Antonis Karatzias, Cyprus
Mr Antonis Karatzias holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Macedonia. Since 2004, he is the Manager of the Departments of European Projects and Human Resources of Dias Group, including Sigmalive’ s corresponding Units since it begun its operation in 2009, while he is also Head of the New Business Development Office. Mr Karatzias has many years of experience in HR management positions in the industries of Services, Retail and Wholesale. During his career he achieved to manage successfully a number of change programs (culture change, restructuring etc) in the companies he was working and to establish companies' visions and missions.He is a qualified accountant authorized by the Cyprus Ministry of Finance, a qualified trainer authorized by the Human Resources Development Authority and a member of the Coaching Association. and the Cyprus Human Resources Management Association. For four years he was the co–president at the Labour Court, representing OEV (Cyprus Employers and Industries Federation). Mr Karatzias is experienced in managing EU funded projects (including among others FP6, FP7, Life+, Leonardo Da Vinci). In these projects he was involved as Project Coordinator and Exploitation and Dissemination Manager.