Dr Petros Lois holds an MSc degree in Accounting from De Montfort University (UK), and a PhD degree in Marine Technology from Liverpool John Moores University (UK). He is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). He is currently a Professor and the Head of the Department of Accounting. He has also served as the Dean of the School of Business, Director of Academic Affairs Department at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus, and the coordinator of the two professional qualifications namely CIA (Certified Internal Auditors, USA) and CFA (Chartered Financial Analysts, USA). He is a member of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Australia (ICMA), the Institute of Marine Engineers, Science and Technology (IMarEST, UK), and the National Book-keepers Association (NBA, USA). He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Port Authority (CPA). His research interests include accounting, working capital management, finance, and shipping (maritime). His research work has been published in international conference proceedings, books and journals.