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By Dr. Constantine Kiritsis, founder, StudySmart®
In a constantly challenging environment, it is purposeful that individuals, candidates and professionals are equipped with the best possible knowledge. Knowledge is the only timeless competitive advantage.
StudySmart is a unique training organization that offers training opportunities, masterclasses, articles and research findings on professional qualifications, professional designations (“designations” being the term widely used in the USA), certifications and select
For 20 years my colleagues and I have been in the center of developments in the field of education, professional training and certifications as we have been instrumental in launching professional qualifications in Greece in the 1990’s and having trained thousands of professionals and students in professional qualifications and certifications in more than 30 countries (Greece, Cyprus, Russia, Serbia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Poland, Dubai, Lithuania, Austria, Abu Dhabi, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, China, and other countries).
Through our experience we have managed to create the knowledge platform upon which thousands of candidates have been able to find solutions to their educational dilemmas.
We felt that it was imperative for our organization to also ensure we created a platform that focused solely on certifications and qualifications in order to share this vast experience with thousands (or even millions) of candidates around the world as we have “seen” this growth in all our travels. We hope we help candidates make the right decision in what they opt to do.
Our objective is to constantly update the site in English, given that most qualifications are in the English language and offer you additional certifications and designations as time goes by to cover the wide array of industries that interest everyone. We promise to do our best as we have done these past decades!
“If you think knowledge is expensive, try ignorance”
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Dr. Constantine “Dino” KiritsisEntrepreneur, Professional Trainer, Author, Award winning training concept developer. Constantine (Dino) is one of the most versatile professionals in business operating as an entrepreneur & consultant in the Business, HR, training & development industry. He is 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 ...
Dr. Demetrios KiritsisDimitris is a graduate of the American College of Greece (1989). In 1990 he completed his Master's at King's College London and received
his Ph.D. from the University of Loughborough UK in 1995. A former Manager at PwC and a Deputy Executive Director at Globaltraining,
he has close to 20 years of experience in professional and academic training, quality reviews, education related sales & admissions and
communication. He has delivered courses in Sports Management, Business ...
Dimitris I. ChatjiapostolouBA MBA FCCA AICA
Chartered Certified Accountant – Certified Compliance Officer
Professional Qualifications Training Expert
Dimitris Chatziapostolou is a chartered certified accountant (FCCA) and a certified compliance officer (AICA) having accumulated a 20+ year extensive international business experience, out of his 6 year employment in the big 4 audit firm environment (PwC, Arthur Andersen, Deloitte) and 10 years as a CFO (Sony Music, Metlife Alico, Frigoglass).
Chris RagkavasChris Ragkavas is native Greek and a Dutch national. He is a chartered accountant (ACCA) and holds an MA in Management from Bournemouth University. He has worked for multinational firms in the Netherlands and in Greece. His employer portfolio comprise Aiwa Europe Ltd. (member of Sony Corporation), Trust computer products BV, Cushman and Wakefield real estate agents and surveyors S.A. He has held various managerial positions in group financial reporting and financial management. Mr Ragkavas ...
Vassilis DamianosVassilis has worked in the areas of Finance and Audit for 12 years and has been member of ACCA since 2004. He has worked for PwC for 7 years in the
Business Consulting Services where he participated or headed multiple projects for clients in various industries. These projects, that were held both in
Greece and abroad, mainly dealt with the development of strategic/business plans, the design of business & accounting procedures and internal
controls, due diligence studies for potential M&As ...
Dr. Antony MichailDr. Antony Michail is the Founder of Anacalypsis Strategy and Marketing Consultants and has 15 years of progressively responsible experience consulting and advising both small and large corporations in relation to their marketing strategy, implementation, and company growth. Anthony has led these companies through start-up, survival, turnaround and growth modes.
Antony has acted as a consultant and senior marketing director in a variety of industries, including food and beverage, fashion, IT,..
Andreas KyriacouAndreas is a true expert in IASs IFRSs having taught in a number of European and Middle Eastern countries for Ernst & Young, PwC Academy and StudySmart. He has more that 20 years if continuous experience in the banking industry, more specifically in the areas of Internal Auditing and Corporate Finance. He has studied in the USA, an MBA graduate from St. John’s University in New York and is a Fellow ACCA since 2001, and a Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus...
Colin GarvieColin is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has a degree in Economics. For more than 25 years, he has provided management consultancy, non-executive director services and
general business advice to small and medium sized businesses throughout the UK via his own consultancy company, Square 1 Consultants. He also designs and delivers training
courses to private and public sector organisations in the UK, US, Hong Kong and Europe. The non-executive directorship specific duties include...
Markos DaskalakisMarkos brings more than two decades of continuous professional experience, 16 years of which in Global Dow 150 financial institutions (in all 3 lines of defence) and Deloitte, across 3 continents.
Stratos PanagiotakopoulosStratos has more than 10 years of experience in the fields of Internal Auditing, Business and Corporate Finance and Financial Planning and Analysis. He has been actively involved in the set up of a major international company in Greece and acted as a key player in setting up their processes. He has worked in Germany and has undertook projects in Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and Belgium. Stratos has an M.B.A. and an MSc in Banking and Finance from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, ..
ROBERT SOUSTERRobert (Bob) Souster is a Partner in Spruce Lodge Training, a consultancy firm based in Northampton, England. He lectures on economics, corporate and business law, management, corporate governance and ethics. He is the Module Director for ‘Professionalism, Regulation and Ethics’, a core module of the Chartered Banker MBA programme at Bangor University, Wales.
Bob’s previous career was in banking, having served as a divisional manager for EBS, ...
Spyros KottorisSpyros is seasoned professional operating in the professional training industry as a Business Coach and a Certified Learning Professional with over 10 years of training experience (6,000 training hours in classroom). He specializes in the fields of Train the Trainer training, Coaching skills and soft skills training and also Entrepreneurship, Management and Finance using blended interactive learning methods. He served as the Project Leader and Trainer of the Internal Certification of Trainers ..
Dr. Andreas G. KoutoupisDr. Andreas G. Koutoupis is currently the Head of Governance, Risk & Internal Audit Services (Director) of Mazars, Athens – Greece. Before join Mazars he served as a Senior Manager within the Internal Audit Services department of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Athens – Greece responsible for the Financial Services (mainly banking) Internal Audit Assurance & Consulting Services for more than ten years. He was involved in Governance, Risk & Internal Audit related assignments in more than 150 ...
Irene AndriotiIrene Andrioti, as a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and an AC accredited Coach, focuses on the Human Capital development by delivering training and consulting services...
Dimitrios Tsitsiropoulos MSc,PTDimitrios is a Sports Medicine expert, strong entrepreneur, professional, academic, and consultant. He holds a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy and a Bachelor degree in Health Sciences from Touro College in New York, USA.
Over the past 20 years, he has been involved in many different innovative projects emphasizing in the field of Human Performance evaluation and rehabilitation worldwide.
As an entrepreneur and consultant he identifies and seizes viable opportunities for expansion ...
Dr. Angeliki KosmopoulouDr Angeliki Kosmopoulou is a communications consultant. She holds a B.A. in History and Archaeology from the National and Kapodistrian University of Αthens, a PhD in Classical Archaeology from Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania, USA and an MBA from Leicester University in the UK. Following a career in archaeology and cultural management (University of Thessaly, Foundation of the Hellenic World, Athens Concert Hall), she established “Logos Associates”, ...
StudySmart is proud
to be working with loyal professionals, our highly valued associate partners,
that honour their word and add value to our clients.
Behind our success lies teamwork.
This is why we have been working with the same professionals
for a significant amount of years as we value this loyalty and trust.
As Michael Jordon once said,
“talent wins games,
but teamwork and intelligence