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Petros Florides has over 25 years of financial services experience in the areas of private banking, fund management, stockbroking, private equity, proprietary trading and microfinance. He is an Honours graduate in Accountancy and holds a number of professional qualifications, including: Chartered Director; Chartered Management Accountant; Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments (‘CISI’); Certified Member and holder of the Governance Specialist Qualification of the Institute for Risk Management.

He is currently employed by World Vision International as Senior Director of Global Governance for the regions of Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australasia. Petros has published numerous articles on governance and related areas, and was the lead author of the Code for Public Sector Governance which, after five years of public consultation, was approved by the Cyprus Council of Ministers in July 2019.

Petros also serves as a Non-Executive Director – either as Chair of the Board or Audit Committee – of companies within the industries of financial services, fintech and digital solutions. He has also served on the CISI Board of Trustees (UK) since June 2019, and is Co-Founder and Past President, of the CISI Cyprus National Advisory Council.

Petros successfully completed: the Certified Sustainability (ESG) Practitioner Advanced Program (approved by the Chartered Management Institute) in 2021; and, the PRI Academy courses in Applied Responsible Investment and Responsible Investment for Trustees. In addition, Petros has represented the Cyprus Institute of Directors on various fora of the European Community Directors Association (‘ecoDa’).

Petros is accredited in two different methods of psychometric testing that he uses to integrate an understanding of human behaviour in his teaching of professional and bespoke executive courses in the areas of governance, risk, leadership, sustainability and ethics through CISI Accredited Training Providers and other prestigious institutions. He is also a regular speaker and panelist at public events on the same subjects. Petros is also a founding member of the Advisory Council for the Centre for Good Governance.