Honorary Fellows


The award of an Honorary Fellowship is one of the most prestigious awards that the Institute can bestow. ‘Honorary Fellows; The grant of Honorary Fellowship shall be conferred on such persons of eminence or distinction who are not members as the Council shall in their absolute discretion think fit’. The induction of a steady stream of new Honorary Fellows (one per year) would be a useful ‘profile raiser’ for the Institute.

Selection Process

The Institute’s Council elects annually as an Honorary Fellow individuals that come under the following categories:

  1. Local executive who has made a significant contribution to the Cyprus Business world
  2. Foreign executive who has made a significant contribution to the Cyprus business world
  3. CIM alumnus who has excelled professionally


In making recommendations for Honorary Fellowship, the Institute’s Council will take account of any restrictions imposed by the Honorary Award Regulations, potential conflicts of interest or reputational issues.  Please note that current staff of the Institute and members of the Institute’s Council are not eligible for Honorary Fellowship, until they retire.

Who can nominate Honorary Fellows?

Any member of the Institute’s Council can make a nomination. All nominations are considered and screened in confidence by the ‘Honorary Fellows Committee’ and those nominated should not be made aware by their nominee that they have been put forward for an award.
The ‘Honorary Fellows Committee’ composes of:
  1. CIM Director-General
  2. CIM Deputy-Director
  3. Institute Council’s President
  4. Institute Council’s oldest member

How and When to Nominate

Nominations are made by the end of October except if the Institute’s Council deems otherwise.

Who makes decisions on Honorary Fellowships?

Nominations for Honorary Fellowships are put forward to the Institute’s Council by the ‘Honorary Fellows Committee’. The HF Committee’s recommendations are laid before the Institute’s Council for concurrence, and a final decision is taken by a majority vote. Student Representatives to the Institute’s Council have no voting right. Successful candidates are invited to receive their awards at the annual CIM Summit. A maximum of four new Honorary Fellows may be elected each year. 

Honorary Fellows Duties

An Honorary Fellow should be prepared to contribute to the work of CIM – because of status accruing to the Institution from association with their name, or by practical help. In particular:
  1. Maintain the good standing of the Institute and provide support to its activities
  2. Attend the annual Honorary Fellows dinner
  3. Attend the Institute’s events

Who are the Honorary Fellows?

The Honorary Fellows currently are:

  1. Glafkos Mavros, Former General Manager, Hellenic Bank – CIM Alumnus
  2. Petros Petrou, General Manager, Alpha TV
  3. George Liveras, Director, Liveras & Associates +
  4. Thomas Kazakos, Director-General, Cyprus Shipping Chamber
  5. Phidias Pilides, Former President, Cyprus Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  6. Yiannis Telonis, Former Director of Strategy, Hellenic Bank
  7. Philokypros Andreou, CEO, Phil. Andreou Group
  8. Renos Onoufriou, Marketing Manager, Phileleftheros Group
  9. Alkis Hadjikyriacos, CEO, Frou-Frou
  10. George Georgiou, Commercial Manager, Christodoulides Bros – CIM Alumnus
  11. Evros Papadopoulos, Group Marketing Manager, Papaphilippou Ice Cream – CIM Alumnus
  12. Antonis Karpasitis, Former CEO, MetLife 
  13. Antonis Paschalides, Former Minister of Commerce
  14. Christos Michaelides, Former President, ΟΕΒ
  15. Marios Loucaides, Former Managing Director, CTC
  16. Stelios Athanasiou, General Manager, Scandia – CIM Alumnus
  17. Aristos Anastasiou, Business Development Manager, KEAN – CIM Alumnus
  18. Emily Yiolitis, Partner, Harneys LLP
  19. Dmitry Morozof, CEO, GDL Green Energy Group
  20. George Nicolaides, CEO, Gan Direct Insurance – CIM Alumnus
  21. Phivos Vaki, Financial Manager, Columbia Shipmanagement
  22. Christos Papaellinas, CEO, C.A.Papaellinas Group
  23. Natalia Kardash, CEO, Vestnik Kypra Group
  24. Achilleas Demetriou, CEO, Capital TV/Radio – CIM Alumnus
  25. Lysandros Ioannou, CEO, PHC Group
  26. Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, CEO, Tototheo Group
  27. Yiannos Kremmos, General Manager, Blue Island PLC – CIM Alumnus
  28. Themis Papadopoulos, CEO, Interorient Group
  29. John Patrick Hourican, Former CEO, Bank of Cyprus
  30. Costas Zorbas, CEO, Zorbas Bakeries
  31. Evi Papadopoulos, Marketing Director, KEAN +
  32. Pavlos Photiades, Managing Director, Photos Photiades Group
  33. Christos Mouskis, Executive Chairman, Muskita Hotels
  34. Kikis Treppides, Chairman, Treppides & Co
  35. Evgenios Evgeniou, CEO, PWC
  36. Christodoulos Angastiniotis, President, Cyprus Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  37. Andreas Pittas, Executive Chairman, Medochemie
  38. Valentina Kislaya, CEO, Phoenix Leaders
  39. Elena Tanou, Vice-President, Top Kinisis Travel
  40. Melis Shacolas, CEO, CNS Group
  41. Christodoulos Stephanis, Managing Director, A.Stephanis & Co Ltd
  42. Ioannis Matsis, Former CEO, Hellenic Bank
  43. Dinos Lefkaritis, CEO, Petrolina (Holdings) Public Ltd
  44. Evangelia Eliadou, Executive Director, Pafilia

CIM Honorary Fellows Video 2019

CIM Honorary Fellows Dinner 2015

CIM Honorary Fellows 1st Dinner

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