Maria is currently an Associate Professor of Accounting with a specialisation in Forensic Accounting, at the Cyprus University of Technology and has served as Chair of the Department of Hotel and Tourism Management as well as Associate Dean of the School of Management and Economics at the same University. For a number of years, she was a university academic in Australia.

Has been Visiting Scholar at Girona University, Spain March 2012; Visiting Professor at Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia December 2016; and was elected Visiting Scholar, Cambridge University 09/2017-12/2017.

She is the founder and first Chair of Transparency International-Cyprus (2010-2017) as well as the founder and first president of the Economic Crime and Forensic Accounting Committee of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (2010-2014). In addition, for a number of years now, she is a member of the disciplinary body of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus.  Krambia-Kapardis is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and a Certified Fraud Examiner and has served as the country expert on corruption for the European Commission.

Maria has authored a number of books, articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented at international conferences. Her research interests include: fraud detection, investigation and prevention; anti-corruption; corporate responsibility; corporate governance; gender issues in business and ethics.

Her most recent book was published in the USA in 2016 by Palgrave Macmillan and its title is Corporate Fraud and Corruption: A Holistic Approach to Preventing Financial Crises. In 2015 she was awarded two best paper awards by Emerald for her publications in the field of corruption. Finally, Maria is on the editorial board of a number of peer-reviewed journals, has been the examiner of a number of PhDs and in 2017 she was commissioned by the Cyprus Ministry of Justice and Public Order to prepare a Report on Anti-Corruption Agencies. She has been the local coordinator for a number of EU Funded Projects and in 2017 the Gold Business Magazine named her one of the 100 most powerful and influential women in Cyprus.

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Maria Krambia Kapardis


Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus

Professional Title

Associate Professor of Accounting


  • Europe and Central Asia




Fraud detection and prevention, corruption and anti-corruption, anti-corruption agencies, CSR, Governance, Business Ethics, Gender in Business

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