* The following speakers are listed in alphabetical order by last name.
Michael R. Virardi is specializing in the training and development of individuals and organizations across Cyprus, the Middle East and Europe.
He has trained the likes of: Marks & Spencer, Audi, Volkswagen, AKER, Interlaw and many more.
The subjects that Michael specializes in are: Teambuilding, Leadership, Goal Setting, Customer Care, Sales
Currently at the age of 40, Michael is one of the youngest inspirational speakers in his country. His energy, enthusiasm and knowledge have made him one of the most sought out speakers at company events, training sessions and conferences.
He is has been a speaker and trainer for the last 12 years. He is also an active member of the Advisory Board of the University of Nicosia as well as a Visiting Professor at the same University. He is also the author of two best selling books which also feature on Amazon and they are: «POSITIVE IMPACT!» and «CRISIS? LET’S BEAT IT!».
Stavros A. Zenios studied mathematics at University of London, electrical engineering with the Higher Technical Institute in Cyprus, and engineering management systems at Princeton University, receiving a doctorate in 1986.
He published more than 130 scholarly articles in some of the leading journals in the fields of finance, management science and operations research. His specialization is financial risk management. He authored five books and edited seven with Cambridge University Press, Blackwell and Wiley Finance. He co-authored with Yair Censor the award-winning book "Parallel Optimization", Oxford University Press. His work was translated in Chinese and received several prizes and awards. His publication record has h-index 41 on Google Scholar.
His latest book is in Greek, discussing an agenda for political reform of Cyprus in the 21st century, Papazisis Publishers, Athens, and is available in print edition and as as an e-book from www.fbrh.eu/zenios.
Currently he is studying –like many others-- the Cyprus financial crisis. His theses on navigating the financial crisis and leveraging it for growth in Cyprus are sought by local and international media as objective, constructive and innovative, amidst repetitive local propaganda.
He was a tenured associate professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and held visiting appointments at MIT (USA), University of Haifa (IL), Athens University of Economics and Management (GR), University of Bergamo (IT), Universidad San Andres (AR). He lectures extensively internationally. He worked as a consultant for the World Bank and several financial institutions (none of which is currently bankrupt).
He served for eight years as the Rector of University of Cyprus, and was elected twice as President of The Universities of the European Capitals UNICA.
With his wife Nina they climbed Kilimanjaro on August 17, 2002, reaching Uhuru peak (5,895m.) at 8.20am. They are also known to dance Argentinean tango, and he proudly acknowledges that she dances much better than he.