment Funds. He represents Cyprus in various international and European Conferences.
Partner, Head of International Tax and Transaction Services, EY Cyprus
Petros is a Partner at EY Cyprus and heads the International Tax and Transaction Services. He joined EY Cyprus in 2001 and also worked in the past for our New York office at the Cyprus and Malta Foreign Tax Desk. His main areas of practice are international tax, transaction tax, transfer pricing, and MDR/ DAC6 advisory services. Petros has extensive experience in international tax planning, advising the US and European clients on structuring their operations and investments, improving tax efficiency of multinational operations, advising on earnings repatriation strategies, and other areas. Petros is a member of the Tax Policy Committee of the local Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and CFA Charter-holder.
Partner, Tax and Legal Services Leader, PwC Cyprus
Theo Parperis is a Partner at PwC Cyprus. He is a member of the Management Board and Leader of the Tax and Legal Services. He has vast experience in tax and statutory compliance for international groups; advising and assisting international clients with group restructuring plans; providing comprehensive solutions for private clients and High-Net-Worth-Individuals (HNWI) covering both their corporate and private wealth interests; family office structuring; corporate and private wealth consolidation and reporting; and tax and legal support in acquisition/sale of private assets. Theo is primarily engaged with International clients operating in a broad range of sectors, including trade in oil and commodities (e.g. metals), transportation, shipping, tourism, manufacturing, information, and technology. He is a graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). He is also a full member of STEP. Theo has served as President of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC) from June 2011 to June 2013. Theo is a keen sportsman having completed Marathons, Olympic distance, Triathlon, and Ironman.
Partner & Lawyer, Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC Law Firm
Savvas Savvides is a Partner at Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC Law Firm. He has a strong reputation in the legal community, particularly in the areas of real estate, litigation, dispute resolution, as well as employment law. Individuals from all over the world are among his clientele, and he represents a number of multinational firms, foreign lawyers, and high-net-worth individuals. He is a superb lawyer who has earned the trust and respect of individuals, businesses, international law firms, high-net-worth individuals, and government officials who admire his work ethic and commitment to his profession. He has a long list of publications and has been recognized by the Legal 500 and the City Wealth Leaders List.
Business Inelligence & Strategy, Invest Cyprus
Maria Hadjiyerou is responsible for Business Intelligence and Strategy at Invest Cyprus. She is passionate about assisting businesses and investors make informed, sustainable, and impactful decisions and improving the local ecosystem to allow them to do so. In her current role she works on establishing strategies and policies that will make Cyprus an even more attractive business center and further develop sectors that will diversify Cyprus’ offering, such as the Information, Technology and Communications sector. Maria spent the first 10 years of her career working with Deloitte and EY as a consultant in London (8 years) and Cyprus (2 years), specializing in M&A, business modelling, and strategic decision support. She holds a BA in Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics from the University of Warwick and an ACA qualification by the ICAEW. In her personal time, Maria enjoys travelling, swimming, reading, and playing the French horn and the ukulele.
Investment Promotion Officer, Invest Cyprus
Sarris Demetriou is responsible for Business Development at Invest Cyprus. His main priority is to promote the strategic projects of the country to foreign investors whilst assisting both project owners and investors proceed to impactful decisions in the ongoing process of the transaction. Over his 10 years' career, he has previously worked in the oil trading industry, in the consulting industry with a big 4 company as well as in the green energy sector with a startup company in London. He started his career with the biggest retail group of companies of Cyprus in the position of the sale engineer for the Caterpillar engines. Sarris graduated from the Polytechnic School of the University of Patras in Greece with an M.Eng. degree in Mechanical Engineering and from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland with a Master’s degree in Petroleum, Energy Economics and Finance. He is also a former basketball player with the National team of Cyprus.
George Chrysochos is one of the Directors of Cyfield Group. He has been involved with the family business from a very young age, serving in all sectors of the business. Before joining the family business full time, he had worked in the United States and Greece, as a consultant for Navigant and Mckinsey & Company. He gained experience in multiple functions including strategy and operations, mergers and acquisitions and organizational restructuring in various industries. While working as a consultant he had day to day involvement with Cyfield, participating in key strategic and operational decisions. Upon his return, he led the Group in breaking into the Energy market. George graduated with a Highest Honors Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Science in Structural Engineering from Stanford University. He served in the National Guard of Cyprus as a reserve 2nd lieutenant. He is a member of the
Advocate & Investment Consultant, Living Luxury Cyprus
Joseph Hadjihannas is a business lawyer with a background on real estate transactions, real estate planning, evaluation of real estate investments, real estate project due diligence and acquisition, project licensing, and development.
Cyfield Group is one of the leading real estate developers, general contracting, and construction groups in Cyprus. It was established in 1990 and operates in all areas of the construction industry: land development, contracting of public and private infrastructure projects, production and trading of specialized building materials, and energy production. Since 2018, the group has begun the construction of the first independent power station in Cyprus. Power Energy Cyprus Ltd (P.E.C.) is the first private company to dynamically enter the energy sector and provide lower-priced electricity for Cypriot consumers. With 30 years of experience and know-how, Cyfield, designs, manufactures and sells all types of high-quality residential and commercial properties in Cyprus and Greece.
EY is a globally connected, multidisciplinary professional services organization driven by our purpose: building a better working world – for our clients, our people and communities. With over 300,000 people in over 150 countries, we ask the better questions that unlock new approaches to the working world’s toughest challenges. For over 80 years, the Cyprus practice has been a trusted business advisor and auditor to a broad range of clients and is ideally placed to cater to the needs of our clients in a wider geographic span.
Living Luxury Cyprus is a real estate agency adjusted for the exclusive needs relating to the real estate market. Our current focus on luxury real estate is located in prime and exclusive locations in Limassol and Paphos LLC represents a luxury lifestyle by representing the most exceptional luxurious and unique properties on the island which stand out with unique designs and locations that are beyond expectations. All operations are always supported by our team while every agent is fluent in passion, creativity, and commitment with access to exclusive market insights and networks.
Η Michael Kyprianou & Co LLC, έχει εδραιώσει τη φήμη της ως εταιρεία που δύναται να προσφέρει ένα ευρύ φάσμα νομικών υπηρεσιών. Έχοντας ως βασική της αρχή πάντα να ξεπερνά τις προσδοκίες των πελατών της, η ΜΚ έχει εξελιχθεί σε ένα από τα μεγαλύτερα δικηγορικά γραφεία της Κύπρου με γραφεία στη Λευκωσία, Λεμεσό και Πάφο. Η διεθνής παρουσία της εταιρείας έχει επεκταθεί σημαντικά με πλήρως στελεχωμένα γραφεία στην Ελλάδα (Αθήνα και Θεσσαλονίκη), στη Μάλτα (Μπιρκιρκάρα), στην Ουκρανία (Κίεβο), στα Ηνωμένα Αραβικά Εμιράτα (Ντουμπάι) και στην Αγγλία (Λονδίνο). Ο επαγγελματισμός, η ποιότητα και αφοσίωση της ομάδας της ΜΚ, αποτελούν τον ακρογωνιαίο λίθο της επιτυχίας της εταιρείας εδώ και 30 χρόνια.
Quality Group is one of the leading property development organizations in Cyprus and the Mediterranean, with over 30 years of experience, operating in numerous projects. The Group has been upholding the corporate spirit of ‘‘Quality’’ since developing its first property project. Through conceiving client-oriented architectural concepts whilst pursuing high quality living environment and harmonious community as goals, Quality Group has successfully built up its brand name in the Domestic and International market.
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 35 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.
Invest Cyprus (Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency) is the investment promotion agency 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 and international experts, Invest Cyprus is the country’s lead agent in establishing Cyprus as a world class investment destination. Invest Cyprus’ mandate, is to raise awareness of Cyprus as a location 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.
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.
The event is addressed to:
• Fund managers
• Fund administrators
• Asset management firms and asset managers
• Accounting, audit, tax firms and tax specialists
• Law firms and legal consultants
• Business advisory and consulting service providers
• Corporate service providers
• Investment funds
• Banks, investment banks and other financial institutions
• Private equity firms
• Insurance companies
• Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) companies
• Financial Technology (FinTech) companies
• ICT consultants
The Christos Patsalides LLC, a 28 people strong Firm, was founded in Nicosia in 1996. Its areas of practice includes Corporate, Immigration, Mergers & Acquisitions, Mass Media & Entertainment, Real Estate, Employment and Labor, Inheritance and Trusts as well as Family Law. Its management affiliate, Christos Patsalides Corporate Management Ltd, offers Financial, Fiduciary, Accounting and Tax Service and Support for a comprehensive response to an organization’s legal and corporate needs.
A member of the reputable Lanitis Group, Cybarco has been shaping Cyprus since 1945. Celebrating decades of innovation and creativity, the island’s leading luxury property developer continues to push the boundaries, delivering iconic developments that transform lives and communities. Landmark projects like Aphrodite Hills Golf Resort, Akamas Bay Villas, The Oval, Limassol Marina, Trilogy Limassol Seafront and Limassol Greens are part of Cybarco’s impressive portfolio, the foundation of a proven track record in property sales and customer satisfaction. Visit cybarco.com to discover its destination developments.
Domenica Group was Founded in 1961 as a building construction company and set up by the late Mr. George Hadjidemosthenous.Today, Domenica Group is one of the largest property developer in Pafos. The Group currently occupies approximately 480 employees throughout seven different companies, having currently a huge amount of properties available.All properties developed are self-financed by the Group and it prides itself on its flexibility in terms of selling prices and methods of payment due to the lack of the usual constraints or pressures as a direct result of external finance
Korantina Homes is the leading company in the field of luxury and exclusive properties in Cyprus. Award winning resorts, such as the seafront resorts Cap St Georges Hotel & Resort and SOHO resort, visibly and physically differentiate the company from its competition by setting new standards in the Cyprus Real Estate Industry. The company has a wide portfolio of projects, in seafront locations and central areas of Paphos, all of which have unique concepts and designs providing exceptional lifestyle and investment options.
A Leading Organization in Land & Building Development and Real Estate, Travel & Tourism, Health Care and Education has over 62 years of success history. It has achieved the leading position through the professionalism and team effort of its employees and its international network of sales service in 75 countries, its vast investment in land purchasing and an effective after-sales service support. Over the years, Leptos Estates has successfully completed over 350 differenthome developments, hotel resorts, shopping centers, a university and a hospital.
Pafilia is the largest privately-owned developer in Cyprus, dedicated to delivering the best in concept, design, quality, and service. With an available property portfolio valued over €3Bln, it offers a diverse collection of properties in the cities of Pafos and Limassol for both lifestyle and investment. Its portfolio includes three destination lifestyle resort developments, ONE, NEO, and Minthis. The company also offers all complementary services including property management, immigration, and rentals.
A leading development company of residential and commercial real estate in Cyprus. We create and build projects in Cyprus, Greece, and Portugal. The company’s portfolio includes premium class properties: beachfront and city center apartments, sea view villas and mansions, and business centers. For the construction of all our projects, we use modern materials and technologies, stylish architecture, and high standards finishes
The Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA) represents the face and voice of the Cyprus asset management and investment fund community. Founded in 2013, CIFA currently counts over 380 members and represents fund managers, depositaries, administrators, professional advisory firms and other specialist firms involved in the fund services industry in Cyprus. CIFA’s Board of Directors is comprised of high caliber industry professionals who come from all areas of the funds industry and are well-placed to support and complement the continued development of the industry. CIFA’s mission revolves around assisting its members capitalize on industry trends, shaping the development of the regulatory and legislative framework, enhancing professionalism, integrity and quality, and promoting Cyprus as a leading funds jurisdiction.
The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) is the independent public supervisory Authority responsible for the supervision of the investment services market, transactions in transferable securities carried out in the Republic of Cyprus and the collective investment and asset management sector. It also supervises firms offering administrative services.
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
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