Chairman, Chief Executive Officer
Siarhei Kostevitch is the CEO, President and Founder of the Group. He established a business of design and manufacturing in 1990 in Minsk, Belarus, and within 15 years built it into the leading computer component distributor in Eastern Europe and former Soviet Union. Siarhei received a Master's degree in radio engineering design at the Radio Engineering University of Minsk in 1987. Between 1987 and 1992, Siarhei worked as a member of the Research Centre at the Radio Engineering University in Minsk, where he published a series of articles on microelectronics design in local and world-wide specialist magazines.
Responsibilities: Siarhei Kostevitch is primarily responsible for carrying out strategic plans and policies as established by the Board of Directors. He directs and executes all activities of the company either directly or through delegated authority. Siarhei provides leadership in the creation of strategic, tactical, and financial plans, as well as in developing goals and measuring performance to the approved goals, and in organizational development.
Chief Financial Officer
Marios Christou joined the Company in August 2001. Prior to this, Marios had worked as a Financial Controller at Photos Photiades Breweries Ltd (part of the Carlsberg Group of companies) for three years. Before this, Marios had also worked with Deloitte & Touche Limassol, Cyprus for four years, holding the position of an audit manager. Marios has a B.A. (1992), dual major – Accounting and Information Systems, and Economics - from Queens College of the City University of New York (C.U.N.Y.), and an M.B.A. (1994) in International Finance from St. John's University, New York. Marios is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
Responsibilities: As the CFO of the Group, Marios is responsible for handling of funds, keeping financial records and financial planning of the company. In addition, he controls the Treasury Department which is concerned with the receipt, custody, investment and disbursement of corporate funds, as well as borrowings. Marios is also in charge of all finance related issues of the Group.
Director of Credit and Investor Relations
Constantinos Tziamalis, born in 1975, holds a B.Sc. in Banking and Financial Services and a Masters (M.Sc.) in Finance (Corporate Credit Controller & Investor Relations). Constantinos Tziamalis worked at the private banking department of BNP Paribas in Cyprus and then joined a brokerage house, Proteas Asset Management Limited, where he worked for 3 years as Investor Accounts Manager. Constantinos joined the Company in January 2002 as Financial Project Manager. He was promoted to the position of Corporate Credit Controller & Investor Relations in March 2003, and became Director of Credit and Investor Relations as of 23 April 2007.
Responsibilities: Costas has the primary responsibility for the accounts receivable and supervision of all the Credit Control Department activities. Responsible for monitoring the collection of outstanding debtor balances in accordance with agreed targets, reducing debtor days, and implementing best practices in cash collection. Apart from the responsibility for the credit control directorship, he is in charge of the Investor Relations department. He has to ensure full and timely public disclosure of material information, as well as coordination with legal staff in complying with securities exchanges' requirements.
Director, Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Yury Ulasovich was born in 1962. He received a Master’s degree from Novosibirsk High Military School (1983) and a Master’s degree (with Honors) in Philosophy and Economics from the Moscow Academy of Armed Forces (1992), a postgraduate degree from the Institute for Higher Education of Belarus (Economic Theory and Industrial Economics) in 1995. Mr. Ulasovich joined the Company in 1995 as a Regional Sales Director and was promoted to the position of Vice President - Product Marketing in 2004. He became Chief Operating Officer from August 2015.
Responsibilities: Yury has the primary responsibility for the managing Company operations: determine supply, manage sales, develop vendors relations and product lines. He is working with countries on sales and business plan achievements, profit contribution.
Mr. Demos Demou joined the Group in 2015. He was born in 1969. His career includes a number of managerial positions, mainly in the Shipping and Banking Industry. Currently he is the managing director of Fidelius Management Services Ltd. In the past he was working for a number of companies including the Limassol Cooperative Savings Bank Ltd where he held the position of the Financial Manager for 5 years, V.Ships Ltd, Comarine Ltd, Oesterreichischer Lloyd Ship Management (Cyprus) Ltd, Acomarit (Cyprus) Ltd, Blasco Ship Management (Cyprus) Ltd, Unicom Management Services Ltd and Nikos Karantokis Holdings. He is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus since 1995, a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of United Kingdom, a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and a graduate of the International Management Development Institute / University of Pittsburgh.
Responsibilities: Demos is one of the two Non-Executive Directors of the company. He is responsible for attending the Board meetings, and meetings of the company's shareholders. He constructively challenges and contributes to the development of the strategy. Furthermore, he scrutinizes the performance of management in meeting agreed goals and objectives. Demos is entitled to receiving and requesting information regarding the company and its business.
Chris Pavlou joined the Group in 2012. Currently he is a Member of the Board, Chairman of the Board's Audit Committee and Chairman of the Board's Risk Committee at Marfin Laiki Bank (since December 2011). He specializes in risk management, foreign exchange risk management and team building.
His career includes a number of positions related to banking business with international institutions. He started at Barclays Bank in 1966, and he stayed at this institution until 1986. During this time he held positions of Senior Trader, Chief Dealer, Head of Treasury and finally Deputy Chief Manager. Between 1986 and 1998 he was a Head of Treasury at HSBC. Between 1999 and 2004 he was a Member of the Board at Marfin Laiki Bank. Between 2006 and 2011 he held position of the Chairman of the Board at TFI Markets (financial services industry).
Responsibilities: Chris is one of the two Non-Executive Directors of the company. He is responsible for attending the Board meetings, and meetings of the company's shareholders. He constructively challenges and contributes to the development of the strategy. Furthermore, he scrutinizes the performance of management in meeting agreed goals and objectives. Chris is entitled to receiving and requesting information regarding the company and its business.