Deloitte Cyprus announces that, as of June 1, Pieris Markou is the new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Markou succeeds Christos Christoforou who has led Deloitte for the last 20 years.
The change of baton at the level of CEO takes place after the decision of Mr. Christoforos to leave and after the legal procedures and consultations with the partners of Deloitte Cyprus.
In a statement for the assumption of his new duties, Pieris Markou said: “It is with a great sense of pride, but also responsibility that I undertake the leadership of an organization with a great and successful history, common values that connect our executives and guide us in every challenge we face. I am starting my new duties as Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte at a time of great uniqueness and challenge for the global market as a result of the great impact of the pandemic. However, together with the partners and the executives of Deloitte, we are ready to meet all the challenges and to continue to play a leading role in the economic events of the place, always being next to the companies, the economy and our fellow human beings “.
Deloitte Cyprus is one of the largest service providers in Cyprus, providing auditing, tax, consulting and financial services with over 750 partners and staff, and is affiliated with Deloitte North South Europe.
“With our many years of presence in the Cypriot market for more than 60 years, the extensive experience and skills of our people, as well as the know-how of our international network, we will continue the rich and multifaceted operation of Deloitte in Cyprus. I am confident in the prospects and future of Deloitte, as a selection agency for both new talent and clients, while continuing to support our community.
In conclusion, I would like to express our gratitude to all of us to our friend, Christi Christoforou, who in the 20 years he led Deloitte, left an indelible mark on all the great achievements of our company “, continued Mr. Markou.
Pieris Markou took over as Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte in Cyprus and a member of the Deloitte Middle East Executive Committee, having served as Head of Tax & Legal Services for a number of years. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, and the board of the Nicosia Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is also vice president of the Cyprus Association of Chartered Accountants (SELK). Pieris Markou is one of the most renowned Cypriot tax advisors and in recent years has been actively involved in shaping the tax policy of the respective governments.