5th Cyprus International Tax Conference
The 5th Cyprus International Tax Conference is considered one of the most important gatherings for tax professionals in Cyprus. Once again, the most critical tax developments will come under the spotlight, both at a European and international level. This year, distinguished speakers from the private and public sectors and policymakers will share insights on recent tax decisions and updates. At the same time, the conference attendees will have the chance to question the speakers and network with tax expert professionals and other significant executives of the finance and professional services sector in Cyprus.
*The conference will be held by physical presence, based on the health protocols that will apply in the given time and in accordance with the evolution of COVID-19. According to the current measures, participation in a conference by physical presence requires the fulfilment of one of the following:
– the presentation of a SafePass certificate of completion of vaccination scheme, OR
– the presentation of a SafePass certificate of recovery from COVID-19 disease (and the 90-day period has not elapsed), OR
– the presentation of a SafePass certificate of vaccination of people who have not completed their COVID-19 vaccination cycle, and the period of 7 months since receiving the 2nd or 3rd dose has not elapsed with an additional presentation of a negative Rapid Test (48-hour) or PCR test (72-hour).
In case the attendant has not been vaccinated he/she can present a negative Rapid Test (48-hour) or PCR test (72-hour).
A prerequisite is the presentation of the above in the form of EUDCC (QR code) for testing through the CovScanCyprus application. In addition, the display of identification evidence (ID, passport or driver’s license) during a check of the Safe Pass is mandatory.
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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, a 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). Kyriakos holds a Master’s in Business Administration degree (MBA). His professional career began in January 1995 in the banking sector. He then worked as a financial controller in public and private companies, as well as a financial and business advisor to firms in Cyprus and abroad until 2004. From 2004 till 2011 he worked for the Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus, initially as the chief accountant and then as the internal auditor. 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.
George Panteli is the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance. He studied Economics at the Queen Mary College of the University of London and holds Masters degree in Public Sector Management from the Cyprus International Institute of Management. He started his career at KPMG (Cyprus), following employment at the Ministry of Finance, firstly as Economic Officer and then as Director of the Economic Research and European Union Affairs Directorate. At European Union level, he is the Cyprus’ representative in the Economic and Financial Committee and the Eurogroup Working Group and the Eurogroup and ECOFIN meetings. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the European Stability Mechanism. At national level, a member of the Board of the Cyprus Asset Management Company, President of the Board of the Cooperative Asset Management Company and a member of the Board of the Economic and Competitiveness Council. He is also the Head of the Economy Working Group established for negotiating the economic aspects of a settlement to the Cyprus issue.
Benjamin Angel has joined the European Commission in 1994. His experience mixes posts in the cabinets of the European Commissioners for economic and monetary affairs (Yves-Thibault de Silguy, Pedro Solbes, and Joaquin Almunia) with positions in the services in charge of economic and financial affairs. He has inter alia been Director of the Treasury, acting Director for the economies of the Member States, and has been in charge of launching a number of key initiatives (creation of the ESM, EFSM, EFSF, ESRB, Juncker Plan…). He has held previously a number of Heads of unit position on EMU and banking issues (working notably on the banking union and the financial aspects of the euro area crisis). He is currently Director for direct taxation, tax coordination, and economic analysis. He graduated from HEC Paris (business and finance), Sciences-Po Paris (economics and public affairs), and holds a master’s degree in political science and a Ph.D. in law.
Takis Klerides was born in Nicosia. He holds a Business Studies Diploma from the UK and is a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of the UK and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus. He practiced in the UK and Greece and from 1981 to 1999 he was a partner with KPMG Cyprus, specialising amongst others in banking, finance, and insurance. He was appointed Minister of Finance of the Republic of Cyprus in March 1999 until February 2003. As Minister of Finance, he had a pivotal role in Cyprus accession to the EU and the harmonisation of two major chapters in Taxation and Competition. In 2001 he introduced a major Tax Reform, whose positive effects are still valid today. In June 2018 he was appointed Chairman of the Council of Economy and Competitiveness. He serves on the Boards of global leading corporations in Shipping, Insurance, and private equity funds. He has served as the Chairman of Cyprus Basketball Federation (1988 1998) and in the Executive Council of the Cyprus Olympic Committee. He is the Vice Chairman of Karaiskakio Foundation a non-profit organisation which is involved in research for hematological malignancies as well as the Cyprus Bone Marrow Donor Registry. He is also the Treasurer of the Cyprus Cancer Research Institute (CCRI), a Cancer Research organisation.
Christodoulos E. Angastiniotis studied Business Management & Management Sciences in the UK and he holds a postgraduate degree MSc in Management from Cranfield University. Christodoulos E. Angastiniotis is the CEO and Managing Director of the VitaTrace Nutrition Ltd Group which is a Veterinary Nutritional and Pharmaceutical company with operations in Cyprus and internationally. He is currently the President of the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce & Industry (2017-2023). He is an exceptionally active businessman with very significant social contribution. He has also served as: President of the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (CIPA) (2011-2018), Vice President of the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce & Industry (2011-2017), President of the Pancyprian Association of Veterinary Medicines (2007-2013), President of the Nicosia Tourist Development (2005-2014), President of the Nicosia Chamber of Commerce & Industry (2005-2011), Founder President and Honorary President of the Cyprus Egypt Business Association, Member of the Board of Institute of Technology Cyprus, Member of the Board of the Wealth fare of Prisoners and Member of the Board Human Resources Development Authority. In 2010 he was awarded by the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Cyprus and the Cyprus Standards Authority the highest quality award for his exceptional contribution in upgrading quality in Cyprus. He participated in many economic financial and business promotion seminars abroad where he presented a number of papers on the role of Cyprus as a Regional Financial and Commercial Center.
Dr. Christos Ph. Clerides is the President of the Cyprus Bar Association. He is a Professor of Law and Head of the Department of Law of Frederick University. He is co-founder of Phoebus Christos Clerides and Associates LLC with his father, now deceased, ex-Minister of Justice and Member of the House of Representatives. Dr. Clerides was elected as a member of the House of Representatives from 2001-2006. He is a holder of an LL. B Hons (1976) and LL.M 1977 in Maritime Law and Insurance, University College, London and a Ph.D. holder in European Law of Kings College (1981). He has been practicing Law since 1982 and he is a litigation advocate.
Christopher Sanger is EY’s Global Tax Leader for Government, and Tax Policy Leader for the EMEIA Tax Centre and the UK. Chris has extensive experience in advising governments, including as Head of Business Tax Policy in the UK’s HM Treasury. He is Chairman of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales’s Tax Technical and Oversight Committee and founder of its Policy Committee; a Council Member of the Institute of Fiscal Studies and chair of the Forum of Tax Professionals, from where he advises UK Ministers on the making of tax policy. Chris is also a member of United Nations’ Subcommittee on Extractive Industries Taxation Issues for Developing Countries and has given evidence to various Parliamentary and governmental committees.
Stavroula Vrasida is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ACA), a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (FCCA), and holds the Advanced Diploma in International Tax (ADIT - Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT)). She is an Appointed Member of the ACCA Advisory Committee in Cyprus, an Appointed Member of the International Business Structuring Association (IBSA) Cyprus Branch Committee, and was an Appointed Member of the Regulatory Committee of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC) between 1/1/2014 – 1/1/2016.
CEO, Managing Partner, RSM Cyprus George Themistocleous is the CEO and the Managing Partner of RSM Cyprus. He also leads RSM Cyprus’ Tax Services. He is a Fellow member of the Association of International Accountants (FAIA) and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC). He started his career more than 30 years ago, during which, among others he was involved with audits and tax advisory services of a numerous multinational groups in different industry sectors. He focuses on international tax developments, and he served a global accountants’ association as a vice-chairman for five years.
Alexis Alichanidis joined Exness in 2016 as a financial controller, following his successful career in PwC. With support from Exness top management, Alexis developed into a Global Head of Finance and led the transformation of the finance function from a small department of 3 specialists into a highly competent, agile, and integrated team capable of adding value to the Group through successful management of statutory reporting and tax risks and delivery of actionable insights to support strategic and operational planning and decisions.
President, International Operation and Foreign Investments Committee, under the auspices of ICPAC
Maria Zavrou is the President of the International Operation and Foreign Investments Committee, under the auspices of ICPAC since 2019. She joined KPMG in Cyprus in 1996 and qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant of England and became a Board Member of KPMG in Cyprus since 2010. Maria is involved with audits of large multi-national groups, international entities, operating in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and CIS Countries, South Africa, India and United Kingdom. Furthermore, she is the Assistant Head of the Retail sector in KPMG. She is the founding member of the Cyprus-South Africa Business Association (under the auspices of CCCI) which she leads since 2014, and a member in the Cyprus -Belarus and Cyprus – Ukraine Business Associations under the auspices of CCCI.
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.
Chairman of Techisland, CEO of the University of Nicosia
Antonis Polemitis currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the University of Nicosia and EDEX, as a Board member of EDEX and UNICAF, and as a member of the Council of the University of Nicosia. He helped found the world-leading Digital Currency / Blockchain Initiative at the University of Nicosia, co-taught the first university cryptocurrency course in the world, and is regularly quoted as an expert on cryptocurrency issues. Mr. Polemitis was a member of the national committee that designed the blockchain strategy for Cyprus. He is the managing partner of Ledra Capital where he led early-stage investments in, or software development of, Software-as-a-Service platforms in the areas of higher education, cryptocurrency, online video publishing and legal research. He was previously a principal at ACG Capital, a privately held multi-billion dollar investment firm and a partner based in New York and London in the private equity practice of Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman), one of the world’s leading strategy consultancies.
Savvas M. Klitou holds the position of Director in the Tax Services department and is the Regional Coordinator for Baker Tilly Southeast Europe. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). He holds a BSc in Accounting and Business Management from the University of Westminster, UK. He is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC) and a member of the Institutes Tax Compliance Committee and has served as a member of the International Operations and Foreign Investments Committee between 2016-2019. He is Hon. Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Cyprus where he has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2016. Savvas is president of the Cyprus-Spain Business Association (under the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry) and a member of the EMEA Regional Advisory Council of Baker Tilly International.
Costas Markides is a Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and a Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC). He is also a Member of the Tax Policy and Strategy Committee of ICPAC and a Member of the advisory team supporting the Ministry of Finance during tax treaty negotiations. He is the president of the Cyprus/Kazakhstan business association operating under the auspices of the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Costas is heading the International Tax practice of KPMG in Cyprus. He is a frequent speaker on topics related to International Tax and has published many articles on the subject, in Cyprus and the US.
Philippos Raptopoulos is the Head of Tax and Legal Services of EY in Cyprus. He joined EY in 2008 after serving for 10 years in a senior position with the Cyprus Tax Department and has experience in all areas of the Cyprus tax legislation and tax controversy. Philippos is a qualified Certified Accountant and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting & Finance. He is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC), the Tax Policy Committee of ICPAC, and the Cyprus Treaty Negotiation Team. Moreover, he is skilled in both local and international taxation, specifically in advising clients on tax legislation, tax due diligence, tax controversies, international tax advisory, and tax modeling.
Partner, Tax & Legal, Business Tax Services, Deloitte CyprusAntonis Taliotis is a Chartered Accountant and holds a B.A. degree in Accounting. He trained and qualified in the United Kingdom. Antonis is the author of various articles on national and international taxation and a regular speaker in conferences and seminars. He was actively assisting the University of Vienna team, which advised the Cyprus government on the major tax reform, which harmonized the Cyprus tax system to the EU law and the OECD requirements back in 2002. He is an IFA member, chairman of the Cyprus Institute of Certified Public Accountants Tax Planning & Policy Committee, and correspondent of the IBFD for Cyprus. Before joining Deloitte as a tax partner, he worked for the Cyprus Inland Revenue as a Principal Assessor where he received extensive experience in both national and international taxation. He is now providing tax compliance and tax advisory services to Deloitte clients and is acting as a tax consultant to the Cyprus Shipping Council.
Director in Tax Advisory, PwC Cyprus
Joanne Theodorides is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant in England and Wales (ICAEW) and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC). She has almost 30 year of professional experience with a career that began in the UK and has been with PwC Cyprus for the last 13 years. Her current areas of focus include Cyprus and international tax developments including at OECD and EU level, Fiscal State aid and tax advice on business changes. She also has experience in tax audit and compliance. She is a member of PwC’s European Union Direct Tax Group (EUDTG) Technical Committee and State Aid Working Group. She is also co-editor of the bimonthly PwC EUDTG Newsletter.
Partner International Tax, NSS Tax Management & Consulting
Neofytos Neofytou is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC). He has 45 years’ professional experience in international tax planning, on structuring operations for clients in the banking and financial industry, the oil and gas industry, the construction and hotel industry, the manufacturing and service industries and his clients included major local and international groups. Neofytos is teaching on international taxation issues, with particular emphasis on substance, transparency and exchange of information. For many years he is acting as a special advisor to the Cypriot Ministers of Finance on double tax treaties and exchange of information issues.
Senior Manager at Deloitte Netherlands and Assistant Professor at Maastricht University, the Netherlands Jasper Korving is a senior manager in Deloitte’s Tax Research Department. He has over 18 years of experience and specializes in EU Tax Law and International Tax Law issues. Jasper also is an assistant professor at Maastricht University. He has been involved in all kinds of actions in which EU law plays a role, both related to CJEU case law and EU tax policy issues. At the IFA Congresses in 2019, 2020, and 2021 he acted as secretary to the Seminar on European Tax Law developments. Jasper is a well-known contributor to different tax law magazines, both in English and in Dutch, and regularly speaks at seminars and conferences.
Phil Greenfield is a member of PwC’s global team that works on tax policy and he coordinates the network of PwC’s experienced tax policy representatives around the world. He was involved with the OECD well before the BEPS project began and is one of PwC's representatives on the tax committee of Business at the OECD. Phil drafts, edits or reviews PwC’s written responses to tax consultations of supranational bodies like the OECD, Platform for Collaboration on Tax and European Commission. He also produces Tax Policy Alerts/ Bulletins published by PwC and articles on a wide range of corporate tax matters.
Director, Economic Policy, European & International Affairs Directorate, Ministry of Finance, Republic of Cyprus
Lucy Herodotou Mouskou graduated from Surrey University having acquired a BSc in Economics and from Imperial College London having acquired an MSc in Management Science. She is the Director of Economic Policy at the European and International Affairs Directorate of the Ministry of Finance, which deals with the Macroeconomic and Fiscal Policy, the Tax Policy and the European and International Issues. Her main areas of responsibility are the analysis of macroeconomic developments of the Cypriot economy and its prospects, determination of sectoral and economic policies, formulation and updating fiscal policy, formulation of taxation policies based on European and international developments. She is responsible for briefing international organizations inter alia the European Commission, the IMF, the European Central Bank under the Post-Program Surveillance and Credit Rating Agencies on the developments and prospects of the Cyprus economy.
Natalia Quiñones is the International Tax partner with Quiñones Cruz in Bogota, Colombia. Until January, 2020, she was the head of the Office for International Affairs at the Colombian Tax Administration (DIAN). She is a PHD Candidate in Tax Law at Amsterdam University (UvA). JD from Universidad del Rosario, Philosopher (summa cum laude) from Universidad de los Andes, and LLM (Gerard Wallace Scholar) from New York University (NYU). She is a member of the Executive board at the Colombian IFA branch and was the chair of the branch until July 1st, 2020. She teaches international taxation at Universidad de los Andes and is a guest lecturer in various settings around the world.
Vice-Chairman, the Cyprus VAT Association (CYVA)
Alexis Tsielepis is widely considered as the foremost expert on VAT in Cyprus. With close to 20 years of experience in VAT strategic consulting, he advises businesses on local and international VAT matters and lectures regularly at VAT seminars and conferences in Cyprus and Europe. He has authored a number of tax syllabuses, chapters, articles and a book on matters pertaining to Cyprus and EU VAT. Alexis is a Fellow Chartered Accountant, the Managing Director of dedicated VAT consultants, Chelco VAT Ltd, and a partner and director of the VAT Forum in Belgium.
S. KANIKLIDES (CYPRUS) LIMITED specialises in the management of documents and records throughout their lifecycle. Digitisation, storage, and destruction are but a few of the phases within this lifecycle. KANIKLIDES offers an advanced secure shredding service, using industrial shredders with level 4 security shredding. The organisation also offers Records Management Consulting and Data Protection Officer Services, which are needed for the compliance Regulation (EU) 2016/679. KANIKLIDES takes security very seriously and now ranks as the only Professional Information and Records Management Services Organisation in Cyprus – possibly even European-wide – with 8 related ISO Certifications.
The conference is addressed to professionals and more specifically senior executives from the tax and legal departments of the following:
• Accounting, Audit and Tax Firms
• Banks and other Financial Institutions
• Law Firms and Legal Consultants
• Investment Firms
• Trust Service Providers
• Wealth Management Firms
• Corporate Service Providers
• Relevant Governmental Authorities
• Local and European Regulatory Bodies
Deloitte Limited is among the leading professional services firms in Cyprus, providing audit & assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax and related services, as well as a complete range of services to international business, through over 750 people in Nicosia and Limassol. Deloitte Limited, is the sub-licensed affiliate for Cyprus of Deloitte NSE LLP, a UK limited liability partnership and member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited. Please visit www.deloitte.com/cy to find out how Deloitte in Cyprus is making an impact that matters. As part of the Deloitte global network, with approximately 345,000 people in over 150 countries and territories, Deloitte Cyprus has the advantage of global sharing of knowledge with local adaptation and personal approach, built on the solid foundations of over 60 years of successful operations on the island.
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, strategy, transaction and consulting services with over 300,000 people in over 150 countries. It is the most globally integrated professional services organisation, working with businesses, entrepreneurs and governments around the world. EY distils everything it does down to a single, unified purpose: building a better working world. 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
KPMG operates in Cyprus since 1948 and currently employs more than 900 people working from 6 offices across the island (Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaka, Pafos, Paralimni and Polis Chrysochous). We are a member of the global network of KPMG, one of the world’s largest professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services, employing more than 236.000 partners and employees working in member firms around the world in 144 countries and territories. Our clients look to KPMG for a consistent standard of service based on high order professional capabilities, industry insight, local knowledge, and expertise.
NSS Tax Management & Consulting is an international tax boutique Firm, with offices in Cyprus and Israel, focused on providing a comprehensive holistic tax and transfer pricing solutions to clients. Our team is comprised of senior tax professionals with a combined experience of more than 100 years in top-tier international tax practices. We emphasise providing a superior service along the most professional advice. We believe that good service requires full attention, agility and in-depth understanding of details. The provision of services personally by senior experienced tax advisors allows us to be focused, efficient and provide value in a timely manner.
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 295,000 professionals of our global network in 156 countries and create an experienced team that combines intelligent approaches, experience and technological innovation. Visit www.pwc.com.cy to discover the benefits we can bring to you.
RSM in Cyprus is a member firm of RSM International, the 6th largest international audit, tax and consulting network, with firms in 123 countries, including the world’s top 40 major business centres. RSM has over 51.000 people and 860 offices across Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, MENA, Latin and North America. THE POWER OF BEING UNDERSTOOD is our promise to our clientele. With offices in Limassol, Paphos and Nicosia, RSM in Cyprus offers a comprehensive range of audit, tax, and consulting services, focusing on identifying clients’ individual needs to provide personalized solutions that shield business operations and address today’s challenges.
Being one of the 198 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 ACFE is to promote improved fraud detection and deterrence. This is achieved through enhancement of knowledge, promotion of networking opportunities and support for its members and the business, academic and government community.
Through its representation of ten member banks, that hold more than 90% market share and provide a full range of banking services, the Association of Cyprus Banks (ACB) is the voice of the Cyprus banking system. Its primary aim is to promote best practices for the interest of the banking sector and the local economy as a whole. The ACB is a non-profit organization through which common positions are formulated and promoted on banking and financial issues, when local legislative and governmental policies are determined.
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. www.cfainstitute.org
The Cyprus Fiduciary Association (CYFA), established in 2011, is the representative body of regulated Administrative Service Providers (ASP’s) in Cyprus. With a vision to assist in forming a solid international business sector in Cyprus operating on high professional standards, ethics and integrity, the Association aims to serve industry providers by promoting their interests, raising sector awareness, supporting their operations, contributing to new legislations and delivering valuable training to professionals. The Association’s commitment to its purpose has established it among the most reputable and recognised organisations within the country, before public and regulatory authorities, other associations, as well as the business community in Cyprus and overseas.
The 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.
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.
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.
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
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