Dr. Antony Michail
Nov 5, 2018

ICA launches ICA International Diploma in Governance, Risk & Compliance in Greece


Press Release, UK, 22 January 2016




The ICA International Diploma in Governance, Risk & Compliance is being offered for the first time in Greece in April 2016 in partnership with StudySmart. ICA qualifications are the pre-eminent qualifications for people working in compliance and money laundering prevention all over the world and can now be studied in Athens.


The ICA, along with its training partner, International Compliance Training (ICT), is committed to providing the best compliance, anti money maundering and financial crime prevention training through its highly practical yet academically rigorous qualifications awarded in association with Alliance Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester.


The ICA International Diploma in Governance, Risk & Compliance will be the first ICA course available in Athens in partnership with Smart Group, with the possibility of further qualifications being launched in the next few years.


Speaking about the launch, Bill Howarth, ICA Life President, said, “ICA qualifications are designed to help individuals and firms mitigate financial and reputational risk by providing enhanced skills and knowledge. At a time when Greece is facing challenging times, it is important that financial services professionals can have access to qualifications that provide a benchmark of competence.”


StudySmart offers professional training, advisory and publishing services in Greece. The company is led by industry experts with 60+ years collective experience as entrepreneurs, leaders, educators, advisors, consultants and professional trainers.


Dr Constantine “Dino” Kiritsis, Founder of StudySmart, also commented, “We are extremely happy with this development as I feel that an international qualification in the area of Governance Risk and Compliance is missing in Greece and Cyprus. Certifications are the way forward for professionals and multinationals given that they provide a standard in the industry and international recognition.”


ICA and StudySmart are hosting a briefing session in February for all those interested in finding out more about the qualifications and the benefits these courses bring:

9.30am-11am, 23 February 2016, Ernst&Young office, Athens


To register for the event, please click here, or contact Dr. Antony Michail at michail.a@studysmart.gr.


ICA qualifications have also been recently launched in Spain as part of the ICA’s quest to bring the professionalization of compliance to as many countries as possible.



Notes to Editors

The International Compliance Association (ICA)

ICA is a professional membership and awarding body and leading global provider of professional certificated qualifications in anti money laundering (AML), compliance and financial crime prevention. ICA is committed to increasing knowledge and professionalism for regulated entities all over the world. Our internationally recognised qualifications enhance the knowledge and skills of individuals, improve business practice and minimise risk.


For novice and experienced practitioners alike, ICA certificate and diploma programmes are a benchmark of competence and excellence. The prestigious Alliance Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester jointly awards all ICA qualifications.




StudySmart offers professional training, advisory and publishing services in Greece. The company is led by industry experts with 60+ years collective experience as entrepreneurs, leaders, educators, advisors, consultants and professional trainers. StudySmart in an approved learning partner for ACCA, CIMA, SHRM, ICA and other top international qualifications and operates internationally in 3 different continents.



International Compliance Training (ICT)

ICT is the largest and longest established provider of professional qualifications in anti money laundering; governance, risk and compliance and financial crime prevention awarded by the International Compliance Association. Selected by the ICA for their specialist, professional and dependable approach to training and education, they adopt a unique blended learning approach combining high quality course material, interactive workshops and dedicated tutor support. They also deliver non-certificated training in the same areas to in-house clients. They have helped tens of thousands of individuals and firms realise their training ambitions in the area of risk and compliance.



For further details, please contact:

Lily Harwood

Head of Marketing and Communications

International Compliance Association

+44(0) 0121 362 7512



Antony Michail

Marketing Associate


+30 211 411 3235


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