Petros Nakouzi is the Maronites' candidate in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
Petros Nakouzi was born in Nicosia on December 6, 1969, to parents Blessed Joseph Petros Nakouzis and Loulla Pavlou Pogiatzis, originally from the occupied Kormakitis of the province of Kyrenia.
A graduate of the English School of Nicosia, he studied Law (LLB Hons) at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom in 1989-1992, and later trained as a certified public accountant and enrolled in the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) in 1996.
He worked in London from 1992 to 1997 for large auditing firms, one of which was Mazars – an auditing and consulting firm based in more than 90 countries and headquartered in France.
Returning to Cyprus in 1997, he became a member of the Cyprus Association of Chartered Accountants (SELK) and worked for 10 years in the auditing department at Nexia Poyiadjis – the last five as a partner, before founding the auditing and consulting firm Nacouzi & Co in 2007. , together with his brother Paul. Nacouzi & Co was renamed Mazars in 2016 during the formalization of its partnership with Mazars. From the foundation of the company until today, it is a managing partner of Mazars in Cyprus.
For a number of years he was a member of the educational committee of the Association of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus, as well as a member of the board of the research center of the University of Nicosia and its business council.
He is the non-executive chairman of the board of directors of a large international organization, which is active in the financial sector in Cyprus and other European countries.
He has been a founding member of the Maronite Welfare and Development Charitable Foundation, which had been active in the community for the past decade. He was always at the disposal of the former representatives Ioannis Pogiatzis and Antonis Chatzirousou, also certified accountants, with whom he collaborated both professionally and on community issues.
In recent years he has been actively attending and participating in most of the official events of the Maronite church, associations and generally organized community groups.
He speaks fluent English, with Greek as his mother tongue.