PwC Cyprus appoints partners in Assurance and Advisory

09 September 2019 2 min. read
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The Cypriot country organisation of global professional services giant PwC has admitted five new partners into its leadership ranks.

Elina Christofides joined PwC in 2010, having previously worked for a number of years for banking institutions Santander and Deutsche Bank in London. She joined the financial services sector following graduation – she studied Civil and Structural Engineering at the University of Cambridge and holds a PhD in Quantitative Finance from Imperial College London. At PwC, Christofides works in the Advisory division and provides consulting services to banks and insurance companies in Cyprus and the region.

Michalis Stavrides has served the Big Four accounting and consulting firm for over 15 years. Prior to joining PwC, he worked in the Assurance business of Arthur Andersen, which collapsed in 2002 following an accounting scandal in the United States. During his tenure at PwC, Stavrides held a number of roles in the firm’s consulting and tax advisory divisions. He currently leads PwC Cyprus’ Tax Reporting unit.Michalis Stavrides, Michael Tsikouris, Elina Christofides and Nicos StavrouNicos Stavrou works in PwC Assurance business, with a focus on clients in the financial services sector. Stavrou completed his studies in the United Kingdom (BSc in Economics from London School of Economics and an MPhil in Finance from the University of Cambridge) and is an Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) since 2003. 

Zacharias Clerides has been working with the professional services giant for just over a decade. The Associate Chartered Accountant started his spell at PwC in the UK, where he worked in the firm’s Assurance and Investment Management practices, before relocating to Cyprus. Clerides is a partner in PwC Cyprus’ International Private Clients group, servicing some of the organisation’s larger domestic clients. 

Commenting on the partner appointments, PwC’s managing director for Cyprus Evgenios Evgeniou said; “The experience and skills & knowledge of the new partners will greatly contribute to servicing our clients as well as to promoting and achieving our purpose to build trust in society and solve important problems.” 

Meanwhile, also per the 1st of July 2019, Michael Tsikouris has been admitted as a partner in the law firm S.A. Evangelou & Co, the PwC Network Legal Practice in Cyprus.

PwC Cyprus has more than 1,000 professionals across offices in Nicosia (two offices), Limassol and Paphos.