CIM Lecturers

Nicosia 2018 - 2019

NAME OF LECTURER:
 

Chrisanthos FotiadesMr Chrysanthos Fotiades

Chrysanthos is a tax consultant specializing in both international & domestic tax planning & compliance. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and has worked for big 4 and top ten international accounting networks. His working experience is not limited to accounting practice firms as he has worked for a leading oil & gas company in the U.K. He has a B.Sc in accounting, an MA in Economics and is working towards an Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (ADIT). His areas of specialization is international tax planning and is currently working as a Tax Manager for a leading audit firm. At the moment he is teaching the modules Taxation, Advanced Taxation, Auditing & Auditing in Context.

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:

  • Taxation
  • Auditing

Dr Demitris KyriakouDr Demetris Kyriacou

Dr Demetris Kyriacou is Special Teaching Staff at CIM and has been a member of the teaching staff for the past 4 years. Dr Kyriacou completed his doctoral studies in 2010 as a member of the ‘Learning Societies Lab’ research group at the University of Southampton, with a subject on computer science focusing on enriching life-long user modelling in the social networking and e-commerce era. Since his graduation, Dr Kyriacou has been a very active academic in the Cyprus scene, focusing his teaching and research on subjects such as computational intelligence, web engineering and programming, and human- computer interaction, among others. His research interests focus around the area of user modelling infrastructures for enabling life-long user modelling.

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:

  • Computers & Information Systems
  • Computing Skills for Accountants
  • Digital Marketing Tools

Dr Fotis Pavlou

Fotis holds a BSc degree in Business Administration and an MSc in HRM & IR. He is an Associate member of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development since 2008; he is certified by OEB as an Industrial Relations & Labour Legislation Professional and has obtained a PhD in Business and Management with concentration in HRM at Manchester Business School. During his Doctorate studies, Fotis also worked as a seminar leader of various HRM topics at the University of Manchester. His research interests focus on the way that various HRM elements are intended; implemented and perceived and his favorite quote is that ‘the most important assets of any important business walk out the door at the end of the day’ (Allen & Wright 2008: p88).

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Employment & Industrial Relations
  • Leadership

Charis MachlouzaridesDr Haris Machlouzarides

Haris Machlouzarides holds an MSc with Distinction in Business Information Technology and a DProf in Electronic Marketing. He is a researcher and practitioner in the field of digital marketing, with extensive knowledge and experience in the implementation of digital marketing solutions internationally. He is a visiting lecturer at the Cyprus Institute of Marketing and the University of West London. His research interests focus on developing innovative digital abilities for businesses to excel in the new challenging international marketing environment. He is the author of the book Digital Marketing Management - The Road to Success, published in 2017.

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:

  • Strategic Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • International Marketing

Maria SocratousDr Maria Socratous

Maria is an academic and an actress. She holds a PhD in Management and is currently the Director of Business Studies. She is very committed in gender equality and in giving opportunities to all people to progress and meet their full potential. Through her different roles in NGOs Maria has developed leadership and management skills and provides mentoring for young people all over the world. Maria speaks Greek, English, French and Spanish. She loves dancing, singing and playing tennis.

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:

  • Strategic Management
  • Leadership
  • Executive Skills

Dr Yiannos Rossides

Dr. Yiannos Rossides holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from Cyprus College, a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Arkansas State University (Arkansas, USA), and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Stirling (Stirling, UK) in the area of Marketing and Management. Dr. Rossides has working experiences of over 20 years in several business fields such as sales, marketing, management, human resource management, and investments.  His research interests include the importance of service quality in services and measurement models of service quality in banking and tourism. He is also interested in labor relations and human resource management.

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:

  • Sales Management
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Marketing
  • Case Study Analysis

George MichaelidesMr George Michaelides

George Michaelides is Finance Manager, working as Financial Controller at a Big 4 Firm in Nicosia, Cyprus. He has firm background on the business arena, with specialization on business intelligence and actionable analytics and he is passionate on constructing winning strategies based on data analysis and structured processes. At his current role, George is responsible to keep the strategy of the Finance department in full alignment with the Firms’ business priorities and objectives, by transforming the department by merely a reporting unit to a strategic partner that enhances the Management’s decision-making process. 

In addition, he is the founder and head trainer of the Negotiation Workshop, an intensive 3-day in person workshop, customized to participants’ needs and tailored to specific tasks and outcomes. It is designed for high performing organizations and individuals who want to rapidly improve their negotiation skills in order to influence people and achieve their goals. The workshop is grounded in social psychology theory and is based on Harvard material and the world-class Harvard Program on Negotiation.

He has won several awards from attending business competitions abroad and was awarded numerous scholarships by Cypriot and Foreign sources for his academic performance (amongst others, the US Fulbright Program, the University of Cyprus and the Youth Board of Cyprus). 

He is a Chartered Accountant with first-class honors business degree from the University of Cyprus. He has attended courses on public speaking, economic theory and diplomacy at the University of California, Berkeley in US and Georgetown University. He has published several articles on negotiation, diplomacy and economic affairs.  

At the Cyprus Institute of Marketing, he is a Visiting Lecturer, teaching the Accounting and Finance courses of the University of West London, Claude Littner Business School. He has been rated as a top performing lecturer by his students and has been the mentor of student teams participating in worldwide business simulation competitions. George is also an accredited PR practitioner and ISO qualified Internal Auditor.

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:

  • Financial Reporting
  • Management Accounting

 

Mr George Skordis

Mr George Skordis has 21 years working experience which of 11 years is in Senior Management positions. He has 5 years international experience as Deputy CEO in the Banking sector in Eastern Europe.
 
He has 13 years teaching experience for academic and professional diplomas plus ad-hoc courses in Europe and Middle East. He is a leader but at the same time team player always pursuing the best possible outcome. George is always assisting and coaching his employees and students. He has excellent results record with his students in all courses that he is lecturing. He is generously passing his vast real life working experience to his students.
George is a holder of the following academic and professional qualifications:
  • BSc from UMIST
  • FCCA ( Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant)
  • FCIB ( Fellow Chartered Banker)
Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:
  • Performance Management & Control
  • Management Accounting

Mr Yiannis Ioannou

Mr Yiannis Ioannou is the lecturer of Commercial Law at the CIM, Nicosia Campus.  He is a graduate of the University of Sheffield Law School and has obtained a postgraduate degree (LLM) from the same University.  Mr Ioannou is a member of the Cyprus Bar Association since 2000 and has his own law firm in Larnaca. He is also a member of the Cyprus Volleyball Judicial Committee since 2012.  Mr Ioannou is a lecturer of law for the last four years and his areas of interest and research are land and intellectual property law.

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:

  • Commercial Law
  • Intellectual Property Law

Marios CharalabidesMr Marios Charalambides

Marios Charalambides holds a BSc (hons) in Accounting & Finance and an MSc in Business Management from the University of East Anglia (UEA), Norwich, UK. He is a Certified Labour/Employment Relations Officer by the Cyprus Employers and Industrialists Federation (OEB) and the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance. He is a Member of both the Chartered Management Institute, UK, and the Cyprus Human Resource Management Association. Marios is working for CIM as the Director of Human Resources & Student Affairs and as a Senior Lecturer in Business, HRM and Marketing. He worked for several years as the Head of Marketing and Human Resources in leading organizations in Cyprus. He also has extensive experience in education, training and consulting, and has published a number of articles in various business magazines and other publications.

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:

  • Strategic Management
  • Economics
  • Marketing
  • Employment & Industrial Relations

Myria KkaliDr Myria Kkali

Dr Myria Kkali joined the CIM family in May 2017 as the Academic Director of the Nicosia Campus. She has completed her PhD at the University of Nottingham, having successfully defended it in May 2017. Myria is expected to graduate in December 2017. Her research interests include data-based marketing B2B communications and the use of sense making theories in organizational studies. She has presented her research at the 2015 British Academy of Management Conference, held in Portsmouth in October 2016, and her conference paper was published in the conference proceedings.   

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:

  • Marketing Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Human Resource Management

Mrs Nectaria Hadjiyianni

Nectaria Hadjiyianni has a degree in Applied Accounting from the Oxford Brooks University, a Master of Laws in International Business with Employment and Human Resources from the Cardiff Metropolitan University and is a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in the UK and of The Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Cyprus (ΣΕΛΚ).  She is also a holder of the professional certificate in Life Insurance and Insurance from the Insurance Institute of Cyprus.

Nectaria is a professional banker at a major bank in Cyprus.  Her professional experience includes working in several sectors of the bank with major the Retail Banking Services. She is also a part time trainer in the bank, delivering lectures to bank employees both theoretical and practical. Nectaria is an Accounting and Finance lecturer, developing and delivering courses of Professional Qualification (ACCA) as well as Academic Programs in Accounting and Finance with her primary teaching experience in Managerial Accounting, Financial Accounting, Financial Reporting, Advanced topics in Financial Accounting, and Financial Statements Analysis.

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Management Accounting

 

Mrs Theodora Physounis

Theodora Physounis was born and brought up in London, UK. She finished school in Hampstead and went on to study Economics after which she achieved BA (Hons) and Masters Degrees. Since 1992, she has been teaching both Economics and the English language at various levels privately and at different institutions. Theodora taught Economics and related subjects at the University of Westminster, London for eight years where she also undertook research and contributed to publications. She also taught Economics and the English language at the Philips College, Nicosia for nine years. She joined our institution in 2012 where she teaches Economics, Business English, Banking and related subjects and Professional Skills for Business and Finance.   

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:

  • Business English
  • Economics
  • Banking

Prof. Andreas Hadjis

Prof. Andreas Hadjis is a lecturer of various management courses with more than thirty years of local and international lecturing experience. He is a PhD holder from the University of St Galen, Switzerland, where he also worked as a Research Fellow. His research interests include Systems Theory, System Dynamics Modelling and Simulation, Quantitative Strategic Marketing Planning Models, Strategic Management and Information Systems, Process and Project Management, and Operations Management. Prof. Andreas Hadjis is Head of Research & Academic Development at CIM as well as the Director of the Cyprus Centre for Business Research, which has been established in 2017 with the primary aim of advancing, promoting, and facilitating research relating to the field of Business.

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:
  • Strategic Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Operations Management

Yangos Hadjiyannis

Yangos Hadjiyannis studied at the University of Nottingham where he earned an LL.B. with a First Class Honours. He then moved to the University of Cambridge (Trinity Hall) to study for a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies and then for an LL.M. in International Law, which he earned with a First Class. Achieving 1st place among Law students at Trinity Hall College, he was proclaimed a Bateman Scholar for Academic Excellence. He moved back to Cyprus in 2007 to successfully complete the Cyprus Bar Examinations and became a member of the Cyprus Bar Association. Since 2008, he has been the Deputy Director-General of the Cyprus Institute of Marketing, in charge of business development and strategy. He is a lecturer of Commercial Law & Marketing at CIM and a Visiting Lecturer for Management at Peoples’ Friendship University, Moscow. He is also a Chartered Marketer and a Member of the Chartered Management Institute. He is a member of the Cyprus Advertising Control Agency and advisor to many companies on issues of strategy and management.

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:
  • Corporate Law
  • Management
  • Marketing

Dr Christos Hadjiyannis

Dr Christos Hadjiyannis has been Director of Quality & Research at CIM since 2015, where he has overseen a strengthening of the research culture at CIM and an institutionalisation of quality assurance at the Institute. He continues to teach and publish in English Literature but on a daily basis he oversees quality assurance at CIM. Christos holds degrees from the Universities of Nottingham, Cambridge, and Edinburgh; has held fellowships at the Institute of English Studies (University of London) and Wolfson College, (University of Oxford), and has taught at the universities of Oxford, Edinburgh, and Cyprus. He is on the executive committee of the European Association for Distance Learning (EADL) and a regular attendee of EADL and EURASHE seminars and workshops.

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:
  • Business English
  • Research Methods

Ms Melina Karaolia

Melina Karaolia is a Partner at M. Eliades & Partners LLC since 2008. Her work encompasses a diverse range of corporate and litigation matters. She advises clients in multiple commercial, civil law issues and business law disputes. She concentrates on corporate and commercial litigation and arbitration. She advises and represents clients in international corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions and legal matters relating to project structuring and business development. Her multiple practice areas also include information technology law, insurance law, company redomiciliations and competition law. Melina has further received training and experience in the negotiation and drafting of contracts for Oil and Gas by the leading oil and gas lawyer J. Jay Park QC and the international legal adviser in Energy and Mining Dr. William T. Onorato. She is currently a Member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators. Melina is a qualified Arbitrator in Cyprus and Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London. She has also been trained and is currently actively interested in working with Mediation. She is an accredited and registered Mediator in Cyprus and has recently obtained the EMTPJ cross-border mediation certification, specializing in the settlement of international commercial disputes. She graduated from the Law School of the University of East Anglia, UK, with an LLB Honors degree. Melina holds a diploma in International Commercial Arbitration from Queen Mary University (London) and is a qualified Barrister-at-Law, a member of Gray’s Inn London and the Cyprus Bar Association.

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:
  • Business & Corporate Law
  • Arbitration & Mediation

Theo HadjigiannisProfessor Theo Hadjiyannis

Professor Theo Hadjiyannis studied for two years at Exeter College in the United Kingdom, where he received a Diploma in Business Studies. He then continued his studies at Loughborough University, obtaining a B.Sc inSociology & Economics. Professor Hadjiyannis then pursued his studies at the City University, London, where he obtained his M.Sc. in Administrative Sciences, majoring in Marketing. In 1976, Professor Hadjiyannis returned to Cyprus where he commenced his career at a large building material manufacturing firm in the post of Export Manager. He later joined the Central Bank of Cyprus, where he stayed until 1980. He has been the Director- General of the Institute ever since. In August 1983, he was appointed Honorary Education Liaison Officer of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK). In 1987, he was elected President of the Cyprus Association of Private Tertiary Educational Institutions. In 1991, he was elected a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Marketing. He has various publications in acclaimed Journals and he is an advisor to many local and international companies.
 
Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:
  • Marketing Management
  • International Marketing
  • Economics
  Dr Evie Michailidis

Dr Evie Michailidis , completed all her studies; BSc in Psychology MSc in Occupational and Organizational Psychology, PhD in Psychology at the University of Surrey, UK. Her PhD aimed to explore the feeling of embitterment in the workplace. During her PhD studies she has worked as an Academic tutor and a Postgraduate and Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in the Psychology Department at the University of Surrey. Evie has also worked as a research fellow on various projects including; “A Systematic Review for Multiple Sclerosis Society”, A Systematic Review of models of care that help maintain independence and vitality for Frail Elderly Adults”, A technology feasibility study for multi-scale modeling of biological time in healthcare impact”. Her main research interest lies in the field of Occupational Health Psychology, such as stress, work life balance, work-related rumination, sleep, embitterment, burnout and in general anything around employees’ health and well-being. She has written articles for both peer-reviewed academic and non-academic publications, along with presenting at numerous academic and professional conferences. She is a member of the British Psychological Society and the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology. Evie is also an accredited BPS Ability & Personality/Psychometric test user.
 

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
Christiana graduated from the University of Nottingham, UK, in 2009 with a BA (Honours) in Economics with French, part of which she completed at the Université des Sciences Sociales in Toulouse, France. She then completed her postgraduate studies at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE), earning an Msc in International Employment Relations and Human Resource Management in 2010. Before returning to the UK to continue her studies, Christiana worked for three years as a Human Resources and Business Development Manager at a prominent corporate services provider in Cyprus. At the moment she is at the final stages before obtaining a Phd in Economics from the University of Sheffield, UK. Her research interests are in the field of applied microeconomics, primarily in the areas of labour and education economics.
 

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:

  • Economics
  • Human Resource Management
  • Executive Skills
Stavros Katsaronas holds a PhD degree on Database Management Systems from Brunel University. He also obtained an MSc In Digital Systems and a BSc from Queen Mary College, London University. He has worked in the financial services industry since 1988 in the UK at various International Banks and leading Investment Management Institutions. In Cyprus, he has worked for a number of years at Hellenic Bank and a leading Offshore Investment German Bank. In 2009 he formed his own consulting company. As a consultant he worked as the Project Manager and Coordinator on behalf of one of the leading international Computer Companies in Cyprus for one of the largest IT related projects in the island. He is also actively involved in a number of computer infrastructure, IT security and finance / legal related projects. Recently, he helped a leading UK university represented in Cyprus to develop various modules in the field of Information Systems. He is a member of the Cyprus Computer Society and a holder of the PRINCE2 Project Management Practioner Certificate. Since 2013, as an associate collaborator at the European University Cyprus has been delivering various MSc courses as well as supervising postgraduate thesis projects. He has been actively involved in major research projects in the areas of cyber security, finance, e-commerce and project risk management.
 

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:

  • Digital Marketing
Dinos Ioannides is a management trainer and consultant with a proven track record of over 25 years working with Cypriot and Global firms. His areas of expertise span sales, marketing, communication and leadership. He has extensive experience in the field of customer experience management and process improvement. Over the years he has delivered lectures and training courses to various bodies and tries to make time to teach as often as possible as it is something he finds greatly rewarding. His academic journey began in electronics and communications engineering and led to business administration. He has a proven track record of continuous improvement in productivity and operational performance, sales and profitability in the companies he has worked for. His managerial roles included customer service, sales, commercial and general management. He has worked on improving total quality in various companies and to this end has achieved certification as an ISO auditor. Having worked with employers such as Apple authorised representatives and IBM business partners, he spent his last ten years, as an employee, with DHL before leaving the position of general manager, transitioning to partner in Business Insights, a customer experience management company. Its driving philosophy is a research and measurement-based improvement of the customer experience. Everything that happens in a company should contribute to a unique customer experience, outperforming competition on all counts. He is a certified trainer and process improvement advisor.
 

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:

  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Marketing
  • Executive Skills

He is a holder of a B.A (Hons.) in Accounting & Finance, an Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). He worked for an audit firm in London for five years. On his return to Cyprus he was appointed as a Deputy Director of the Internal Audit Department of a private Group of Companies for three years and since 2005 he holds the position of Financial Manager. In addition, he was appointed for a period of about two years by the ACCA as a marker of the Advanced Taxation – Cyprus Variant examination paper.  

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:

  • Taxation
  • Auditing

Limassol 2018 - 2019

NAME OF LECTURER:

 
 

Mr Constantinos Pelecanis

Constantinos Pelecanis studied BAEcon accounting and finance at the University of Manchester. He has 4 years experience at KPMG and is ACA qualified with another 5 to 6 years post qualification experience. He is currently working at a smaller audit firm dealing with audit tax and accounting. Constantinos is an Icpac member and teaches part time. He is Career oriented, patient, with good managerial skills and positive attitude. He has always been considered as a team member and leader when necessary.

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:

  • Business English
  • Research Methods

Dr Demetris Kyriacou Dr Demetris Kyriacou 

Dr Demetris Kyriacou is Special Teaching Staff at CIM and has been a member of the teaching staff for the past 4 years. Dr Kyriacou completed his doctoral studies in 2010 as a member of the ‘Learning Societies Lab’ research group at the University of Southampton, with a subject on computer science focusing on enriching life-long user modelling in the social networking and e-commerce era. Since his graduation, Dr Kyriacou has been a very active academic in the Cyprus scene, focusing his teaching and research on subjects such as computational intelligence, web engineering and programming, and human- computer interaction, among others. His research interests focus around the area of user modelling infrastructures for enabling life-long user modelling.

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:

  • Computers & Information Systems
  • Computing Skills for Accountants
  • Digital Marketing Tools

Dr George ZachariadesAsso. Prof George Zachariades

Asso. Prof George Zachariades is the Director of Undergraduate Studies at CIM. He is also an experienced senior management executive with experience from a multinational corporate environment, and has also worked as a Legal and Business Management Consultant across a wide spectrum of industries globally. Amongst others, he has also had significant HR, training and Organizational development experience.

He holds an MBA and PhD in Business backed by degrees in Marketing (British Chartered Institute of Marketing) and in Law (LLB). He has led many organizations through change management project engagements and seminars throughout Europe, Africa and South America working together with young graduates, managers and leaders with a focus on management skills, leadership, Project Management, corporate governance, finance and strategy.

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:

  • Business Law
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Financial Reporting
  • Human Resource Management

 

Dr Konstantinos Chatzimichael

He is currently a part-time lecturer at The Cyprus Institute of Marketing and a special scientist at the Department of Commerce, Finance, and Shipping, Cyprus University of Technology. He got his B.Sc. in Economics from University of Crete. He holds a PhD in microeconomics from University of Crete. During 2006-07, he was an exchange visitor at Penn State University, USA. His research interests cover the fields of Production Economics, Economics of Productivity and Innovation, and Panel Data Econometrics. His research has been published in the Journal of Productivity Analysis and in the Food Policy. He has also participated in several European and National research project.

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:

  • Economics
  • Research Methods

Dr Marios GeorgiouDr Marios Georgiou

Dr. Marios Georgiou has been a Visiting Lecturer at CIM for the past two years, teaching International Marketing and Business Policy & Strategy for the MBA and BBA classes. He continues to be a supervisor for doctoral research for the Business School at Gloucestershire University. He is also active mentor for students at Warwick University and UMIST through official mentor programmes from the respective institutions. In addition to his doctorates and Masters dissertations, he has also authored academic papers. His working experience for over 26 years is with one of the largest oil companies globally (BP Oil). He has held various international management roles. Currently, he is the regional sales manager for BP Lubricants in the East Med and North East Africa regions where his main responsibility is to develop the business and grow the company’s market share in the area. During his PhD research at the University of Manchester (UMIST), Dr Georgiou was working at the University’s chemical engineering department as a Teaching Assistant. He studied Chemical Engineering at UMIST for a BSc and then received a scholarship and a part time teaching assistantship from the university to continue for MSc & PhD in distillation research. During his employment in BP he obtained a distance-learning MBA with Warwick University and, more recently, a DBA with Gloucestershire University. His main research field of interest is foreign market entry. 

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:

  • International Marketing
  • Strategic Management

Dr Nektarios Michail

Dr Nektarios Michail is a Visiting Lecturer at CIM and a Visiting Lecturer at the Department of Commerce, Finance and Shipping at the Cyprus University of Technology. He is currently employed by the Central Bank of Cyprus as an economist at the Department of Economic Analysis and Research. Nektarios holds a PhD from the Cyprus University of Technology, with a thesis on financial development and economic growth. His research focuses on banking, economic policy, maritime economics and shipping markets, energy developments, and the macroeconomic determinants of stock markets. His recent work regarding issues of the Cyprus economy has been published in the Cyprus Economic Policy Review.

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:

  • Maritime Economics
  • Business Economics
  • Banking

Mr Daniel Abdel Malak

Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing with over 14 years of professional Strategic Marketing experience at the highest management level. Daniel has practiced traditional and digital marketing at multinational companies in the automobile, telecommunications and Fintech industries. He has been lecturing Marketing and Strategy related courses at CIMA for the past 5 years and is currently the Vice President of Marketing at an international digital payments solutions provider.

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:

  • Strategic Management
  • Marketing
  • Digital Marketing

Mrs Debbie PhylactouMrs Debbie Phylactou

Debbie Phylactou holds a degree in Human Resources Management and Industrial Relations from the RMIT University of Melbourne, Australia. She has held several management posts in HR in various industries in Melbourne, including the Airline Industry and heavy manufacturing organisations.  She also sat on Industrial Relations Tribunals, specialising in employment law.   Furthermore, she worked at Latrobe University in Melbourne to set up and coordinate the Occupational health and Safety department. Relocating to Cyprus, she was involved in the HR field in the largest tourism organisations and was Head of Human Resources.  She has been actively involved with external government organisations, the employment court and Trade Unions.   Parallel to her full-time career activities, she has been a lecturer at the Cyprus Institute of Marketing since 1994 as well as a lecturer for the University of West London. Coupled with her industry knowledge and academic contributions, she prides herself on the success of her students since 1994, following their career achievements and ongoing development.

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:

  • Business English
  • Human Resource Management

Ms Elena Makedona

Elena Makedona is the Campus Manager, Limassol of CIM. Elena Makedona studied Business Administration and Management at USIU and is a holder of a BSc in Business Administration and MBA specializing in Marketing and Management. Over the 27 years of her work experience in the Educational sector, has occupied various positions from lecturing  undergraduate as well as post graduate students as well as been  appointed as Academic Dean and College Director. In 2010 she held the position of Head Faculty Officer for the School of Economics and Public Business Administration at the University of Cyprus. She has worked for the private sector in the field of Medical disposables in the position of International Marketing and Sales.  Has been a member and approved distance learning tutor for IFS (Institute of Financial Services ) UK and registered as a registered practitioner  with the Higher Education Authority in UK.

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:

  • Marketing Management
  • Sales Management
  • Consumer Behaviour

Mrs Maria Stylianou MichaelidouMrs Maria Stylianou Michaelidou

Mrs Maria Stylianou Michaelidou is the General Manager of the Limassol Tourism Board and Professor of Marketing and Consumer Behavior at the Cyprus Institute of Marketing. She has been pursuing a career as a marketing and management practitioner over a period of more than fifteen years. She has worked as a corporate marketing and communications manager and as a general manager mainly in the tourism, hotel, and destination management industries. Her work has covered nearly every aspect of applied management ranging from market research and strategic planning to press relations and staff training. 

Mrs Michaelidou has successfully implemented European projects in the area of Sustainable development in the tourism industry. At the moment, she is leading the Limassol participation in the Civitas Destinations Project for Sustainable Mobility and a newly acquired Interreg project ‘ΕΥ-ΚΙΝΗΣΗΣ’ in the same field. Utilizing European Funding and strong local networking, she aims to contribute to the significant upgrading and promotion of sustainable mobility in Limassol. She is also actively engaged with professional working committees dealing with cultural, development and tourism issues.

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:

  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Marketing Management
  • Public Relations

 

Mr Marios Charalambides Mr Marios Charalambides 

Marios Charalambides holds a BSc (hons) in Accounting & Finance and an MSc in Business Management from the University of East Anglia (UEA), Norwich, UK. He is a Certified Labour/Employment Relations Officer by the Cyprus Employers and Industrialists Federation (OEB) and the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance. He is a Member of both the Chartered Management Institute, UK, and the Cyprus Human Resource Management Association. Marios is working for CIM as the Director of Human Resources & Student Affairs and as a Senior Lecturer in Business, HRM and Marketing. He worked for several years as the Head of Marketing and Human Resources in leading organizations in Cyprus. He also has extensive experience in education, training and consulting, and has published a number of articles in various business magazines and other publications.

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:

  • Economics
  • Management
  • Human Resource Management

Mr Marios TiminisMr Marios Timinis

He is a holder of a B.A (Hons.) in Accounting & Finance, an Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). He worked for an audit firm in London for five years. On his return to Cyprus he was appointed as a Deputy Director of the Internal Audit Department of a private Group of Companies for three years and since 2005 he holds the position of Financial Manager. In addition, he was appointed for a period of about two years by the ACCA as a marker of the Advanced Taxation – Cyprus Variant examination paper.  

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:

  • Taxation
  • Auditing

Ms Myria Kkali Dr Myria Kkali 

Dr Myria Kkali joined the CIM family in May 2017 as the Academic Director of the Nicosia Campus. She has completed her PhD at the University of Nottingham), having successfully defended it in May 2017.  Her research interests include data-based marketing B2B communications and the use of sense making theories in organizational studies. She has presented her research at the 2015 British Academy of Management Conference, held in Portsmouth in October 2016, and her conference paper was published in the conference proceedings.   

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:

  • Marketing Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Research Methods

Mrs Stella ConstantinidouMrs Stella Constantinidou

Stella Constantinidou is a founding partner of the law firm Constantinidou & Karaiskou L.L.C and lecturer of Marine Insurance and Shipping Law at CIM.  Stella is a Qualified Lawyer and Legal Consultant admitted to the Cyprus Bar Association in 2004, and specializes in Corporate and Maritime Law.  She studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science where she obtained an LLB Hons in 2003 and subsequently obtained an LLM in Maritime Law from the University of London in 2005.  Currently Stella is conducting research in the area of Compulsory Marine Insurance.  She organizes talks on researching and writing skills and analysis of legal concepts in the context of providing legal support to Start Ups.

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:

  • Marine Insurance
  • Maritime Law

Mrs Nectaria Hadjiyianni 

Nectaria Hadjiyianni has a degree in Applied Accounting from the Oxford Brooks University, a Master of Laws in International Business with Employment and Human Resources from the Cardiff Metropolitan University and is a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in the UK and of The Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Cyprus (ΣΕΛΚ).  She is also a holder of the professional certificate in Life Insurance and Insurance from the Insurance Institute of Cyprus.

Nectaria is a professional banker at a major bank in Cyprus.  Her professional experience includes working in several sectors of the bank with major the Retail Banking Services. She is also a part time trainer in the bank, delivering lectures to bank employees both theoretical and practical. Nectaria is an Accounting and Finance lecturer, developing and delivering courses of Professional Qualification (ACCA) as well as Academic Programs in Accounting and Finance with her primary teaching experience in Managerial Accounting, Financial Accounting, Financial Reporting, Advanced topics in Financial Accounting, and Financial Statements Analysis.

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:

  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Accounting

Prof. Andreas Hadjis

Prof. Andreas Hadjis is a lecturer of various management courses with more than thirty years of local and international lecturing experience. He is a PhD holder from the University of St Galen, Switzerland, where he also worked as a Research Fellow. His research interests include Systems Theory, System Dynamics Modelling and Simulation, Quantitative Strategic Marketing Planning Models, Strategic Management and Information Systems, Process and Project Management, and Operations Management. Prof. Andreas Hadjis is Head of Research & Academic Development at CIM as well as the Director of the Cyprus Centre for Business Research, which has been established in 2017 with the primary aim of advancing, promoting, and facilitating research relating to the field of Business.

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:
  • Strategic Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Operations Management

Yangos Hadjiyannis

Yangos Hadjiyannis studied at the University of Nottingham where he earned an LL.B. with a First Class Honours. He then moved to the University of Cambridge (Trinity Hall) to study for a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies and then for an LL.M. in International Law, which he earned with a First Class. Achieving 1st place among Law students at Trinity Hall College, he was proclaimed a Bateman Scholar for Academic Excellence. He moved back to Cyprus in 2007 to successfully complete the Cyprus Bar Examinations and became a member of the Cyprus Bar Association. Since 2008, he has been the Deputy Director-General of the Cyprus Institute of Marketing, in charge of business development and strategy. He is a lecturer of Commercial Law & Marketing at CIM and a Visiting Lecturer for Management at Peoples’ Friendship University, Moscow. He is also a Chartered Marketer and a Member of the Chartered Management Institute. He is a member of the Cyprus Advertising Control Agency and advisor to many companies on issues of strategy and management.

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:
  • Corporate Law
  • Management
  • Marketing

Dr Christos Hadjiyannis

Dr Christos Hadjiyannis has been Director of Quality & Research at CIM since 2015, where he has overseen a strengthening of the research culture at CIM and an institutionalisation of quality assurance at the Institute. He continues to teach and publish in English Literature but on a daily basis he oversees quality assurance at CIM. Christos holds degrees from the Universities of Nottingham, Cambridge, and Edinburgh; has held fellowships at the Institute of English Studies (University of London) and Wolfson College, (University of Oxford), and has taught at the universities of Oxford, Edinburgh, and Cyprus. He is on the executive committee of the European Association for Distance Learning (EADL) and a regular attendee of EADL and EURASHE seminars and workshops.

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:
  • Business English
  • Research Methods

Capt. Valentin Mavrinac

Capt. Valentin Mavrinac has been lecturing at CIM since 2015. He is the Director of Shipping Studies at the Institute. Capt. Mavrina received his Ing. of Maritime Transport-Nautics from the Faculty of Maritime Studies, University of Rijeka, after which he went to join the ocean-going merchant vessel as Deck Cadet. In 2012, he obtained an MSc. in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour from Cyprus International Institute of Management and in 2013 became QSHE-Marine Superintendent with his employer. In 2014, he enrolled on a Distance-Learning PhD in Management with a focus in Human Resource Management at Walden University, Minneapolis, USA, where he is now Final Status PhD candidate. He has been a visiting guest lecturer at the University of Rijeka (Faculty of Maritime Studies) since 2015 and, later that year, he began lecturing at the Cyprus Institute of Marketing (Limassol). His research interests include: HRM policies and practice in Shipping Industry; improving seafarers’ skills through Computer Based Training; lifelong learning in shipping industry; diversity and multiculturalism in shipping environment and their effects on performance; talent management in shipping industry; ethics and morality within the shipping industry and the effects of corporate social responsibility; selection and evaluation criteria used for senior shipboard personnel; e-navigation and its impact on safety and well-being of seafarers; and computer-based distance-learning in shipping industry.
 
Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:
  • Shipping Management
  • Chartering & Shipbroking
  • Port Management

Demitris Pavlou

Demitris Pavlou began his seagoing career in 1998 as deck cadet and sailed on container ships during his training. He did a Bachelor’s degree in Shipping and Transport Management and Master’s Degree in Maritime Operations at the Liverpool John Moores University. He is ISO 9001, QHSAS 18001 and ISO 2200 Lead Auditor and he has extensive international industry experience. He is currently the Global HSEQ Manager at the OSM Maritime Group. Demetris has been a lecturer at CIM since 2013.
 
Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:
  • Maritime Geography
  • Maritime Logistics
  • Shipping Management

Theo HadjigiannisProfessor Theo Hadjiyannis

Professor Theo Hadjiyannis studied for two years at Exeter College in the United Kingdom, where he received a Diploma in Business Studies. He then continued his studies at Loughborough University, obtaining a B.Sc inSociology & Economics. Professor Hadjiyannis then pursued his studies at the City University, London, where he obtained his M.Sc. in Administrative Sciences, majoring in Marketing. In 1976, Professor Hadjiyannis returned to Cyprus where he commenced his career at a large building material manufacturing firm in the post of Export Manager. He later joined the Central Bank of Cyprus, where he stayed until 1980. He has been the Director- General of the Institute ever since. In August 1983, he was appointed Honorary Education Liaison Officer of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK). In 1987, he was elected President of the Cyprus Association of Private Tertiary Educational Institutions. In 1991, he was elected a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Marketing. He has various publications in acclaimed Journals and he is an advisor to many local and international companies.
 
Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:
  • Marketing Management
  • International Marketing
  • Economics
Alexis Petrides holds a BSc in Business Studies, an MA in International Business Management with Entrepreneurship, and holds a Digital Marketing Diploma from Google-powered SquaredOnline. He has served as Marketing Manager and Executive at a number of companies, worked with clients as Digital Marketing and Business Consultant, and lectured on Strategic Marketing and Marketing Services.  He always tries to find time for a good book or a gruelling match of tennis. He currently serves as Marketing Executive at a leading financial services firm.


Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:

  • Marketing Management
  • Digital Marketing
A former Marine Officer graduated from the Greek Merchant Marine Academy in 2000 with shipboard experience on various ships type (LPG, Product tanker and Bulk carriers) with last voyage in service as Chief officer in 2006. Since 2006, started the shore career in ship management companies in Limassol, Cyprus and currently hold the position of Senior Fleet Personnel Manager. During that period, was intensively involved in shipping related events and seminar, also completed successfully a program of Master of Sciences in Ship Management and the Professional Qualifying Examinations (PQE) from The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. An active member of various institution, such as Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and the Nautical Institute and the Cyprus Shipping Chamber as Company’s representative in Labour affairs and Manning & Training sub-committees.


Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:

  • Maritime Geography
  • Shipping Management
Since 2003 Anthony Munns has acquired a 1st Class Honors Degree in TV Technology and Media production. After graduation, he started out working in live TV broadcast for Man UTD in the UK, while delivering hand coded and WordPress based websites as a freelancer, since 2006 he has qualified as a Google Specialist Partner and also a Marin Search Specialist, he has a strong interest in SEO, copywriting, design and online advertising techniques. Anthony Munns is currently head of marketing at a leading inline investment firm, involved in all areas of communication, marketing and advertising. Over the years Anthony has become a very well respected marketing professional with a keen interest in digital marketing, where he has consulted and managed a huge variety of exciting projects in online marketing. Anthony is also experienced in branding, positioning and copywriting and feels that to be a true modern marketer you need to understand the 360 of online and offline communication and how areas can integrate smoothly for the ROI of projects, whether that be quantifiable via analytics or more creatively analysed.
 

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:

  • Digital Marketing
Annita Petrou has graduated in 2006 from Manchester Business School, holding an MSc degree in Occupational Psychology. Prior, she received an M.Ed. in Educational Psychology from Manchester University. For the last eight years, Annita is working in the HR Department of the  RCB Bank, handling Selection and Assessment and Training and Development matters. Her career spans over 11 years in the field of Human Recourses Management and L&D, she is a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society, member of the Health and Care Professions Council as a Registered Practitioner Psychologist. Annita is also an approved trainer and trainer assessor by HRDA and has been delivering trainings on soft skills since 2008. She is moreover a part-time lecturer, delivering HRM modules in local educational institutions.
 

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:

  • Human Resource Management
Nearchos Ioannou is a Chartered Certified Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner. He graduated from the University of Dundee in Scotland U.K (Bachelor of Accounting(Honours), 1996).He has qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) in 2003, and was the 1st ACCA finalist in Cyprus in the December 2003 examination diet. He has been a key learning facilitator in one of the “Big 4” accounting firms, and is also a part-time tutor of ACCA courses for the last 15 years, as well as a private tutor for UK undergraduate students. He is an Audit director and an approved HRDA trainer. He is also the Co-author of Dr. Wells book Financial Statement Fraud Casebook. Baking the Ledgers and Cooking the Books, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
 

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:

  • Accounting
  • Fraud Examining
Dimitris Pitsillis is an experienced business management professional with demonstrated history working in the Retail Industry as well as working with Start-ups as a consultant through different start-up support platforms. He holds a BA(Hons) in International Relations, an MA in International Studies and Diplomacy, and an MBA. He worked as a Project Manager for an Investment Company, as a District Manager in the retail sector and he currently holds the position of Country Manager (Cyprus) for an International Retail Company.
 

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:

  • Strategy
  • Management
 
Dr. Jeropoulos has acquired extensive expertise in international cargo transportation, specialising in Liner operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, and Port operations. Since 1990 he has been professionally involved in companies active in Port Agency, Liner Agency and Forwarding in Greece, Cyprus and abroad. In addition to his academic credentials from institutions such as the Imperial College London University, and the International Centre for Shipping Trade and Finance at the City University Business School, he has also acquired extensive experience in HR matters, and is a certified Personal Facilitator and Executive and Career Coach. His interests mainly focus on the development of Liner Operations and the changing environment internationally, as well as the evolution of Logistics activities in small markets. He has considerable experience in teaching Liner Shipping, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Port and Terminal Operations, Chartering, Port Agency, and other subjects.
 

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:

  • Port Management
  • Maritime Logistics

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:

  • Marketing
  • Management

Stavros Dimitros holds a BSc at Business Administration from Athens University, MSc at Shipping and Commercial Law from Southampton University, a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) and Member of the Educational Board of the ICS Branch in London. Since 2012 he has been active as a visiting lecturer in various institutions such as the Southampton University, the Southampton Solent University, as well as the ICS in London and has recently joined the CIM team. He is carrying more than 15 years of professional experience within leading shipping companies, such as Tsakos Energy Navigation, Grimaldi Group and currently Interorient Shipmanagement, across various locations including Greece, London, Africa, Brazil and now Cyprus. His fields of expertise include, but are not limited to Chartering, Brokering, Business Development, Maritime Economics, Shipping Operations, Marketing, Logistics and Supply chain. 

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:

  • Shipping Management
  • Chartering & Shipbroking

Michalis Spyrou has a degree in Economics (University of Cyprus, 2011) and a Master of Science in Economics and Industrial Organisation (University of Warwick, 2012). Since January 2017, Michalis has been the director and CEO of the Brain Game Nicosia, an organisation offering team building and bonding activities for large organisations and individuals. Experienced Managing Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry, skilled in Business Planning, Analytical Skills, Educational Consulting, Econometrics, and Market Research and has lecturing experience since 2015.

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:

  • Statistics
  • Economics

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:

  • Finance
  • Economics
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