Lecturers

About 80 % of our lecturers have a Ph.D or equivalent and the majority are native English speakers. Find more about them below.

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Our lecturers come from various backgrounds but they all have one thing in common. Incredibly valuable experience and knowledge from business world, that they pass onto the new MBA generations in the most practical way.

Two of our most prolific faculties wanted to share some of their thoughts on the worth of an MBA in companies, challenges that they face as lecturers, skills they like to teach the most et cetera.

Find out more what they have to say in videos below!

Our lecturers speak

Our lecturers come from various backgrounds but they all have one thing in common. Incredibly valuable experience and knowledge from business world, that they pass onto the new MBA generations in the most practical way.

Two of our most prolific faculties wanted to share some of their thoughts on the worth of an MBA in companies, challenges that they face as lecturers, skills they like to teach the most et cetera.

Find out more what they have to say in videos on the right!

Sotiris Karagiannis
Sotiris Karagiannis
Managing People& Organizations / Strategic Management

MBA University of Strathclyde, UK

M.Ed. Lesley University, USA

B.Sc. The American College of Greece, Greece

Sotiris Karagiannis has over 28 years of experience as a corporate trainer and consultant in soft skills areas, such as leadership, culture change, motivation and engagement. He managed the Greek franchise of the globally recognized Dale Carnegie Training firm and is certified to deliver the Daniel Pink Motivation 3.0 engagement workshop. His clients are some of the biggest in pharma (Bayer, Johnson&Johnson, Astra Zeneca, Novartis, etc.), FMCG (Coca-Cola, Danone), luxury (Swarovski), Telcom (Ericsson), IT (Oracle, HP), commodities (3M). He has worked as a strategy consultant for the analysis of the current situation of firms and the development of a strategic plan to help the firms sustain competitive advantage while containing costs.

Carlos Davidovic
Carlos Davidovic
Developing Leadership Skills / Neuromarketing & Consumer Behavior

M.D. University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

For over fifteen years, Carlos has been coaching internationally supporting the development of leaders and management teams alike. He has been working with Optimum Talent since 2013 as an executive coach, facilitator, and is certified in Optimum Talent’s SuccessFinder Career System. Carlos has expertise in NeuroManagement, and NeuroMarketing. He draws on his skills as a medical doctor plus his twenty years of experience as executive in the pharmaceutical industry to deliver insights to both organizations and executives about neuroscience and leadership.

Claude Varley
Claude Varley
Financial Reporting& Analysis / Managerial Accounting

H.E.C., Haute Ecole ‘Groupe ICHEC – ISC Saint-Louis – ISFSC’, Bruxelles

President of Varley & C°, Monaco and of Somodi, Monaco.

Claude Varley has worked in senior level positions in Europe in Finance and non-Finance related roles such as, American-Standard/Ideal-Standard – Internal Auditor (New York and Paris), then Assistant to the European Sales Manager (Brussels), then Assistant to the Vice-President Control and Finance Europe (Brussels); American Hospital Supply Corporation – International Auditor (Evanston, Ill.), then President of AHS Benelux (Brussels), then Vice-President Control and Finance Europe (Paris); Morgan & Partners (Executive Search Consultants) – Senior Partner (Monaco); Société de Boissons Gazeuses de la Côte d’Azur (Cagnes-sur-Mer), Sud-Boissons (Toulouse), Somodi (Monaco) – (Coca-Cola Bottling Group) – President (10 years).

Samir Nassif
Samir Nassif
Corporate Governance and Social Legitimacy

PCC International Coaching Academy, USA

Ph.D. University of Salford, United Kingdom

M.S. American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Samir Nassif is a corporate trainer and coach (ICF Accredited) with many years of experience in managing engineering projects in Central Europe and Saudi Arabia. He has managed various complex country-wide project teams assigned with engineering tasks, where he applied his leadership and coaching skills to empower and engage team members.

Ludmila Lytkina
Ludmila Lytkina
Marketing Management / Brand Management

AVT Business School (Copenhagen, Denmark), Executive MBA program

Belarusian Economic State University, Master’s degree in Marketing

Ludmila Lytkina has over 20 years of experience as a Marketing Director in FMCG, retail, technology and services. As an independent marketing and brand management consultant, she has developed brand strategies for top companies in these industries (LG, Danone, Erste Bank, MegaSport, Ferrero, etc.). She has also worked as business developer in Ukraine and Belarus for local and international clients like Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Osram, Samsung, Nokia, etc.
Ludmila, who has innate ability to motivate people for ambitious targets, is results-oriented, analytical, positive, cooperative and creative person, speaks fluent English, native Russian, passive German, also established her own Brand Management school in Belarus training entrepreneurs in Brand Management strategies for their products and services.

Aaron Johnson
Aaron Johnson
Financial Management / Research Methods for Business Studies

Ph.D. University of Arkansas, USA

CFA Chartered Financial Analyst Institute

M.A. University of Arkansas, USA

 

Aaron Johnson has worked extensively in the industry as a Finance Director, mostly in the United States. Currently, he is developing professional programs for candidates for the Chartered Financial Analyst examinations offered by the prestigious CFA Institute. He has wide experience as a researcher in Finance and non-Finance related topics.

Andreas Antonopoulos
Andreas Antonopoulos

Ph.D. University College London, UK

MBA Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, USA

M.Eng. University of Patras, Greece

Dr. Andreas Antonopoulos is the Rector of UNYP and teaches Entrepreneurship in its MBA Programs. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from University College London, UK, where he has been teaching as an Adjunct Professor since 1998. Dr. Antonopoulos also earned an MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, and a D.Eng from the University of Patras, Greece. He has published numerous business and academic papers, and is a frequent speaker at major conferences and industry events. Dr. Antonopoulos has a 20-year career balancing an academic, industry and entrepreneurial background. He was Co-founder and Managing Partner of Working Knowledge, a leading telecoms advisory firm and has also spent 5 years teaching Telecom Business & Entrepreneurship, serving as an Associate Professor and Chair of the Technology Management Department, as well as holding the position of Graduate Programs Director, at the CEU Business School of Central European University. He has held a variety of senior and middle management appointments in leading telecom sector companies such as RHK, Lucent Technologies, Nortel Networks and British Telecom, serving in a number of countries worldwide.
Dr. Antonopoulos also co-founded and sits on the board of directors of Marathon Invest, an investment fund focusing in the CEE markets and of Viva Credit, an online financial services firm. He has had a total of six start-up engagements since 2001. Having worked and lived in Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Greece, Hungary, the Philippines, Romania, Singapore, Spain, the UK and the US, and speaking six languages, Dr. Antonopoulos brings substantial international and multicultural experience to UNYP.

Piotr Wojtowicz
Piotr Wojtowicz
Operations Management in the Digital Age

Ph.D. University of Arkansas, USA

CFA Chartered Financial Analyst Institute

M.A. University of Arkansas, USA

Piotr Wojtowicz has extensive experience in Operations Management, currently working as Global Head of Process Architecture and Quality for DHL. He has assumed various leading roles as Senior Consultant in IT and ERP Systems helping companies apply the latest technology to provide state-of-the-art services to their clients.

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