Chief Executive Officer
Manolis Christodoulakis is the CEO of Finmatek, an innovative RegTech company offering technologically advanced solutions to businesses, such as investment firms and banks, to fulfil their regulatory reporting obligations. At the same time, Manolis also offers lectures to postgraduate Computer Engineering students of the University of Cyprus, in the topics of algorithm design and analysis and the theory of NP-completeness.
Manolis received his PhD from the Department of Computer Science in King’s College London, UK (2005), where he studied the “art” of Algorithm Design and specialized in algorithms for sequence analysis. Before that, Manolis obtained a combined BSc/MSc degree from the Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics, University of Patras, Greece (2001).
Prior to joining Finmatek, Manolis worked as a Software Developer for 3 years (2015-2018), designing, implementing, and maintaining software mainly in C++ and Linux. Previously he worked as a researcher at the KIOS Research Center for Intelligent Systems and Networks (University of Cyprus), and as a lecturer at numerous universities including: University of Cyprus (full-time, 2009-2015), Cyprus University of Technology (part-time, 2012-2014), Open University of Cyprus (part-time, 2014-2016), University of East London (full-time, 2007-2009). Manolis’ research activity has contributed to the design of algorithms in the interdisciplinary fields of bioinformatics and biomedical engineering and has been published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals and conferences
Demetris A. Tsingis
BSc, FCA, BFP, MBA, Ch. MCSI, CF
Demetris founded FINCAP Advisers in late 2016 as its Managing Partner, previously serving as a Partner heading the Financial Regulation & Advisory departments, the London Office and the Executive Academy departments of one of the leading advisory firms of Cyprus.
Specialised in Private Equity while at Arthur Andersen/Deloitte London, in M&A in BNP Paribas New York and in Private Banking and wealth management at Bank of Cyprus he has a wealth of experience in the financial services industry for over 21 years now. He was worked with many regulators inclusive of FCA, CBC and CySEC helping companies get authorized and manage their regulatory reporting requirements over various service lines inclusive the control functions (compliance support, risk management and internal audit) as well as in regulatory reporting and accounting/audit requests. Furthermore, he specialized in corporate finance advisory work for the financial services industry participating in various transactions inclusive of ECM, DCM and M&A in the space.
Demetris has further served as a local Councillor of Strovolos Municipality (2007-2016), a board member of the Nicosia Sewerage Board (2012-2016) and as President of Strovolos COOP Bank in 2014. In 2018-2019 he served as a board member of the National Betting Authority and in 2019 he was appointed as the Deputy Chairman of the Housing Finance Corporation (HFC) Board, the only remaining state-owned bank in Cyprus and in 2021 appointed Chairman of the Board until he resigned end of 2022. He is further serving since 2018 as the first Honorary Consul of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar to Cyprus.
Demetris holds a BSc in Government & Economics (LSE) with 1st Class Honours and an MBA with Honours (top 20% of the class) in Finance, Entrepreneurial Management and Private Equity & Venture Capital (Wharton Business School) with a Fulbright Scholarship.
He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA), a practicing member of the ICPAC Cyprus and of the ICAEW UK, a CYSEC advanced/AML examination holder, a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investments (Ch. MCSI), a Corporate Finance qualification holder from ICAEW, an approved HRDA External Trainer, an Insolvency Practitioner, an Insurance Advisor and a licensed Mediator amongst other qualifications. He further is a part-time PhD candidate in Entrepreneurship with Warwick Business School (ESRC Scholarship) researching on platform strategy.