iSignthis Adds Dr George Theocharides To Its Board

Job Appointments | May 21, 2019 By:

RegTech firm iSignthis has appointed Dr George Theocharides to the board of its subsidiary, iSignthis eMoney Ltd, following regulatory approval as a ‘fit and proper’ person under the European Central Bank requirements.

Australian Securities and Frankfurt Stock Exchange listed iSignthis provides online businesses from around the globe, with transactional banking, IBAN account issue, money services and a complete customer onboarding solution from remote identity verification to payment processing and deposit taking services. IT is a principal member of Visa, Mastercard, JCB, CUP/UPI, AMEX, Diners Club and Discover. Its Probanx division provides other banks, credit unions, neobanks and money institutions with CORE Banking and CORE Networking software, and currently services over 25 banks in the EU, Switzerland, UK, Hong Kong and Australia.

Dr George Theocharides is an Associate Professor of Finance at the Cyprus International Institute of Management (CIIM), a Research Fellow at the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies (UCL CBT), and a Director at Goal Portfolios Ltd. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Cyprus Blockchain Technologies Ltd, a non-profit organization established as a collaboration among academic institutions, local regulators, financial institutions and banks, as well as other technology associations and companies. Theocharides serves as the Program Director of the MSc in Financial Services at CIIM and Chairman of the Board of Management of The English School, Nicosia, a selective and highly prestigious secondary school. Currently, he is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Global Balanced Fund of Funds Salamis VCIC Plc and a member of the Training/HR Committee of the Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA).

Theocharides holds a B. Eng. (Hons) degree in Electrical Engineering and Electronics from University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (U.M.I.S.T.), an M.B.A. degree (in Marketing and Venture Management) from the University of San Diego, as well as a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Arizona. Before joining CIIM he spent almost four years as an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Graduate School of Business at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, Korea. Prior to that, he served as an International Faculty Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management (MIT) between August and December 2006.

“We are delighted to have a person of George’s caliber join the board of iSignthis eMoney,” said John Karantzis, CEO of iSignthis. “George brings a unique mix of financial, technical and regulatory experience to the board, as well as further insight into the securities sector, which is a key market sector for the Company. I look forward to working with George and welcome him to the iSignthis eMoney Ltd board.”