Professor Panikkos Poutziouris, Chair of CEDAR
Professor Poutziouris is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Business and Rector of UCLan Cyprus. He is an internationally recognized academic in the field of entrepreneurship, serving for almost two decades on the Faculty of Manchester Business School – University of Manchester (UK) as Fellow in SME Management, Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Visiting Associate Professor for Family Business Initiatives. Professor Poutziouris has been appointed an Honorary Fellow of the University of Cambridge in 2018 based on his significant contribution to research. He lectures, trains, researches, advises and consults on entrepreneurship and strategic development of family businesses and businesses families. Professor Poutziouris Panikkos is former President of IFERA and as active Fellow of Family Firms Institute; he is acting as the country expert on family business and entrepreneurship policy matters, working with OECD, European Commission and other stakeholder organizations.
Dr Loukas Glyptis, Co-Chair of CEDAR
Dr Glyptis is an Associate Professor of Accounting and the Head of the School of Business and Management. His current research interests are focused on the areas of inter-firm cost management and control, accounting and control practises of shipping firms and management accounting and control practises of family firms. He is a reviewer for the Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management Journal while he supervises a PhD student investigating the collective entrepreneurial learning in family business entrepreneurial teams.
Dr Glyptis maintains professional memberships in the British Accounting & Finance Association (BAFA). He is an HRDA certified Trainer on Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Decision-Makers while he is a visiting Scholar at the University of Piraeus and the University of Aegean.
Dr Fanos Tekelas, Director of CEDAR
Dr Tekelas is a Lecturer in Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Deputy-Course Leader of BA Hospitality and Tourism Management at UCLan Cyprus. The crux of his research lies in examining the strategic postures of small and medium enterprises and the impact on their performance. Dr Tekelas’ research interests also focus on entrepreneurial orientation and entrepreneurial behaviour in family firms.
Dr Tekelas is a reviewer for the British Food Journal and he maintains professional memberships in the Regional Studies Association and the Lancashire Institute for Economic and Business Research and he is an HRDA certified trainer. He is currently representing the Republic of Cyprus as a member of the management committee in the European Cooperation in Science & Technology, Cost Action CA16206: Empowering the next generation of social enterprise scholars. Dr Tekelas has over 16 years of professional experience in small family-owned hotels while he has an established network with a significant number of family-owned hotels in Cyprus.