Dr Adonis Pegasiou
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.