Promoting Good Governance - ICSA - Panayiotis Marinou (IPE Manager)

Aug 29, 2018 #ICSA #ICPAC #IPE

Infocredit Group has signed an agreement with ICSA to represent the Institute in Cyprus and thus offer its products/services to governance professionals. Why is the agreement important to Infocredit?

Infocredit Group as a leader in risk management solutions and business information provider, is always in search of products and services that will support and enhance our business partners’ progression. The partnership with ICSA complements the portfolio of services of the Group in an area which has emerged internationally while locally this has started to gain ground.

Corporate governance and compliance are among Infocredit’ s areas of expertise. Do you think your new role as ICSA representative in Cyprus will help raise even greater awareness of these issues?

Corporate governance has always been on the top of the agenda of major businesses in Cyprus. Nonetheless, there was limited guidance and information about the available qualifications for individuals who wanted to support their professional progression and for business to develop the career of their staff, while having properly qualified people in corporate governance. Therefore, we believe we could act as the single point of contact for any individual or a company who would like to find out more about the ICSA qualifications.

How do you intend to go about offering ICSA courses, exams and qualifications?

All qualifications and examinations are offered mainly online via the accredited ICSA tuition provider and our strategic partner BPP Jersey. One can also follow the self-study mode should they wish. On the other hand, we can deliver, upon request, a blended learning of face to face and online training.

What is Infocredit Professional Education (IPE)?

Infocredit Professional Education (IPE) is the fast-growing training division of the leading risk management and business information provider, Infocredit Group.

The division was designed to deliver first-class professional education and cost-effective training solutions to businesses and individuals to meet their strategic goals. With a primary focus on bespoke professional development, IPE offers an assortment of seminars and workshops across a range of topics including Credit Management, Compliance, Corporate Governance as well as other technical and soft skill subjects.

Are you confident that there will be considerable demand for the various ICSA qualifications in Cyprus? Is there a particular one that you expect to be especially popular?

We are very positive. Currently, we have a significant number of requests by individuals working mainly in the financial services sector, looking to further progress their career by acquiring an ICSA qualification. The large number of delegates during our two Corporate Governance conferences has also shown a great interest for the ICSA qualifications. We believe that the Fast Track professional route of the Chartered qualification will be the most popular in Cyprus.

Resource: Accountancy Magazine, No 131, JUNE 2018, Pages: 80-83,