Late – Dr. Constantine ‘Dino’ KiritsisExecutive Director
Constantine (Dino) was one of the most versatile professionals in business operating as an entrepreneur & consultant in the Business, HR, training & development industry. He was considered a world-class inspirational trainer/presenter having trained and led diverse events for numerous corporations and associations. He has delivered over 17,000 hours of professional training, hosting & presentations in the last 20 years in more than 45 countries in Europe, Asia and the Middle East mainly to corporate clients.
He was the founder of StudySmart.gr, a company offering consulting, and professional qualifications training mainly for corporate clients. He was also a consultant and International Curriculum Development expert for PwC’s Academy in the CEE and the Middle East. Dino had also done work with PwC’s Global Steering Committee for Private Company Services and has developed curriculum, methodology and mapping procedure for PwC’s Mini MBA programme being offered in the CEE region & the Middle East in more than 10 countries. In 2019, he won the Silver medal from the prestigious Boussias Education Awards for his Mini MBA concept based on a Holistic Process Diagram (Flowchart methodology) offered in 12 countries globally through PwC Academies.
He was known for his innovative flowcharting training techniques which have been licensed by a number of organizations and responsible for many of his conference invitations. ACCA named him one of its “tutor gurus’ in 2018, training trainers globally towards their preparation to teach ACCA’s SBL (Strategic Business Leader) exam, while his SBL flowchart has been used by thousands of candidates around the world. Dozens of ACCA students have been regional and world prize winners in the past decade in ACCA P1, ACCA P3 and recently SBL.
As a mentor to select business start-ups, he donated his services to a significant number of organizations. He was the author of an educational guide offered in Greece from 2004 to 2012 (8th edition), A CIMA Gateway guide (2017) while his new book “Are you serious” was recently published (2019). He has been an active speaker on entrepreneurship, innovation, educational, professional training and business development issues in over 100 events in the past decade. He held a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut (USA), a Master's and a PhD from the University of Surrey (UK), a Diploma in Corporate Governance from the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is an Associate Member (AICA) of the International Compliance Association and a Senior Certified Professional from the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM – SCP) USA.