Executive Director

Stelios Demetriou was appointed as Executive Director and Chief Risk Officer of Hanseatic Capital Management Limited. He previously worked for C.P. Palema Administrator Ltd, C.P. Palema Ltd and KPMG in the fields of fund administration, corporate services and assurance. Stelios holds a degree in Business Administration with concentration in Finance from Montclair State University. He is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a holder of the Advanced Certificate in Fund Administration.

Non-Executive Director

Andreas Loizou is currently an executive director for a private equity fund, as well as a non-executive director for an alternative investment fund manager. Andreas is a seasoned professional with two decades of experience in the financial and professional services industry. Over the last decade, he has accumulated extensive experience in fund administration and management, as the head of fund administration services for one of the largest fiduciary service providers in Cyprus, as well as the CFO at a CySec regulated investment firm. Previously, Andreas has worked for PwC as a senior auditor and spent several years as the CFO of a publicly traded company. Andreas is a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA) and holds the Advanced Certificate in Fund Administration, while academically, he holds a degree in Accounting and Financial Management from the University of Buckingham and an MBA in Banking Management from the University of Exeter.

Non-Executive Director

Chrystalla Neophytou is an experienced legal practitioner specialising in financial services law and extensively advising several financial institutions, corporations, fund managers and funds on various legal and regulatory matters. Chrystalla is also currently a non-executive director to a CySec regulated investment firm and to an electronic money institution authorised by the Central Bank of Cyprus. She has previously been the head of financial services legal practice at PwC Legal and spent several years at a couple of the most prominent legal firms in the eastern Mediterranean region, advising on corporate law, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, financing agreements and corporate structures. Chrystalla has been a member of the Cyprus Bar association since 2007. She holds a degree in Law from the University of Leicester and a degree in International and European Studies from Panteion University.

Executive Director

Demetris Nicolaou was appointed as Executive Director and Head of Portfolio Management of Hanseatic Capital Management Ltd. He previously worked for Alpha Bank Limited as the Head of Asset Management and as the Co-Portfolio Manager for Emerging Markets Management LLC in the USA. Demetris holds a degree in Finance & Economics and an MBA in International Finance, both from the American University Kogod School of Business. He is a CFA Charterholder and a holder of the Certificate in Company Direction by the U.K. Institute of Directors.

Non-Executive Chairman

Yiannis Sykas joined Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement in 2008 and served as the Deputy CFO from January 2012 until July 2015 when he was appointed as Director of Strategy and Product Development. Yiannis previously worked for KPMG, Moore Stephens and PwC in the field of assurance and business advisory with shipping as his industry focus. Yiannis holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and Electronics from the University of Liverpool and an MBA in Information Technology Management from the University of Leicester. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.


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