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Mrs. Anna Zavou-Christoforou was born in Nicosia. She graduated from the Pallouriotissa High School and then studied Mathematical Economics at the University of Essex in the United Kingdom.

She is a qualified accountant, member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC). She is also a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).

In addition, she holds the following professional qualifications: Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Control Self Assessor (CCSA), Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP) Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA). The IIA certification designations are globally recognised and are awarded after passing exams, combined with the required professional experience in internal audit issues.

The certifications awarded by the IIA are an excellent professional credential in the field of internal audit worldwide. Their holders are considered as the most skilled professionals with comprehensive knowledge and abilities in all internal audit issues enjoying wide acceptance. These qualifications are recognised in more than one hundred countries.

Moreover, Mrs. Christoforou holds the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential which denotes expertise in fraud prevention, detection and deterrence. CFEs are trained to identify the warning signs and red flags that indicate evidence of fraud and fraud risk. CFEs around the world uncover fraud and implement processes to prevent fraud from occurring in the first place.

Mrs. Christoforou had worked for four years in audit firms in both London and Cyprus. In 1994, she had been employed as an accountant in the Financial Services of the Electricity Authority of Cyprus and since 1996 she had been working in the Internal Audit Department of the Organisation. From April 2013 until the 6th of December 2015, she held the position of Assistant Internal Audit Manager of the Electricity Authority of Cyprus.

On the 5th of November 2015, the Council of Ministers appointed Mrs. Anna Zavou-Christoforou as the Commissioner of Internal Audit of the Republic of Cyprus from the 7th of December 2015.

Anna Zavou-Christoforou

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