Director

Yannis PollalisYannis A. Pollalis, is a Professor of Strategic Management & Policy in the Department of Economic Science since 1999, and since 2004 the founder and Director of the Graduate Program in Economic & Business Strategy at the University of Piraeus in Greece. He has consulted, researched and published numerous articles on strategic marketing, management of information systems, strategy formulation, e-business development, leadership, emotional intelligence and leadership.

He has served as a Keynote & Motivational Speaker and a consultant in issues of Leadership, Human Resources Development, Motivation for Employees, Coaching & Teamwork workshops (Train-the-Trainer), Marketing Planning, Strategic Planning, Performance Management & Measurement Systems (Dixons’ South Europe Group, IASO General Hospital, Hellenic Private Hospitals Organization, L’Oreal Hellas, Altec Telecoms, National Bank of Greece, Oriflame SA, Psimitis SA, Hermes Group-Cyprus, Cooperative Central Bank of Cyprus, AMGEN Hellas, Yellow-Pages, Interamerican Insurance Group, ING Group, MDRT, LIMRA, GAMA Hellas).

Professor Pollalis teaches in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs (University of Piraeus, Hellenic Open University, International Hellenic University, Medical School-University of Athens). He has also taught in executive development & training courses (Cyprus International Institute of Management, Syracuse University’s Leadership Institute, University of Pittsburgh’s Executive MBA) and has received numerous Teaching Excellence Awards.

He has published 15 books in the areas of management, strategic planning, information management, e-business, marketing management, organizational behavior and business corporate strategy. His research has been funded by the Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, NATO’s Science & Research Program and the European Network for SMEs Research. He is in the editorial board for The International Journal for Information Management (IJIM), The Journal of Marketing & Operations Management Research and has served as Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Systems Studies (JASS) and Editor for the International Journal of Economics & Business (SPOUDAI). He has served as a faculty member for iSchool during 1993-1998 and since 2002 he has been a visiting professor for the Summer Leadership Institute at Syracuse University, New York.