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Pangratios Vanezis

Board Member, Fintech Partner and leader of KPMG Enterprise & Startups

KPMG in Cyprus

Pangratios has joined KPMG in Cyprus in 2003 and became a Board Member in 2016. He is very influential in the growing entrepreneurship and startup ecosystem in Cyprus and he is a speaker, host and moderator in many of the local events. In 2014 he was pivotal in the creation of the KPMG Enterprise and Startups team of KPMG in Cyprus, for which he is currently the team leader. The KPMG Enterprise and Startups team of KPMG in Cyprus is established to facilitate entrepreneurial change in Cyprus and help entrepreneurs in their journey to turn their ideas into successful businesses. He is mentoring teams whilst he is also involved in developing their business model, got-to-market approach and finding investors. Pangratios is also part of the crowd funding initiative in Cyprus and involved in the legislation drafting. He has extensive experience in auditing clients from diverse industries, including banking, insurance, technology sector and capital markets and he is actively involved in Alternative Finance initiatives e.g. funds. Pangratios is committed to excellence and turning knowledge into value. He is responsible for a number of committees and groups within KPMG, namely the training group providing training and support within KPMG, and the International Financial Reporting Standards group including co-leading the Accounting advisory group providing insights, consultation and training on financial reporting issues both internally and externally. He is also chairman of the accounting committee of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Cyprus (ICPAC). He is KPMG Cyprus IFRS 9 and IFRS 17 leader and country implementation leader of the KPMG new audit tool Clara.

Areas of expertise

Audit Building and Construction Deal Advisory Enterprise Financial Services Life Sciences Retail Strategic alliances Technology Transport and Logistics
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Education and qualifications

  • BA(Hons) Accounting & Finance, Lancaster

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Fellow Chartered Accountant

Accreditation

  • Fellow member (FCA) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

  • Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC)

  • KPMG Accredited Sampling Specialist

Professional Associations

  • Chairman of the Accounting Committee of ICPAC

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