Dr. Cleanthis (Athos) Chandriotis studied at the English School, Nicosia and after fulfilling his military obligations, he then moved to the United Kingdom where he studied at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), where he graduated with honours in Mechanical Engineering (BEng Upper Second Honours). Subsequently, he attended the two-year, full-time MBA program of Manchester Business School (Director’s List). He holds a PhD in Economics from Durham University in the UK. He holds a postgraduate Diploma in Marketing (DipM) from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK). He was the General Manager of Laiki Financial Services Ltd and a non-executive member of the Board of Directors of Investment Bank of Greece (now Optima Bank). He has also worked at HSBC Investment Bank plc in London in the Project Finance and Advisory Division specializing in Public-Private Partnership (PPPs) projects. He was until recently, the General Manager and Executive Member of the Board of Directors of The Cyprus Investment and Securities Corporation Ltd (CISCO), a subsidiary (CIF) of the Bank of Cyprus. For several years he has been a member of a multitude of Investment and Credit Committees and an executive and non-executive member of Boards of public and private companies and organisations, both locally and abroad. Dr. Chandriotis has also taught for several years at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in colleges and universities in Cyprus. Dr. Chandriotis has over the years advised companies and organisations in various sectors of the economy on matters of financial strategy and capital raising. He has extensive experience and deep knowledge of the Capital Markets as well as Banking and Financial affairs.