CIM Summit 2022, Saturday 9th April, 08:30am, Nicosia Municipal Theatre

CIM Summit Video:

The Summit

The CIM Summit 2022 is a reference point in the field of Management and Marketing studies in Cyprus and in Europe. The CIM Summit is organised on an annual basis and aims to provide the opportunity to Cypriot firms to be informed about the latest developments in the areas of Marketing and Management. World-renowned academics from Europe’s leading Business Schools attend and share their knowledge with attendees representing the leading companies of Cyprus and Europe.

2022 marks the 14th Anniversary of the CIM Summit.


The main objectives of the Summit are to inform and inspire Cyprus’ managers and executives. Moreover, it also provides a platform for managers and executives to network and discuss the latest developments in their respective fields. Finally, with this Summit, the CIM actively promotes business education and offers added value to its members and alumni who are encouraged to attend.

The Summit is addressed to:
Business Executives;
Senior Government Officials;
Marketing Managers;
Human Resource Managers;
Sales Managers;
Production Managers;
Logistics Managers;
Brand Managers;
And any other executive who would like to be informed on the latest trends in management.


Access to the online event is FREE and by Invitation only. Any registration is subject to confirmation by the Organisers.

Administration & Registrations of the event are handled by IMH. You can visit the IMH page for the  REGISTRATIONS 
Note: All Registrations are subject to confirmation by the Organisers.


Summit Schedule

08:30 – 09:00 Registrations
09:00 – 09:15 

 Opening Ceremony
• Welcome address by Yangos Hadjiyannis, CEO, CIM

• Welcome address by Prof Anthony Woodman, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, UWL 

• Welcome address by Stephen Lillie, British High Commissioner to Cyprus 

• Welcome address by the Minister of Finance, Mr Constantinos Petrides 

09:15 – 09:45 

Corporate Activism in a Polarized World
Aharon Cohen Mohliver, Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, London Business School

09:45 – 10:00 Q&A Session

10:00 – 10:30

 Digital Assets
Nitin Gaur, IBM Financial Services, USA
10:30 – 10:45 Q&A Session
10:45 – 11:15 Networking Coffee Break
11:15– 11:45 The Challenges of Effective Innovation within a Large Corporate: The Relationship between structure, processes, incentives and culture
Jeremy Hutchison-Krupat, Senior Lecturer in Innovations & Operations Management, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
11:45 – 12:00 Q&A Session
12:00 – 12:30 Energy Utilities and their Challenges of Security, Sustainability and Affordability (ONLINE PRESENTATION)
Derek Bunn, Professor of Decision Sciences, Management Science and Operations, London Business School 
12:30 – 12:45 Q&A Session
12:45 – 13:15 Panel Discussion
13:15 – 13:30 Closing Ceremony – Proclamation 0f CIM Honorary Fellows 2022

CIM Summit 2022 Speakers

Aharon Cohen Mohliver

Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Derek Bunn

Professor of Decision Sciences, Management Science  and  Operations London Business Schoo

Jeremy Hutchison-Krupat

University Senior Lecturer in Innovation & Operations Management, JBS, University of Cambridge

Nitin Gaur

IBM Financial Sciences, IBM Research. USA

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The CIM Summit 2022 is placed under the auspices of the Minister of Finance.

Mr Constantinos Petrides

Minister of Finance

Event Coordinator & Contact Information

Aharon Cohen Mohliver

Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Professor Mohliver is a strategy scholar specialising in quantitative research of business ethics and corporate social responsibility (CSR). He helps organizations understand why misconduct emerges, and thus help them preempt behaviours that harm the organization or its broader stakeholder environment. In a related stream Aharon studies the implications of social polarization for firms wanting to engage in CSR. Aharon’s research asks why some firms, but not others, engage in behaviour that is viewed unfavourably. These reasons include the information network in which the firm is embedded, competitive pressures, regulation, the firm’s own history and internal processes of hiring and promotion. Aharon studies these social antecedents of misconduct in a variety of organisational settings ranging from executive stock option backdating and financial restatements, to student plagiarism and violence in professional sports. His research examines questions about the diffusion of wrongful practices, the effects of recessions and booms on morality and the effects of institutional changes on firm corrective action. In a related research stream, Aharon examines the implications of social polarization on the effectiveness of CSR. Specifically, this research explores the conditions under which one firm’s actions to support diversity, environmental sustainability and labour safety can in fact push its competitors to pollute, discriminate and abuse labour. Aharon’s research is published in leading academic journals such as Organization Science and Administrative Science Quarterly, he serves on the editorial board of the Strategic Management Journal and his dissertation was cited in major legislation affecting ownership structure in Business Groups in Israel. Before joining London Business School, Aharon was the domestic policy advisor to MP Benjamin Netanyahu (2005-2007), and advised the Israeli Securities Authority and the Committee on Competitiveness in the Israeli Prime Minister's Office (2010-2012). Aharon holds a PhD in Management from Columbia Business School, and Masters degrees from Columbia University (MA) and the Hebrew University (MA, Finance and Strategy). Aharon is currently Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at London Business School and has taught courses covering Strategic Management, Strategic Analysis, Sociological Foundations of Strategy and Behavioral Strategy. He has taught EMBAs, MBAs, Masters in Management, Specialised Executive Programs and PhD students. Aharon is now teaching the Executive MBAs at London Business School.

Derek Bunn

Professor of Decision Sciences, Management Science and Operations London Business School eneurship, London Business School

Professor Derek W Bunn is the author of over 200 research papers and 10 books in the areas of forecasting, decision analysis and energy economics. As Professor of Decision Sciences at London Business School, he has been the recipient of several professional and industry awards, including the Goodeve Medal, from the UK Operational Research Society. His work has been extensively cited, and translated into more than six languages. Professor Bunn read Natural Sciences at Trinity College, Cambridge University; received a PhD from London Business School; and was subsequently elected CEGB Fellow in Engineering at Oxford University. He has also been a visiting professor at Stanford University in California. He was an elected council member of The Institute of Management Sciences (1992-1994), representing international interests in the merger executive with ORSA to create INFORMS. More recently he has served as council member of the British Institute of Energy Economists. He has been chief editor of the Journal of Forecasting since 1984, and was formerly chief editor of Energy Economics. He is also the founding editor of the Journal of Energy Markets and has served on the editorial boards of 11 other journals, including Management Science. He is currently chairman of the UK Government Panel of Technical Experts for the Electricity Market and he also serves as an independent member of the industry panel that oversees the wholesale electricity trading. He has acted as a special advisor to the House of Commons Select Committee on Energy and Climate Change, consultant to the UK Competition Commission on Electricity Market Abuse, Expert Advisor to the National Audit Office (in their review of the electricity industry reforms), peer reviewer on modelling work for DECC and Ofgem, and Expert Witness in several litigation cases before the High Court and at international Tribunals. He has been a regular keynote speaker and chair at many international research and practitioner conferences.

Jeremy Hutchison-Krupat

University Senior Lecturer in Innovation & Operations Management, JBS, University of Cambridge.

Jeremy is a Senior Editor at Production and Operations Management and an Associate Editor for the Product and Process Innovation area of Decision Sciences. He regularly teaches executive education programmes to help leaders improve their ability to address innovation challenges. He has authored a number of case studies, pedagogical exercises and computer simulations, which help provide a rich context to teach innovation. Prior to pursuing his PhD at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Jeremy worked at the Avery Dennison Corporation where he played an integral role in the management of their North American R&D operations. More broadly, from 1995-2006 Hutchison-Krupat has had had a diverse work experience in roles that ranged from design engineer to supply chain optimisation manager, within industries ranging from integrated circuit boards to distribution centres and consumer goods.

Nitin Gaur

IBM Financial Sciences, IBM Research. USA

Nitin Gaur currently leads IBM Financial Sciences research practice, as a part of IBM Research. In this role, Nitin leads a team that aspires to play a pivotal role in reshaping the future of the financial services industry with faculty, advanced technology, and superior design in the field of financial sciences and financial technology. Transforming the financial services industry with technology into a new era with Blockchain, AI, and ML, qualitative. and quantitative modeling.

In previous role, Nitin Gaur, served as Founder and Director of IBM Digital Asset Labs – serving to devise industry standards, use cases, and working towards making blockchain for the enterprise a reality. In parallel Nitin also served as CTO of IBM World Wire – a cross border payment solution utilizing digital assets. Nitin also Founded IBM Blockchain Labs and led the effort in establishing blockchain practice for the enterprise.Prior to this role he was working in capacity of CTO, IBM Mobile Payments and Enterprise Mobile Solutions.  Nitin holds MS in Management Information systems and MBA in Finance from University of Maryland. Nitin is also appointed as an IBM Distinguished Engineer and is an IBM Master Inventor with a rich patent portfolio.
Nitin Gaur is also serves as Research and Portfolio Manager for Portal Asset Management – a Multi Manager Fund Specializing in Digital Assets and DeFi investment Strategies.

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