We founded Deneo Partners to provide our clients with strategic advice on the most important decisions they face in order to create and maintain value.

Stathis Christophi, FCA, MBA

Managing Director

                                        

Experience

Mr. Christophi began his career as an external auditor with Andersen Worldwide and Pannell Kerr Foster. He then joined the internal audit department of Eurobank in Greece.  After spending 3 years with Eurobank he joined HSBC’s Investment Banking division in London where he was Associate Director in the financial institutions group, specializing in mergers and acquisitions as well as capital raising transactions for banks and other financial institutions. He was also Chief Financial Officer and a member of the investment committee at Dafolia Management (family office) in Amsterdam. His latest role was that of Chief Financial Officer at a Global FX Broker.

Education

Mr. Christophi holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Financial Management from the University of Essex and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (FCA) and a Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE).

 

Demetris Kyriacou, CFA

Managing Director

                                        

Experience

Mr. Kyriacou began his career in the financial services industry as a registered Securities Representative with Raymond James (USA). He then worked on several Global organizations holding key positions such as Head of Portfolio Management and Chief Financial Services Manager at ICFI (part of Interros Group) as well as Director of Financial Services and Chief Compliance Officer at FxPro Financial Services. He then joined IronFX Global where he held the role of General Manager and Chief Compliance Officer. Mr Kyriacou is an expert in Global licensing and setup of investment firms in multiple jurisdictions as well as compliance and regulatory related matters. Mr Kyriacou is also a member of a committee in a company listed in the Oslo Stock Exchange.

Education

Mr. Kyriacou holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Michigan State University and an MBA from Eastern Michigan University.

He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a holder of various professional certifications issued by the CySEC (Advanced level) and the HCMC (Financial Instruments and Market Analyst). Mr. Kyriacou has also held the Series 63 and the Series 7 certifications.

Angela Onoufriou, ACSI

Head of Legal and Corporate

                                       

Experience

Mrs. Onoufriou is currently the Head of Legal and Corporate department of Deneo Partners. Her role includes the active supervision of compliance matters as well as assisting international clients within the financial services sector, to expand their regulatory licensing worldwide. She has extensive experience in the financial services sector, while for the last seven years she has possessed a managerial position in the Legal, Compliance and AML functions of globally regulated FX Brokers as well as  Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs). Prior to that, she was working for one of the Big Four in Singapore, providing inhouse consulting services to one of the biggest investment banks in the world.

Education

Mrs. Onoufriou has obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LLB) with Honours from the University of Sunderland in the UK. In 2010 she was admitted to the Cyprus Bar Association while in 2011, she was further awarded with an LLM in International Commercial & Business Law from the University of East Anglia in UK. In 2015, Mrs. Onoufriou successfully obtained the Financial Services Legal Framework: Advanced Exam (CySEC). In February 2020, Mrs. Onoufriou was awarded with the Level 3 Global Financial Compliance Certificate by the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI).

Maria Chrysostomou

Legal and Compliance Supervisor

                             

Experience

Ms. Chrysostomou currently works as Legal and Compliance Supervisor at Deneo Partners. Her main areas of practice cover regulatory and advisory compliance, legal and corporate, FATCA/CRS consultation and Intellectual property (IP) rights protection, specializing in IP infringements, EUIPO and WIPO procedures. Prior to this, she held the position of Legal Advisor and Compliance Officer in an Investment Firm with global operations for a period of over three years. She began her professional career as a Lawyer at a Cyprus based Law firm, focusing among others on Corporate Law matters, companies’ due diligence and KYC principle implementation.

Education

Ms. Chrysostomou is an experienced professional admitted to the Public register of Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) (Certification no. 4058) and eligible for the performance of various investment services. She holds a Law Degree from the School of Law, Economics and Political Studies of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, as well as a Master’s degree in International Banking and Finance Law from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom.

Ianthi Koupepidou

Legal and Compliance Officer

                                       

Experience

Ms. Koupepidou currently works as Legal and Compliance Officer at Deneo Partners. Her main areas of practice cover legal and corporate, as well as regulatory and advisory compliance. Prior to this, she held the position of Legal Advisor and Compliance Assistant in an Investment Firm with global operations for a period of two years. Ms. Koupepidou began her professional career as a Compliance Officer at a Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) authorised and regulated Payment Institution, focusing among others on AML requirements and monitoring.

Education

Ms. Koupepidou holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LLB) from the University of Leicester, as well as a Master’s Degree in Medical Law (LLM) from the Queen Mary University of London. In 2016, Ms. Koupepidou was admitted to the Cyprus Bar Association.

Memnia Christofi

Associate, Banking Services Department

                                       

Experience

Mrs. Christofi currently works as Associate in the Banking Services Department. Mrs. Christofi specialises in providing banking and payment solutions globally to individuals and corporations with a focus in Forex and CFD Brokers. She is responsible for managing the entire application process, ensuring all necessary requirements are met, as well as the client needs. Mrs. Christofi is also responsible for advising clients regarding alternative banking and payment methods. Previously, she had been in charge of providing banking solutions at a global Forex Broker firm. She began her career in NHS England where she managed various departments in delivering monthly projects for five years.

Education

Mrs. Christofi holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the University of Wolverhampton.

Louiza Georgiou

Associate, Regulatory Department

                                       

Experience

Ms. Georgiou began her career at Deneo Partners Limited as an Associate in the Regulatory Department. Ms. Georgiou specializes in licensing applications for various jurisdictions including the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) in Cyprus, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in UK, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in Seychelles etc. She is responsible for planning and managing the entire application process, ensuring licenses meet all regulatory requirements. Ms. Georgiou is also responsible of advising clients in new regulatory developments (i.e. new regulations, directives and circulars), ensuring that their systems and controls are up to date and meet the new requirements.

Education

Ms. Georgiou holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public and Business Administration, with focus in Operations Management, from the University of Cyprus. She is also a certified professional admitted to the Public register of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC), holding the Advanced Certificate with Certification no. 5221 and eligible for the performance of various investment services.

Christina Panayi

Business Development Officer

                                       

Experience

Ms. Panayi is a Business Development Officer with Deneo Partners, where she contributes to the company’s business performance and growth, liaises with current and potential partners, and provides external consultancy services to clients, coordinating with the other company departments and the Directors. She began her career as a Risk Management and Trading Controller with Tradomatics Holdings, where she monitored and evaluated risks of the company’s trading procedures and financial performance in specific Asian markets.

Education

Ms. Panayi holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public and Business Administration – Operations Management from the University of Cyprus, and a Master of Science Degree in Information Systems from the European University of Cyprus.

Elsia Madeleine

Compliance Officer (Seychelles)

                                       

Experience

Ms. Madeleine is a Compliance Officer at Deneo Partners (Seychelles) Ltd. Her duties include managing the compliance level of the company with local Financial Services Authority (FSA) regulations; assisting in the formulation and implementation of various company manuals and procedures; and advising on compliance and Anti-Money laundering matters. Ms. Madeleine is also an approved outsourced compliance officer as per the Code of Outsourcing of Compliance Function by the FSA. She began her career as a Supervision officer at the Fiduciary Section with the FSA, moved to the Capital Markets and Collective Investment Schemes Supervision Section as Supervision officer, was later transferred to the Risk and Compliance Unit, and then to the Policy and Legal Section of the FSA as a Policy Analyst.

Education

Ms. Madeleine holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the University of London. She holds various professional certifications and trainings issued by the International Compliance Association (Certificate in Compliance) and the UNODC (Counter Proliferation Financing Training). Ms. Madeleine has also completed the Oxford Fintech Programme issued by the SAID Business school.

Monica Irimani

Compliance Officer (Seychelles)

                                       

Experience

Ms. Irimani is an associate Compliance Officer of Deneo Partners (Seychelles) Ltd. Ms. Irimani is an approved outsource compliance officer as per the Code of Outsourcing of Compliance Function by the Seychelles Financial Services Authority (FSA). For four and half (4.5) years, she was employed at the FSA as a Senior Business Analyst before moving to the post of Manager of Authorisation of the Capital Markets and Collective Investment Scheme Supervision section. Prior to this, she was a Corporate Administrator with an International Corporate Service Provider. Ms. Irimani is also a qualified trainer who has taught at the University of Seychelles and retains the post of part time lecturer at the Guy Morel Institute of Seychelles.

Education

Ms. Irimani holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Tsinghua University of China, and a Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in Business Studies and Economics from the University of Manchester, UK. She also holds a professional qualification issued by International Compliance Association (Certificate in Compliance).

Savvas Pampakas

Associate, Accounting Department

                                       

Experience

Mr. Pampakas is an Associate in the Accounting Department working closely with EMIs and various Forex Brokers. He is responsible for the day to day financial transactions of the Company and its clients. His duties include, among others, invoice processing, tax related matters, payroll management, daily bookkeeping records, billing and tracking business expenses. Prior to his current role, he worked as an Accountant in a Forex Broker firm. Mr. Pampakas began his career as an Account Opening Administrator at a global FX Broker. He then spent 2 years with the company’s Clients’ Money Reconciliation. In the same company, he had the opportunity to join the accounting department as an Accounting Officer.

Education

Mr. Pampakas holds a Barchelor’s Degree in Accounting and Finance from Nottingham Trent University, UK.