CEO, Invest Cyprus
George Campanellas is CEO of the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (Invest Cyprus) and Vice-President of the Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA). He previously worked in the Ministries of Health and Energy, Commerce, Industry & Tourism. He played an active role in drafting the regulatory framework and running the relevant licensing procedures for attracting FDI to sectors of strategic importance and large-scale infrastructure projects, including the EuroAsia Interconnector and City of Dreams Mediterranean.
Vice-Chairman, Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission
George Karatzias is Vice-Chairman of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission, prior to which he led Alter Domus fund services in Cyprus, having joined in 2011. He also served as a board member of the Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA). He is a Fellow member of ACCA and holds a Master’s degree in Marketing and Financial Services (University of Exeter). He has experience in international fund structuring, management and the provision of ancillary, middle and back-office services, including fund administration.
Risk, Compliance and Regulation, Fund Services, PwC Cyprus
Christia Evagorou is both a qualified lawyer and a Chartered Accountant. She is a Director of the Funds Services department of PwC Cyprus and has been servicing international private clients for 14 years in Nicosia and London. Her main areas of expertise are corporate structuring, corporate simplifications and buy-outs, managing regulatory and tax requirements and cross-border M&A transactions. She is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC) and the Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA).
International Tax Partner, PwC Israel
Seth R. Tovey joined PwC Israel in 2021 after over 25 years’ tax experience in a combination of public accounting and in-house roles, including ten years as Global Tax Director at Boston-based PE firm Advent International. At PwC, he assists with planning the legal and operational structuring of new entities, M&A acquisitions and restructurings, planning for proposed and anticipated changes in tax laws, income repatriation and remuneration structuring. He is also responsible for the US tax compliance of various US and non-US entities.
Senior Lawyer - Head of GZGTech, George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC, Cyprus
Vasilis Charalambous is a Senior Lawyer at George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC and the Head of GZGTech, advising public and private sector clients on emerging technologies including blockchain, cryptocurrencies, distributed ledger technology and personal data issues. He is Vice-President of the Technology Committee of the Cyprus Bar Association and a member of INATBA, of the European Association of Data Protection Professionals and of the Tech London Advocates Blockchain Legal and Regulatory Group.
Partner, Chrysostomides Advocates & Legal Consultants, Cyprus
George Ioannou is a Partner at Chrysostomides Advocates & Legal Consultants and has significant experience in transactions support for mergers and acquisitions involving tech companies. He specialises in the provision of tax advice, international tax planning and the application of double tax treaties, wealth planning for HNWIs, cross-border mergers, mergers of Cyprus companies, transfers of corporate seat, preparation of legal capacity opinions and due diligence reports. His clients include internationally established technology enterprises and start-ups.
FCCA, MAAT, Consultant, Costas Tsirides & Co LLC, Cyprus
Christos Neokleous is a professional advisor and consultant with 30 years of professional experience in Audit, Accounting, Taxation and Insolvency. He joined Tsirides Law as a consultant in March 2020. He was previously a Partner at Deloitte in Cyprus. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (FCCA), a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC), a member of The Association of Accounting Technicians (MAAT) and a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner in Cyprus
Investment Promotion Officer, Invest Cyprus
Stephanie Panayi heads Invest Cyprus’ Strategic Projects Unit, which is dedicated to attracting and facilitating FDI in priority sectors for the Government, including hospitality & tourism, healthcare, renewable energy and large commercial real estate. She is experienced in the field of foreign direct investment, asset management, investor relations, and business development. She studied Applied Foreign Languages and International Management & Business. She also holds a Hotel Asset Management Certificate and a Private Equity Investment Certificate.
Executive Director, Cyfield Group, Cyprus
George Chrysochos is an Executive Director of Cyfield Group. Before joining the family business on a full-time basis, he worked in the US and Greece as a consultant for Navigant and McKinsey & Company, gaining experience in strategy and operations, mergers and acquisitions and organisational restructuring in various industries. While working as a consultant, he had day-to-day involvement with Cyfield and, on his return to Cyprus, he led the Group’s entry into the energy market.
Partner - Head of Property & Construction, George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC, Cyprus
George Ioannou is a Partner and Head of the Property & Construction Department at George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC. He is an expert on Cyprus Land Law and Construction Law, a Certified Insolvency Practitioner and a registered member of ETEK (the Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber) as a Chartered Surveyor. He provides legal advice to government departments, municipalities, banks, Asset Management Companies (AMCs), Debt Servicing Companies (DSCs), construction firms, private companies, consultants and more.
Senior Advisor – UHNW Families, Leptos Estates, Cyprus
Brian J.C. Osborne, a Senior Advisor at Leptos Estates, was born in South Africa and attended Michaelhouse School, where he excelled in sports and represented South Africa in the U18 Hockey World Cup. He moved to Cyprus in 2008, where he worked for several offshore companies, mainly travelling the globe (to over 90 countries) and attracting investments into Cyprus. Cross-border business development is his forte. Recently, he was responsible for bringing the first Latin American investors to Cyprus, through Leptos Estates.