Management Team

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As founder of Trading Point of Financial Instruments Ltd, Mr. Cleanthous has more than 10 years experience in the financial services industry, and is dedicated to offering individual and corporate investors optimal financial solutions through expertise and competitive services.

Mr. Cleanthous graduated with a BSc in Business Mathematics and Statistics from The London School of Economics and a MSc in Shipping, Trade and Finance from City Business School. He also holds the Certificate of Professional Competence in accordance with MiFID (Markets in Financial Instruments Directive), issued by the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Cyprus.

1999 marks a crucial year for Mr. Cleanthous, as this is when he joined the financial services industry as an Investment Analyst and later as Corporate Finance Consultant. His business ambition gave him the impetus to actively participate in several initial and secondary public offerings and mergers and acquisitions (M&A’s). During his career, he worked as an interbank trader and fund manager in foreign exchange, equities and commodity markets for several Greece-, Ukraine-, and UK-based financial institutions.

Responsible for the corporate strategic management of Trading Point and in charge of new business development, Mr. Cleanthous is driven by the mission to ensure first-class financial services with a global reach.


ILIAS MAVROMMATIS, Founder, Managing Director

As a strategic business partner with Trading Point’s operating units, Mr. Mavrommatis plays a key role in the company management.

Mr. Mavrommatis graduated with a BSc in Business Mathematics and Statistics and a MSc in Shipping, Trade and Finance from City University Business School.  He started working in the financial services industry as early as 1999, first as corporate dealer in the Treasury Department of Laiki Bank, Greece. Here he was in charge of providing corporate clients with investment advice, and he significantly contributed to the selection and implementation of the treasury system of Laiki Group. This was followed by his position as a proprietary trader in foreign exchange, bonds and futures markets.

In 2007, Mr. Mavrommatis became Corporate Manager of Schulte Group, a worldwide leading ship-owning and ship management international company, where he was in charge of the corporate financial, legal and tax issues of Schulte Group’s Cyprus-based companies.

At Trading Point, Mr. Mavrommatis is responsible for the overall strategic management of the company’s financial control unit, including the Accounting Department and Back Office Department.


Dr. ANDREAS LOIZIDES, Head of IT Department

Dr. Loizides brings along extensive knowledge and a hands-on approach to managing the company’s Information Technology Department. His career spans over 10 years of professional experience, along with versatile competencies in the field of latest computer technologies.

Dr. Loizides graduated with a BSc in Computer Science from the University College London, UK, and holds a PhD in Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality from the same institution. Between 1999-2004, he worked as a freelance developer and consultant for customized software solutions and internet programming in the UK, and as visiting lecturer at the University of Westminster between 2000-2003.

Since 2003, Dr. Loizides has been Assistant Professor and Head of the Computing Dept. at P.A. College, Cyprus. Apart from regular publications in the field of information visualization and evolutionary computation, Dr. Loizides is an active contributor to academic research projects, and a regular reviewer of conference and journal papers. He is also excels as an international conference presenter (including Siggraph 2011) and as organizing chairman of ACM VRST 2006.

At Trading Point, Dr. Loizides is the head of the IT department ensuring that all It engineers maintain high-standard operations for all company services.


TASOS PAPANASTASIOU, Non-Executive Director

Mr. Papanastasiou is a key contributor to the company’s strategic planning and structured decision-making.

Having graduated with a Bsc in Military Studies from the Hellenic Military Academy in Athens, Greece, Mr. Papanastasiou also holds a LL.B (Hons.) law degree and an MA in Propaganda and Persuasion from The University of Kent, Canterbury. Along with his academic knowledge, he has a strong business and financial acumen that he has successfully developed during his career.

Mr. Papanastasiou has effectively combined his knowledge in the field of legislation with his experience in corporate online communications. He has been member of the Cyprus Bar Association as an attorney since 2000, and he is Managing Director of a Cyprus-based international marketing company that he founded in the same year, specializing in search engine optimization.

As Non-Executive Director of Trading Point and Member of the Board of Directors, Mr. Papanastasiou acts as an independent advisor offering consultation in online marketing and SEO, and ensures the efficiency of the company’s corporate communications channels.


ANDREAS POUROUTIS, Business Development Director

Mr. Pouroutis plays a fundamental role in expanding company growth, as his strength lies in the three main attributes of his work as Sales Director: people, technology, and information.

He graduated with a BSc in Management Information System at Intercollege, Nicosia, Cyprus. In 2006, he joined MetaQuotes Software Corp. as Manager of the Main International Sales Department, where he proved great efficiency in generating sales leads and business for white labels products. Moreover, he became a MetaTrader4 technical expert – a highly valued competency in the field of automated trading.

Having developed a keen interest in the forex markets, along with an insatiable thirst for a dynamic sales activity, Mr. Pouroutis joined Trading Point in 2010. Thanks to his dynamic attitude, sales experience and business acumen, he has largely contributed to the overall growth of the company. He is also the driving force of the Customer Relations Department, ensuring that all client requests are processed smoothly and quickly. Due to his expertise in the MetaTrader4 trading system, Mr Pouroutis contributes effectively to handling client and trading operations.

Mr. Pouroutis is responsible for the company’s corporate sales development, as well as the management and development of client relations for successful external communications.


CHRIS A. ZACHARIA, Marketing Director

In charge of corporate marketing communications, Mr. Zacharia facilitates company development through inter-departmental workflow management, brand development and strategic marketing.

Mr. Zacharia holds a BSc in Business Management from the American College of Greece. After completing his studies, he worked as a trainee for an online marketing company. This was soon followed by his promotion to a search engine marketing, SEO and website interface development consultant, a business area where he gained extensive experience in all web properties of the company. After joining Trading Point, he has largely contributed to the success of the company with his extensive experience in latest marketing trends, strong project management skills, and technical knowledge.

Mr. Zacharia is responsible for the company’s Marketing Department, and coordinates all operations related to online marketing, content management, affiliate marketing, as well as website design and development.