Instructor profiles

Charalambides Marios

Director - Assurance Services

Marios began his career at PwC in 2003. He has extensive experience in assurance services department with a number of high profile local and international clients operating primarily in the financial services sector. Marios’ main clients include banking institutions, brokerage and investment firms and funds.

Marios also provides technical support to the Cyprus Accountancy Consultancy Services of PwC, specialising in the area of financial instruments. Also, Marios has been an instructor in a number of external and internal seminars on IFRS.
Marios holds a BSc degree in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Cyprus. He is a also a Chartered Accountant (ACA), member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, as well as a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus.

Christodoulides Antonis

Partner - Tax Advisory

Antonis graduated from the London School of Economics obtaining a First Class BSc in Accounting and Finance. He joined PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1999 as a trainee chartered accountant and in 2002 he became an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

He specialises in both local and international taxation and his clients include both local and international multinational corporations. Industry specialisation includes financial services, oil and gas, metals and commodities, real estate, retail, construction and electricity.

In 2007, Antonis moved to Moscow where he joined the International Tax Structuring Services of PricewaterhouseCoopers Russia BV for one year, acting as the Cypriot Tax Desk.

Antonis is also a Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus.

George A. Georgiou

Assistant Manager - Corporate Compliance

George qualified as an accountant in 2008, by successfully completing the ACCA professional examinations. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a member of the Cyprus Institute of Public Accountants.

Once qualified, George joined the Professional Studies Department of the University of Nicosia (currently Global Training) as a part-time tutor on Audit and Assurance until 2013.

George is currently working with the Corporate Compliance Department of PwC and he is involved with training as part of the Corporate Compliance training committee, whilst being responsible for the preparation and delivery of the internal and client Excel courses as well.

Georgiou Maria

Director - Human Capital Department

Maria has been working at PwC Cyprus since 1995 in the area of human resource consulting.  Her areas of expertise include the design and delivery of tailored learning programmes, training needs analysis, human resource planning, performance management, organisational restructuring, change management, executive recruitment, reward and compensation policies.  

Maria has worked on a number of international assignments including clients from Europe (Greece, Netherlands and Germany) and the Middle East (Qatar, Egypt, Kuwait and Dubai). She is also responsible for the Learning and Education function of PwC Cyprus including the design, planning and delivery of learning and development interventions for all staff members as well as training needs analysis, implementation of global Learning & Education guidelines and talent management.  

Maria is an experienced and enthusiastic trainer in the areas of management development, leadership, personal effectiveness, team building and customer care and she is also a trainer in PwC European programs. She is a qualified practitioner and frequent user of a number of tools used in learning, development and coaching interventions, such as MBTI, DISC, Belbin Team Roles and Thomas Killman Conflict Mode Instrument.

Maria has significant experience as an Assessor/Facilitator in Assessment/Development Centres and as an Executive Coach. She is also a key facilitator for team development and strategy workshops for clients and has developed expertise in the design and delivery of leadership and management development programs.

Lambrou Martha

Director - Indirect Tax Services

Martha graduated from the University of Warwick in 1999 obtaining a First Class BSc Degree in Accounting and Finance. She joined KPMG in London as a trainee accountant where she qualified as a chartered accountant and chartered tax advisor, becoming a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in 2001 and a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation in 2002. Martha joined PricewaterhouseCoopers in Cyprus in May 2003.

Since joining PwC, Martha has worked in the tax department focusing on international tax structuring and advisory services until 2010 when she took a turn in her career to specialise in indirect taxes. Since 2010, Martha has been leading the VAT Regions group, focusing on a variety of indirect tax issues ranging from compliance to advisory and structuring services for a number of clients across industries, both local and international in the Limassol, Larnaca and Paphos regions.

Lontian Natsi  

Senior Associate - PwC Consulting

An enthusiastic facilitator in the area of people consulting and a competent professional in learning technologies.

Lontian joined the People Consulting team of PwC Cyprus after his experience in PwC Frankfurt. He has experience in the design and delivery of management development programs, high performance teams workshops, implementation of performance management systems, design and running of Assessment and Development Centres, design and building of e-learns etc.

His experience includes assisting in large-scale projects in the areas of Leadership Development, performance management, and building capabilities.

Lontian has worked with clients in diverse industries in Cyprus and abroad, including the public sector, local authorities, retail, financial services, hospitality and leisure, telecommunications, construction, technology, shipping etc.

 

Shakalli Maroudia Marilena

Tutor of PwC's Academy

Marilena holds a BSc (Hons) in Management Sciences from the London School of Economics (LSE). She is an experienced trainer specialising in the areas of FinancialAccounting and Reporting as well as Presentation Skills.

Marilena qualified as a Chartered Accountant in London in 2002, and became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). She was very enthusiastic about training, so once qualified, she joined The Financial Training Company (Kaplan Inc) in London as part of the Financial Accounting/ Reporting lecturing team for a number of examination bodies (eg ACCA, CIMA).

In 2004 she returned to Cyprus and became a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC). She joined Cyprus College (School of Professional Studies) as a tutor, teaching mainly ICAEW courses. This position was held until September 2010 when Marilena joined PwC as a tutor of PwC’s Academy. She is involved in teaching trainee accountants for their professional exams, as well as offering client seminars in Cyprus and overseas. She specialises in Financial Accounting and Financial Reporting.

Following her long involvement in training, Marilena is also delivering business skills seminars such as "Train the Trainer" and "Presenting with impact" both in Cyprus and overseas. She delivered seminars in many countries including Greece, Germany, Mauritius, Oman, Qatar and Dubai.

Seraphim Costas

Head of PwC's Academy

Costas holds a BA (Honours) in Economics from the University of Essex. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1992. He is a member of ICPAC since 1993. Upon his return from England, he joined Deloitte & Touche in Nicosia and joined Intercollege in 1995 as a senior officer and tutor for the ICAEW courses.

In July 1998 he joined Cyprus College as a director of the School of Professional Studies and Head of the ICAEW Courses, a position he held since September 2009. As from September 2009, Costas joined PwC as the Head of PwC Academy Cyprus.

Costas has taught courses for ICAEW and ACCA exams since 1994, as well as open seminars on Financial Reporting and Auditing related subjects. He delivered courses in many parts of the world such as Greece, Malta, Poland and Romania. He has also been involved in the preparation of textbooks in IFRSs and ISAs in Greek.

Costas has served as a member of the Board of ICPAC for two consecutive terms and he was the President of the Accounting and Auditing Standards Committee of ICPAC for two years. He was for four years a member of the Ethics Committee.

Stavrou Nicos

Director - Assurance Services

Nicos began his career at PwC in 2000. He has extensive assurance experience with a number of high profile local and international clients operating primarily in the financial services sector. Nicos also provides technical support to the Cyprus Accountancy Consultancy Services of PwC, specialising in the area of financial instruments.

Nicos has been an instructor in a number of external and internal seminars on IFRS. He also participates regularly in local and international conferences of PwC in relation to IFRS and auditing standards as well as developments in the insurance industry, one of his areas of specialization.

Nicos holds a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) and an MPhil in Finance from Cambridge University. He is a also a Chartered Accountant (ACA), member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, as well as a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus.

Tsikouris Michael

Director, Advocate, PwC Legal


 Michael has obtained an LL.B (Hons) from the University of Bristol, UK and an LL.M (Master of Corporate and Commercial Law) from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) – University of London.

Michael is qualified and registered as an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Cyprus. He worked as an in-house counsel at PwC Cyprus. In 2016 he was promoted to Director at S.A. Evangelou LLC, which is a full member firm of PwC International.

Michael has also been a part-time lecturer of Business Law in European University (Cyprus) during 2008-2010.

Theano Yerasimou

Manager - PwC Consulting

Theano is a member of the consulting team People Consulting of PwC Cyprus. Besides with her experience in sectors like training needs analysis, and design, programming and presenting educational and development programs, Theano has developed significant specialisation in electronic and blended learning, as well as more modern learning methods (e.g. micro-learning και mobile learning).

With over 10 years of experience, Theano has worked with a wide range of clients in a wide range of areas, such as financial, pharmaceutical, shipping, and engineering. She has offered services to international organisations, operating in America, Asia and Europe.

 

Polina Jacovides Michael 

PwC Academy Tutor

Polina holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law and Accounting from the University of London (LSE), and she is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Cyprus.

Polina started her professional career as a trainee accountant with one of the big four accountancy firm in Cyprus and for the last 22 years she has been teaching professional courses in Cyprus and overseas. Her main area of specialization is UK and Cyprus Taxation and right now she is teaching Taxation for all levels of the ICAEW qualification, and ACCA qualification.

From January 1997 until August 2016 she worked for the Professional Studies Department of Cyprus College. Additionally, from January 2012 until June 2013 she worked on part-time basis for the University for Cyprus teaching Principles of Taxation for the Business Administration Department.

She has been delivering Continuous Professional Development seminars and Aptitude Courses on Cyprus Taxation to qualified Accountants for a number of years.

Additionally she is the author of the Cyprus Taxation books (TX-CY) for the ACCA and ICPAC

Aptitude test examination in co-operation with ICPAC.

Contact us

Costas Seraphim

Head of PwC's Academy, PwC Cyprus

Tel: +357-22555142

Eleni Anthimou

Administrator of PwC's Academy, PwC Cyprus

Tel: +357-22555161

Mikaela Koumettou

Administrator of PwC's Academy, PwC Cyprus

Tel: +357-22555643

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