The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) is delighted to congratulate Dr. George Theocharides, ACSI, for his appointment as Vice-Chairman of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC).
A CISI member, Dr. Theocharides has extensive work 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 Senior Regional Governance Advisor, World Vision International, said: "I heartily congratulate my fellow CISI member, George Theocharides, for his worthy appointment as Vice President of CySEC, and look forward to our two organisations collaborating closely in pursuit of achieving our shared goal of raising the level of professionalism within financial services in Cyprus even higher.”
Mr. Charles Charalambous, Chartered MCSI, CISI NAC President and COO of T.C.R. International Ltd, said: “For many years, George Theocharides has been an advocate for increasing transparency, professionalism and ethical behaviour in Cyprus’ financial services sector. George is a valued member of the CISI and has contributed greatly to our shared cause. We wish him the very best in this new challenging role.”