Management Team

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Eleana Economides

Chairwoman

Eleana is the Chairwoman of Totalserve Management Limited and a partner at E&G Economides LLC, an affiliated law firm based in Cyprus. 

Eleana obtained her Bachelor of Laws from King's College in London. She then continued her post-graduate studies at the City University of London where she obtained her MSc in Shipping, Trade and Finance.

She handles all matters relating to the management, marketing, development and operational activities of the firm. She also deals with private client matters and corporate affairs and advises on real estate matters and trusts.

Eleana has been practicing law for more than 15 years and in 2017, after a long-year stint as the Managing Director, she has been appointed as the Chairwoman of Totalserve. Prior to that, Elena founded E. Economides & Co LLC which was later re-named to E&G Economides LLC and as of 2006, she is a partner in the firm where she has been extensively dealing with the development and all operational activities of the firm ever since. 

Eleana is a member of the Cyprus Bar Association and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

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George Economides

Vice Chairman

George is the Vice-Chairman of Totalserve Management Limited. He is also a partner at E & G Economides LLC, an affiliated full-service law firm based in Cyprus.

George obtained his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Westminster. Further to his studies, George has gained extensive experience in accounting, auditing and tax matters with a leading Cyprus accountancy firm.

His area of focus is private client work, immigration and real-estate and he is also involved in the group’s business development, marketing and operational activities. George is a member of the Cyprus Bar Association, a member of the Private Client Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA) and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and International Tax Planning Association (ITPA). He also currently serves as Treasurer to the Board of Directors of STEP Cyprus as well as vice-president to the Cyprus Bar Associations’ committee for Business Relocation.

He frequently works with HNWIs and international law firms and associates providing advice in restructurings, investments, acquisitions and disposals of either assets, intangible assets or real estate. He also represents and generally advises international companies and group of companies that have relocated and headquartered to Cyprus such as ship-owning, ship-management, e-commerce, investment, financial services and real-estate companies.

George has also been recognized by the Legal500, a leading legal directory and over the years, has co-authored various publications on consecutive occasions as regards to M&A, tax, lending & finance and technology/digital business.

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Petros Rialas

CEO

Petros is a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant with many years of experience in international tax structuring, corporate taxation and trusts.

He graduated from the University of Manchester with a Degree in Economics and Social Studies and the City University of London with a Master’s degree in Business Systems Analysis and Design.

Petros acted as a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the International Tax Planning Association (ITPA) and served 4 years as a member of the Tax Committee of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC).

Furthermore, Petros is a regular contributor of technical articles to both local and foreign industry publications and has been a frequent speaker to various conferences and seminars in Cyprus and abroad.

His vocational background includes a two year employment stint in the audit line of service in London and five years in the tax services division of a Big Four firm in Cyprus.

In 2008, Petros joined Totalserve Management Ltd, where he is a Director and the Head of Tax. As of 1 October 2021, Petros has been appointed as the CEO of the firm.

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Melina Dionysiou

Director / Head of Corporate

Melina is an LLB graduate from the University of Manchester and was admitted to the Cyprus Bar Association in 1997. She heads Totalserve’s Corporate and Commercial department. Melina has a strong corporate background with over 20 years of experience and specialises in the areas of corporate and commercial law with emphasis on the restructuring and acquisitions of companies and businesses. 

Melina is a member of the Cyprus Bar Association, the International Bar Association (IBA) and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). She has written several articles on topics pertaining to her areas of practice, is a regular speaker at international conferences & forums and currently sits on the Board of the Cyprus University of Technology.

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Aggela Evripidou

Senior Assistant

Aggela started her career in corporate administration in 1990 and joined Totalserve in 2005, were she has a pivotal role in handling complex corporate transactions mainly for big groups of companies.

Specializing on Cyprus companies but also handling overseas companies, Aggela is involved with all corporate administration aspects that may be needed.

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Andri Antoniadou

Head of Bookkeeping

Andri is the Head of Bookkeeping Department of Totalserve. She is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC).

Andri is responsible for providing accounting and bookkeeping services and for preparing various reports and management accounts in a format readily available for audit purposes. Additionally, Andri examines clients’ transactions for purposes of validity, completeness and accuracy; whilst at the same time ensuring that these are in line with their economic profile.

Prior to joining Totalserve, Andri worked in the audit industry for many years. Most of her experience was in providing accounting, audit and assurance services, to both local and international client groups, including tax computation, tax planning, financial advisory and consultation.

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Angela Panteli

Head of Banking Operations

Angela is the Head of the Banking Department and has more than 20 years of experience in banking matters and oversees the daily operations pertaining to client’s bank accounts. She is in constant communication with clients and banks located across the globe and has thorough knowledge of banking operations.

Angela’s main duties involve the handling of payments (including inward and outward transfers), issuance of visa cards, opening of bank accounts in Cyprus and abroad, internet banking, balances/statements and other banking related matters.

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Demetris Ioannou

Senior Compliance Officer

Demetris holds a Bachelor of Arts from the Aristotle University of Greece and a Master of Arts from the University of Reading.

He has 15 years of experience in compliance matters and he is responsible for reviewing and monitoring client records, in accordance with the AML/CFT compliance procedures and the relevant regulations.

He has served as a member of the AML Compliance Affairs Committee of the Cyprus Fiduciary Association for two consecutive terms.

He has successfully completed the International Diploma in AML offered by the International Compliance Association in association with the University of Manchester, which is one of the most recognized international qualifications in the sphere of AML.

Demetris is a certified expert in Sanctions Risk Management, Compliance Leadership & Monitoring, as well as in GRC by the Kings Global Career Academy (Dubai/UK).

He is also a member of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).

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Deneshar Robinson

Manager, Tortola Office

Deneshar holds a Masters in Business Administration with concentration in International Business from Southern New Hampshire University as well as a Bachelor Degree of Science in Business Administration with concentration in Financial Management and a Bachelor Degree of Science with concentration in Management both from Missouri Southern State University. She also holds a Certificate in Corporate and Trust Administration along with an Associate Degree in Science with a concentration in General Business Administration from H. Lavity Stoutt Community College.

Additionally, she hold various certifications with a few being mentioned such as an International Advanced Certificate in Compliance & Financial Crime (with merit) from the International Compliance Association, a Corporate Secretary Foundation Programme certification from The Institute of Governance Institute, certification in Company Compliance and Administration from The Institute of Governance Institute, Certificate in International Trust Management from the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and an advanced Certificate in Trust Law and Practice (International) (with merit).

Deneshar is responsible for the entire operations of our British Virgin Islands office. She has over 20 years of extensive experience in the financial services industry and has been responsible for the provision of a wide variety of services to corporate entities and high net worth individuals worldwide.

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Despo Theocharous

Head of Accounts

Despo is largely responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of Totalserve’s accounting and credit control departments.  Her role is supported by her vast accounting experience and comprehensive knowledge of the firm’s accounting and financial matters that Despo possesses.   

Having been with Totalserve for more than twenty years, Despo has gained a wealth of know-how and understanding of accounting and other related matters relating to the Group.

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Doros Theodorou

Head of IT

Doros is in charge of the management, development and enhancement of Totalserve’s network technologies and security. 

He is highly accomplished in Windows, Novel, UNIX, Linux and other related operating systems and networks. He also specialises in Multimedia Technologies and internet business. 

Doros is a member of the association of Accounting Technicians.

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Haris Pefkaros

Head of Compliance

Haris joined Totalserve Management Limited in January 2024 as Head of Compliance.

Following the completion of his Management studies in the UK, Haris entered the fiduciary services industry, specializing in compliance-related matters. Since 2014, he was appointed as Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officer - and subsequently as Head of Compliance - to a number of Cypriot regulated firms.

Haris holds certifications in AML and Financial Services Regulatory Framework (Advanced) issued by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as the Advanced Certification in Fund Administration. He is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) since 2016. He also served six years as a member of the AML and Compliance Affairs Committee of the Cyprus Fiduciary Association.

Haris is responsible for overseeing the development, proper implementation and evaluation of Totalserve’s AML framework.

Ioanna Vassilaki

Manager, London Office

Ioanna handles all matters relating to the Group’s clients and professional associates in the UK. She provides support and consultation to existing and new clients.  Ioanna has a strong academic background and is very experienced in consulting and customer relations.

She holds a Linguistics Degree from the University of Essex, a Master in Educational Psychology and a PGCE from the Institute of Education, University of London, and a Master in Business Administration.

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Koula Evripidou

Senior Assistant

With over 20 years of experience in corporate administration of Cyprus and overseas companies, Koula brings a wealth of knowledge and dedication to her role as Senior Assistant to the Corporate Department.

Koula has a diploma in office studies. Specializing on BVI companies, her main duties include incorporations, redomiciliations, mergers and all needed corporate administration aspects.

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Maria Charalambous

Head of Human Resources

Maria is the Head of the Human Resources Department of Totalserve. Her responsibilities include the recruitment, developing and training of staff, monitoring employees’ performance and attendance, organising training seminars and events, monitoring the working conditions in the office, mediating for resolution of any problems or conflicts relating to staff.

With more than 25 years of experience in various positions within the Totalserve group, Maria has unique and in-depth knowledge of the group and its employees. This, combined with effective organisational and interpersonal skills, teamwork and ability to form working relationships with people at all levels, makes her ideally suited for the particular position.

Maria is fluent in Greek and English and has good knowledge of French and Italian.

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Maria Eracleous

Senior Assistant

Maria is an expert corporate administrator with more than 20 years of experience in the corporate sector.

Since 2009, Maria has served as a Senior Assistant of the Corporate Department of Totalserve Management Ltd, assigned with a central role in managing complex corporate transactions in various jurisdictions (mainly overseas) and overseeing a large portfolio of clients.

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Marilyn Theodotou

Senior Advocate / Legal Consultant

Marilyn holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of International Commercial Law, both from the University of Surrey. She further holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law and Practice with specialisation in patent drafting from Bournemouth University. She was admitted to the Cyprus Bar Association in 2014.

At the beginning of her legal career, Marilyn worked as a trainee lawyer at a prestigious law firm, where she trained in a general spectrum of litigation, corporate and employment law matters by preparing pleadings and presenting cases before the District Court.

In her current position, Marilyn acts as a team leader to a team of corporate administrators and manages a portfolio of corporate clients. She specialises in the field of corporate and commercial law by advising clients on formation of Cyprus and foreign corporate entities, corporate governance matters, corporate re-structurings and by drafting and reviewing of various legal agreements, contracts and corporate documents. 

She also assists corporate clients with the coordination and completion of multi-million acquisition deals in cross-border transactions by drafting, negotiating and reviewing corporate transaction documents and ensuring compliance with notification obligations to the relevant authorities. Further, she advises clients on the various aspects of the granting of charges, pledges and other securities over the assets of corporate entities.

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Marios Yenagrites

Tax Manager

Marios is a graduate of the London School of Economics, from which he holds an BSc degree in Accounting and Finance. He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA), a Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC) and also holds the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (ADIT) qualification. He has also served as Secretary of ICPAC’s Corporate Governance, Internal Audit and Risk Management Committee.

Prior to joining Totalserve, Marios worked in the tax departments of two Big Four accounting firms for a number of years, thereby possessing a solid background and experience in all matters relating to Cyprus taxation.

In his current position, Marios is involved in providing tax consultancy services to a wide array of clients, as well as undertaking tax planning and tax structuring projects.

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Nikos Christoforou

Head of Marketing and Business Communications

Nikos is the Head of Marketing and Business Communications of the Totalserve Group.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing with a specialization in Internet Marketing, an MBA with a specialization in direct Marketing, and is also a Fellow member (FCIM) of The Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK).

He has over 20 years of hands-on experience in various management and marketing positions in Greece and Cyprus, including similar positions with Cyprus companies in the professional services industry.

With his appointment as Head of Marketing and Business Communications in Totalserve he aims to (in his words) “Elevate our Brands in the minds of our clients, associates and people”.

Nikos is handling the Marketing strategy of Totalserve Group that includes media relations, content, direct communication and other.

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Panos Zevlaris

Advocate / Legal Consultant

Panos graduated in law from the University of Bradford (UK) and holds a certificate in Business Studies from the University of Salford (UK). He further holds a Master in Human Resource Management and Corporate Strategy from the Cyprus Institute of Marketing (CIMA). Also, he was admitted to the Cyprus Bar Association in 2014 while working with a highly respectable law firm in Limassol, Cyprus. 

Prior to joining Totalserve, Panos has worked in the corporate and commercial departments of reputable law firms in Limassol, Cyprus where he acquired significant experience in areas including, inter alia, corporate governance, corporate re-organisations, set-up of investment holding companies with multiple-level owners, consultation of clients on a wide range of corporate transactions and administrative matters, drafting of legal documents, agreements and contracts.

In his current position, Panos mainly deals with drafting and reviewing of legal agreements as well as advising on corporate transactions documents.

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Peter G. Economides

Founder and Honorary Chairman

Peter is a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant.

He has more than 50 years of experience in international tax planning and trusts and has practiced both in Cyprus and the UK.  Peter contributes articles regularly in the international professional press and lectures on international tax planning and trusts.

He is a member of the International Tax Planning Association, Council member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the Founder of STEP Cyprus and a member of various other international accounting, tax and trusts associations.

Peter is the Honorary Consul of Cape Verde in Cyprus.

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Rafaella Christou

Advocate / Legal Consultant, Compliance

Rafaella holds a Bachelor of Laws from the De Montfort University and a Master of Commercial Law from the University of Leicester.

In 2017, Rafaella successfully passed the Cyprus Bar exams and was admitted to the Cyprus Bar Association while working within the corporate and commercial department of E & G Economides LLC.

In her current position, Rafaella is acting as an Anti-Money Laundering Legal Consultant and Compliance Officer and is responsible for overseeing and managing regulatory compliance issues within the group.

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Simoni Pilatsi

Advocate / Legal Consultant

Simoni graduated in law from Lancaster University, and further holds an LL.M in Commercial Law from the University of Bristol. She was later admitted to the Cyprus Bar Association in 2013.

Prior to joining Totalserve, Simoni has worked in the corporate and commercial department of a reputable law firm in Limassol where she acquired significant experience in areas including, inter alia, corporate governance, compliance, corporate re-organisations and restructurings, administrative matters, drafting and reviewing of all types of legal documents, opinions, agreements and contracts etc.

Simoni also worked as a senior legal consultant in the legal department of a large debt servicing company, dealing with all legalities on corporate and retail debt recovery to all real-estate transactions of any kind.

In her current position, and under the capacity of a team leader, Simoni is involved in corporate matters and deals with the administrative and legal elements of Cyprus and foreign companies. She is also responsible for reviewing and drafting legal agreements and documents.

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Spyroula Christofides

Senior Assistant

With over 20 years of expertise in corporate administration of Cyprus and BVI companies, Spyroula brings a wealth of knowledge and dedication to her role as Senior Assistant to the Corporate Department.

Spyroula has a diploma in office studies and her main duties in Totalserve include assistance with incorporations, redomiciliations, mergers as well as all needed corporate administration aspects.

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Steve Theodosis

Senior Credit Controller

Steve is a senior credit controller within Totalserve’s Accounts Department. He has more than 14 years of experience in credit management. His main duties include invoicing coordination and supervision, credit control, relevant monitoring as well as dealing with intra-group related matters.

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Xenia Kasapi Kyriacou

Head of IP & Data Protection

Xenia holds a Bachelor of Laws from The University of Sheffield and a Master of Commercial Law from University of Bristol and has successfully completed a professional course in Arbitration Law at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Cyprus Branch). She is a member of the Cyprus Bar Association and a member of Arbitrators in the Charted Institute of Arbitrators.

Xenia is a PhD candidate in the University of Cyprus and her research topic examines the area of Intellectual Property. 

At the beginning of her legal career, she worked as a trainee lawyer at a prestigious law firm, where she was involved in litigation and corporate matters. Xenia gained international expertise whilst dealing with multiple legal issues in various jurisdictions worldwide and currently has extensive experience in corporate finance transactions, corporate and commercial law, intellectual property, liquidation proceedings, data protection matters and drafting and reviewing of contacts.

In her current position, Xenia has a broad commercial practice with particular focus in technology, data protection law, intellectual property and e-commerce. She also advises on privacy related issues across all industries in the likes of communication companies, pharmaceutical and health care organizations. Xenia is also assisting companies with establishing and maintaining data privacy and security compliance matters and is drafting and reviewing commercial transaction documents.

Xenia is also the Data Protection Officer of Totalserve, ensuring compliance of the group with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 

Xenia was the author of articles published in Mondaq, one of which was awarded and ranked as very popular in the topic of Data Protection Law.

She also teaches Business Law to undergraduates at a local University.

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Yulia Iosiphidou

Head of CIS Desk

Yulia Likhacheva Iosiphidou is the Head of Totalserve’s Russian Desk and CIS Operations.  She is a highly experienced administrator in the corporate and trust services sector.

Having graduated from the Plekhanov International Higher Business School in Moscow in Psychology of Management, Yulia moved to Cyprus where she has been living in for around 15 years and holds a dual Russian and Cypriot citizenship.