Dr. Dimitrios N. Koufopoulos BSc, MBA, PhD, MCMI, MFSA, FIB

Founding and Managing Partner

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Dimitrios holds a B.Sc. degree in Business Administration from the Athens University of Business and Economics (former ASOEE) and an MBA and PhD degree from Cardiff University. He is Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants, Member of the Chartered Institute of Management, member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment and Academic Member of the European Corporate Governance Institute.

He started his professional career as an accountant and then joined the Cardiff Business School as a Researcher and Lecturer specializing in strategic management. In 2002, he moved to Brunel University where he is currently Senior Lecturer in International Management and Strategy.   He has taught as visiting Lecturer in both British and American institutions and currently serves as an Adjunct Faculty at Universitas21 (www.u21global.edu.sg), the Hellenic Open University (www.eap.gr) , Laureate –Liverpool and Laureate-Roehampton.

He has served as a member in the Corporate Affairs Committee at the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) from September 2004 to 2008 (www.managers.org.uk), which is an advisory committee to the Board of Trustees.

He is a Company Secretary of the EU-MAP Consulting –a specialized Public Affairs and Lobbying consultancy company (www.eumap-consulting.eu). He was Head of the Management Research unit at the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER- www.atiner.gr ).

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Dr. Yiannis P. Gkliatis BSc, MSc, PGCert, PhD, MCMI, FHEA

Director

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Yiannis holds a BSc in Business Administration from La Verne University and received an MSc degree from Brunel University in HR and ER. His doctoral thesis—also from Brunel University—is in the area of corporate governance and is focusing on board roles and the impact of the external environment.


After a few years of teaching experience in UK institutions, he is currently a Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management at University of Hertfordshire. Also, he is a researcher for the Hellenic Observatory of Corporate Governance (hocg.eu). His primary research interests are in corporate governance, strategy, planning, boards of directors, decision making. If you want to find out a bit more about him, you may visit his profile on LinkedIn.

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Dr. Maria Argyropoulou BSc, MSc, MBA, PhD

Senior Research Associate

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Maria Argyropoulou is a consultant with extensive experience in operations management. She has worked for Greek and international companies for more than 10 years specializing in property valuation, Business Process Reengineering and Enterprise Systems implementation.

Today, she is an associate lecturer in Strathclyde Business School/Scotland and a research associate in the Athens University of Economics and Business/Greece.

She holds a BSc degree in Physics and Mathematics from the Kapodistriako University ofAthens/Greece, an MSc in Decision Science from the Athens University of Economics and Business and an MBA from the Strathclyde University / Scotland. She also holds a PhD from Brunel Business School/UK and her research interests focus on Management Science and on IT systems implementation andevaluation. Her work has already appeared in various journals and conferenceproceedings.

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Pavlos Tzigounakis BSc, MSc

 Sr IT Consultant/Project Manager

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Pavlos holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Crete, Iraklion, Greece and an MSc in Artificial Intelligence from the University Of Wales College Of Cardiff, Cardiff, UK.

 He is an IT professional (20 years experience), with 11 years experience in managing IT departments of Greek and international companies within various sectors (public-telecoms, food manufacturing, retail, financial services, FMCG). He has worked for Warner Lambert SA, ICAP AE, Carouzos SA, Danone SA (Papadopoulos Biscuits) and for the Hellenic Telecommunications and Post Commission (EETT).

 He has managed or participated in numerous ERP, Business Intelligence, Geographical Information Systems and Website Projects.  He is also experienced in IT Project Management, Systems Analysis Selection and Deployment, IT infrastructure and Communication Networks.

His latest profession is the eBook / eLearning industry, acting as a Sr IT Consultant/Project Manager for the Digibooks4all and the Gnosis Management Consultants companies. 

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