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articles | 16 April 2020 | EY Cyprus

EY Cyprus announces new Country Managing Partner

EY Cyprus announces that, effective from 1 July 2020, David Barker will be EY’s new Country Managing Partner in Cyprus. He succeeds Stavros Pantzaris, who has served in this role over the last five years, a period during which EY has achieved market-leading growth, with headcount more than doubling. Stavros will continue as Chairman of the local Board, supporting the deepening of local relationships as well as serving clients as the Global Client Service Partner.

David Barker is currently the Corporate Finance Leader for Transaction Advisory Services in EY’s Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe and Central Asia Region, and he will keep this role in addition to being Country Managing Partner in Cyprus. From 2009 to 2019, he was the Managing Partner of EY’s Global Corporate Finance business, where he led a team of 650 professionals. Prior to joining EY in 2001, he was Managing Director in the global investment banking division of Deutsche Bank, and performed similar roles in the earlier parts of his career at SG Warburg, ABN AMRO and Bankers Trust.

For more than 33 years David has advised on financial services transactions and restructurings, focused on advising retail, commercial and investment banks, asset managers and alternative investors, insurance companies, mutual and co-operative financial organizations and specialty finance companies. Additionally, David works extensively with Governments, private equity, sovereign wealth funds and credit funds to realize their ambitions in the financial services sector.

He currently sits on the board of a charitable international university (Regent’s University) and on the Finance & Investment Committee of the National Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), the UK’s leading children’s welfare charity.

With his rich experience in financial services and executive leadership, David is very well suited to drive EY’s growth aspirations on the Cyprus market.

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