Marios Hadjiyannakis
Chief Executive Officer, Cyprus

Marios has been Chief Executive Officer since April 2007. He has the overall responsibility for regional business development, operations and regulatory relations.

Prior to joining Renaissance Capital, Marios was the founding partner of Egnatia Financial Services (Cyprus) Ltd, one of the three leading domestic investment firms in Cyprus. Marios has pioneered some of the most well-known domestic capital market transactions in the real estate, FMCG and telecoms sectors in Cyprus, including the Arabsat acquisition of Hellas Sat. Before Marios worked with Playtech Plc, the London listed FTSE 250 group, as the CEO of Playtech’s regulated investment services subsidiaries trading under the brand Markets.com.

Marios holds a BA (Hons) in Industrial Economics and Accounting from the University of Nottingham and the 1990 Arthur Andersen Award for top graduate in Financial Accounting. He is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience at Coopers & Lybrand UK. He has ranked first out of 550 candidates in Cyprus in the 1999 national professional examinations for financial services. 

Marios has been extensively involved at national level in the roll out of initially the investment services directive and subsequently MiFID I and MiFID II into domestic national legislation in Cyprus. He is a Member of the Governance Committee of the National Investor Compensation Fund.