The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) is delighted to congratulate Dr. George Theocharides, ACSI, for his appointment as Chairman of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC).
A CISI member, Dr. Theocharides succeeded Demetra Kalogerou as her tenure came to an end. Dr Theocharides has been associated with the Cypriot regulator for years. He was previously the Vice-Chairman at CySEC from July 2020 and was one of its Board members before that. He has extensive experience in the wider financial sector. Between September 2010 and July 2020, he was an Associate Finance Professor at the Cyprus International Institute of Management (CIIM) and Director of the MSc in Financial Service Programme. Prior to joining CIIM, he worked as an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Sungkyunkwan University of South Korea from 2006 to 2010. In 2006, he also worked as an International Faculty Fellow at the Sloan School of Management of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
In the past, he served as a member of the Board of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC), a member of the Interim Board of the Bank of Cyprus, Chairman of the Board of the Cyprus Blockchain Technologies Ltd, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus-Kuwait Business Association. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Management of The English School, from July 2016 until July 2020, a member of the Training/HR Committee of the Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA), as well as a non-executive member of the Board of Directors for a number of organisations and companies in the financial services sector. He is also a Research Fellow at the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies (UCL CBT).
Mr. Petros Florides, Chartered FCSI, CISI Board member and Director, Global Governance (Europe, Middle East & Asia) at World Vision International., said: "I congratulate my fellow CISI member, George Theocharides, for his appointment as Chairman of CySEC, and look forward to working closely together to set the highest standards of professionalism in the region.”
Mr. Charles Charalambous, Chartered MCSI, CISI NAC President, said: “I am delighted to share my best wishes for the new Chairman of CySEC. George is a valued member of the CISI and has kindly shared his expertise with the local community on many occasions. We very much look forward to continuing our collaboration in Cyprus.”
Mr. Kevin Moore Chartered FCSI, Director of Global Business Development at CISI, said: ”The CISI would like to congratulate Dr. Theocharides on his recent appointment as the Chairman of CySEC. He has always been an advocate for increasing professionalism in Cyprus and we would like to express our best wishes for his new and very important role.”