10th Banking Forum & Fintech EXPO
Τhe Banking Forum & FinTech Expo, the evolution of the annual Cyprus Banking Forum, has become the premier peer-to-peer event that brings to the spotlight professionals from the local banking arena. This year’s event welcomes established professionals from the international spectrum who will address the latest developments in the wider financial services sector and provide a commentary on today’s banking ecosystem.
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Chrysostomos Kridiotis is the Managing Director of Logicom Solutions, one of the largest technology solutions and services providers in Cyprus. He joined Logicom Solutions in 2018 to help with the setup of the Business Consulting practice of the company, focusing in providing a complete set of advisory services around Digital Transformation, Analytics and Cybersecurity. Previously, he served as the Country Lead for SAS in Cyprus and the Financial Services Lead for Bulgaria. Chrysostomos started his career in Citibank as a Risk Analyst and then in KPMG where he worked for the Financial Risk Management Department of the Firm. He holds a BA in Mathematics and Statistics from Macalester College in the US and an MSc in Operational Research from LSE in the UK.
Constantinos Herodotou is the Governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus (CBC) and a member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank. Previously he served as an Executive Director at the CBC’s Board of Directors (2017-2019). He also held the position of the Commissioner of Privatisations in Cyprus (2014-2017). Before moving to Cyprus in 2014, most of his career was in investment banking at UBS Investment Bank in London, where he rose through the ranks to head concurrently two sectors: Shipping for Europe, Middle East and Africa and simultaneously Infrastructure & Concessions Advisory / Project Finance for Central & Eastern Europe. He has advised governments and global conglomerates on major financial transactions and strategy, totaling a value of over €50 billion. His experience includes among others structuring and heading complex negotiations, mergers and acquisitions, project concessions, listing companies on stock exchanges (NASDAQ and NYSE), structuring and raising equity and debt, corporate and financial restructurings and project finance. Constantinos Herodotou holds an MBA from London Business School and a BSc in Economics from University College London.
Andrea Enria took office as Chair of the Supervisory Board of the European Central Bank in January 2019. Before that he was, from March 2011, the first Chairperson of the European Banking Authority. He previously served as Head of the Supervisory Regulations and Policies Department at the Banca d’Italia and as Secretary General of the Committee of European Banking Supervisors. He also held the position of Head of the Financial Supervision Division at the European Central Bank. Before joining the ECB he worked for several years in the Directorate General Research and the Directorate General Banking and Financial Supervision of the Banca d’Italia. Mr Enria has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Bocconi University and a MPhil in Economics from Cambridge University.
Demetris Nicolaou is the Chief Digital Officer at Bank of Cyprus and is responsible for the Bank’s Digital Channels, the Digital Economy Platform and the delivery of the Digital Transformation initiatives. He joined the Bank of Cyprus in 2017 as Manager Digital Transformation to oversee the delivery of the Bank’s Digital Transformation program. Prior to joining Bank of Cyprus, Demetris held various technology roles in the UK working for UBS Investment Bank from 2007 until 2012 and Citibank from 2012 until 2016 where he was most recently the Global Head of Futures eTrading technology. Upon his repatriation to Cyprus, he took the role of Chief Product Developent Officer at FxPro Financial Services. Demetris holds a BEng in Computing from Imperial College, London, UK and is also a CFA Charterholder.
Phivos Stasopoulos was born in 1967 in Cyprus. He has extensive experience in the accounting and banking industries. After graduating from the University of Manchester with a B.A. in Accounting, Finance and Econometrics, he joined KPMG in the UK, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He returned to Cyprus to join Bank of Cyprus as Head of Debt Recovery. After serving in various posts, he became General Manager as Head of Corporate Banking. He left the Bank at the end of 2013 and for a period of almost 2 years he was providing financial advice to reputable Cyprus companies, primarily for debt restructuring. He is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). He joined Hellenic Bank in April 2016 where he held the position of General Manager Business Division and was responsible for the Bank’s Corporate and SME portfolio. Since August 2021, he holds the position of Chief Banking Officer, responsible for the whole spectrum of Customer related activities and products (Corporate, SME, Retail, International ,Shipping, Products)
Spyros Loizou is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Eurobank Cyprus, leading the bank’s digital and business transformation initiatives. Spyros has over 14 years of experience in the financial services sector in Cyprus and the UK. He was previously employed by Morgan Stanley Investment bank in London where he was leading the quantitative risk modeling team with Technology and Data division before his repatriation to Cyprus to lead EY’s IT Advisory services as a Director in the local practice for a number of years. He has been awarded with a 1st class honors in BSc in Computing from Northumbria University at Newcastle and an MBA from the Cyprus International Institute of Management. He is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), an ACL Certified Data Analyst (ACDA) as well as a certified ISO 27001 Lead Implementer.
Konstantinos Koutentakis has 34 years of working experience in Marketing, Sales, HR and Business Development - mainly in the Consumer Goods, Consulting and Banking Sector. He worked for the L’ OREAL Group in France and Greece for 12 years, with last position held as General Manager for LANCOME in Greece. He then joined the global organizational consulting company, KORN FERRY in Greece, as a Senior Associate for 2 years. He entered the Alpha Bank Group in 2002, initially working for Alpha Mutual Funds and in 2007, for Alpha Bank S.A., holding managerial positions in the Branch Network, Retail Strategy Development and Personal Banking and Investment Services. He was appointed Managing Director of Alpha Bank Cyprus Ltd in April 2017 and Chairman of the Association of Cyprus Banks in September 2022. Konstantinos Koutentakis holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and an M.Sc. in Engineering Economic Systems both from Stanford University, Palo Alto, USA. He also holds an MBA from INSEAD Business School, Fontainebleau, France.
Loucas Marangos was born in 1971. He was appointed as CEO and Member of the Management Body of the Bank in July 2021. He has a strong financial markets experience and in-depth knowledge of local and overseas financial markets. Prior to his appointment at the Bank, from 2009 to 2020 he was the CEO of TFI Markets Ltd. He has also worked in the Corporate Banking Division of Bank of Cyprus and from 2000 to 2009 as Associate Director Risk Manager of TFI Public Co. Ltd. He holds a BSc in Accounting and Finance from London School of Economics and an MBA from Imperial College London.
Dr Edwin Van der Ouderaa leads Accenture’s Song Sales and Service practice and Digital Banking worldwide. He is a Computer Science Engineer, holds a PhD in Information Theory and an MBA. He founded a software company with venture-capital and served as its CEO until 1995. Joining Accenture since, he led several global banking accounts and one of Europe’s largest Banking IT Transformational Outsourcing programs, Accenture’s Payments practice and its UKI Insurance practice. In 2010-11 he chaired the Basel III Liquidity kick-off sessions, one of the three streams besides Capital Adequacy and Macro-Prudential Governance, advising the BIS, Basel Committee and G20/FSB. He then created Accenture’s global FS Digital, Data and Analytics practice, leading this till 2020. He founded Accenture’s Digital Decoupling practice. He is involved in digital transformations at numerous large banks across the world. He built several Digital banks and assisted many FinTechs.
Charis Florides is the Directory of Business Consulting Services Unit of Logicom Solutions, helping clients to define technology related strategies, build frameworks and safeguard their business by proactively identifying and assessing areas threatening information assets and their operations. He has over 14 years of experience in different areas of Information Technology, including designing and delivering transformation projects and highly complex Information Security architectures, cybersecurity strategies and frameworks. Previously, he served as Head of IT Audit at a major Financial Institution in Cyprus. Charis holds an MSc in Information Security from Royal Holloway University of London, is CISSP and OSCP certified and a Cyprus Certified Information Security Professionals (ISC2) Chapter Board Member.
Martin Lee is technical lead of security research within Talos, Cisco’s threat intelligence and research organisation, and EMEA lead for Strategic Planning & Communications within the group. As a researcher within Talos, he seeks to improve the resilience of the Internet and awareness of current threats through researching system vulnerabilities and changes in the threat landscape. With 20 years of experience within the security industry, he is CISSP certified, a Chartered Engineer, and holds degrees from the universities of Bristol, Cambridge, Paris and Oxford.
Harry Margaritis in his current role, as the Group Chief Information of Piraeus Bank, the largest Bank in Greece, leads the IT organization including the Digital Banking division of the Bank. During his previous tenure in Commercial Bank of Dubai he drove the digital transformation of the organization and designed and implemented the first digital bank in the region. He has also led the technology modernization efforts in Commercial Bank of Qatar and Eurobank. He has 24 years of professional experience and a track record of successful delivery of hundreds of large-scale projects across every banking domain. He is a published researcher in Information Security and holds an MSc in Communication Networks and a BSc in Phys.
Nikolas Anastasiou is the Director of Business Solutions and Services of Logicom Solutions, focusing in providing software solutions and advisory services around Digital Transformation, Data and Analytics. Nikolas has also served as Head of Analytics and Digital of the Business Consulting Services of the company. Before joining Logicom Solutions, Nikolas has co-founded and served as Technology Director at Emergent Systems, specializing in providing analytics and business intelligence services in the financial sector. Nikolas holds BSc, MSc and PhD degrees, starting with mathematics and specializing in computing, from Imperial College London. He also obtained an MBA degree from CIIM where he also served for over 3 years as visiting faculty, teaching Data Mining, Decision-Making and Visualization.
Yiannis Assiotis has 15 years of experience in the Technology and Financial Services sector. He has joint cdbbank in 2010. Yiannis holds the position of the Head of Technology Infrastructure and Security since 2017. He also serves as the Bank’s Business Continuity Officer. Yiannis holds a Bachelor degree in Computer Science from the Middlesex University and a Master degree in Business information Technology from Middlesex University.
Anestis Cleanthous is Ancoria Bank’s Chief Information Officer. He joined the bank at its early stages, almost 8 years ago, and has held various leadership positions within its IT Department. Prior to that, he worked for a small period in the CRM software industry and for 15 further years in the Banking Industry (Laiki Bank). Anestis holds a BSc of Computer Science from the University of Cyprus as well as a Banking Operation Diploma from the American Bankers Association.
Christos Eojourian is the Head of Technology & Digital at Hellenic Bank since August 2021. He joined Hellenic Bank in 2018 as Manager, Channels & Digital Products responsible for the Digital Strategy of the Bank. Christos has 15 years of experience in the financial services sector. He started his career in 2007 at UBS in London working within Prime Brokerage Technology before taking a senior role within the Hedge Fund Client Integration team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML). Prior to joining Hellenic Bank, Christos was a Director at BlackRock leading, a global team for the Aladdin platform, which provides portfolio management, trading, operations, compliance, and accounting tools. Christos graduated from the University College London (UCL) with a BEng degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
Christos Papadopoulos is the Digital Banking manager at Alpha Bank Cyprus Ltd. His responsibilities include managing the Bank's digital channels as well as delivering digital transformation programs. Having joined Alpha Bank in 1995, he became manager of the Digital Banking Division in 2008. Throughout his career, he has specialized in digital banking, cards, payments, project management, and digital transformation. He holds an MSc in Business Information Technology from Middlesex University in the UK. In addition, he is a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians in the UK, the Cyprus Computer Society and a Microsoft Office Specialist Master.
Andreas Theodosiou has been appointed as Manager IT of BOC in March 2022. Previously, Andreas was the CIO of Astrobank, the 3rd largest bank in the country. Prior he worked as a Director in the IT Advisory team of PWC Cyprus. This followed Andreas tenure with NCR where he worked as a Professional Services Associate Partner for the CEE&MEA region, in the financial services sectors, with main focus in MEA banking clients. Before that, Andreas was part of Laiki Bank (acquired by BOC in 2013) where he was leading the Development arm of the IT department.
Michael C.G. Charalambides comes from a banking background with solid academic and strategic foundation in macro-economics and politics. Since the dawn of the Fin-Tech industry Michael has become a part of many leading industry projects and regulatory bodies via contribution through his network of projects. He has successfully launched with his peers the ECOMMPAY brand, was part of the project that launched the first private POS payments terminal in Cyprus and now has taken on a new venture and created the family of ECOMMBX as an EMI regulated under the CBC. Michael's favourite words that lead his vision are: “positive disruption” and “always work in the light".
With over a decade of experience in the financial services and fintech sector, Drosoula Hadjisavva has held critical leadership roles across several leading fintech/FX and Telecom firms. As a certified Chartered Marketer with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and an MBA, Drosoula has a rounded experience in heading global marketing organizations, including high-performance digital marketing, corporate, brand, PR/media, as well as product marketing. Drosoula, currently serves as Chief Marketing Officer at Orbex, a multi-regulated financial services firm based in Cyprus since 2011, having previously held the position of Chief Marketing Officer at BDSwiss.
Theodoros Hadjistyllis is the Head of Acquiring and Country Manager (Cyprus) at payabl. He is a specialist in payments, banking, and management consulting, having held various roles in financial services companies and major banks throughout his career. His experience has allowed him to develop a deep understanding of, and expertise in, complex payments and banking ecosystems with a primary focus on acquiring and digital payments. As the Head of Acquiring and Country Manager (Cyprus) of payabl., Theodoros is primarily responsible for strategic partnerships with key parties in the payments ecosystem, delivery of the acquiring strategy and expansion of payabl.’s acceptance footprint in the local market. Theodoros holds a master’s degree from King’s College London in Risk Analysis, is a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA), and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC).
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.
Christina Kokkalou is the founder and Managing Director of IMR/University of Nicosia™, one of the leading and most acclaimed Market Research organizations in Cyprus. With over 25 years of experience in the field of Market Research and Strategic Consultancy, she has been working with the largest organizations in Cyprus and proprietors of international brands. Embracing the challenges of digital transformation and big data, she has established a Market Business Intelligence unit offering innovative and tailor-made solutions based on real time advance and predictive analytics, endorsing strategic business decisions, increasing market share and enhancing customer loyalty.
Michalis Stephanou is an Advisory partner and in charge of the Banking sector at PwC Cyprus. He advises banks with the preparation and implementation of their strategic plans, financial reporting valuations, due diligences and other M&A projects. Michalis has been involved in some of the biggest transactions in the Cypriot banking sector as well as in Greece where he spent a year working at PwC Greece. He also has significant expertise advising Cypriot large corporates and SMEs in dealing with the restructuring of their credit facilities and resolving their liquidity issues, leading projects associated with acquisitions and disposals of shares or assets, group reorganisation exercises and other similar projects. Michalis has also served as a member of the Financial Services and Consulting Committees of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Cyprus.
Anthi Exadaktylou is currently the CEO of Gordian Servicing Ltd, a company employing 150 people that manages more than €5bln of AuM, both NPLs and REOs. She has spent more than two decades working across various aspects of the Cypriot banking industry. Initially, a decade across various parts of the healthy, new lending, growth environment, transitioning into the restructuring market and the last four years in the management of distressed loans and real estate assets. Anthi is also the Chairwoman of the Cyprus Association of Credit Acquiring Companies and Servicers.
Dimitris Paralikis has been with Waterfall Asset Management for 5 years, focusing on investments in Europe across asset backed securities, principal finance and loans. Prior to Waterfall, Dimitris spent 5 years at Marshall Wace Asset Management’s credit business, focusing on structured credit investments and loans. Dimitris started his career at boutique investment bank Liberum Capital, after graduating with bachelor and masters degrees from the London School of Economics and University of Chicago Booth School of Business, respectively.
Logicom Solutions, member of the Logicom Group of companies, is one of the leading technology companies in the region and the digital transformation partner of choice for many Public and Private Organizations in Cyprus, Greece and Malta. Logicom Solutions provides end-to-end technology solutions and services spanning from strategic ideation and crafting of a digital vision to supporting organization realize value through the right execution and implementation of technology projects. Partner with some of the most innovative technology companies in the world like CISCO, Microsoft and Accenture, Logicom Solutions helps organizations transform and remain relevant and competitive in a new digital world.
In a world that is constantly evolving, our aim at PwC Cyprus is to find the right solutions to complex problems. We focus on quality and build strong relationships based on trust, creating value for our clients, stakeholders and society. Based on PwC’s new global strategy, “The New Equation”, we look at problems from different angles and present innovative solutions that make a difference and lead to sustained outcomes. More than 1,000 people in Cyprus join forces with 327,000 professionals of our global network in 155 countries and create an experienced team that combines intelligent approaches, experience and technological innovation. www.pwc.com.cy
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 product portfolio of numerous web-based, technologically advanced, and customisable regulatory technology applications, they pioneer in RegTech and Fintech. Their 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, in the MENA region and in the USA.
At ECOMMBX we specialize in B2B e-account management, cross-border payments and competitive currency conversions. To ensure the most cost-effective and efficient execution of all your e-banking transactions, our innovative serving model is based on four cornerstones: Advanced technology that connects to the global banking industry, customized connections with banking partners around the world, stringent security and maximum speed. The result is satisfied customers that rely on us for top-notch service.
Established in 1990, EFFECT designs, develops and implements innovative, fully compliant software solutions for Private Banking & Wealth Management, Asset Management, Funds Management Unitholders & Administration (UCITS, AIFS), Custody Services, Depositary Services and Robo Advisory. The newly launched web based FIN/S adds value for its clients deploying optimal practices and technologies for Back, Middle and Front office operations, Risk Management and Regulatory Reporting and Compliance Operations.
Ellinas Finance Public Company Ltd is the leader in Alternative Financing in Cyprus, with over 30 years of experience and expertise in financing and other services. Founded in Cyprus in 1992, the company became a public company in 2000, listed on the Cyprus Stock Exchange, with its shares traded under the symbol ELF. Ellinas Finance has helped a significant number of companies to launch, develop and expand their operations, while facilitating individual customers to achieve their personal goals. ELF Group main activities are short-term and medium-term lending to individuals and companies through specially tailored personal and business loans, financing of investor accounts, factoring services, microfinance, private equity in Cypriot and foreign companies, international money transfers through the MoneyGram international payment system with a network of over 60 locations in Cyprus, people advisory services and payroll outsourcing /advisory services.
The worldwide transition into the era of Big Data and digital transformation, have driven IMR/University of Nicosia™, one of the largest market research organizations in Cyprus, to invest in an all new Market Business Intelligence unit specialising in the banking and financial industry. The Business Intelligence unit, through its collaboration with multiple teams of experts both in Cyprus and abroad, offers new and innovative solutions based on real time data collection, advance analytics and tailored-made visualizations endorsing strategic business decisions.
Mastercard is a global technology company in the payments industry. Our mission is to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. With connections across more than 210 countries and territories, we are building a sustainable world that unlocks priceless possibilities for all.
We are payabl., a payments expert that helps your online business grow. Our payment processing products allow you to take, make and manage payments seamlessly. Control your finances with the click of a button thanks to our one-stop-shop dashboard, loaded with key insights. Established in 2011, we provide payment services to online businesses based in the EU and UK, with regional offices in Cyprus, Germany and the UK. E-tailers, marketplaces, digital content providers and more take advantage of our tailored services, 24/7 support, and dedicated customer success managers.
Orbex is a leading global investment firm offering award-winning trading services at some of the most competitive conditions. Since its inception in 2011, Orbex has been offering first-in-class trading and investing solutions, backed by expert education, world-leading tools and platforms, and dedicated support. Committed to providing an exceptional trading experience through a regulated trading environment, Orbex offers instant access to a wide range of CFD markets including 300+ Forex, Indices, Stocks, Futures, Energies, Metals, and Cryptocurrencies.
Uni Systems, a long-standing strategic ICT partner to financial institutions, public organizations, telecom operators, enterprises and institutions in the European region has been providing integrated solutions and value added services since 1964. Today, the Company invests substantially in its European perspective and demonstrates a proven track record of accomplishments in complex and mission critical IT projects in more than 25 countries through its subsidiaries in Belgium, Romania, Luxembourg, Italy, and Spain. For more information, please visit www.unisystems.com
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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 Forum is addressed to Board Members, CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CROs, Managing Directors, Finance Directors, CRM Managers, Marketing Mangers, HR Managers, IT Managers and other senior executives from the banking sector. It will bring together commercial and retail banks operating in Cyprus, investment firms, forex brokers, fiduciary services firms, accounting/audit/tax firms, law firms, insurance companies, fund companies and asset management firms (including pension funds, UCITS and AIFs), consultancy firms and IT solution providers. The Forum will also welcome representatives from relevant local regulatory bodies and governmental authorities.
Alpha Bank Cyprus Ltd is a full subsidiary of the Alpha Bank Group, one of the leading groups in the financial sector in Greece, with a strong presence in the local and international market. Alpha Bank Cyprus Ltd offers a wide range of products and services, covering Retail, SMEs, Corporate and International Banking, which respond to the demands of its Customers. Moreover, it ensures a good working environment for its Employees, cares for the environment, and supports social and cultural development.
A fully licensed, Cyprus-based challenger bank for the present and future age. It redefines banking by offering a full range of banking products and award-winning digital services to businesses and individuals with impeccable service and suitable solutions with competitive terms and charges. Ancoria Bank’s strong capital and liquidity position reinforce the stability it gives to its customers. The bank’s values-driven, people-centric strategy helps its team members grow, develop, and exceed expectations every step of the way. Ancoria Bank’s people is what makes the bank a trusted, committed, and effective financial partner.
Established in 2008, AstroBank operates a network of 15 branches and business units across Cyprus, offering innovative and technologically advanced products and services tailored to the needs of its local and international clientele. AstroBank’s operations are based on four pillars: Retail, Corporate/SME, Private Banking & Wealth Management, and International Business Banking. Clients can always rely on AstroBank’s team of highly qualified experts to deliver customised solutions and guidance. Since its establishment, the bank has been working on boosting competitiveness and contributing to the country’s business environment by exploring new opportunities, and cultivating a culture of cooperation with clients.
The Bank of Cyprus Group is the leading banking and financial services group in Cyprus, providing a wide range of financial products and services which include retail and commercial banking, finance, factoring, investment banking, brokerage, fund management, private banking, life and general insurance. The Group’s digital infrastructure is proving successful, transforming the Bank to a modern, customer-centric hub offering banking and broader financial digital products and services in Cyprus. The Group has set the foundations to enhance its organisational resilience and ESG agenda and continues to work towards building a forward-looking organisation with a clear strategy supported by effective corporate governance aligned with ESG agenda priorities, aiming to lead the transition of Cyprus to a sustainable future.
Founded in 1963, cdbbank (Cyprus Development Bank) is today one of the country’s leading niche financial institutions dedicated to satisfying the needs of domestic and international clients. cdbbank offers a wide range of specialized financial services and products, designed to accommodate the sophisticated requirements of its clientele which consists of corporate and institutional clients and high net worth individuals. The Bank’s vision is to be the reference Bank for businesspeople. Relying on its long-term experience and high level of expertise, cdbbank aspires to establish a long-term relationships of trust with its clients, always delivering excellence and value.
Hellenic Bank is one of the leading financial institutions in Cyprus. It provides businesses and households a full spectrum of competitive banking products and services including insurance services through its two insurance subsidiaries (life and general insurance companies). With strong capital adequacy and robust liquidity Hellenic Bank is at the forefront of financing the growth and transformation of the island’s most important industries and businesses. The Bank’s success is based on its customer centric, personal approach and the wide range of products and services it offers. Hellenic Bank accelerated its digital transformation and introduced first-class technologies to its digital channels offering seamless customer experience.
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.
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
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. www.goldnews.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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