Faculty

CIM Lecturers

Nicosia & Limassol 2020 - 2021 Faculty:

Nicosia
Limassol

Dr Demetris Kyriacou

Visiting Lecturer

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

Visiting Lecturer

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

Mr George Skordis

Visiting Lecturer

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 Marios Charalambides

Visiting Lecturer

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

Dr Myria Kkali

Permanent Lecturer

Dr Myria Kkali is a full-time lecturer at CIM and the Academic Director at the Nicosia Campus. Her research interests include sensemaking and sensegiving practices in organisations, data-based marketing and social marketing. 

Myria has been working in academia since 2012, when she was employed as a GTA in the Nottingham University Business School (Marketing department), where she received her PhD in 2018. She has been working as the Academic Director (Nicosia) at CIM since June 2017, where she delivers modules in topics such as marketing management, consumer behaviour, research methods, global marketing and contemporary marketing challenges. She has presented her own 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.

Myria is very interested in bridging the gap between academia and industry and has published a number of articles in the Business Bulletin of the CIM Research Centre. She has also delivered training seminars and has participated in consulting projects. She has developed close ties with many industry specialists since her move back to Cyprus in 2016 and has co-founded an NGO focusing on bringing about social change through music, by bringing opportunities to children and young people from low socio-economic backgrounds. Myria acts as the marketing and communications officer of the organisation.

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:

  • Marketing Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Human Resource Management

Ms Nectaria Hadjiyianni

Visiting Lecturer

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

 

Ms Theodora Physounis

Visiting Lecturer

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

Mr Yangos Hadjiyannis

Permanent Lecturer

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

Permanent Lecturer

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

Visiting Lecturer

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

Professor Theo Hadjiyannis

Permanent Lecturer

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

Permanent Lecturer

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

Dr Christiana Charalambidou

Permanent Lecturer

Dr 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. She obtained 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
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Statistics

Mr Dinos Ioannides

Visiting Lecturer

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

Mr Marios Timinis

Visiting Lecturer

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

Mr Michalis Pekris

Visiting Lecturer

Educated in the UK as an engineer and later as a financial mathematician, went on to practise and qualify as a Chartered Accountant. Currently employed in a C-suite position in the Financial Services Industry and until recently, a Banker, associate Head Trainer with Ernst & Young Academy of Business, University of Nicosia, University of Cyprus as well as Cyprus Institute of Marketing. Michalis has over 15 years of experience delivering courses in Accounting and Finance to audiences all over the world, from trainee accountants to Board level Directors. Recently he has obtained successfully with Distinction both the LLM as well as the MBA qualification from a recognized UK University. His latest academic achievement is a Diploma on FinTech obtained by Oxford University.

Fields of expertise for modules delivered:

  • Auditing
  • Auditing in Context

Dr Constantinos Constantinou

Permanent Lecturer

Dr Constantinos Constantinou is the Director of Research and Editor-in-Chief of The Market: International Journal of Business. He has previously served as a post-doctoral Research Fellow and Associate Director of the Cyprus Centre for Business Research – The Cyprus Institute of Marketing. Moreover, he worked as a Research Fellow at the Centre for European and International Affairs, at the University of Nicosia (UNIC) and as a Media and Communication Trainee at the European Defence Agency, in Brussels. He holds a PhD in Business Administration from the European University Cyprus (EUC), MA in International Relations and European Studies from UNIC and MBA/BA in European Studies from EUC. Further, his research focuses on political marketing and communication; specifically, on the marketing of war.

Fields of expertise for modules delivered:

  • Marketing

Mr Louis Kangas

Visiting Lecturer

Mr. Louis Kangas is a Visiting Lecturer at CIM.  He is an experienced marketeer working in the largest FMCG group in Cyprus.  Amongst others, he has developed experience in brand management, customer insight and advertising, specializing in marketing strategy and marketing management. He holds an MSc in Marketing from University of Bath, UK and a BSc in Public Business and Business Administration from University of Cyprus.

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:

  • Marketing Strategy
  • Marketing Management
  • Brand Management
  • Customer Behaviour and
  • Advertising

Dr Charalambos Constantinou

Visiting Lecturer

Charalambos is an ex-Partner of EY Cyprus and leader of the Consulting Services practice of EY in Cyprus. He has more than 15 years of international and local experience in offering consulting services related to performance improvement, risk management, financial management and strategic planning to both the public and private sector.

He has extensive experience in project management of large engagements, including project planning, coordination of multiple workstreams, overseeing of project delivery, and quality control of delivered services, client orientation and conflict resolution.

Charalambos is a PhD holder in Finance from the University of Cambridge, MSc holder in Economics and Finance from the University of Warwick and a BSc in Economics from the University of Cyprus. He has also significant experience teaching at several academic institutions teaching graduate and postgraduate courses (MSc/ MBA).

Dr Marios Georgiou

Visiting Lecturer

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. Georgia Thrasyvoulou

Permanent Lecturer

Dr. Georgia Thrasyvoulou is a full-time lecturer at CIM and the Director of Student Affairs and HR.

She holds a Psychology Degree from the University of Cyprus, a master degree and a PhD in Organisational Psychology from the University of Leeds. She is a licensed Occupational and Organisational Psychology Practitioner. She is also a holder of a Post-Graduate Certificate (PGCHE) for teaching and learning in Higher Education and a fellow member of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). She has been a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Cyprus Centre for Business Research at CIM since 2017, where she is actively engaging with the centre’s research activities and conferences. She was acting as a part-time Lecturer and academic supervisor at CIM. She has been involved with lecturing in various Universities and Institutions including Leeds Trinity University and the University of Cyprus. Her working experience in the private and public sector in Cyprus as a practitioner Organisational Psychologist equipped her with professional experiences and expertise. She is an active member of the European Association of Work and Organisational Psychology (EAWOP) and of Cyprus Psychological Association.

Her research interests involve various topics and areas such as job design and redesign, workspace design, employees’ well-being, organisational consultancy, organisational change and development, ergonomics, and career counseling and employability skills. Organisational Psychology, by nature, enables the innovative perspective in the research of various aspects, a fact that inspires my interests and activities as a researcher in the wider field of Business.

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:

  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Human Resource Management
  • Research methods
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