Elias is a Qualified Chartered Accountant (ACA) with extensive experience in IFRS Audit and Consulting. He is serving as Director of Demetriou & Associates Business Advisers.
Elias obtained the degrees of BSc Mathematics with Management Studies from UCL London and MPhil Finance from the University of Cambridge in the UK. After finishing his studies he joined the audit department of PwC London Office in the Banking and Capital Markets division where he qualified as an ACA. During his time in PwC he was also teaching Advanced Investment Banking seminars for Senior Associates. Before returning to Cyprus Elias worked for the Risk Consulting department of both PwC and Ernst & Young in London.
He joined DFK Demetriou, Trapezaris in 2015 where he worked extensively with IFRS audits of investment holding companies and trading companies across various industries. He was also involved in a number of advisory projects including company valuations, financial due diligence, corporate and debt restructuring, setting substance in Cyprus and many others. In 2017 he became one of the founding members of Demetriou & Associates Business Advisers Ltd.
Elias acts as a non-executive director in public companies and has been acting as head of the audit committee of a well-known Insurance Company in Cyprus. Apart of the ACA qualification he has obtained the Certificate in Business Valuations by the ACCA.
Elias is a member of the International Operations and Foreign Investments Committee of the Institute of Chartered Certified Accountants in Cyprus (ICPAC) since 2016 and he is currently acting as secretary of the committee.