Professor Panikkos Poutziouris, Chair of CEDAR

Dr Poutziouris is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Business and Heads the School of Business and Management . 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. 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.


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Dr. Panagiotis Kontakos, Co-Chair of CEDAR

Dr Kontakos is an Assistant Professor in International Business and MBA Director at UCLan Cyprus. His current research interests are focused on the areas of circular economy entrepreneurship, energy economics and investments in the areas of SEE and Eastern Mediterranean. He serves in the editorial team/boards of seven international scientific journals and involved as a co-organizer or member of the scientific committee in international business conferences.

Dr. Kontakos previous long professional experience was centered on the corporate governance of financial institutions in several SEE countries. He has been certified by the Global Association of Risk Professionals as an Energy Risk Professional (ERP). He maintains professional memberships in the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP), Dubai Chapter, and the Institute of Operational Risk (IOR), London.


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Dr. Christos Anagnostopoulos, Co-Chair of CEDAR

Dr Anagnostopoulos is an Assistant Professor in Sports Business Management and MBA Distance Learning Director at UCLan Cyprus. The crux of his research lies in examining organizational processes and concepts that facilitate (or sometimes destroy) value creation. More specifically, social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, as well as good governance in sport and charities form the organisational context of his research portfolio. Dr Anagnostopoulos has over 30 peer-reviewed articles in academic outlets, more than 40 papers presented in academic international conferences, and serves in the editorial boards of six international scientific journals.

Dr. Anagnostopoulos is an elected board member-at-large at the European Sport Management Association, the Research Coordinator of the Erasmus+ GReFORM project, the author of the first ever Code for Good Governance for the National Sport Federations in Cyprus, as well as the principal consultant for the 2019-2024 strategic plan of the Cyprus Sport Organisation. He consults companies (e.g., PwC Cyprus) by drawing on the unique features that sport manifests.