Dr Constantine “Dino” Kiritsis:  

Entrepreneur, consultant, public speaker, author - founder of StudySmart & Award Winning International Curriculum Development Expert consultant for PwC, Co-founder, EasyStudies.com (member of the easy group of companies).

 

He is a world-class inspirational professional who has delivered over 20,000 hours of professional qualifications and corporate training in the past 20 years in over 45 countries globally. Dino has developed the curriculum, methodology and mapping procedure for PwC’s Mini MBA programme being offered globally by PwC Academies. ACCA has named him in 2017 as a ‘tutor guru’ to help in rolling out its Strategic Business Leader (SBL) exam and has licensed his innovative interactive flowchart as a resource for candidates. 

 

His knowledge areas span from Business Mapping, business analysis, Governance, Ethics, 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, ICA) 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 a number of consulting & training projects for over 100 well – known multinational firms. 

 

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, an Associate Member of the International Compliance Association UK AICA), and a Senior Certified Professional from the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM – SMP) USA. 

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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. 

Books & Articles: 

 

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 “Are you serious” , a book on common sense which was released in 2019. Are you serious Volume II will be released in 2020. His paper “From Degreefication to Certification” appeared in IGI’s publication in 2018 can be found at: https://www.igi-global.com/book/handbook-research-educational-design-cloud/179345. Furthermore, his list of articles can also be found on his linkedin profile or at: https://www.studysmart.gr/blog/bite-size-thoughts, under his ‘bite size thoughts series.

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He is also founder and president of the non- profit organization Teachers Without Borders Greece. StudySmart has strategic partners in various countries (Italy, Slovenia, Cyprus, China and others). 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 (and until today, 2020-21), 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). 

 

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 is also a board member of School of the Future International Academy (SoFIA – www.sofianet.org) . Dino lives in Athens Greece with his wife Antigoni and his two children. 

Dr. Kiritsis has been featured internationally in over 150 events, being interviewed / featured by well known multinationals and conferences in a number of different countries (Recent select examples below)

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  • ​In Prague, Czech Republic in February 2020, on Innovation / the Amazon case at the University of Prague’s Business School (for PwC)

  • In Las Vegas, June 2019, at the SHRM annual conference, Building Competencies Through Designations: A Global Trend or the Answer to Real-Time Career Management?

  • 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 (and 2016)

  • HR in action – Athens, July 6th 2017 – The value of the professional qualification in career management – case: SHRM

Articles & books 2017-2020:

 

  • Are you Serious Volume II – Kiritsis, 2020

  • Educational Guide 8th edition, Kiritsis C & Kiritsis D, 2020

  • o    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

 

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