Louis Pochanis

Executive Director Insurance Business

Louis holds the position of Executive Director Insurance Business and is responsible for leading the Insurance Operations of the Group.

Previously, Louis was Director International Banking, Wealth & Markets from April 2016 to August 2019, being in charge of the International Banking and the Wealth & Markets Divisions as well as the Shipping Centre.

Prior to that, Louis was Director International Banking Services from 2013 to March 2016.

Before being appointed to this role, Louis held the position of General Manager of the Cyprus Investment and Securities Corporation Ltd (CISCO) and, prior to that, he served as Manager Private Banking and Wealth Management, setting up the Divisions in Cyprus in 1995 and in Greece in 1996.

Prior to the Bank of Cyprus, Louis worked at Price Waterhouse in London between 1989 and 1992, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

Louis also holds a Bachelor degree with first class honors in Economics with Accountancy from Loughborough University, UK.

He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of CISCO and BOC Asset Management Ltd and a member of the Board of Directors of Eurolife.  He is also Chairman of the Bank's Credit Committee 2.