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

Visiting Faculty

  • Marko Bastl, Associate Professor, PhD Supply Chain Management, Cranfield School of Management, UK (2012)

  • Dr. Antonia Lampaki, Assistant Professor, PhD Management, Athens University of Economics and Business (2017)

  • Dr. Reza Kouhy, Professor, PhD Law, University of Manchester (1989)

  • Dr. Stylianos Kampakis, Assistant Professor, PhD Computer Science at University College London (2016)

  • Dr. Alexandros Psychogios, Professor, PhD Industrial & Business Studies, The University of Warwick, UK (2005)

  • Dr. Christopher Bovis, Professor, JD, MPhil, LLM, Hull University UK (1992)

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MBA Programme Director

“CIIM MBA is a unique experience… in an increasingly competitive business world”

Dr. Paris Cleanthous
Director of MBA