Dr. Sofronis Sofroniou, B.A. (Lond.), M.A. (KCL), M.Sc. (LSE), Ph.D. (UCL).

Chairman & Co-founder

Dr. Sofroniou has over 35 years extensive worldwide experience in academia; Britain, USA and Cyprus. Early on in his career he acquired useful knowledge as a program assistant with BBC World Service and until recently he was Chief Examiner of Modern Greek GCE examination of the University of London. He is  the Co-founder of what has by now become the largest private university in Cyprus, the “University of Nicosia” (previously Intercollege, founded in 1980), and served as President of the Board of Governors for over 35 years. He was a member of the Preparatory Committee that lead to the establishment of the “University of Cyprus” in 1989, the first public university in the history of Cyprus. Among the many and varied challenging roles he was invited to perform, was that of Special Advisor to the President of the Republic of Cyprus.

Chris Sofroniou, BSc Marketing, M.A. International Relations, MBA Human Resource Management.

Executive Director & Co-founder

Chris had been exceptionally active with student support services since his university days when he also served as president of the Student Union and Vice-president of the Intercultural Association. After graduation, he worked for a private college in Cyprus in the Departments of Training and Development and Student Recruitment. He is now the President of the Alumni Association of the American Academy, Nicosia, a prestigious and among the oldest private high schools in Cyprus and is also a member of the schools Board of Governors.  He has also been actively involved in the field of sports having served as Chairman of a historical athletic club Digenis Akritas Morphou.

Dr Alexis Lyras

Honorary Director

Dr. Lyras is aProfessor in Sport Management. He is the Founder and Academic Director of Olympism For Humanity Lyras started his career in Sports Coaching where he was a celebrated basketball coach at local, national, and international levels. Dr. Lyras has established the CIED-O4H Georgetown University Certificate Program, as part of a Sustainable Academic Innovation Legacy (SAIL for Tomorrow) venture that aims to advance a worldwide Academic Diplomacy Ecosystem committed to Olympism in Action teaching, research, and programming across fragile regions and communities in need. More information about his work and vision can be found at the O4H Academy’s website at O4HA.org

Despo Charalambous, BA Business Administration (Coventry), MSc Marketing (Salford)

Director of Public Relations & Marketing

Despo, after had worked as a tutor at Alderman Gallow Community College, U.K. Upon her return to Cyprus she was employed as Director of Student Affairs with a reputable private college in Cyprus; her office dealt with student counseling, marketing & recruitment. Until she joined our company she was challenged with the position of PR & Promotion Manager for one of the oldest and biggest trading companies in Cyprus. Its main activities are the importation, sale and distribution of consumer goods through all the trade channels of the market.

Marianna Ioannou, ΒΑ in Marketing and Communication

Educational Consultant/Visa Advisor

Marianna has a broad background of working with UK Universities and has been under the wing of Middlesex University, as the regional point of contact with an experience of over 5 years. She has also worked for one of the major developers in Cyprus as Marketing Executive. Marianna is involved with prospective students’ university application process. She monitors and responds swiftly and efficiently to all enquiries (electronic, telephone and personal interviews). Marianna is well informed and is instrumental in finding suitable accommodation for all students.

Monica Demetriades, B.A. (Hons) in Art from Middlesex University, London

Art and Design Education Mentor

Monica taught Art at the English School, Nicosia and operates her own Art Studio. She reviews portfolios and offers advice to prospective applicants who wish to study Art and Design at the tertiary level of education.