ICAEW- The Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales, ACCA – The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of the UK, ICPAC – The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus, CBA – The Cyprus Bar Association, ITPA – The International Tax Planning Association, STEP – The Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners, EATI – The European – American Tax Institute, IFA – The International Fiscal Association, IoD – The Institute of Directors, AOA – The Asia Offshore Association and others.
Aris is a graduate of The London School of Economics (UK) and a Royal Commonwealth Scholar – one of three in Cyprus at the time. Following his graduation he proceeded to complete his articles with a London Big Four firm when he attained membership to the The Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales (ICAEW).
After 7 years, he left the UK to move to Greece where after a year of service at The Bank of Cyprus in Greece as Assistant Treasurer and Finance Director he moved on to Pricewaterhouse Coopers where he served as a Senior Manager at the Corporate Finance Department.
For a period of 2 years he was dealing with the tax and advisory aspects of regional cross-border transactions, heading a team of 20 professionals.
In 1998 he set up the Focus Business Services Group and specialised in providing Cyprus and international tax advice and setting up tax structures for a significant number of international clients.
In his high school years, Aris was awarded the first of three (for Cyprus) Commonwealth Scholarships by the Queen of England for outstanding academic achievement.
Aris is a professional of considerable business acumen and although primarily an international tax expert with a specialisation in Malta and Cyprus tax structures and a HNWI wealth manager, he has solid “all-round” experience in a number of areas such as law, accounting, auditing, banking (including treasury), corporate finance and management consulting. Such knowledge is of paramount importance when helping clients identify key issues in complex cases and assessing the “total impact” of a given set of actions.
His interest and his expertise is in the area of wealth management and the area of international tax and corporate law and in particular all matters relating to the structuring and operation of international holding, finance, royalty and trading structures through Malta entities.