Team

Kreston ITH Members

Michael Ioannou

Michael Ioannou

Founder
Partner

Michael Ioannou is the co-founder of Ioannou & Theodoulou Ltd. He is currently one of the two Partners of the firm. Michael’s responsibilities include managing/directing the Tax, Accounting and Banking Services section as well as offering professional advice to a variety of multinational clients.

His professional approachable manner and his ability to deliver business advice in an unambiguous way together with his extensive tax knowledge are his strongest traits. Using his excellent communication skills and his vast experience in the field of Tax Structures and Planning and negotiation of loan syndicates he can provide all clients tax advice and compliance based on their needs or wants. In addition, he advises many Cypriot and international business corporations and especially companies of Russian interest on a range of issues, such as investments in Cyprus and abroad, mergers and acquisitions, and complex commercial transactions.

Michael’s area of specialty includes business development. His drive and determination has always been a driving force behind generating new business.

He has served as a European Board member of Morison KSi organization and he was also a member of the board of various private companies and listed public companies in the Cyprus Stock Exchange and AIM market in London.

Outside of work, Michael has been married and has two sons and two grandchildren. He enjoys reading, travelling and outdoors activities.

 

Contact

Email: m.ioannou@ith.com.cy

Telephone: +357 22050650

Christos Theodoulou

Christos Theodoulou

Founder

Christos Theodoulou is a fellow member (FCCA) of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus. He is the co-founder partner of Ioannou & Theodoulou Limited from the early nineties to the current date.

He has extensive experience in statutory and regulatory audit services and he is the Head of the Audit and Assurance Department of the firm. He is also acting in his capacity as the compliance officer of the firm for the Anti Money Laundering Legislation.

He possesses vast tax knowledge and experience, and seeks to understand both the tax and commercial pressures affecting clients so as to offer his advice accordingly. He applies his broad technical knowledge in a clear and coherent way to provide clients with the advice and compliance service that they want and need.

Christos has been a member of the Board of Directors for a number of private and public listed companies over the years, and he is very well acquainted with the corporate compliance legislation. On a number of them he was elected as the Chairman of the Boards.

Outside work Christos enjoys spending as much time as possible with his grandchildren and he is a mad football lover. He likes travelling and enjoys good company with a fine bottle of wine.

Contact
Email: c.theodoulou@ith.com.cy
Telephone: +357 22050550
Gabriel Ioannou

Gabriel Ioannou

Audit and Tax
Director

Strategic, analytical finance professional and results oriented Director of Ioannou & Theodoulou Limited, Gabriel has years of experience in the profession in both the UK and Cyprus.

Allocating his time between the audit and tax advisory departments, he is in a position to appreciate not only the commercial pressures but also the tax issues affecting clients thereby advising them accordingly. Most of his clientele entails SMEs and sole practitioners in various industries with potential issues discussed for both the business, as well as its owners as individuals based on their personal situation. Whilst working in the UK, he has gained substantial experience auditing non-for-profit organisations that fall under the Charities Commission and follow Charities SORP (Statement Of Recommended Practise).

He was on the forefront of the implementation and update of CCH Audit Automation methodology (audit software) to best fulfil the needs of the Cyprus market. He now trains professionals from other audit firms on the use of CCH tailoring it to best meet their needs.

He is a member of ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) and ICPAC (Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus) after obtaining his BSc in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He is also a member of ICPAC’S Small and Medium Sized audit firms and serves as non-executive director in both public and private companies.

Outside of work, Gabriel is interested in sports and predominantly football and enjoys reading health related articles/books and travelling

Contact Info
Email: g.ioannou@ith.com.cy
Telephone: +357 22050530
Theodoros Theodoulou

Theodoros Theodoulou

Audit & Advisory
Director
Theo is a director in the Audit and Advisory department of Ioannou & Theodoulou Ltd and he is also a non executive board member of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) as well as the president of the Audit Committee of CySEC. He obtained his undergraduate at the Nottingham Business School in the degree of Finance, Accounting and Management and then joined Moore Stephens LLP (London) and became a qualified member of the ICAEW in November 2013. During his career in Moore Stephens he specialised in niche industries mainly focusing on shipping. Theo was also involved with the technical department of Moore Stephens offering training to newly joined trainees.
The audit portfolio Theo is dealing with currently at ITH involves a variety of industries from local SMEs to international Group of companies both on stand-alone and consolidated level audits.

In terms of advisory he has been involved in financial due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, advising clients with regards to cash flow budgets/forecasts and performing limited scope reviews on financial information for debt restructurings/new loan requirements of companies. He is also involved in projects for identifying operational processes inefficiencies and recommending necessary improvements. Furthermore  Theo is an expert in the UEFA/FIFA financial fair play and is also an excellent user of the SAP online portal system of UEFA offering advisory services to one of the biggest football clubs in Cyprus.

His technical experience at ITH includes the introduction and development of the audit methodology of the firm (CCH Audit Automation), ensuring compliance with the ICPAC cold reviews.

Outside of work, Theo is a passionate cook and loves travelling to experience new cultures and cuisines.

 

Contact

Email: t.theodoulou@ith.com.cy

Telephone: +357 22050630

Ioanna Theodoulou

Ioanna Theodoulou

Advisory and Business Outsource
Director

 

Ioanna Theodoulou, is a BSc graduate from Kingston University and holds an MSc degree in Human Resources Management. She is also a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus.

She joined the firm in 2008 working as an accountant during which she was widely exposed with working with both local and international clientele. Throughout her professional career she was also involved in a variety of both audit and non-audit engagements.

 

Today, her main focus in ITH is the setup and management of the firm’s HR Department. She has extensive experience in recruitment and dealing with various HR related tasks; including employee performance appraisals, HR strategy, payroll, training seminars and more.

Furthermore, during the last two years she has been a member of the firm’s compliance team and is in charge for the setup and implementation of the AML policies and procedures, installation of new AML software, input data and records update and dealing with general compliance inquiries.

During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family. Additionally, she loves travelling, cooking and reading books whenever she can spare some time from her parenting duties.

 

Contact

 

Email: i.theodoulou@ith.com.cy

Telephone: +357 22050505

Savvas Ioannou

Savvas Ioannou

Tax and Business Outsource
Director

 

Savvas Ioannou is a Bachelor of Art graduate from Middlesex University in Accounting and Finance. He is currently a student member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants starting from January 2018.

He joined the firm in 2017 working as an accountant in the accounting department. At an earlier age, it was his pleasure to help others by participating in the Blood Donations activities organized by the Red Cross as well as helping in the fundraising campaign of the Cyprus Anticancer society.

 

During his free time, he enjoys playing and watching football with friends. Furthermore, he loves going to the gym, travelling and socializing with friends whenever he has free time.

 

Contact

Email: s.ioannou@ith.com.cy

Telephone: +357 22050512

Maria Lambi

Maria Lambi

Audit and Advisory
Senior Audit Manager

 

Maria Lambi is a member of the Association of Charted Certified Accountants and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus.

She worked as an accountant and auditor for more than fifteen years. She is a senior audit manager at Ioannou and Theodoulou Limited the last five years. 

Maria studied business and marketing and continued with professional studies in accounting at the Association of Charted Certified Accountants.

She has an extensive experience in accounting, statutory and regulatory audit services which include gathering information to understand fully her client’s business, internal controls and risk spectrum in order to help them meet the growing demand for enhanced disclosure and accountability.

 

Maria has considerable sector knowledge in agriculture, retail and construction and works with a wide range of clients, from individuals and small businesses to public companies and multinationals. She utilises her experience to assist clients navigate regulatory complexity and strengthen trust and transparency.

Maria is responsible predominantly for the provision of audit services but is also involved in business advisory, providing her clients the required advice and solution to help them to operate successfully in the business environment. She has experience in financial advisory services which include business plans, feasibility studies, independent business reviews and valuation services.

Outside of work, Maria enjoys spending as much time with her daughter as possible, travelling, visiting theatres and reading books.

 

Contact

Email: m.lambi@ith.com.cy

Telephone: +357 22050609

Angeliki Sergiou

Angeliki Sergiou

Business Outsource
Accounting Manager

 

Angeliki is the head of the accounting department for Ioannou and Theodoulou Ltd. She has worked as an accountant and auditor for more than 30 years and she is with the firm since 2006.  She has an extensive experience in accounting services which include gathering information to understand fully her client’s business in order to help them meet the growing demand for enhanced disclosure and accountability. She is also in charge of VAT compliance for all of her clients ensuring their reporting is done on time and as per the relevant regulations. She will advise also on VAT transactions both within the EU and outside EU always liaising with the VAT department in the Ministry of Finance.

Angeliki has considerable sector knowledge in both local and international clients.  Outside of work, Angeliki enjoys spending time with her family, travelling and cooking.

 

Contact

Email: a.sergiou@ith.com.cy

Telephone: +357 22050519

Stella Kyriakou

Stella Kyriakou

Business Outsource
Admin Manager

 

Stella Kyriakou, as an administration manager at Ioannou & Theodoulou Limited with over 20 years’ experience in the field, is recognized by management for her passion and commitment towards work as well as her drive to excellence. 

She works closely with partners, senior management and staff to provide the “back office” support which is essential for the smooth running of the firm. Important aspects of her work include liaising with clients, staff, suppliers for all matters and invoicing and credit control. Clients recognize her for her straightforward and personal approach.

 

Being one of the of the people involved in the set-up of the payroll department she now advises both staff and clients about payroll issues in both existing and newly set up corporations.

Outside of work, Stella enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, travelling, and reading books.

 

Contact
Email: s.kyriakou@ith.com.cy 

Telephone: +357 22050506

George Constantinou

George Constantinou

Audit and Assurance

George Constantinou has worked as an accountant and auditor for more than ten years. He is an Audit Manager at ITH.
He is a member of the Association of Charted Certified Accountants and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus.
George studied economics and continued with professional studies in accounting at the Association of Charted Certified Accountants. He has experience in accounting and audit services which includes gathering and assessing information to understand the client’s business operations in order to help them enhance efficiency and operations.

George has considerable knowledge in retail businesses engagements and works with a wide range of clients, from individuals and small businesses to multinationals.
George is responsible predominantly for the provision of audit services but is also involved in business advisory, providing his clients the required advice and solution to help them to operate successfully in the business environment. He has experience in financial advisory services which include business plans, feasibility studies, independent business reviews and valuation services.

Polina Antoniou

Polina Antoniou

Advisory

Polina Antoniou is the Managing Director of Wizberry Consulting Ltd responsible for the development and provision of Consulting services in the areas of Strategy, Operational effectiveness, Business Transformation, Organisational design, Risk Management and Internal Audit.

Polina has more than 20 years of consulting experience working at one of the big four firms where she had the position of Director for the last six years until April 2020.

Her experience spans across various industries, in areas such as, Governance, Strategic realignment, Business Transformation, Organisational and Operating Model design, Finance Function effectiveness, Process Reengineering, Documentation of Procedures, Performance Management, Internal Audit and Internal Controls.

She has worked with clients operating in various industries including government, shipping, construction, manufacturing, retail, education, hospitality insurance, financial services, in Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Asia and the UK. In leading such consulting projects, Polina is engaged in project management, change management (stakeholder management, communication strategy etc.) activities, interviews with management and staff, workshop facilitation, research and benchmarking etc.

Polina holds a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from Queen Mary University (London University), a Masters degree in Construction Economics and Management from UCL (London University) and an MBA from Henley Management College. Polina is also a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and a US Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and she is a member of  of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC).

For the last 10 years she has been a member of the Board of the Cyprus Institute of Internal Auditors and she has presented in conferences and coordinated conferences and panel discussions.

Demetris Constantinou

Demetris Constantinou

Technology

Demetris Constantinou is a technology expert with deep focus in transactional systems and customer facing channels .

He has worked for more than 10 years for NCR Corporation in growing roles initially in  Solution Sales for Retail, Hospitality and Travel industries, as Solution Manager for Middle East and Japan for the Self Service Kiosks & Digital Signage products and as the Director of Solutions & Marketing for the Retail Industry responsible for the EMEA region.  He has also worked as the regional business development manager for Velti, a Technology company for Mobile Marketing and Financial Services in Greece and as a trainee at IBM in the UK at the Corporate Banking Technology division.

Since 2014 has founded and manages PHILOSHOPIC, a cloud commerce technologies company that develops cloud native solutions with customers in Cyprus, Malta and the Middle East. Currently In parallel is the director at SMARDIT, the Kreston ITH technology advisory practice.

During his career, Demetris has engaged with customers in more than 30 countries helping them automate their business and reduce the complexity and cost  by the use of technology. He has attended a long list of industry and technology conferences in many of which as a speaker. He has a passion for enabling exciting consumer experiences and is committed to long term business relationships through excellence in delivery

He studied Manufacturing Systems Engineering and holds an MSc in Management Science and Operational Research from the Warwick Business School and is a father of 2 technology addict boys.

Andreas Ath. Christou

Advisory

Andreas is a graduate of the Mediterranean Institute of Management, with a Masters in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Physics from the University of Athens, Greece. He also holds an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Bankers U.K.

He is currently a Corporate Consultant in Ioannou & Theodoulou Limited. Additionally, he is serving as a member of the Board of the European Banking and Financial Services Training Association – EBTN in Brussels. Furthermore, he is the Honorary Secretary (The Executive Director) of the Cyprus Institute of Financial Services.

Andreas has had over 37 years of experience in the Banking Sector. He has served as the Manager of Credit Appraisal of Bank of Cyprus and has a vast knowledge and understanding of credit risk. His working experience extends to Operational Risk and mainly to the Corporate section including development as the Corporate Development Manager, creation and also implementation of the Business Centers for SMES.

Andreas was born in Aradippou, Cyprus and is 64 years old. He is married and has one daughter and two sons. He enjoys socializing, travelling and book reading. He also keeps up to date with current affairs and likes to read.

Contact

Email: a.christou@ith.com.cy

Telephone: + 357 99496452

Andri Andreou

Andri Andreou

Tax Department

Andri is a Tax Manager of the Tax department at ITH. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with main field in Accounting from the University of Cyprus, the ACCA qualification and the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (ADIT) of the UK Chartered Institute of Taxation.

Also, she is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC) and a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT).

During her career, she was working in accounting, audit, payroll and tax areas for various local and international clients.

For the last 3 years, she works only on tax matters for a wide portfolio of multinational and local clients, active in the fields of real estate, financial/investment services, etc in order to help them reduce their tax risk on the most efficient manner.

Andri’s experience adds great value to the clients of ITH, especially in advising clients with their initial structuring/set ups, group reorganisations and restructurings, assisting the clients with their tax compliance work and any other daily tax matters.

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