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Innovation, Creativity & Leadership Trainer

​Dimis Michaelides is a keynote speaker, author and trainer on innovation, creativity and leadership. He also works as a consultant with private and public organizations on customized change projects, which may be long term assignments or brief interventions.

Dimis has extensive international experience in General Management, Marketing and Finance - at the World Bank (Washington), Zeneca (Paris), Council of Europe (Paris) and Laiki Cyprialife (Nicosia). He served on numerous Boards of Directors in private companies and non-profit organizations in Cyprus, the US, Russia and Brazil, including the Board of Trustees of The Creative Education Foundation (US). In 2017 Dimis was named Ambassador of Knowledge by Lifelong Learning Academia in Slovenia.

Dimis published The Art of Innovation - Integrating Creativity in Organizations© (2007, 2011) a model to embed innovation in organizations. He followed this with Leading Innovation in Practice© (2013) a roadmap to guide organizations and individuals to achieve their full innovation potential.

He has delivered presentations and led workshops in numerous creativity forums including TEDx (New York), Harvard Business Review (China), Creative Education Foundation (USA), American Creativity Association, CREA (Europe), European Conference for Creativity and Innovation, Africa Creativity Conference, EU Quality Conference (Europe).

Dimis has taught as visiting Professor at the Executive MBA programs of INSEAD (Fontainebleau), CK Graduate School of Business (Beijing), Jiaotang University (Shanghai), Royal Holloway University of London, the Cyprus International Institute of Management (CIIM) and Neapolis University, Pafos.

Dimis is a graduate of the London School of Economics (B.Sc), London Business School (MBA), Sussex University (MA) and INSEAD (Leadership in Organizations).

He is fluent in Greek, English and French, operational in Spanish and Portuguese.

Dimis loves his wife and son, mother and brother, music and magic, art and history, film and theater, and his dog, Goya.

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