Academic Council

The Academic Council of the Cyprus International Institute of Management is an international advisory body composed of notable academics, including former and current Deans of some of the world’s leading universities and business schools. It acts as an independent, self-renewed body “representing” the international academic community that co-founded the Institute. The Academic Council’s primary role is to advise the Board of Governors and the Institute’s Director on matters relating to educational standards, quality control and the academic development of the School. It also assesses, through the review undertaken by the External Examiner that it appoints, the quality of CIIM programs, recommends upgrades to these programs based on international developments, and provides advice on the development of new postgraduate offerings.

Chairman

Professor George Constantinides
Leo Melamed Professor of Finance, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago – Former President, American Finance Association, USA  – A research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Members

Professor Costas Markides
Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Robert P Bauman Chair in Strategic Leadership, Executive Education Faculty Director, London Business School, United Kingdom.

Professor Avraham Meshulach
Associate Professor Emeritus of Business Administration, School of Business Administration, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel – Former Director, School of Business Administration, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

Professor Vladimir Shitov
Professor of Finance, International Business and Business Administration Department, Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Russia – Dean of the International Business and Business Administration Department, Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Russia.

Professor Nickolaos G. Travlos
Professor of Finance and Accounting, University of Surrey, UK –  Ex-Dean and the Kitty Kyriacopoulos Chair in Finance of ALBA Graduate School, Greece.

Professor Gikas Hardouvelis
Professor of Finance and Economics, Department of Banking and Financial Management at the School of Finance and Statistics of the University of Piraeus, Greece – He is a former Minister of Finance of the Hellenic Republic –  Chief Economist & Director of Research, EUROBANK Group –  Chief Economic Advisor to the former Prime Minister of Greece.

Professor Nakiye Boyacygiller
Professor of Management, School of Management, Sabanci University, Turkey – Director of Executive MBA program, School of Management, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Professor Costas Grammenos
Professor of Shipping Economics & Deputy Dean (UG) & Pro Vice Chancellor of PVC external relations at the Cass Business School, City University, UK – Founder and Chairman of the Costas Grammenos Centre for Shipping, Trade and Finance – Former Dean, Cass Business School, City University, United Kingdom.

Professor Howard Thomas
Professor of Strategic Management, Director of Management Education, Academic Strategy and Management Education Unit at the Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University, Singapore – Former Dean Warwick Business School, United Kingdom.

Professor Maha ElShenawy
Professor of Management in the School of Business at The American University in Cairo (AUC). She is also the Director of Goldman Sachs Women’s Entrepreneurship and Leadership Program (WEL) at AUC.

Professor Philip Treleaven
Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Financial Computing Centre at UCL.  He is also a co-founder of a number of companies, including Bodymetrics and Sizemic the fashion technology companies, and Director of the UK National Sizing Survey SizeUK, jointly funded by the UK government and 14 of the largest UK retailers.