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Our Board and Managers

Sievert Larsson - Founder of Ancoria Insurance, former Akelius Insurance

Having completed his studies Sievert pursued his professional career as a programmer and IT specialist with the Swedish Ball Bearing Factory SKF, until 1977. With Roger Akelius, Sievert, founded and ran several successful companies, including Ancoria. On 1st July, 2007 Sievert donated all his Ancoria Insurance shares to the Sievert Larsson Scholarship Foundation. All profits from the insurance company were henceforth used for charitable purposes.



John Loizou - Chairman of the Board

John was appointed Chairman of the Board in 2007. He has recently taken the position of Director and Chief Executive Officer of the newly established, Ancoria Bank. Previously, he was Chief Executive Officer for Ancoria Insurance, which he joined in 1989.

John studied at Queens College New York, has a postgraduate degree from The Bernard M. Baruch College of the City University of New York and is a member of the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Association.


Tasos Anastasi - Member of the Board / Chief Executive Officer

Tasos was appointed as a Member of the Board in 2015 after joining Ancoria as Chief Executive Officer. He has an extensive experience in the financial services sector after holding several positions in the United Kingdom, Greece and Cyprus, mainly in the Wealth Management Industry, since 1999. His latest role was Head of the Business Development Unit for the Wealth Management Division for Eurobank (Cyprus).

Tasos has a Master's Degree in Finance from the London Business School and a BSc in Accounting & Finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science.


Maria Konomou Tzirtzipi - Member of the Board / Deputy CEO / Chief Financial Officer

Maria has joined Ancoria Insurance in 1996 and was appointed as a Member of the Board in 2015. She holds the position of Chief Financial Officer since 2007 and from the beginning of 2019 she has also been appointed as a Deputy CEO. Previously, Maria has worked in the Accounting profession for 4 years.

Maria is a Certified Public Accountant from the University of the State of New York, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC). She has a BBA in Accounting and Finance from Baruch College, The City University of New York. 


Evgenia Christodoulou - Member of the Board

Evgenia was appointed as a Member of the Board in 2014. She holds the position of Director, Deputy CEO and Business Development for Ancoria Bank since November 2014 after being with Ancoria Insurance. Evgenia has worked for Bank of Cyprus Public Co Ltd from 1994 to 2013. Major positions included Head of the Group's Bad Debt Provisions & Provisioning Policy, Assistant Manager of the Bank's Private Banking Unit, Manager of the Bank's Recoveries Division and Regional Manager for the branch and SMEs network of the Larnaca/ Famagusta Districts.

Evgenia is an Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Evgenia has a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.


Christos Ierodiakonou - Member of the Board

Christos was appointed as a Member of the Board in December of 2018. He has worked for Deloitte Ltd (Cyprus), MRI Alpha Audit and he is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Ekkeshis Ierodiakonou Limited, an independent provider of professional services in Cyprus. He has extensive knowledge and experience in audit and financial reporting as well as direct tax and VAT.

Christos is a qualified chartered accountant, a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC). He graduated from the Imperial College London with a BSc in Mathematics and Statistics with a First Class Honors Degree.


Afxentis Zemenides - Member of the Board

Afxentis Zemenides was appointed as a Member of the Board as from January 2019.

He has worked for KPMG (Cyprus), Limassol Cooperative Savings Bank and Cyprus Cooperative Bank (CCB). He held major managerial positions in CCB, including that of Regional Manager for Restructurings (Limassol and Paphos) and Limassol Regional Manager for Retail Banking.

He has extensive experience in the Financial Services sector. He is currently an independent financial advisor providing among others, advice on restructuring performing and non-performing loans.

Afxentis is a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant, a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC). He has an MBA from the University of Kent, UK.

He is a member of the Board of other private and public organizations, including the Cyprus University of Technology (TEΠΑΚ).



Antonis Vlachos - IT Manager

Antonis is the IT Manager and he has been at Ancoria since 1999. Antonis, previous employment includes working as a Senior Project Engineer for General Motors Corp. in the United States.

Antonis holds a BSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.





Christis Michaelides - Business Development Manager

Christis has joined Ancoria in 2015 as the Business Development Manager. He has a diverse professional background and has worked in the United States as a qualified Financial Adviser. He has held various managerial positions in Cyprus within financial services, international corporate and fiduciary as well as the telecommunications sectors.

Christis holds a Masters Degree in Marketing and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He is currently on the Board of Directors and the VP for Sweden of the Cyprus Nordic Countries Business Association.



Eleni Constantinou - CFA - Product and Institutional Sales Manager

Eleni joined Ancoria in 2014 and currently holds the position of Product and Sales Manager. Eleni comes from a solid banking and investments background and before joining Ancoria she headed the Group Institutional Wealth Management and Treasury Markets for Bank of Cyprus Public Co Ltd.

Eleni is a CFA charterholder. She has a Masters Degree in Financial Mathematics and a BSc (Honours) in Mathematics from the University of Warwick.




Minas Mettas - Sales Manager

Minas joined Ancoria in 2015 and currently holds the position of Sales Manager. Minas has worked in the financial services industry throughout his career and held various positions in Private Banking, Asset Management and Investment Banking both in UK and Cyprus. Prior to joining Ancoria, Minas was a Senior Financial Advisor in Private Banking at Eurobank Cyprus Ltd.

Minas holds an MBA from London Business School with a concentration in Finance and an M.Eng in Information Systems Engineering from Imperial College London. Minas is also a holder of the Advanced Certificate of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission.





Ancoria is an established Insurance Company, founded in 1987. The Company services the saving and investment requirements of an extensive list of international clients by specialising in customised and carefully designed Life Insurance Policies that are underpinned by investment opportunities in a wide range of funds, structured products and equity trading.
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Phone: +357 22 551 300
Fax: +357 22 498 592
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0200 110 130
Ancoria Insurance
P.O. Box 23415
1683 Nicosia

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