Dr Constantine “Dino” Kiritsis is known internationally as an entrepreneur, public & key note speaker, innovator, consultant and an inspiring professional trainer. He is considered an authority on start - ups, curriculum development and career management. He is the founder of StudySmart, an innovative consulting and professional training firm dedicated to helping professionals realize their potential.
For 20 years, Dino’s keynote speeches, workshops and seminars have helped organizations and professionals improve their relationships, enhance their knowledge base and develop soft & hard skills. He is a high-energy, high-content speaker, who educates, entertains, and motivates professionals to deliver.
Dr. Kiritsis has authored a best - selling educational guide in Greece for 8 years under his own publishing company (StudySmart publishing), a brief guide for CIMA candidates, co-authored with Christos Ragkavas (2017) and will be releasing his new book on “Bite Size management & business thoughts” (expected in 2018). His paper “From Degreefication to Certification” appeared in IGI’s publication in 2018: https://www.igi-global.com/book/handbook-research-educational-design-cloud/179345.
Apart from having set up his own companies as an entrepreneur, he has delivered over 10,000 hours of professional training, hosting & presentations in the last 20 years in more than 40 countries in Europe, Asia and the Middle East mainly to corporate clients.
He is also founder and president of the non- profit organization Teachers Without Borders Greece. StudySmart has strategic partners in various countries. He has extensive experience in business start - ups, education and professional training & development by setting up Intercollege Globaltraining in the late 1990’s (being responsible for the incorporation of professional qualifications in Greece and serving as a Partner & Executive Director for close to a decade), before setting up and leading one of the first academies for PwC in Greece. In essence he led the quality approvals by major associations successfully receiving the highest standards on each occasion, while over 15 of his students have been national or international prize winners.
In 2017, he was chosen by ACCA to deliver a series of webinars globally (over 4000 candidates) with great success, leading him to become an ACCA “tutor guru” supporting ACCA to train tuition providers globally on ACCA’s new Strategic Business Leader – SBL paper (from Czech Republic, Romania, Bulgaria, Russia, Latvia, Cyprus, Greece, Slovakia, Malta etc.).
He is also a consultant and International Curriculum Development expert for PwC’s Academy in Serbia and the Middle East. Dino has also done work with PwC’s Global Steering Committee for Private Company Services and has developed the curriculum, methodology and mapping procedure for PwC’s very successful Mini MBA programme being offered in the CEE region & the Middle East in 10 countries and 11 cities globally.
As a mentor on select business start-ups he has donated his services to close to 10 companies through charity / entrepreneurship organizations (Founders institute, I4U, Young Leaders) as well as successful start-ups (Member of the Board of Mye-tutor & SoFIA – School of the Future International Academy).
His knowledge areas span from Business Mapping, business analysis, Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Corporate level training to developing programmes, career management and education, Professional qualifications (PQs) and teaching topics such as Corporate Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Business Planning, Marketing and HR (for specialist qualifications (ACCA, CIA, CIMA, SHRM) and Universities (for the University of Surrey (UK), University of Strathclyde (UK), Henley Management School (UK), University of Nicosia (CY) and PwC Academies in Europe and the Middle East. Constantine has also been involved in over 100 corporate accounts training for well – known multinational firms such as Dell, Public S.A., Mazars, Brinks Security, Amana Constructions, Abu Dhabi FSC, Piraeus Bank, Alpha Bank, Eurobank, Lilly Pharma, Astra Zeneka, BAT, PwC, KPMG, ELM Saudi Arabia, Eltizam Asset Management, RTA Dubai, DP World, Dubai Tourism Authority, Falcon & Associates, Cosmos Business Systems, etc.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut (USA), a Masters and a PhD from the University of Surrey (UK), a Diploma in Corporate Governance from the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is a Fellow RSA UK, a Fellow of the Institute of Business Consultants UK, a Senior Certified Professional from the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM – SMP) USA, a Certified Human Resources Management Professional (HRMP) and is Certified in Compliance by the International Compliance Association AICA).
Dino lives in Athens Greece with his wife Antigoni and his two children.
Dr. Kiritsis has been featured internationally in over 100 events, being interviewed / featured by well known multinationals and conferences in a number of different countries (Recent examples below)
In Dubai, November 2018 – Masterclass - Business Acumen for SHRM Middle East Conference - Informa
In Thessloniki, Greece, for the Society of HR professionals (SDADE), HR competencies based on the SHRM model & HR Trends May, 2018
In Germany, 2018 – Commerce Chambers on Education trends, June 2018
In Athens, Greece, Start-Up innovation Business Plan Pitch, May 2018 – Open Competition
In Nicosia, Cyprus, - HR Trends 2018 & Beyond – for CIIM, Cyprus, March, 2018
German Chamber of Commerce, Bulgaria, on Education trends for professionals and the competencies of the 21st century, January 2018
In Sofia, Bulgaria – Innovation Explorer – Innovation in education “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks”, Feb. 2017
HR in action – Athens, July 6th 2017 – The value of the professional qualification in career management – case: SHRM
2. Articles & books 2017-2018:
Employability pocketbook (expected 2018)
Kiritsis, C. Staying Employable - Certifications of Competences in the Era of Real-Time Career Management: From Degreefication to "Certification". In Koutsopoulos, K., Doukas, K., & Kotsanis, Y. (Eds). Handbook of Research on Educational Design and Cloud Computing in Modern Classroom Settings (pp. 1-402). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-3053-4. https://www.igi-global.com/book/handbook-research-educational-design-cloud/179345
Gateway Road Map to success – with Christos Ragkavas, 2017 edition, published by StudySmart – released in October 2017