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Dr. Nearchos Ioannou

Dr. Nearchos Ioannou was born in Limassol in 1958. He studied Political Economy at the Free University of West Berlin, where he worked as a lecturer at the Institute of Sociology. He holds a PhD and from 1984-1990 worked at Dresdner Bank AG in Germany. He then worked at the Bank of Cyprus until 2006. From November 2006 he was General Manager of the Limassol Cooperative Savings Bank and from February 2017 until August 2018 he was Director of the International Affairs Department of the Cooperative Bank of Cyprus. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Cooperative Bank of Cyprus from March 2009 to October 2013 and a member of the Board of Directors of the Cooperative Computerization Company from May 2007 to July 2014. From September 2009 he was Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. Demetra Holdings Plc and since 2019 participates in the Board of Directors of Lordos Hotels (Holdings) Public Ltd. Dr. Ioannou is Manging Director of the company, since August 2020. ​In addition, he writes books and plays.​​​ 

Costas Paphitis

Mr. Paphitis graduated from Archbishop Makarios III Lyceum (Nicosia) in 1994, and received his Bachelor Degree (BSc (Hons)) in Accounting and Finance from the University of Warwick in the UK in 1999.  He then continued his studies as a Trainee Chartered Accountant in the Audit Department of KPMG in Nicosia and after qualification as a Chartered Accountant he was promoted to a supervisor and subsequently to a manager in the Audit Department of KPMG.  In 2006 he has been appointed as a Financial Controller of Demetra Investment Public Ltd, the largest investment company in Cyprus, a position he holds until today.  He is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) since 2003 and a Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Cyprus (ICPAC) since 2004.  

Sophocles Seraphides​

Mr Seraphides graduated from The English School (High School) in 1994, and received his Bachelor Degree BA(Hons) in Pure Economics from the University of Leicester in the UK in 1999.  He then continued his postgraduate studies at Westminster Business School in London. From the year 2001 until 2003 he has worked at Lefkoniko Stockbrokers Ltd (the Investment Banking Branch of the Cyprus Cooperative Banking Society) as Stockbroker.  In the year 2007 he has been appointed as Operation Manager of Demetra Investment Public Ltd, the largest investment company in Cyprus, a position he holds until today.  ​