Faculty

CIM Lecturers

Nicosia & Limassol 2019 - 2020 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

Dr Haris Machlouzarides

Visiting Lecturer

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

Dr Maria Socratous

Permanent Lecturer

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

Visiting Lecturer

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

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 Yiannis Ioannou

Visiting Lecturer

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

Mr Marios Charalambides

Permanent 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 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

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

 

Mrs 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

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

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
  • Human Resource Management
  • Executive Skills

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

Dr Stelios Markoulis

Visiting Lecturer

Dr Stelios N. Markoulis studied finance at Cass Business School (BSc, MSc, PhD) and London School of Economics (MSc). He currently teaches in the area of finance – as a member of the visiting faculty – at University of Cyprus, Cyprus Open University, and Cyprus Institute of Marketing. In the past he worked for several years in the investment banking industry, obtaining valuable experience in the areas of raising public and private capital from the equity and bond markets, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and company valuation. His main research interests focus on empirical finance issues, such as the probability of bank default, bank regulation, and the effect of exogenous shocks on international capital and foreign exchange markets. In the past he has also carried out research on capital raising through initial public offerings and the micro – and macro – economic determinants of stock returns. He is a member of the Editorial Board of several international journals and his work has been published in a number of refereed international journals and books and presented in international finance conferences. He is also an Honorary Visiting Research Fellow at Cass Business School, London.

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Management

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.

 

Dr Katerina Pavlou

Permanent Lecturer

Dr Katerina Pavlou graduated from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, with a BSc in Early Childhood Education, and continued with her postgraduate studies in Educational Psychology at the University of Bristol, UK. She is a holder of a PhD in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Southampton, UK. Her research interests lie in the area of attention biases to threat in anxious youths and adults. During her doctoral studies she taught undergraduate modules including statistics and empirical studies and participated in a number of leading national and international research conferences. Since completion of her PhD, she worked as a lecturer in Business and Organisational Psychology. During her academic tenure she delivered various Business related modules including Organisational Behaviour, Workplace Psychology, Effective communication in Organisations and Business Statistics. Dr Pavlou has been holding the position of Academic Director at CIM (Limassol) since September 2019.

Fields of Expertise for Modules Delivered:

  • Statistics
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Psychology
  • Research Methods

Garo Dzaghigian

Permanent Lecturer

Garo DzaghigianChartered marketer (MCIM) (DipM)
Over three decades of his career in sales and marketing, Sales Manager of Toyota Cyprus. Member of the council of CIM, at the same time has been ‘teaching success ‘In the island’s leading business school (CIM) over the last 10 years, where he has delivered many lectures, training and organizational development courses for various SME. Specializing in crafting sales strategy formulation, utilizing people, process, and performance managing procedures and standards. Strongly passionate about embracing today’s digital challenges and technological advancement in communicating and transacting, while, believes that human interaction remains key to successful business development. He is keen to sharing the knowledge he has acquired over the years with sales and marketing professionals and students, by inspiring them to capitalize on their true potentials to improve their personal and organizational performance. Truly advocates the institute’s moto, ‘learning never ends” and believes that companies and professionals should work closely together, towards a continually learning and sharing paradigm to anticipate the current and future needs of the ever evolving markets and consequently shape up the future trading,  malty-modal channel platforms as a result of digitalization, while safeguarding value creation and maximization for organizations, at all times, at both ends.
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