Spyros Christodoulides, CPA
Spyros graduated with a Masters of Science Degree in Accounting from the State University of New York at Albany.
He qualified as a Certified Public Accountant at the State of New York in 1988. Upon his return to Cyprus in 1989, he joined Reuters where he held several senior finance positions including that of the Regional Finance Director for Middle East & North Africa and Business Services Director for Emerging Markets. After leaving Reuters in mid-2005 he held the Finance Director position in two international companies operating in the software development and aviation industries.
Since 2010, when he formed ValueAchieve, he has been providing consultancy services in the area of business transformation and Shared Services to companies like Coca Cola Hellenic and Coca Cola Enterprises.
He is a member of the AICPA, NYSSCPAs and ICPAC. He served two terms as a Director of the Cyprus International Businesses Association (CIBA).
He is the founder and Managing Director, heading the Consultancy division.
Maria Petridou, MBA (Merit), MSc, BSc Econ (Honors)
Business Development Director
Maria graduated with a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Manchester Business School and also holds a Masters degree in Economics from the People's Friendship University of Russia.
After the completion of her studies in Moscow, Maria moved to Cyprus in 2003 where she joined a CySEC-regulated firm - DFG Capital (Cyprus) Limited as the Head of Accounting.
In August 2005 she joined another financial services company regulated by CySEC - Aton International Limited (renamed to UniCredit Securities International Limited after the acquisition by the well-known Italian Financial Holding – UniCredit) as the General Manager / Director. She served in this position until the company was liquidated in 2012.
Maria has more than 10 years of experience in the Financial Services industry in Cyprus specialising in the set up of Investment Firms in Cyprus, managing successfully their operations and ensuring compliance with CySEC requirements.
She is the company's Business Development Director also heading the Corporate Services Division and is responsible for services related to Cyprus Investments Firms in Cyprus and Alternative Investments Funds.