Dr. Simona Mihai-Yiannaki, is an Assistant Professor at the European University Cyprus, an international consultant in banking and finance and an accredited trainer by HRDA. Her inspiration lies in her networking skills and she has being awarded a distinction in entrepreneurship during her MBA in Oxford Brookes University in 2005. She has also being awarded with the EMBRI Best Contributor award in 2009 and the Best EMRBI Conference Reviewer in 2013. She was a Fulbright finalist and a coordinator/member of several international /European projects. Her academic research areas are Banking and Financial Services Innovation, Corporate Governance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Risk Management applications for banks and SMEs, Creativity and Innovation, Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Distance Learning. She was involved as guest speaker and trainer in conferences in Belgium, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Switzerland, France, Portugal and Romania on topics about banking, finance, entrepreneurship, risk management, creativity and change management.