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GOLD New Issue: Hail to the Chief Financial Officer

In this month’s issue of GOLD, out on Sunday, 24 March, we explore the perspectives of 13 CFOs on how their role has evolved in recent years.

Since the start of the new millennium, a cascade of events has not only spurred demand for more CFOs but also profoundly reshaped their function. In the United States, the enactment of the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act placed the burden of responsibility for transparency on the shoulders of both the CEO and CFO, solidifying the latter’s role atop the corporate hierarchy. Subsequently, the 2008 global financial crisis underscored the imperative of rigorous risk management and forward planning, broadening the CFO's involvement in crisis mitigation and strategic decision-making. CFOs are now a key cog in the pursuit of growth, spearheading initiatives ranging from R&D procurement to quantifying the impact of talent development. Moreover, as shareholder value assumes greater prominence amid evolving capital-raising strategies, CFOs find themselves intricately involved in investor relations.

GOLD hosts 13 CFOs, who represent the leading Cyprus-based companies and organisations listed below, and they discuss, among others, the multifaceted challenges confronting them in today’s shifting landscape, the pivotal role of technology in their domain and the symbiotic relationship between CFO and CEO.

  • Bank of Cyprus
  • Bioland Energy Group of Companies
  • Cyta
  • European University Cyprus
  • Exness
  • KEO plc
  • MHV Group
  • My Mall, Limassol
  • UW Group
  • Windsor Brokers
  • Ygia Polyclinic Private Hospital
  • Zorbas Group

In addition to this and all GOLD’s regular features, this issue also includes exclusive interviews:

  • Investing in Women - Presenting the Deputy CEO and four of the 10 members of the Board of the country’s investment promotional agency, Invest Cyprus.
  • Fast Backward - GOLD Magazine’s Senior Executive Editor, John Vickers, talks about his newly released CD, Back to Yesterday, and looks back on his 52-year journey through Cyprus’ music and media landscape.
  • The Throttle and the Brake -The Founders and joint Managing Directors of Pelagic Partners, Niels Hartmann and Atef Abou Merhi, analyse the rationale behind their investment approach, which ranges from cautious opportunism to a bold foray into the offshore wind market.
  • EIB: The Leader in Green Financing - Kyriacos Kakouris, one of the European Investment Bank’s eight Vice Presidents, tells GOLD about the EIB’s role as a Climate Leader and its work in Cyprus.
  • (Not) Lost in Translation - The translation industry has always thrived as an early adopter of state-of-the-art technologies, says Christos Ellinides, Director-General of the European Commission’s Directorate General for Translation.

Special Features

  • The Real Estate Sector in Cyprus – presented by Robura
  • Family Offices in Cyprus
  • Delivering Customer Service Excellence

All this and more in Issue 156 of GOLD magazine, out on Sunday, 24 March. Click here to read the digital edition.

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