Polyvios A Polyviou
Joint Chief Executive Officer
Polyvios received his bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from the University of East Anglia, UK in 1988 and was then articled at EY in London until 1992. From 1992-1995 he worked as an Audit Manager at EY in Cyprus and served on the Board of Directors of the CDB Bank from 1993-1995. In 1995 he joined the Bank and worked as the Financial Accountant in the Financial Management Unit until he left to set up HLB Cyprus.
He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and an active member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Cyprus (ICPAC). From 2007 to 2012, he was appointed Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Ethics & Institutions Committee of ICPAC and from 2016 until 2019 was the Vice Chairman of the International Business, Shipping and Foreign Investments committee of ICPAC. He is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors in the UK and Cyprus. Furthermore, he is licensed with the Advanced Certification of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission to provide investment services or to perform investment activities and is also a Business and Finance Professional of ICAEW. From 2002 until 2020 he was a member of the HLB International Assurance Committee. Since 2020 he has been appointed as the Chairman of the IFRS Group of HLB International and in 2021 he was also appointed in the Board of Directors of HLB International. He is the Technical and Quality Control Leader of HLB Cyprus.
He has extensive audit and internal audit experience in advising both major local and international groups. In addition, his experience also includes advice to clients on financial consulting, acquisitions, disposals and mergers. During his professional experience he was involved in listing of companies on several stock exchanges.
His major audit clients include local and international companies in the following industries: financial services, media & entertainment, aviation, shipping, oil & gas, education and services.
Areas of Expertise
Qualifications & Memberships
Audits in accordance with International Standards on Auditing
International Financial Reporting Standards
Corporate Finance Transactions
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus
Institute of Internal Auditors in the UK and Cyprus
Ethics & Institutions Committee of ICPAC
International Operations and Foreign Investments committee
Advanced Certification of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission
HLB International Assurance Committee