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Dr. Vasos Vasiliou
Business Development

Vasos Vasiliou has been involved in corporate and investment banking for over 15 years. Prior to founding RiskMatrix, Vasos focused in the areas of credit assessment and credit risk as well as in the formulation and viability assessment of industrial and technology related lending and equity investment projects.

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He also undertook a number of consulting assignments for private and public corporations - in the areas of business strategy, investment appraisal, organization, costing and information technology - both in Cyprus and in countries in the region. Since creating RiskMatrix Vasos has helped numerous banks create robust risk assessment frameworks.

Vasos has a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Birmingham, a Master's degree in Management and a PhD in Computer Integrated Information Systems.

Vasos is the Managing Director of RiskMatrix.

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Theodoros Theodorou
Business Consulting


Theodoros Theodorou is a Director with RiskMatrix. Prior to joining RiskMatrix, Theodoros worked for about 20 years for a Cypriot bank in senior management positions in charge of corporate and investment banking portfolios, engaged in all areas of the loan management cycle, in the design of specialised instruments and in venture capital and in M&A advice to clients.

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Prior to that he was engaged in a range of consulting assignments in Cyprus and the region, acted as general manager in a company in the food industry and director in a number of companies.

Theodoros holds a BSC and an MSC (dist) in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College, London and an MBA from the Cyprus International Institute of Management.

Theodoros is engaged in all areas of consulting, sales and support. Has carried out/managed the implementation, training and model customisation of rating systems for a large number of banks in Cyprus, Greece and the Middle East, and is part of a group with participants from leading banks advising MA on system development.

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Doros Mylonas
Technical/Project
Implementation


Doros Mylonas is the Technical Director at RiskMatrix. He has approximately twenty years IT experience and has been with RiskMatrix for more than 10 of those years. Doros was responsible for creating the Support and Implementation function at RiskMatrix and is an expert on the Moody's products. Doros innovatively enhanced these products to better serve local banks within the region.

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Prior to joining RiskMatrix, Doros gained experience in the implementation of relational database management systems as well as business software applications. He was involved in the promotion and implementation of back-office stock brokerage systems, and in the design and implementation of several software systems including POS, Stock Control, Payroll, and Labour Costing Systems.

Doros has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from New York Institute of Technology and a Master in Business Administration - MBA from CIIM. He is also an MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) and a SCPD (Sybase Certified PowerBuilder Developer).

Doros is responsible for the technical IT related work at RiskMatrix. His focus is on technical aspects of RiskAnalyst, providing customisation and migration services. In addition Doros provides first line support to our customers.

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Panayiotis Panayi
Systems Support

Panayiotis Panayi has been with RiskMatrix since 2003. Here he has gained extensive experience working on the installation and support of the Moody's products. He has seen many aspects of support, both working remotely and physically on site, and is therefore familiar with the different IT enterprises utilized by banks within the region.

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Between 1998 and 2003 Panayiotis was involved in the development of database applications and support of large-scale projects, mainly in the Cyprus government sector. The first two years, during that time, he was a part of the development/support team of the Road Transport Department of Cyprus, and then he moved on to the administration/support team of the Office automation project at the Ministry of Finance. During those five years he was also involved in other small projects and he gained experience in Oracle development and administration, DB2 development, FileNet administration, Lotus Notes Administration, Unix (AIX) and Microsoft operating systems.

Panayiotis has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Staffordshire University, and a Master's degree in Management Information Systems from California state university Fullerton.

Panayiotis is part of RiskMatrix customer support team providing first-line support to our customers. He also travels to our customers to assist them with implementations and migrations.

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Alexis Aloneftis
Systems Support

Alexis Aloneftis has been an Information Technology professional since 1989 and has held posts that cover a broad spectrum of areas. He joined RiskMatrix in 2005 and since then has worked extensively with the banks within the region ensuring that they get the best out of the Moody's set of rating tools. At RiskMatrix he has gained considerable experience working in support, implementation, customisation and training roles.

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Prior to joining RiskMatrix, Alexis was involved with a number of projects leading teams of IT professionals providing Oracle services and managing projects for government and financial institutions. He was the project director in the Oracle Human Resources implementation for the Cyprus Telecommunications Authority and implemented Oracle Financial Analyzer for the Bank of Cyprus. He has led the implementation of ISO9001 for the IT services of PricewaterhouseCoopers where he then served as internal auditor. He has also lectured on various topics from Computer Science courses to practical courses on using software packages.

Alexis is a graduate of McGill University in Electrical Engineering holding B.Eng and M.Eng degrees.

Alexis is part of RiskMatrix customer support team providing first-line support to our customers. He also travels to our customers to assist them with implementations and migrations.

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Mark Laudeman
Business Consulting

Mark is Director of Consulting and Business Support for RiskMatrix and performs a number of roles within firm, including training and support for the RiskAnalyst financial analysis and rating system. He also helps banks develop and validate custom obligor risk rating models and facility rating models in RiskAnalyst, both from a technical perspective but also by leading business workshops to leverage the expertise of a bank's own staff in designing of these models.

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Mark has over 23 years of experience with Moody's Analytics financial analysis and rating systems. Prior to his 2008 posting to the Middle East region, Mark served in a variety of capacities with Moody's Analytics providing training and support for Moody's software platforms including RiskAnalyst. Mark has worked with clients throughout the world in the design and support of custom risk rating models and related solutions. Mark also has 10 years of experience in banking where he held management roles in the Credit Administration, Credit Review, Corporate Lending and Executive Banking. Mark has a BA in Business Administration from Indiana University and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Oregon State University.

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Ioannis Stamatopoulos
Enterprise Risk Solutions

Ioannis is a Director for our Enterprise-Wide Risk Management Software in the Middle East. Previously to this role, Ioannis was a client facing consultant for both the Risk Management Services and Credit Analytics group of Moody's Analytics in London, advising global financial institutions in the fields of macro dynamics and credit risk, structured finance valuations, economic stress testing, and internal rating systems.

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Before joining Moody's, Ioannis worked as a credit risk consultant for Equifax, building generic and bespoke credit scoring models that supported decision-making and strategies across the credit lifecycle (origination, customer management, collections and recoveries). He has studied Financial and Banking Management, holds a master's degree in Operational Research from Lancaster University Management School in the U.K. and has over eight years of experience in quantitative modeling and risk management.

Ioannis focuses on our regulatory and balance sheet management products. He is responsible for these products through their entire lifecycle; from helping our customers to understand how these products will provide value to their business to working to implementing these products and ensuring they deliver the value promised.

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Sergios Sergiou
IT Project Manager

Sergios Sergiou is a Senior IT Consultant/Project Manager at RiskMatrix with over fifteen years of experience in the IT Financial sector where he managed IT projects in banking, payments settlement and credit cards, and retail banking. He was the project manager on behalf of his company for the Athens 2004 Olympics Ticket Applications and Payment settlement. He has been with RiskMatrix since 2011 and is responsible for the delivery of project implementation and integration of Moody’s Analytics products and the provision of consulting and technical support for clients.

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Prior to joining Risk Matrix, Sergios was involved in product management for data warehouse services, contact centre and IVR services for First Data Hellas, and project manager for credit cards issuing, POS transactions acquiring, and outsourcing services provided to Greek banks. He was also the product manager and business analyst for the Behavioural Scoring project for a major Greek bank.

Sergios holds a BSc Cum Laude in Computer Science from University of Southern California and holds an MBA degree from Lancaster University. He is responsible for the successful delivery, project management, implementation and integration of Moody’s products to client banks. He is focused on the quality and timely delivery of service and is also provides support and consulting to clients after implementation. He is also involved with launching the new Moody’s products to the RiskMatrix customer base.

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Pinaki Bag
Credit Risk Management

Pinaki Bag is an Assistant Director at RiskMatrix focusing primarily in the areas of credit risk modelling and work related to economic capital modelling in Moody’s RiskFrontier. Prior to this role he worked with a bank in the UAE for almost 5 years where he was responsible for Basel II implementation and reporting to Central Bank. This involved detailed discussion with regulators about the intricacies of reporting and defending models used by the bank with internal/external auditors.

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In the process he was also involved in designing, implementing and reporting the Pillar II ICAAP process for the bank. In this he developed economic capital models which formed an integral part of pillar II reporting for the bank. Before this post, he worked for GE Capital analytics in the area of Credit economic capital for GE insurance business. This involved leading a team of quants to come out with credit risk economic capital for a fixed income portfolio. Economic capital calculation involved working with Moody’s KMV Portfolio Manager and CreditMetrics’ CreditManager.

He is a graduate of engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology followed by an MBA. He has close to ten years of experience with regulatory and economic capital.

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Harris Soteriades
Developer

Harris Soteriades is a programming specialist with experience in software development. He finished his Bachelor in Computer Science at Frederick University, Nicosia, Cyprus in 2009 and is currently doing his Masters at the University of Cyprus.

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Between 2009 and mid 2012 Harris was working as an IT specialist in a large organization. His responsibilities included the company’s server support and maintenance, database and network administration and user support. He was also involved in the report design of the business strategic scope. Harris is currently working on the new Moody's products that RiskMatrix will be involved in.

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