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ECMLG 2012
8-9 November, Pafos, Cyprus
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Biographies (conference venue is the Coral Beach Hotel & Resort.)

Professor Elias Dinenis
Professor Elias Dinenis is the Founding Professor of Finance and Risk Management at the University and its Rector. After spells at the London School of Economics and the London Business School, he became an Associate Dean at the Cass Business School at City University London, where he was also a Professor of Investment and Risk Management and Director of the Centre for Mathematical Trading and Finance. His research interests include portfolio strategies for institutional investors, derivatives valuation, risk measurement and financial regulation.

Elias Dinenis

Dr John Politis PhD
Dr. Politis is an Associate Professor of Management at Neapolis University, Pafos in Cyprus. John holds a Ph.D. in Management with a concentration in Business Leadership from the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. He regularly publishes peer reviewed academic papers in quality journals and his research output is presented at refereed conferences. He is currently a member of a number of editorial boards, including The Leadership and Organisational Development Journal and the Knowledge Management Research and Practice Journal. Before taking up his current position, John was an Executive MBA faculty member for the Centre of Excellence for Applied Research and Training, and a Pioneering Faculty of Business and Engineering Management programs at the Higher Colleges of Technology in the United Arab Emirates. He was also a lecturer and consultant in a number of Australian universities. John has also spent more than 18 years in Australia and Europe in a wide range of managerial roles and has been elected a Fellow of a number of professional associations.

John Politis

Dr George Vassiliou

1988-1993 President of the Republic of Cyprus.

1996-1999 Member of Parliament


1998 - 2003

Head of the Republic of Cyprus Negotiating Team for the accession of Cyprus to the European Union.  In this capacity he was also responsible for co-ordinating the harmonisation process within the country and securing the accession of Cyprus.


Current business activities

·         Chairman of MEMRB International, a major market research, marketing and economic consultancy organization with offices in 30 countries in the Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe with over 1500 employees

·         Chairman of  Ledra and Innovation/Leo Burnett Advertising Companies

·         Member of Board and major shareholder in Alison Hayes Group (manufacturers of ladies clothing)


Dr. Vassiliou is also an active participant in international fora and is a member of the following international organisations.


·         Member of the Trilateral Commission,

·         Member of the InterAction Council,

·         Member of the Board of Governors of the Shimon Peres Institute for Peace,

·         Visiting Professor at the Cranfield School of Management in the UK

·         Honorary Professor of the Cyprus International Institute of Management (CIIM)


Dr. Vassiliou holds a degree and Doctorate in Economics from the University of Economics in Budapest.  He subsequently specialised in marketing and market research in London. He is the author of several books and hundreds of articles and contributions in international publications.

George Vassiliou

Andreas A. Demetriou

Andreas was born in Paphos and after serving his military service he went to the U.K. for his studies. He studied Accounting and Economics in London and then he done his Accountancy studies and became Chartered Certified Accountant. He is as Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants of U.K. He is a member of the British Institute of Management of U.K. He is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus. Andreas, he was a Partner in an accountancy practice in London till 1988 when he came back to Cyprus. He jointed KPMG as a Partner in 1989 and he is a Partner in charge of the Paphos and Polis office to date.

Andreas Demetriou

Professor Philip Dover
Phil Dover is a Professor of Marketing and Chair of the Marketing Division at Babson College, the world’s leading business school for Entrepreneurial Studies. He is also co-founder – with Dr. Udo Dierk – of the MEL Institute, a research/consulting organization created to examine the interactive role of managers, entrepreneurs and leaders in sustaining institutional growth. He teaches/consults extensively with medium and large sized organizations on the topics of strategic market planning and market growth/opportunity development. He was previously the Dean of the Business School at the University of Buckingham in the UK. 

Philip Dover

Prof. Dr Niculae Feleaga
Niculae is a professor at the Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania. He has been a visiting professor at the National Institute of Economic and Accounting Techniques, Paris (1997-2000) and the University Pierre Mèndes, Grenoble (2009-2011). He has been a member in the “Accounting” working party (1998-2001) and in the “Corporate Governance” working party of the FEE (2005-2006), and a member in the PAIB Committee of the IFAC (2008-2010). His main academic interests are: corporate governance, international accounting and environmental accounting.

Niculae Feleaga

Dr James Lockhart
James is the Executive Education Consultant to the College of Business at Massey University, New Zealand and Senior Lecturer in the School of Management.  He has extensive business consulting and executive business development experience in New Zealand and abroad.  He has published on doctoral education, strategy, governance, corporate failures, and assessing strategic performance.  James farms north of Feilding, and holds, and has held several commercial directorships in the agribusiness, economic development and manufacturing sectors.


James Lockhart

Assistant Professor Monica Zaharie
Monica Zaharie is an assistant professor at Babes-Bolyai University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Management Department. Since 2004, she has been involved in the quality assurance process within the university, with a focus on practices relating to academic staff: coordinating the student ratings of instruction, peer evaluations, stakeholders’ feedback surveys such as student satisfaction surveys, employers’ opinion surveys and analysis of the teaching staff development needs. Her research and teaching interests relate to Human Resource Management, Psychology of Work, and Labor Management. She is a member of the editorial board of the journal Managerial Challenges of the Contemporary Society.


Last updated 9 November 2012

Monica Zaharie


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