Profiles

Costas A Joannou (Chairman)

Costas

Costas was born in 1956 in Cyprus and after secondary school he spend almost three years in the Special Forces of the Cyprus army. He came over to London in 1977 to further his education.

He holds a BSc (hons) in Management Science from the London School of Economics, an MSc in Accounting from the University of South Wales and he is also a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He commenced his career in the City of London in Commercial Banking and subsequently he was appointed as the Chief Internal Auditor of the Commercial Bank of London Plc, a company which at the time was listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Since 1989 Costas is in private practice and he is responsible for a substantial portfolio of clients including multi-million pound groups spread all over the world. He specialises in Auditing, Accountancy and International Tax Planning. He was also a member of The Baltic Exchange for many years and he has also founded The CAJ Group, a multi-million-pound Private Equity organisation with a well-diversified portfolio both in the UK and abroad. In 2017 he has created the cryptocurrency known as the PowerSnookerCoin to support the eponymous group Power Snooker Group and which is under his Chairmanship.

He has a huge network of contacts and he has travelled extensively to many parts of the world to carry out feasibility studies and to assist his clients.


Andreas C Stylianou (Managing Director)

Andreas

Andreas was born in Cyprus in 1950 and immigrated to the UK in 1969 to further his education. He successfully completed a business studies course in 1972 and was awarded with the Higher National Diploma in Business Studies.

He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1980 and he has been in private practice ever since and looking after a diversified portfolio of clients.  He has wide experience in all aspects of general accountancy practice and specialises in all property related matters in connection with direct and indirect taxation. He is also advising a large portfolio of clients both in the UK and overseas.

He has contributed to the establishment of multi-million pounds real estate entities.


Asif Aslam (Audit Manager)

Asif

Asif was born in 1958 in Lahore and achieved his B.Com from the University of Karachi. He started his career in Karachi with a firm of Chartered Accountants that was associated with an International firm. Here he gained valuable experience in auditing, being exposed to large audit assignments, notably in major sectors such as: engineering, car manufacturing, chemical, infrastructure and banking. He moved to UK in 1982 and started working with a medium size Chartered Accountancy firm in London. He is a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountant with over 35 years of experience in the UK alone; dealing with statutory accounts, auditing and taxation including multinational groups.

Over the last 20 years he has captained senior roles in various accountancy firms. Responsibilities included planning and supervising of audit teams throughout the audit process. Asif has been working alongside our Chairman since 2010.


Koulla Loizou (Finance Manager)

Koulla

Koulla was born in London and started her education at Haberdasher’s Aske’s School for girls. She then went to the University College of London to obtain a BA in History and she is also a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. She is fluent in French, German, Greek and Italian.

Koulla has valuable experience in the preparation of tax returns, bookkeeping, VAT returns, payroll and accounts preparation for companies, self-employed and sole-traders. Koulla is very computer literate and she has strong experience in auditing small and medium size companies. Koulla has also been involved in training junior staff and advising clients on statutory matters.