Management-Academic team of UNICERT College - Unicert College

Dr. Paris Lianos

Academic Director of UNICERT College and Head of Business School

Paris Lianos has been Head of the Business School of a College in partnership with UK University since 2014. He is a PhD in Social Sciences with the thesis “European strategic culture; the ESDP years”, by the University of Leicester. He holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Alba Graduate Business School, a MA in International Banking and an MSc in International Relations from the University of Birmingham. He also studied economics at American College of Greece, Deree College. He has been working in the banking sector in Citibank since 2007 as well as in a management company. He also participated actively in organizing the Athens Special Olympics 2011 in the international relations department. He is co-founder of the technology site www.iwant2.gr since 2012.

He teaches on international business and entrepreneurship.

Dr. Panagiotis Perakis

Head of the School of Computing and Course Leader of the MSc Computer Science programmes

Dr. Panagiotis Perakis is the Head of the School of Computing and Course Leader of the MSc Computer Science programmes. He received his BSc degree in Physics, his MSc degree in Information and Communication Technologies and his PhD in Informatics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), Greece. After many years in the Information Technology business, as a software engineer, CTO and entrepreneur, he made a shift to his career for the academia. He has been actively involved in various EU funded research projects and worked as a research and teaching associate at the Dept. of Informatics and Telecommunications of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), as well as a research associate at the Dept. of Computer and Information Science of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). His research interests include computer graphics, computer vision, image processing, pattern recognition, machine intelligence and physics-based modelling and simulation. He has a strong publication record in top scientific journals and conference proceedings. He serves as a scientific journal reviewer and as a research and innovation assessor of the Greek General Secretariat of Research and Technology (GGET). He is a member of the Hellenic Physical Society, since 1987 and, of the IEEE Computer Society, since 2011.

Chrysavgi Karyakatzi

Deputy Director of UK Academic Issues (Development & Operation) at UNICERT College

Chrysavgi Karyakatzi holds a BSc in Early Childhood Education from University of Patras and she continued her studies on completing her MA in Literacy Learning and Literacy Difficulties at Institute of Education (University of London). She, also, holds an MBA from Canterbury Christ Church University. She is skilled in multitasking, analytical skills, time management, high level of accuracy, building cross-functional teams, demonstrating exceptional communication skills and making critical decisions during challenges, with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. She can work in team and independently, as well, creating effective presentations and developing opportunities that further establish organizational goals. She has an extensive academic experience in UK tertiary Education, excellent knowledge of the UK education system, familiar with all the UK procedures followed in the operation of UK tertiary Education, excellent knowledge of the market of UK Universities operating in Greece in collaboration with Greek Private Colleges.

Melina Diakoumakou

College Administrator

Melina Diakoumakou has studied International Relations and Security Studies at University of Bradford, with specialized interest in the early advertisement during World War II.
Furthermore, she has completed studies in General Journalism at the Private Vocational Training Institute DOMI, following an internship at Town Hall of Peristeri in the department of Public Relations. Her work experience in sales, public relations and communications have deployed her with multitasking and analytical skills and endorsed her with interpersonal and organizational competences as well. She obtains great knowledge and experience of the British Academic procedures and has expertise in the Greek educational system for both private and public universities.