We are proud of our instructors,
whose passion, expertise and invaluable knowledge is the
key to the success of our training courses.
With a degree in Business Administration and specialization in HR Management, has achieved the establishment of his professional career with the experience and knowledge, through professional and educational pursuits. He is a Certified Hospitality Trainer (CHT) by AH&LEI. He has participated in major European programs, representing Cyprus in laboratory policy making meetings on labor issues.He is a certified Labor consultant. With his experience in the field of HR, he develops HR departments in organizations, contributing significantly to the most demanding function of Management. He is a Member of the Cyprus HR Managers Association as well as the Cyprus Hotel Managers Association.
Today, he directs Polykarpou hrd Ltd, a Training company, the Cyprus Educational Institute, partner of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, with specialization on Training and Certification programs in Hospitality.
She holds a degree in Tourismology, and a master in business administration (DBA) with specialization in Management. She has an extensive experience in Management in the Tourism Industry. She has gained significant consulting experience by participating in European programs related to the development of competitiveness and productivity of SMEs.
Over the last years, she is in the HR management, working mainly in Education,and HR Development. She has extensive experience in Academic Education, as a teacher in Higher Education, Colleges and Universities in of Cyprus. Her experience in adults training is continuous on issues such as Hospitality Management, Sales, Productivity improvement & Competitiveness, Customer Service, Human Resources, Risk Management, Leadership, Sustainable Development, etc .
Today is the Head Instructor at the Cyprus Hospitality Educational Institute, instructing AH&LEi certification programs, as well as other Management programs.
Eugenios is a Hospitality Management honor graduate of Hotel Institute Montreux in Switzerland from where he has been awarded with the Outstanding Graduate of the Year Award. He holds a Master’s Degree with honors in Human Resources. He is a Member of the Cyprus HR Management Association, and served as General Secretary of the Board of the Cyprus Hotel Managers Association. He was actively employed in the Hospitality Industry in Switzerland and Cyprus for the last 28 years reaching the position of General Manager in Leading luxury hotels. His passion and love for Human Resources has led him the last 8 years to take Human Resources Leadership roles in two local chains.
His vast experience as an Academic includes teaching at a local College and also presenting various masterclasses in both Swiss and Cypriot Hospitality Management Schools, Universities of Cyprus, often invited as a guest speaker in various conferences.
Today he is running his own business representing the Hospitality and Culinary schools of the Swiss Education Group in Cyprus and Greece and acts also as a Consultant/Trainer at the Cyprus Hospitality Educational Institute (CHEI)
Antonis Antoniou is a UK educated practitioner and has worked as a tourism & hospitality consultant, senior lecturer and as an executive trainer since 1999. Mr Antoniou holds a Masters degree from the University of Surrey on Tourism & Hospitality Education. Mr Antoniou has over 20 years of lecturing & training experience in Great Britain, Germany, Russia, Greece, Cyprus, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Nepal, Cameroon and UAE. Mr Antoniou domain is in hospitality & Catering as well as in travel & tourism where he is also directly involved with the organisation of the department which specializes in Hospitality Training & Consultancy. His constant involvement with the hotel industry is reflected upon the practical training sessions he performs. His trademark is simple but effective, matching theoretical and practical training techniques. Among st his practice work ethics is the sense of quality and accuracy that should prevail at all levels of the training process. “The result of a training session is not countable at the end of it but at the beginning of a new working evolution”.
Ms. Onisiforou holds a BSc and an MBA from the George Washington University in Washington, DC, USA, in the fields of Human Resource Management, and Organizational Behavior and Development. She started her career working at the HR department of the International Monetary Fund, in Washington DC, USA for 12 years.
Ms. Onisiforou joined Polykarpou HRD Ltd as an HR Consultant/Trainer. Previously, she worked for over 15 years as a Business Management Consultant and Trainer for the Cyprus hotel and tourism industry, offering services in the fields of General Management, Human Resource Management and Quality Management Systems, ISO 9001 and ISO 22000. As a certified HRDA trainer, she has many years of experience in training managerial and non-managerial staff on various general business management, human resources management, and quality management systems topics.
She is a certified trainer by the Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus (HRDA) and today is an Executive Instructor at the Cyprus Hospitality Educational Institute, instructing Management and certification programs.
Committed to excellence in the Hospitality Industry, with passion for further personal development, entail some of his personal characteristics. His educational background is purely Hospitality with specialization in the Food & Beverage Service.As a professional he worked in all F&B positions such as Barman, Head Waiter, F&B Controller, F&B Manager in Hospital as well as operating his own Catering business.
With his experience as an Internal Trainer as well as F&B and Training consultant, he was cooperated with two Public Universities in Cyprus, in Food & Beverage Service Training, coaching and consulting. As an adults’ trainer for more than 20 years, he holds a prime position in the vocational training.At the Cyprus Hospitality Educational Institute, the International partner of AH&LEI, he is doing an excellent job by training, consulting and tutoring professionals, driving them to one of the most recognized professional Certification worldwide.
In Hospitality Industry since 1976. Studied Hospitality in Athens and Kerkyra. He continued further studies in Madrid, holding a Hotel Management Diploma, Mastering as a Vocational Training Instructor.
He worked both in Greece and Cyprus in middle and deluxe hotels, mostly as a Front Office Manager.
In his training experience, he achieved to partner with the Higher Hotel Institute Nicosia. He has also been a Committee technical member on creation of the Front Office standards on the National Vocational Qualification System (NVQS)
SInce January 2019 he is a permanent Training Instructor at Polykarpou hrd and the Cyprus Hospitality Educational Institute
Victoria is an experienced lecturer of foreign languages with 17 years of pedagogical practice and a PhD degree in Linguistics. She is fluent in 4 languages and passionate to share knowledge with her students. After graduation from the State Linguistic University Minsk, Belarus, she started to work at the Department of German at the “alma mater” and delivered courses in German Conversation, Text Theory and Stylistics as well as communicative German and Russian language courses at Minsk State University and European Humanities University. Soon she continued improving her qualifications at the PhD studies. As a dedicated and qualified educator she could not miss the opportunity to combine her tourism branch and pedagogical experience and in 2007 developed a project offering intensive Russian language courses to Cyprus travel industry companies.
Her linguistic scientific research is aimed at the pragmatic-communicative aspect of the language, methodological innovations, as well as some cross-cultural peculiarities in language acquisition. The results of Victoria’s research were published in numerous scientific publications and presented at international congresses and conferences.
Olympiada is a graduate of the Hotel and Catering Institute of Cyprus. She earned a Diploma in Housekeeping and was awarded with the Outstanding Trainee of the Year Award. She held the position of Executive Housekeeper with over 30-year of experience, working in Luxury Hotels and is recognized in the Hotel and Catering Industry as an exceptional professional with high standards and ethos. Her Organizational and Leadership skills are indeed impressive and she has the knowhow of passing on these skills to others.
As a professional, she has worked as an Associate Instructor of Housekeeping in both the public and private institutes. During her employment she received extensive training in ISO, HACCP, Health and Safety and Environmental Management systems. Her experience in hotels has allowed her to thoroughly implement all professional systems and complete every inspection process with honors. Olympiada has extensive experience in the Training and Coaching of newcomers and professionals in the field of Housekeeping and is currently in the process of being Certified Trainer by the Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus (HRDA) and she is an Associate Housekeeping Instructor at the Cyprus Hospitality Educational Institute.
Richard is a highly motivated, experienced, hotel project, revenue, yield, channel manager professional. Richard has extensive web project management experience in planning, designing, and launching web projects including implementing efficiency specific plans for hotels. As well as digital marketing campaigns, social media platforms, reputation systems and custom relationship management systems. Richard has a strong work ethic and believes in getting the job done!
Richard is now focused on utilising his experience for the benefit of other industry professionals and provides specialist products & consultancy services to the hotel industry.
He is now the founder / CEO of RJB SYSTEMS LIMITED & creator of MyRatesMagic® for Hotels.
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Christos wears a dual hat. As a writer, speaker and author on the mind and principles for creating a life of our choice and as a Security Professional.
Having served in Her Majesty’s Forces (HM Forces), in the Royal Military Police (RMP), for 16 years, he left service in mid 2013. During that time he gained extensive knowledge in theoretical and practical security measures, all of which were put to use and consistently updated.
He has worked within the Security Industry in Cyprus, including the Hospitality Industry, during which time he gained additional knowledge in relation to the operational and security measures required within that sector.
Christos holds a Diploma in Security Management (BTEC Level 5, Perpetuity Training) and qualified in Close Protection. He also holds a Honours Degree in Chemistry from Imperial College, London and a PGCE in Science from King’s College, London.
Spyros is a Hospitality Management graduate from Alexander Dumas Hotel Management school in Strasburg, France.
Over his 22 years of experience Spyros has worked in France, The Netherlands and Cyprus and has held management positions in front line operations, business development and hotel chain corporate offices in International and local hotel chains like Hilton International, Le Meridien, Intercontinental and KANIKA Hotels & Resorts. He led and trained teams from different backgrounds, being actively involved in orientation, job skills and management trainings, advanced sales, and up-selling trainings, combining a deep commercial and financial awareness.
After Been Certified as Vocational Trainer by Cyprus Authorities (ANAD), he is a member of Polykarpou hrd Instructors Team, focusing on Management programs
In hospitality industry since 2009. With a bachelor degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. Established in the coffee business through his experience, knowledge and passion about his subject. Official barista trainer since 2015 from the Espresso Italiano Institute and proud member of the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe.
As a professional he worked as a barista, manager and trainer in well-established coffee companies. As well as an advisor and freelancer trainer with his work to be shown through the success of his clients. Over the last years he attended multiple contests and seminars with a highlight of the international coffee tasting contest in Brescia 2015, in which he holds the second position.
Today he runs his own coffee business with two shops in Limassol and Nicosia. After Been Certified as Vocational Trainer by Cyprus Authorities (ANAD), he is a member of Polykarpou hrd Instructors Team, focusing on Management programs
Nikos Zantis is a graduate of the Higher Hotel and Catering Institute of Nicosia, Cyprus, holding a diploma in cookery and pastry. He has extensive professional experience of over 32 years as an Executive Chef in a number hotels and restaurants. His strong personality and passion for his work led him, throughout the years, to create his own business in catering, confectionery and bakery.
He has worked tirelessly on his professional development, having participated, amongst others, in training courses HCCP, Health and Safety, and Food and Beverage Management. With a respected reputation in the Hospitality and Catering industry, he has worked as a consultant Chef for several restaurants, composing menus, optimizing resources, organizing kitchens and training staff.
His leadership skills have allowed him to motivate and inspire other people, always in the spirit of team work and passion. He has been certified as a Professional Trainer by HRDA (Human Resources Development Authority), and has since become a member of the Polykarpou HRD Instructors Team, focusing on cookery.
Tatiana is a Russian Language and Literature graduate from Kamianets-Podilsky Pedagogical University in Ukraine.
She is a fluent speaker of five languages, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching both children and adults. She worked until 1998 in Ukraine as a schoolteacher of Russian Language and Literature. After moving to Cyprus, she actively continues her career, teaching Russian as native and as foreign language in a local English School and in open schools. At the same time, she is working in the tourism industry, which gives her a great insight of the importance of foreign languages, as well as an excellent understanding of the needs of teaching Russian in our country.
After being certified as a trainer by the Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus, she developed a Russian language training program, especially designed for workers of restaurants, bars and hotels. This program aims to provide people working in the tourism branch, with the language skills that are needed for the basic communication with their Russian customers.
She is a passionate and creative teacher, always willing to help and motivate her students.