Links With the Industry

The School of Business is firmly committed towards establishing and strengthening its links with Industry and Government in Cyprus to foster innovation.

To this end it has taken a number of initiatives that strengthen its ties with these major pillars of the country, and the international community at large. Currently the School of Business has developed the:

Advisory Board – An honorary group of business executives that serves as a bridge between the School and the business and professional community of Cyprus.

The Advisory Board is an honorary group of prominent business executives that serves as a bridge between our School and the business and professional community of Cyprus. It offers its advice and guidance to ensure that our programs prepare students to become the type of professionals, managers and leaders demanded by our growing and diverse economy. The Advisory Board recognizes that with accession into the European Union, our region’s economic prosperity depends, in part, on our graduating business professionals ready to address the challenges before us.

By investing in the School of Business, the Advisory Board members receive a range of benefits. The most important benefit of being a member of the Business School Council is the personal satisfaction received by contributing to the quality education of School of Business Administration students. Additionally, the following exclusive opportunities are offered to all Council members: Visibility and recognition

  • Networking with other Council members and University of Nicosia leaders
  • Opportunities for building or strengthening relationships with other members
  • Opportunity to employ interns
  • Guide and influence the School’s development and direction
  • Priority access to faculty research
  • Priority access to student research and life projects (e.g. assignments, theses)
  • Invitation to special School and University events
  • Recruitment of our graduates.
  • Receive scholarship for their employees to our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes

Already in its fifth year of operation, the Advisory Board functions as the vehicle that will help us fulfill our mission, and achieve our vision, and strategic goals. We rely on the Advisory Board to identify business needs, trends, and challenges and to help us build the reputation of the School—its programs (both undergraduate and postgraduate), faculty, and students—locally, regionally, and internationally. The Board serves as a bridge to the business community by addressing student interests and alerting faculty to the research needs of local companies and industry. The members of the advisory board are divided into internal to the University of Nicosia and external to the Industry.

Advisory Board members

External Advisory Board members
Achniotis Stelios President, Technical Chamber of Cyprus (ETEK)
Antoniades Yiannis Secretary General, Union of Cyprus Municipalities
Chandriotis Athos Head, Financial Solutions,
Bank of Cyprus
Christoforou Rakis Director,
RC Business Valuation & Forensic Accounting Ltd
Georgiou Marios East Med Lubes Sales Manager,
BP Eastern Mediterranean Limited
Hadjioannou Andreas Managing Director,
Virtual IT Ltd
Hadjiroussos Michael Managing Director,
Center of Business Excellence
Himonas Stelios Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry & Tourism,
Ioannides Dinos Country Manager,
DHL Express Cyprus
Ioannides Zacharias Director General,
Cyprus Hotel Association (ΠΑ.ΣΥ.ΞΕ.)
Karamanos Neophytos General Manager,
JCC Payment Systems Ltd
Karis Ioannis General Manager,
Cyprus Certification Company
Konis Costas Director,
Innovage Consulting
Kounoudes Tasos Chief Executive Officer,
Signal Generix
Kyriakides Kyriakos After Sales Manager,
Demstar Automotive Ltd
Kyriakou Kyriakos Managing Director,
K.K. The First Insurance Broker Company
Malekkos George Managing Director,
Powersoft computer solutions Ltd
Michailidis Alexandros General Manager,
Development Organisation TALOS
Moiras Panagiotis Manager,
Advisory Services,
PricewaterhouseCoopers Ltd
Papadopoulos Andreas Manager,
Group Strategy,
Hellenic Bank Ltd.
Papadopoulos Evi Marketing Director,
Kean Soft Drinks Ltd
Papadopoulos Michalis Director of Innovation & Service Development,
Pavlides Haris Managing Consultant,
Global Business Services (GBS),
IBM Italia S.p.A., Cyprus Branch
Philimis Panayiotis President,
CARIE (Cyprus Association of Research and Innovation Enterprises)
Phylactides Lefkos Director of Tourism,
Department of Quality Assurance,
Cyprus Tourism Organization
Pittas Menelaos Manager,
Surefood Ltd
Polyviou Ariana European Projects Department,
SingularLogic S.A.
Roman Mauricio People & Culture MEER / Regional Director,
World Vision International
Rouvas Constantinos Assistant Manager of Production,
Electricity Authority Cyprus
Sarris Michalis Former Minister of Finance
Steliou Nina HR Generalist,
World Vision International
Symeou Panayiotis Chair,
IEEE Cyprus Section
Tannousis Marios President,
The Cyprus MBA Association,
Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency
Tanou Elena Vice President,
Top Kinisis Ltd
Telemachou Christoforos Marketing Manager,
GPM-Henkel Ltd
Theodorou-Dermatis Lygia Senior Tourism Officer,
Planning Department
Cyprus Tourism Organization
Tseriotis Pandora Executive President,
Unicars Ltd
Tziakouri Marina Retail Sales Representative and Marketing & PR Officer,
Hellenic Petroleum (Cyprus) Ltd
Vassilopoulos Petros Director,
GAP Vassilopoulos
Virardi Michael Inspiration Coach & Author
MRV Simple Techniques Limited

 Internal Advisory Board members:


Michailidis Maria Dean – School of Business
Louca Soulla Associate Dean – School of Business
Kokkinaki Angelika MBA Coordinator
Christodoulou Odysseas Chief Executive Officer – Globaltraining
Hadjidakis Spyros Head – Department of Finance & Economics
Kartakoullis Nicos Head – Department of Hospitality, Tourism & Sports Management
Ktoridou Despo Head – Department of Management & MIS
Lois Petros Head – Department of Accounting
Papasolomou Ioanna Head – Department of Marketing

MBA Mentor Group – MBA Mentors are all successful executives from a broad, and diverse, spectrum of industries that share their professional experience and judgment with our students. They offer professional advice and guidance in such diverse matters as class projects, area of course specialization, and career prospects.