Mrs Zavou-Christoforou is the Commissioner of Internal Audit of the Republic of Cyprus.
She studied Mathematical Economics at the University of Essex in the UK and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC). She is also a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).
Following four years working in audit firms in both London and Cyprus, she held leading positions at the Electricity Authority of Cyprus. She holds the following professional qualifications: Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Control Self Assessor (CCSA), and Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP) Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA). Mrs Christoforou also holds the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential which denotes expertise in fraud prevention, detection and deterrence.