Programme Director

Paris Cleanthous

Dr. Paris Cleanthous is the Director of the MBA and MPSM programs and an Associate Professor of Strategy and Marketing at the Cyprus International Institute of Management (CIIM) since 2012.

Dr. Cleanthous received his B.Sc. in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He then continued his studies at Yale University where he received his M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in Economics. Prior to CIIM, Dr. Cleanthous held academic positions at New York University’s Stern School of Business and at the University of Cyprus. He has also held positions at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), International Monetary Fund and Korea University and has taught and presented in a multitude of universities and organizations worldwide.

His fields of research and teaching are strategic growth, strategic innovation, marketing strategy, competitive advertising and market research, specializing mainly in the tourism and health-care industries. He has more than 20 years of consultancy and training experience in global, multinational, SME, and start-up, private and public organizations, on strategy, innovation, marketing, and business intelligence and serves in various boards. He also has consultancy experience in governmental and semi-governmental organizations, and in academic forums.

Resident Faculty

  • Paris Cleanthous, PhD (Yale University), Associate Professor of Strategy and Marketing, Programme Director of Master in Business Administration (MBA) & Programme Director of Master of Public Sector Management (MPSM).

  • Theodore Panayotou, PhD (University of British Columbia Canada), Professor of Economics and Ethics & Director and Dean of CIIM

  • Andrey Afanasiev, PhD (Russian Academy of Science), Associate Professor of Finance and Risk & Director of MSc Financial Services Programme

  • Doron Sonsino, PhD (Stanford University Graduate School of Business), Full Professor of Economics & Finance

  • Eleni Apostolidou, PhD (University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne), Assistant Professor & Director of the MSc in Financial Law and International Taxation programme

  • Vicky Katsioloudes, PhD (Louisiana State University), Assistant Professor of Human Resource Development & Director of MSc Human Resource Management & Organizational Behaviour Programme

  • George Christou, PhD (Tufts University), Associate Professor

  • Dario Pontiggia, PhD (University of Glasgow), Assistant Professor

Visiting Faculty

  • Christopher Bovis, JD, MPhil, LLM, FRSA , Professor of Law and H.K. Bevan Chair in Law at the Law School of the University of Hull

  • Tariel Sikharulidze, PhD (Ilia State Institute of Foreign Languages, Tbilisi, Georgia) Associate Professor Faculty of Art and Sciences at Ilia State Institute

  • Andreas Assiotis, PhD (Southern Illinois, University USA) Head of Economic Analysis and Research, Hellenic Bank

  • Vassilios Peristeras, PhD, Program Manager in the European Commission, Interoperability Solutions for European Public Administration (ISA) Unit in Brussels

  • Andreas Solomou, MBA, PMP, MCT, MCTS

  • Antonia Lampaki, PhD (Athens University of Economics and Business)

  • Michalis Socratous, PhD (University of Cyprus)

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“CIIM MPSM is an innovative management education for the public sector”

Dr. Paris Cleanthous
Director of MPSM
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“CIIM MBA is a unique experience… in an increasingly competitive business world”

Dr. Paris Cleanthous

Director of MBA