Directors

Siarhei Kostevitch

Siarhei Kostevitch, ASBIS Chief Executive OfficerChairman, 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.  

Marios Christou

Marios Christou, ASBIS Chief Financial OfficerChief 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. 

Constantinos Tziamalis

Constantinos TziamalisDirector 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.  

Julia Prihodko

Yuri UlasovichChief Human Relations Officer

Julia Prihodko, holds a Masters (M.Sc.) in Psychology. Julia Prihodko started her career in a Ukrainian recruiting agency as a Recruiting Manager, held the position of Head of HR Department at “NOVA” Insurance Company and Investment Consulting Center for 2 years, and worked for PJSC "Insurance Company" Alfa Insurance" (part of the European private investment holding company ABH Holdings S.A. (ABHH)) for 7 years as Head of Human Resources Department. Julia joined the Company in May 2015 as Human Relation Manager of ASBIS Ukraine. She was promoted to the position of Chief Human Relations Officer in February 2019.

Responsibilities: Julia guides, manages and provides strategy on the people function for a Group, leads the implementation of HR policies and programs. Julia in charge of providing excellence across all stages of the employee life cycle, to maximize the potential of ASBIS team to achieve the business goals.

Tasos A.Panteli

Yuri UlasovichNon-Executive Director

Mr Tasos A.Panteli joined the Group in 2019. Tasos started his professional career at Nicos Chr. Anastasiades & Partners (Advocates – Legal Consultants), holding the position of Advocate in 2001. Since 2005, Tasos has been working at Andreas M. Sofocleous & Co LLC (Advocates – Legal Consultants) as Advocate ( Advocate - Partner since 2010). He received a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the Queen Mary and Westfield College (1999), a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Skills from the City University London, Inns of Court School of Law (2000). In the same year, he completed the Bar Vocational Course at the City University London, Inns of Court School of Law and was Called to the Bar. In 2001 he received a Master of Laws (LLM) from the King’s College London. In 2002 he was admitted to the Cyprus Bar Association. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Cyprus Hydrocarbons Company (CHC) Ltd, a member of the Cyprus Bar Association and a member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn (Barrister at Law).

Responsibilities: Tasos is one of the two Non-Executive Directors of the Company. He is responsible for regulatory advisory, attending the Board meetings, and meetings of the Company's shareholders. Tasos is entitled to receiving and requesting information regarding the Company and its business.

Mrs Maria Petridou

Yuri UlasovichNon-Executive Director 

Mrs. Maria Petridou joined the Group in 2021. She started her professional career at KPMG Metaxas, Loizides, Syrimis (Limassol, Cyprus), holding the position of Audit Supervisor (1998-2002). Since 2002 Mrs. Maria Petridou has worked at EFG EUROBANK SA (Athens, Greece) as an Assistant Manager at Finance and Control Department. Between 2006 and 2007 she has worked for KOMMUNALKREDIT INTERNATIONAL BANK LTD (Limassol, Cyprus) as a Manager in the Accounting Department. Since 2008 she has held the position of Finance Lead, SOX Compliance Office at MF GLOBAL LIMITED (London, UK). Between 2011 and 2012 she has worked for Versatile Apparel Ltd (London, UK), holding the position of Finance Director. Since 2013 she has worked as a Head of Fund Administration Services for AMF Horwath DSP (Limassol, Cyprus). Between 2016 and 2018 she has been engaged in accounting and financial services projects as a consultant. Since 2018 she has held the position of Chief Accountant at Agri Europe Cyprus Limited. Mrs. Maria Petridou received a Bachelor of Arts in accounting and financial management (1998) and was awarded an Upper Second Class Honours degree at UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX (Colchester, England). She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

Responsibilities: Maria Petridou is one of the two Non-Executive Directors of the Company. She is a member of both the Audit and Remuneration committee. Maria Petridou is entitled to receiving and requesting information regarding the Company and its business.