Our Team


Eliza Loucaidou Kassianidou | Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre

Eliza is a Director at Deloitte’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre (IEC). Her work focuses on two pillars. Under the Innovation pillar, she is responsible for promoting Deloitte’s participation in projects which focus on and promote innovative practices in various sectors of the economy, such as research projects in cooperation with leading universities and research institutions throughout Europe. Under the Entrepreneurship pillar, Eliza is responsible for IECs activities and initiatives related to startups, with a vision to develop the entrepreneurship ecosystem of Cyprus. She is also currently managing ARIS.


Konstantina Ioannou | Consultant, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre

Konstantina joined the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Centre as a Consultant. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences and a Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Cyprus. Before joining our centre, Konstantina was working as an Assurance Client Administrator in the Audit department of PwC for one year and before that, at the FOSS Research Centre for Sustainable Energy of University of Cyprus as a Special Scientist responsible for the management of European funded projects.


Anthi Chatzikyriakou | Consultant, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre

Anthi is a Consultant at Deloitte’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre (IEC) and the Operations Officer of ARIS. At IEC, she assists in the preparation of proposals for innovative EU-funded projects. At ARIS, Anthi is responsible for all matters and issues relating to the smooth operation of both the programme and its premises. Anthi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance and an MSc in Business Economics in Technology Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (TIME MBE) from the University of Cyprus.



Nikolas Kyriakou | Assistant Consultant, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre

Nikolas is an assistant consultant at Deloitte’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre (IEC). He holds a Management BSc from the Cyprus University of Technology and he is specialised in Innovation & Entrepreneurship. He assists with the operations at ARIS and the IEC, as well as promotion and publicity. Nikolas aspires to use his knowledge to help new entrepreneurs to improve and innovate.




Kyriacos Charalambides | Director, Financial Advisory Services

Kyriacos is a Director at Deloitte’s Financial Advisory Services Department. His work is mainly in corporate finance, valuations and transactions across various industries including, amongst others, financial services, shipping, real estate, renewable energy sources, etc. Kyriacos acts as a liaison for the ARIS resident teams to connect them with Deloitte’s professionals for their start-ups’ needs. Additionally, he focuses in helping ARIS’s entrepreneurs with developing robust business plans and financials which are accessible and understandable by investors.


Maria Yianni | Senior Manager, Restructuring Services

Maria Yianni is a Senior Manager at Deloitte’s Restructuring Department. She has attended MIT’s Entrepreneurship Development Programme in Boston, USA, and she has previously founded two award-winning start-ups. Maria is a qualified chartered accountant and she has completed the assessment for Insolvency Practitioners in Cyprus. She holds a BA (Econ) (Honours) in Accounting & Finance from the University of Manchester, UK.




Marianna Moran | Assistant Manager, Tax & Legal, Business Tax Services

Marianna is an Assistant Manager at Deloitte’s Tax & Legal Department, mainly working for the Business Tax service line, and is part of the department’s Quality, Risk and Reputation team. During her degree in Law, she majored in social policy research-related topics, participated in Entrepreneurship and Financial Markets bootcamps and had an internship with a social enterprises and well-being consultancy in London. She further pursued the ACA qualification for her to gain a well-rounded foundation in business. Marianna is involved in innovation project-related work at Deloitte’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre and advisory to ARIS resident start-ups, including tax & IP.