Marios Skandalis is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (U.K.), a licensed member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (U.S.) and a Certified Financial Consultant.
In addition, he is a fellow member of the International Compliance Association (U.K.), a member of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (U.S.) and a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS).
Today he is the director of the Group Compliance Division of the Bank of Cyprus Group. In this role, he successfully led the demanding compliance and anti-financial crime enhancement program over the last three years leading to the cultural transformation of the bank, setting it as a benchmark and a model financial institution in Europe. To this respect, Bank of Cyprus was awarded the 2017 Best Corporate Governance Corporation in Cyprus Award by World Finance (U.K.), the 2016 Award for Best Transparency and Anti-Corruption Practices by Transparency International Cyprus and the 2017 Award for Best Bank in Cyprus by Corporate Insider (U.K.).
His professional career commenced in 1995 when he served as an audit supervisor and a senior management consultant with Ernst & Young in the Southeastern European region. In 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.