Marios EfthymiopoulosDr. Marios Panagiotis Efthymiopoulos is the Founder and CEO of Strategy International and Senior Consultant of the firm.

He holds a complete portfolio with many years of a vast professional and academic experience. The decision to create Strategy International derives from his experience and the need to tailor client direct relations with key solving experts.

He has been assisting and associated with direct or indirect market and government related works, through which achieved to consult, train, organize, innovate and apply. Regional experience includes among others co-operations in consulting in the USA, European Union, Cyprus and Greece and the Gulf Region, namely the UAE.

He is Associate Professor of International Security and Strategy and former Dean of the College of Security and Global Studies, at the American University in the Emirates, in the United Arab Emirates located in Dubai.

He holds a PhD from the University of Crete, in Security and Strategic Affairs on NATO issues and NATO-Russia relations. A graduate of the NATO Defense College, Rome (SC-105, 2005), holds an MA from the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. Having attended the MSC in Russian and Post-Soviet Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science, he holds a BA(Hons) in International Relations and Politics from the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside.

He is currently consulting and authoring on Alliances and International Organizations, Mega & Smart Cities Security and Strategy, Cyber Security and Tactics of Sustainable Growth and Development among others.

Past academic positions, among others, include, Columbia University’s Harriman Institute, the Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University SAIS, George Washington European Center for Excellence & the Business School, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the University of Cyprus. He is a strategic advisor, attached to the President of the Republic of Cyprus since 2014.

Publications include books, edited books, chapter, peer reviewed journals and published papers.

He is Listed in the “Marquis Who is Who” Encyclopedia of Leading Personalities in the World, based in Vienna.

“Recent publications include an Edited Volume on “Cyber-Democracy, Development and Defense” by Springer (2014-2015). Further, an upcoming publication is: “The Handbook Cyber-Democracy, Cyber-Development  & Cyber-Defense” that will be published by Springer in 2018.

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