The driving force behind the company is Rakis Christoforou who has a combined experience of more than 23 years in Accounting, Auditing, Business Consultation and Banking. During this period Rakis worked for Touche Ross, Deloitte and Touche and Bank of Cyprus. He conceived the need for specialized Business Advice in the areas of Business Valuation and Forensic Accounting even before the recent Economic crisis. 

"Finding the truth behind the numbers"

Rakis long lasting experience in the Banking industry includes CMS (Customer Management Services) and dealing with corporations in Financial Distress, Departmental Head of Corporate Banking Services and dealing with the financing of Corporations, Credit Risk Manager dealing with the examination of applications on Corporate Lending having authority to approve loans up to Euro 3 Millions and Business Centre Manager dealing with Medium size companies finance applications and approvals. 

Rakis Christoforou is the first Qualified Accountant (CPA) in Cyprus and Greece to have obtained the Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) and Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) Certifications after passing two rigorous exams in New York and meeting professional education and experience requirements.

These achievements give Rakis the opportunity to participate in International Conferences and get informed about the latest developments in the areas of Business Valuation and Financial Forensics.  Rakis earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (BBA) from Baruch College in New York in 1988 and soon thereafter passed the Certified Public Accountancy (CPA) Examination. 

He is Vice Chairman of the committee of Economic Crime and Forensic Accounting (ECFA) of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC), member of The ICPAC, The AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants), The CGMA (Chartered Global Management Accountants and The ACFE (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners).

Rakis has delivered seminars and workshops on the subject of Business Valuation, Forensic Accounting and Risk Management for The CIIM (Cyprus International Institute of Management), The ICPAC and The CySEC (Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission). Over the years he had also delivered a number of seminars and workshops for Bank Officers on the subjects of Corporate Lending and Financial Statement Analysis.  Many of his articles were published by professional magazines, newspapers and websites.