EIMF Faculty Members

Faculty Members (Permanent)

Dr Adonis Pegasiou

Academic Director

Dr Pegasiou holds a PhD in Government (University of Manchester), an MSc in European Policy Studies (University of Bristol) and a BSc in Economics (London School of Economics (LSE)). 

Following his doctoral studies, he has held positions in the public and private sectors while in between he was awarded post-doctoral research funding by the Research Promotion Foundation of the Republic of Cyprus to examine the ‘Europeanisation of Cyprus’s economy’. During his post-doctoral studies he was based at the EUC Research Centre and was awarded a visiting fellowship at the Hellenic Observatory of the LSE. He has taught as adjunct lecturer at the University of Cyprus for four years and the European University Cyprus (EUC) for two. Furthermore, he has acquired a number of professional qualifications offered by international organisations, including ‘Certificate in Risk in Financial Services’ (offered by CISI), ‘Certified Global Sanctions Specialist Certification’ (offered by ACAMS) and Diploma in ‘Governance, Risk and Compliance’ (offered by ICA). Since July 2019 he has been appointed as the Academic Director of the European Institute of Management and Finance (EIMF) and has delivered courses, designed material and produced study guides that focus on Governance, Regulation, Risk, CSR and ESG. Overall, he is particularly interested in issues of governance, political economy, the European Union and more specifically the evolving policy and regulatory framework that is decided at the European level as the EU attempts to enforce a more environmentally sensitive, transparent and socially responsible corporate environment while at the same time increasing the obligations of EU member states in meeting strict criteria that will tackle the climate crisis, protect the environment and enhance social cohesion.

Dr Panikkos Poutziouris


Dr Poutziouris is Professor of Entrepreneurial Management at EIMF and a Fellow at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, working with the Economics and Policy Group on Circular Economics and Entrepreneurial Development Models.

He leads the module -Enterprising Families & Family Offices, part of the Cambridge Executive MBA programme.  Professor Poutziouris is Board member and Fellow of the Family Firm Institute and former President of IFERA- International Family Enterprise Research Academy. He has been leading / supporting initiatives in teaching, training, research, engagement and consulting across frontiers with a focus on entrepreneurial growth, innovation and entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial finance and trans-generational family business continuity. Having served as Rector of the UCLan and as a faculty member in established academic institutions in Cyprus and abroad, Professor Poutziouris has strengthened the quality assurance mechanisms at EIMF and the research strategy of the Institute.

Mr Marios Mortis

Accountancy Programmes Leader

Mr Mortis holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in Accounting, a Master’s in Banking and Finance, and he is a qualified member of Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA). 

Marios has developed and conducted professional training courses on corporate reporting, Accounting and Finance, and Financial Workshops. He had, also, participated to researches on the area of finance and accounting in both academic and professional level. He has a working experience in the accounting, audit, advisory, assurance and banking sectors in various positions and companies in Cyprus. During last 4 years Marios continued his path in the education field which is a challenging and interesting field for him. He currently works as a Visitor Academic for a local University in Cyprus, where he is teaching courses such as Corporate Governance and Business Ethics, Corporate Finance, Corporate Risk Management and Audit and Assurance. He also holds the position of Trainer & Accountancy Programmes Leader for a local institute where among others he is teaching many courses of various accountancy qualifications, such as the Cash and Treasury Management, Credit Management, Governance, Ethics, and Risks, Management Accounting, and Indirect Tax.

Dr Nektarios Michail

Associate Professor

Dr Michail  has more than 10 years of experience in the financial services industry, having worked at the Central Bank of Cyprus, the Bank of Cyprus, as well as a Cyprus CIF and an investment fund.

Through his experience, Nektarios has obtained a hands-on experience with real-life economic analysis, with proven success in forecasting. He holds a PhD in Financial Economics from Cyprus University of Technology, and his research, covering variety of topics, has been published in several peer-reviewed academic journals, while his public interventions have featured in the leading newspapers of Cyprus. He is currently employed by an Investment Fund while he previously he served as Adjunct Lecturer at the Cyprus University of Technology. Nektarios has long-standing partnership with EIMF offering courses in Financial Planning, Regulatory Compliance, Wealth and Investment Management and Financial Risk, among others.

Adjunct Status

Dr Anna Damaskou

Dr Damaskou has worked with national and EU supervisors of the banking and financial sectors, as well as with banking institutions in Greece and abroad.   

She was the Chair of the Board of Transparency International Greece from October 2017 to July 2021, after having served as a researcher for the organization for a number of years.  Dr Damaskou has carried out post-doctoral research at the University of Luxembourg in the fields of European financial criminal law and European Banking Law. She holds a PhD from Queen Mary University of London in the field of European financial criminal law, as well as an LLM from the London School of Economics & Political Science specializing in (criminal) banking and financial law.   She has published extensively in the areas of good governance and anti-corruption.   She is certified as CAMS, CFE, CGSS, CIPP/E, CIPM.   She speaks English, French, German and Serbian.

Dr Stelios Marcoulis

Dr Markoulis studied finance at Bayes Business School (BSc, MSc, PhD) and the London School of Economics (MSc).

Besides his affiliation with EIMF, he currently teaches finance subjects, such as corporate finance, financial analysis and capital markets, business valuation, investments and portfolio management, and derivatives, at the University of Cyprus and Open University of Cyprus and is also an Honorary Visiting Research Fellow at Bayes Business School London (formerly known as Cass Business School).


His main research interests and publications focus on empirical finance issues, such as the probability of bank default; the effects of bank regulation and the effect of exogenous shocks on capital and currency markets. Recently he also edited a book comprising of readings related to financial crises (Financial Crises, A Selection of Readings, Intech Open, 2021) and has also contributed a chapter in a book on the effects of the pandemic on currency markets (Financial Transformations beyond the Covid-19 Health Crisis, World Scientific Publishing, 2021). In the past, he also carried out research in shipping finance, and in particular shipping initial public offerings and the micro- and macro-economic determinants of shipping stock prices; It is worth noting that his co-authored work in this area was the first of its kind.


Stelios also provides independent reviews for reputable international journals, such as the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, International Journal of Finance and Economics, International Review of Financial Analysis, Defence and Peace Economics, and Transportation Research Part E.


His research work has also been consistently presented in international finance conferences, such as the Financial Management Association 2021, the World Finance Conference in 2022 and the European Financial Management Association 2023.


It is also worth noting that Stelios has also worked for several years in the investment banking industry, where he obtained valuable experience in the areas of raising public and private capital from the equity and bond markets, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and company valuation.

Dr Christina Livada

Dr Livada is an Assistant Professor of commercial law at the Faculty of Law of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Her main fields of specialisation are company law, banking and capital markets law, as well as consumer protection law. She is the author of several books and articles in the abovementioned fields. Christina Livada has been working at the Hellenic Bank Association for seventeen years as a Special Legal Advisor, responsible for the regulatory issues pertaining to banking, capital markets and consumer protection law. Since 2017 she has joined Alpha Bank as a Special Legal Advisor. She obtained her PhD from the Faculty of Law of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Dr David P. Doyle

Dr Doyle is an EU policy advisor, expert and speaker, specialising in EU financial services regulation, based between Paris and Brussels.  

Prior to his EU regulatory role, he held a long-serving diplomatic career based on mainland Europe, spanning both multilateral and bilateral assignments in Paris and Brussels.   Dr Doyle interfaces on a regular basis with key policy-makers and legislators in the corridors of all three EU Institutions (EC, European Parliament and Council).  Furthermore, he is a long-standing Board Member of the all-party EU Parliamentary advocacy body, The Kangaroo Group, and Secretary of its Financial Services Working Group at the European Parliament. His authored works include Cost Control—A Strategic Guide (CIMA/Elsevier: London, 1994 and 2002) which was translated into 15 foreign languages, as well as contributing EU chapters to The Future of Finance after SEPA (Wiley: London, 2008), and A Practical Guide to Corporate Governance (Sweet & Maxwell: London, 2010). His academic activities include lecturing in Management Control as an adjunct faculty at Paris-based institutions like the American University, HEC, ESSEC and ESCP. His alumni include the Technology University Dublin (formerly  Dublin Institute of Technology), Trinity College , University of Dublin (Ireland),  while in January 2004 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration at Kingston University, in recognition of his contribution to EU policy development for the growth and sustainability of small businesses.

Mr Savvakis Savvides

Mr Savvides is a visiting lecturer at EIMF and a former Senior Manager at the Cyprus Development Bank where he served from various posts during his multi-annual term such as in the Project Finance, Corporate Lending and Turnarounds and Recoveries divisions. He has served in various Boards such as in the Bank of Cyprus (Interim Board in 2013), Kermia Ltd and, until recently, as member of the Board of the Cyprus Stock Exchange.

He has been a regular Visiting Lecturer at Harvard University and Queen’s University, Canada and has a rich writing work on subjects such as investment appraisal, risk analysis, credit risk assessment and applications on project evaluation and financing. He is CEO at RiskEase Ltd, a company specializing in the development of professional software and offering consulting services. He is a holder of a BSc in Economics from London University, MA in Marketing Management from Lancaster University and is a graduate of the Post-Graduate Program in Investment Appraisal and Management (PIAM) from Harvard University. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (FCIB) of the Institute of Financial Services. Publications: Author page: Social Sciences Research Network: http://ssrn.com/author=262460

Dr Filia Kaourma

Filia is a proficient financial researcher with over a decade of expertise in the thorough exploration and analysis of diverse datasets. Holding a Ph.D. in Finance, her primary research focuses on the behaviour of investors in the Foreign Exchange Market while currently she is long-standing member of the Economics Research Center (cypERC) at the University of Cyprus, and is involved in investigating various economic topics.

Within the cypERC, her primary role includes conducting meticulous macroeconomic analyses and engaging in in-depth research on a spectrum of topics intricately tied to the Cypriot economy, like the forecast of various economic indicators, the impact assessment of the Recovery and Resilience Plan (RRP) as well as diverse projects related to the analysis of the Cyprus tax system and the impact of potential tax policy reforms. Additionally, Filia has gained valuable experience as a teaching instructor through the courses she has delivered at the University of Cyprus, including Corporate Financial Management and Financial Literacy.

Her educational background comprises of a Bachelor degree in Mathematics and Statistics and a Master and Ph.D. in Finance, from the University of Cyprus. Both her academic background and her experience at the cypERC have allowed Filia to gain valuable experience in both quantitative and qualitative research methods.

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Dr Tatiana Falcao

Dr Falcão is a senior tax lawyer with over 10 years of experience in international taxation and policy development, working with the academia, industry, not-for-profit institutions and intergovernmental organisations.

She is a consultant for the United Nations in tax issues, a member of the United Nations’ Subcommittee on environmental taxation, and is a recurrent contributor to the work of the United Nations, the OECD and the ILO. Tatiana was previously a European Institute Florence Fellow, a Schumann Fellow in Muenster University (Germany), and a visiting professor at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (Brazil). She integrated the secretariat of the United Nations twice, overseeing the work of the Tax Committee. Her research interests include international environmental taxation and the development of policies that aim to curb carbon emissions on a cross-border basis, international trade regulations associated to environmental tax reform, and the taxation of the digital economy. Her work has been published in academic journals and presented widely in conferences and workshops. Tatiana holds a Ph.D from Vienna University of Economics and Business, a LL.M from Cambridge University, and a LL.M from New York University.