Yiannos is leading our Regulatory Compliance and Fund Services department at Grant Thornton (Cyprus) Ltd and he is the Managing Director of our subsidiary company Grant Thornton Fund Services (Cyprus) Ltd. He has extensive knowledge of regulatory requirements for financial and credit institutions and substantial sectoral experience both in the Middle East and the EU.
He has advised clients on governance, risk, and compliance regulatory framework and requirements and assisted regulators, financial groups and large corporates in various aspects of GRC program implementation. Additionally, he is actively involved in authorization, compliance and risk management engagements for investment firms, banks, payment institutions, and investment funds.
Yiannos is a Certified Public Accountant (AICPA) and holds an MBA in International Finance and a BSc in Business Administration (Accounting and Finance). He is a Board Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) Cyprus National Advisory Council and holds the follow professional qualifications:
- Certified Financial Services Auditor (Institute of Internal Auditors – IIA)
- Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists – ACAMS)
- Certificate in Global Financial Compliance (Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment – CISI)
- Advanced Certificate in Financial Services (Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission – CySEC