Dr Charis Pouangare

Deputy CEO


Charis Pouangare

Charis is the Deputy CEO and heads the Business Banking Division comprising of:

  1. The Retail Banking Division
  2. The Small Medium Enterprise (SME) Banking Division
  3. The Corporate Banking Division
  4. The International Banking (IB) Division
  5. The Digital Channels
  6. The Corporate Affairs Division, and
  7. The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Centre

He has the duty of defining the strategy of all of the aforementioned Divisions under his responsibility in order to achieve the strategic objectives of the Group.

His aim is to manage and develop customer engagement so as to increase the Bank's market share and also develop and provide products and services that meet customer needs.  

Before joining the Bank of Cyprus Group, Charis spent two years in Boston and Tokyo as a Civil Engineer Consultant.

The academic credentials of Dr. Pouangare include a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) and a Master of Science (MSc) in Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States, as well as a Diploma in Civil Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in Greece.

He is Chairman of the Board of IDEA Innovation Center and a Member of the Board of Directors of BOC Oncology Centre, the Cyprus Cancer Research Institute and member of the Board of Cyprus Employers & Industrialists Federation (OEB).