Aristos is an experienced consultant with extensive knowledge of business in the financial industry (banking, insurance, finance). He has served as General Manager/Executive Director in Insurance and as the Bank of Cyprus (BOC) Group Chief Operating Officer (COO) and a member of its Executive team.
Aristos has a track record in strategic thinking and leadership in periods of severe crisis and unrest. He has been responsible for developing, revamping and modernising the BOC Insurance business and implementing numerous innovative ideas in the field of banking and insurance particularly in the introduction of better and more efficient technology resulting in significant benefits to customers and increased profitability. He has held numerous directorships and chairmanships in both BOC Group and externally leveraging expertise and experience in various sectors to provide strategic direction including chairing the Association of Cyprus Banks in the crisis period of 2013.
Aristos graduated from the London School of Economics where he obtained a First Class Degree in BSc Econ (specialising in Accounting and Finance) and an MSc Econ (specialising in Labour Economics).
Aristos qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Touche Ross before moving to Cyprus in 1985. He worked in the local office of Touche Ross – KPMG before joining CISCO, the investment bank subsidiary of BOC From there he moved to the General Insurance Company where he served as General Manager.
In 2004 Aristos became the COO of BOC serving also as a representative of BOC in the Association of Commercial Banks. He served as the Chairman of the Association in 2013 during the negotiations with Troika. He supervised the Restructuring Team, was heavily involved in the reorganisation of the BOC group with the absorption of Laiki Bank, the capitalisation plan, ensuring the smooth operational running of the group.
From 2016 he headed the insurance business of BOC, namely General Insurance of Cyprus and Eurolife as Executive Chairman until 2019.
He is serving as Director in a number of companies and a consultant in insurance and financial management.
BSc Economics (Accounting and Finance) First Class Honours, London School of Economics
MSc Economics (Labour Economics), London School of Economics
Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC)