Kalia Larkou is a fellow member (FCCA) of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC) and a holder of MBA in Financial Studies from Nottingham University. She has long experience both in the accounting profession as well as extensive and hands-on experience in Financial and Banking industry and worked for 25 years for the largest banking institution in Cyprus. She served in senior positions in both front line and control functions. For the last 9 last years she was managing the Regulatory & Ethics Compliance and Corporate Governance department leading all significant aspects of compliance, ethics and corporate governance and ESG (sustainability) across various jurisdictions in which the Group operates. She is an experienced trainer with hands on experience and exposed to best practices in multiple areas of Governance, risk, sustainability and compliance both in Cyprus and abroad, she in an approved trainer by ANAD and has delivered many projects and seminars both in Cyprus and abroad. She is also an Executive and Business Coach, member of the Global Academy of Coaching. She is currently the Group Chief Risk, Compliance, Governance and Sustainability Officer of a global Group with companies and presence across the globe including Italy, Philippines, Chile, Japan, South Africa, Spain, Argentina, Turkey etc.