Nikolas is the Risk & Compliance Director of B2B Lateral Thinking Solutions, a boutique consulting firm specializing in regulatory compliance, risk management, legal and corporate services. B2B Lateral Thinking Solutions is mainly offering services to CIFs, AIFs and AIFMs.

Prior to this, for almost three years, Nikolas was heading up the compliance department of one of the biggest Cyprus Investment Firms, having a team of more than 10 members and being responsible for the training and monitoring of more than 150 employees.

Before that, for several years, he was heading up the licensing team of the Financial Regulation and Advisory Department of a reputable consulting firm in Cyprus. He was responsible for the setting up and securing the relevant authorization required for CIFs, AIFs, AIFMs, Payment Institutions and Electronic Money Institutions.

Nikolas started his career as a junior compliance consultant in a reputable consulting firm in Cyprus offering services to CIFs and investment funds.

Nikolas graduated from Cass Business School in the UK with a degree in Business Studies. He is Chartered Financial Analyst and also having the advanced certificate of CySEC which is required for the performance of key functions within the regulated entities, including the compliance function.