Practical Aspects of Corporate Governance

Practical Aspects of Corporate Governance:

A Seminar for Executive and Non-Executive Directors of Financial Institutions

Corporate governance is the fastest developing area of regulation, driven by public and political pressure to prevent a repeat of damaging mistakes or misjudgements that have hit many companies in the last few years.

In 2013, CySEC issued its code on corporate governance for all stock exchange-listed organisations. The Central Bank of Cyprus, in its capacities as regulator of the financial sector, issued a Directive on Corporate Governance and Management for credit institutions in 2014, which reforms corporate governance even deeper for banks. Together, these far-reaching reforms set the European best practice standard of corporate governance in Cyprus. As Europe staggers from one corporate disaster to another, investors, lenders and the public interest will increasingly judge the governance of any business organisation against these “gold” standards.

Objectives of the Course:

The course is designed to help participants understand the logic behind the key provisions of these regulatory references. It forces an introspective critique by participants of their own corporate governance, whether from an executive or non-executive view. Interactive exercises will make participants aware of the benefits of conforming to these best practices, but also the practical challenges of doing so.

  • Gain a better perspective of good corporate governance from other stakeholders’ points of view.
  • Appreciate the impact and challenges of implementing best practice.
  • Allow your organisation to identify practical improvement opportunities in key processes of governance.
  • Stimulate ideas so that participants can shape their own corporate governance framework for their business organisation.

Who should attend:

Executive and Non-Executive Directors of Investment Firms, Banks, Funds and Fund Managers. Also legal professionals that work in the Financial Services Sector and Fiduciary Services Providers.

DATES: 11 March


LOCATION: EIMF Premises, Nicosia

TIME: 09:00 – 16:30

FEES: €175 +19% VAT

Registration Form

You can register by sending the completed registration form above to or via fax to 2227 4475. If you need help completing the form, please give us a call at 2227 4470

In-House Training

If you would like to discuss bringing this or another topic to your organization on an in-house basis please call us at 22274470 or email us at

Instructor: Mr Alexis Kyprianou

Alexis is an expert in corporate governance, establishing himself since 2010 as a trainer and advisor to large corporations across Europe.


He is a certified board director and has held numerous board directorships through his 25 year career in companies from all sizes from start-ups in the internet services sector to an energy company with over €1 billion of revenues. His mandates have been held for companies in several countries, including the USA, the UK and France.


Alexis trains Board Directors on the certification programmes of several national institutes for board directors, including IFA in France, Guberna in Belgium and ILA in Luxembourg. He also lectures or gives workshops in corporate governance subjects at various business and management schools in Europe.


Alexis has also held a number of management positions in British Telecom, Vivendi, and Danone across Europe, including a significant CFO role. Along with his board mandates, Alexis therefore accumulates practical corporate governance experience as an executive, non-executive and independent director, seeing the practicalities of corporate governance from all views.