Lazaros Ioannou holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration, with specialization in Management and Marketing from the University of Cyprus, a Bachelor of Law Degree (LLB) from the University of Nicosia, he is a member of the British Association of Sport and Law and an Associate member of the Sports Lawyers Association. He is a member of ACAMS and he is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist.
As a member of the Board of Directors of a Corporate service provider for seven years, Lazaros was heavily involved in the provision of Intellectual Property and Image Rights registration and management services to high net worth clientele within the Sports and Entertainment Industries. Lazaros has been one of the founding members of the APC Sports Financial Literacy Academy, sharing the vision of reversing the trend of athletes making fatal financial decisions. He is in charge of sports research, always following the latest trends in the Sports Industry, especially Sports Youth Development and Sports Integrity, as well as creating fresh content for the Sports Financial Literacy Curriculums.