Dr Ioannis Christodoulou joined Westminster Business School as a Senior Lecturer in Business Strategy in 2011. Ioannis gained his first degree in Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) in Management Science and Marketing. He then continued his studies, gaining a two-year MBA degree by AUEB and Budapest University of Economics and Public Administration, spending the second year of his studies mostly in Budapest. Ioannis began his PhD in Strategic Management (2004) in AUEB.
In 2005, he was accepted as a Lecturer in a UK university, where he taught several courses within the fields of Strategic Management, Marketing and International Business. Following his time Ioannis then went on to the Head of Corporate Development, organising conferences, presentations, business simulations, entrepreneurship games and managerial contests.
During this time he also worked also in the consulting industry in training executives in leadership, teamwork, crisis and complexity management. Ioannis's interest in the business environment led him to more entrepreneurial endeavours where he co-founded a corporate governance ratings company and became a partner in a consulting company for knowledge transfer and synthesis. His work within the public and private sectors led Ioannis to be a highly respected consultant in the field of management.
PhD Strategic Management, Athens University of Economics and Business
MBA, Athens University of Economics and Business - Budapest University of Economics and Public Administration
BSc Marketing and Management Science, Athens University of Economics and Business
European Academy of Management, Reviewer
British Academy of Management, Reviewer, Member
Cognitive Edge, Accredited Practitioner and Member
Presencing Institute, Member
Hellenic Association of Doctoral Researchers, Public Relations Representative (2004-2007), Member
MBA Alumni of Athens University of Economics and Business, Member
Greek Marketing Academy, Member
JADE HELLAS (Greek Federation of Junior Enterprises member of JADE EU), Programmes Developer (2005-2007), Member
Hellenic Institute of Marketing, Member
Hellenic Management Association, Member
Economic Chamber of Greece, Member
Consultancy and professional practice
Ioannis has worked as a Coordinator of Strategic Management and Business Policy Laboratory (Research Centre) for Athens University of Economics and Business
As Head of Corporate Development in his earlier academic UK post he proposed, developed and managed the following activities:
Ioannis also worked as a Programme Leader for Executive Consulting and Training programmes and was a member of Total Quality Team (TQT) for validations, reviews, exam boards, academic panels, in his previous University post.
He has also served as Communication and Promotion Representative for Hellenic Association of Doctorates Researchers - Hel.As.D.R. with the following responsibilities:
ORGANISATION OF CONFERENCES
Executive member in the organising committees of:
Ioannis is currently developing heavily his research portfolio. His research areas deal with Middle Management, Blue Ocean Strategy, SMEs and Strategy as Practice.
He has served as track co-chair for the Strategy as Practice track for the British Academy of Management for 3 years and he is quite active in research networking.
At the same time, Ioannis is serving as a reviewer for various prestigious academic journals and conferences such as European Journal of Management and BAM conference. He is part of the 'Service Research and Customer Experience Research Group '' at Westminster Business School.
He is currently working on publications such as :
- Blue Ocean Strategy and development pathways,
- Middle Managers strategic roles in a digital environment,
- SMEs digital strategizing.
Finally, Ioannis, has 4 PhD completions so far and currently he is happily supervising PhD students on areas that cover Strategy, Strategic Decision Making, Sustainable Business Models, Blue Ocean and Innovation.