4th Cyprus Anti-Fraud Conference

23 Ιουνίου 2021

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Now in its 4th year, the annual Cyprus Anti-Fraud Conference brings together expert speakers who share their insights and intelligence around the fight against fraud in these unprecedented times. Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, cybersecurity and financial crime have been at the top of the agenda for almost every organisation. The 4th Cyprus Anti-Fraud Conference will provide professionals with the tools, resources, connections and knowledge required to help them step up the fight against fraud.

Full participation in the Conference corresponds to up to 4 CPD units.



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George Zornas
Internal Audit Director, Bank of Cyprus & President, ACFE Cyprus Chapter

George Zornas is the Group Internal Audit Director of BoC since January 2015. Mr. Zornas has more than 13 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.

Panos Kyriakides

Commercial Manager, eBOS Technologies Ltd, Cyprus

Panos Kyriakides is a business professional with more than twenty years of experience in the Financial and Banking sector. Throughout the course of his career, he has gained valuable insights in communicating with people at all levels and building and maintaining sound business relationship with customers and stakeholders. He has experience in compliance and due diligence of clients, analyzing 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. Panos is currently the Commercial Manager of eBOS.

Ritesh Bhatia

Founder, V4WEB Cybersecurity, India

Ritesh Bhatia is a well known Cybercrime Investigator and Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Consultant with an experience of 20 years in the cyberspace. He is a two time TEDx speaker and a Certified Fraud Examiner from ACFE, USA, and is popularly known for his cybercrime Investigations. He has been successful in solving many cases for large corporates, organisations, law enforcement agencies, celebrities, and individuals in India as well as abroad. His views on trending cybercrimes and cybersecurity have been published by many national publications. He frequently educates citizens of the latest in cybercrime on radios, national as well as international television channels.

Christos Makedonas

Digital Risk Leader,Grant Thornton Cyprus

Christos Makedonas is leading the Digital Risk Services at Grant Thornton (Cyprus) Ltd. He has lead projects in multiple disciplines such as Incident Response, Discovery & Digital Forensics, Penetration Testing, Data Protection, Third-party Assurance, Internal and External IT Audits and GRC. Christos holds an MSc in Analysis, Design and Management of Information Systems (Focus in Information Security) from LSE, London, a BSc in Computing Informatics from the University of Plymouth, and Banking Operations Diploma. He holds multiple professional qualifications in his fields of expertise such as CISA, CIPP, CFIP, ISO27001 LI, CDPSE, CEH, ECSA.

Roslyn Lee-Symmons

Director, Forensics and Cyber, Grant Thornton, Ireland

Roslyn Lee-Symmons is an experienced forensic accountant and a Director in Grant Thornton’s Forensic team. She has specialised in the area of forensic accounting, investigations, expert determination and Forensic Data Analytics. Ros has worked on local, national and international forensic accounting assignments in Ireland, UK, the Netherlands and the UAE. She has prepared expert witness reports in large commercial disputes listed in the High Court / Commercial Court and has undertaken forensic investigations for corporates and regulatory bodies.

Clare Rewcastle Brown

Editor Sarawak Report, UK

Clare Rewcastle Brown is an award-winning British journalist and founder of the website Sarawak Report, which has come to prominence for challenging political corruption in Malaysia and its impact on indigenous rights and the environment. Her investigations resulted in the exposure of the multi-billion dollar 1MDB Development Fund scandal, which rocked the global financial community; put "offshore" on the run and embarrassed super-stars and celebrities. Malaysia sought to place her on INTERPOL’s Red Notice List in 2015, however following the election of a new government the former prime minister has been found guilty of theft and criminal abuse of power.

Kerry Marlow

Forensic Interview Solutions, UK

Kerry Marlow retired with exemplary conduct as a Detective Inspector in South Wales Police after 34 years service, 29 of which had been in various CID roles. He was the Force Interview Adviser for the last 4 years and on an ad hoc basis since 1995. His portfolios included, ACPO Regional interview Co-coordinator for Wales, ACPO Investigative Interview Strategy lead on Tier 5 (Interview Advisers), Vulnerable and intimidated witnesses and the use of intermediaries in interviews. He is the Author of Structured Summary System and Notetaker a systematic system of notetaking and interview analysis. Kerry’s Current Position is the Managing Director of Investigative Interviewing Training and Consultancy Limited which is providing training and consultancy to the police, Social Services and other agencies on issues of child protection, adult protection, investigative doctrine and investigative interviewing. Kerry has published articles on child abuse investigations and investigative interviewing. Published research paper on the interviewing of vulnerable persons.

Chris Morecroft

CFE, Managing Director, Valid Datum Limited, UK

Chris Morecroft is an Executive Advisor/Speaker on Fraud/Regulatory/Governance/Data Privacy & Security Compliance. Over 15 years of data security/privacy in BFIS across the EU. Held executive roles leading global teams across regulated industries, including BFIs (life, pensions, legal/general), on large scale, Data/Operational Risk/Audit/Fraud departments. Ms Morecroft has led global data/digital transformation projects across a range of industry sectors. A Military Veteran with 10 years’ experience of cyber/encryption/data/communications across a myriad of environments. Ms. Morecroft is an expert witness in Fraud related cases. She is certified as a CFE. CAM. CSOXP. CGRCP. CGOVP. CICMP. CITRP. CITCP. CDPO. GDPR Auditor. A British national with 3 languages (English, German & Dutch).

Rob Armstrong

Managing Director, Kroll, United Kingdom

Rob Armstrong is a managing director in Kroll’s Restructuring Advisory practice, based in London. He has more than 15 years of experience assisting clients with allegations of fraud, misfeasance, other financial misconduct or improper behaviour. Rob specialises in contentious insolvency litigation, providing solutions to creditors and other stakeholders to recover assets both in the UK and globally. He leads complex insolvency appointments, including provisional liquidations, high-profile bankruptcies, corporate and personal fraud investigations, and pursuing directors for misfeasance.


Main Sponsor

Main Sponsor
Bank of Cyprus

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. On 31 December 2021, the Bank of Cyprus Group operated through a total of 90 branches in Cyprus, of which 10 operated as cash offices. Bank of Cyprus also has representative offices in Russia, Ukraine, and China. On 31 December 2021, the Group’s Total Assets amounted to €25.0 bn and Total Equity was €2.1 bn. The Bank of Cyprus Group employed 3,438 staff worldwide. The Bank of Cyprus Group comprises Bank of Cyprus Holdings Public Limited Company, it’s subsidiary Bank of Cyprus Public Company Limited and its subsidiaries.


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, we pride ourselves for being the pioneers in RegTech and Fintech. Our core offering – WiseBOS Suite, is a revolutionary fully integrated business aligned solution, designed to help manage risk, carry out customer due diligence and follow the best security standards, easily adaptable to the ever-changing business needs of companies. EU headquartered in Cyprus, eBOS operates within a network of representative offices closely collaborating with strategic partners in the rest of Europe, in the MENA region and in the USA.

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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, we pride ourselves for being the pioneers in RegTech and Fintech. Our core offering – WiseBOS Suite, is a revolutionary fully integrated business aligned solution, designed to help manage risk, carry out customer due diligence and follow the best security standards, easily adaptable to the ever-changing business needs of companies. EU headquartered in Cyprus, eBOS operates within a network of representative offices closely collaborating with strategic partners in the rest of Europe, in the MENA region and in the USA.


The conference is addressed to professionals from the following:
• Accounting, audit and tax firms
• Insurance and re-insurance firms
• Law firms and legal consultants
• Banks
• Financial services providers
• Consulting firms
• Law enforcement agencies
• Relevant regulatory authorities


IMH is the largest business knowledge and information transfer organisation in Cyprus. Its services include the coordination and running of conferences, seminars and commercial exhibitions, specialist business media publishing and human resources consulting. Every year, IMH organises more than 110 conferences related to every sector of the market, commercial exhibitions and training seminars, and undertakes the entire process of five business award ceremonies. IMH publishes the only dedicated business magazines in Cyprus: the Greek language monthly IN Business and the English-language monthly Gold, which are read by tens of thousands of Cypriot and non-Cypriot professionals, managers and entrepreneurs. It also operates the magazines’ news portals () and (www.goldnews.com.cy) and that of REPORTER online (www.reporter.com.cy) and delivers their daily newsletters by  e-mail. The IMH Business Development Department bids for tenders published by local public sector bodies, the European Union and other international organisations. Through its activities, ΙΜΗ gives businesses a chance to develop, to network, to find new clients and business associates, to communicate with new audiences and discover growth opportunities.www.imhbusiness.com

Association of Cyprus Banks

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.

CFA Society Cyprus

Created in 2003, CFA Society Cyprus is dedicated to professional excellence, integrity, education, volunteer service and strength of community. CFA Society Cyprus has over 180 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.

Cyprus Fiduciary Association

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.

Cyprus Integrity Forum

The Cyprus Integrity Forum (CIF) was initiated in 2010, registered in the year 2011, and is today the leading institution in Cyprus for the fight against corruption and promotion of transparency. It is an independent, non-governmental, nonpolitically partisan, and non-profit organization. CIF collaborates with various organisations in Cyprus, Europe, and the USA. We effectively raise public awareness in all layers of society for combating corruption in our everyday lives. We aim to enhance the content and quality of public and corporate governance in all forms of business and ensure that the State and all Governmental Bodies act and behave in a manner that promotes transparency and ethics in all respects.

Cyprus Institute of Internal Auditors

The Cyprus Institute of Internal Auditors was founded in 1998. Today it has more than 550 members and is governed by an elected Board of Directors of 10 members, which is supported by four Committees. The vision of the Cyprus Institute of Internal Auditors 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.

Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus

The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC), established in 1961, is the professional body for the accountancy profession in Cyprus, currently tallying more than 5.200 members and 3.500 students. It provides the organisational framework for all professional accountants, supports and promotes the activities and interests of the accountancy profession, safeguards the reputation of the profession and ensures adherence to the Code of Ethics and the continuous professional development of the members. Furthermore, ICPAC is a competent authority and has been delegated the relevant tasks under the Law for the regulation of the audit profession, for Anti-Money Laundering purposes, for the provision of administrative and insolvency services. ICPAC is a key and active stakeholder in the economic affairs and development of the country, cooperating with the government, the private and public sector.

ISACA Cyprus Chapter

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. We 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™.

Χορηγοί Επικοινωνίας
GOLD magazine

GOLD magazine was founded in 2011 as the first English-language business monthly in Cyprus. Today, it is not only synonymous with the promotion of good business practices but it has a unique and valuable readership of High Net Worth Individuals, international company executives, English-speaking Cypriot and non-Cypriot businessmen and women. GOLD provides a comprehensive and informed overview of the local business scene, the economy and the market and has gained a reputation for its in-depth articles and revealing interviews with key local and international personalities. www.goldnews.com.cy

IN Business Magazine
IN Business magazine has a monthly readership of over 89,000. It is the only monthly business magazine in Cyprus that provides a comprehensive overview of all segments of the economy, from retail to services, as well as reporting on new deals, presenting new faces and, generally, looking at everything that’s happening on the local business scene. IN Business has always been a pioneer in local business journalism, thanks to its in-depth analysis and research, often backed by previously unpublished facts and figures. www.inbusinessnews.com

Project Manager

Athina Kyriakou
Athina is responsible for the content of this event. If you have any content-related or other queries, you can contact her on +357 22505580 or via email at athina.kyriakou@imhbusiness.com

Marketing Manager

Kevi Chishios
Kevi is responsible for the marketing and promotion of this event. If you have any marketing-related questions or suggestions, you can contact her on +357 22505534 or via email at kevi@imhbusiness.com

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