I9: Anti-corruption practices and anti-bribery training


I9: Anti-corruption practices and anti-bribery training

How can we embrace and implement anti-corruption practices and anti-bribery training?

(2nd Brainstorming event pictures of the team's presentation on highlighted link).

Maria Konstantinou (Initiative Leader)
Maria is from Cyprus and is a Doctoral Student in Psychology at the University of Cyprus.
Maria holds a degree (BA) in Sociology with a minor in Psychology (University of Cyprus), and a Master’s degree (MSc) in Criminology, Criminal Justice and Social Research (University of Surrey, UK). 
Since 2016, she has been working as an Officer and Researcher at the Cyprus Integrity Forum, an NGO against corruption.




Marios M. Skandalis FCCA, CFC, CFE, FICA, FCG
Marios Skandalis is a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK), a licensed member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (US), a Fellow member of The Chartered Governance Institute – ICSA (UK) and a Certified Financial Consultant.  He is also a Fellow member of the International Compliance Association (UK) and a professional member of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (US).
Today he is the Director of the Group Compliance Division of the Bank of Cyprus Group.  His professional career commenced in 1995 when he served as an Audit Supervisor and a Senior Management Consultant with Ernst & Young in the South-Eastern European region.  In year 2000 he moved to the Bank of Cyprus Group and took the post of Chief Financial Officer of the General Insurance of Cyprus for over a decade.  He then took the post of Manager for the Organization of the Bank’s Overseas Operations until 2013 when he was appointed as Legal Representative and head of the Bank of Cyprus’ operations in Greece.
Mr Skandalis is the President of the Cyprus Integrity Forum (CIF) and the Vice-President and founder member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (Cyprus).  He is also a Board member of the International Advisory Board of the International Compliance Association (ICA – UK). 
Mr Skandalis is the past President of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC) and the former Executive Vice-President and founder member of Transparency International (Cyprus).  He is an active anti-fraud/corruption, compliance and corporate governance professional and chairs or participates as key note speaker to related international conferences/forums in Europe.
Mr Skandalis is the winner of the 2016 Banker of the Year Award – Cyprus by the AI Magazine in the United Kingdom.  He is also the winner of the 2017 American Academy Nicosia Alumni Achievement Award in recognition of his remarkable success and achievements in his chosen career of compliance, corporate governance and anti-financial crime.
LinkedIn Profile:   https://www.linkedin.com/in/marios-skandalis-fcca-cfc-cfe-fica-fcg-89b00a26/


Demetris Z. Raptopoulos studied law at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece) where he was awarded with an LL.B. He continued his studies at the University of Leicester (UK) where he was awarded with an LL.M in International, Commercial and Maritime Law and a Master in Business Administration (MBA). He successfully passed his exams of Cyprus Bar Association in 2003. His main area of practice is commercial / corporate shipping and ship finance.
Demetris served as Parliamentary Associate as well as PA to the Minister of Justice and Public Order. In 2005 he was appointed as Secretary to the Parliamentary Committees of Transport, Communication and Works, Labour and Social Insurance and Internal Affairs.
In 2006, Demetris joined a leading ship owning / ship management company in Limassol as Legal Advisor where he stayed for 9 years. He then joined a well-known Norwegian Group of Shipping and Aviation Companies as Legal Counsel.


Alex Guerguss
Hold Bsc. in Nautical Studies from AASTMT, Alexanderia. Msc. in international trade and shipping management from Frederick Universty, Limassol. Currently working toward a diploma in Insurance from CII, U.K.
Involved since 2010 in the shipping industry around and attending port operations in numerous countries worldwide.