Yianna Orphanidou (Board Member) is an experienced educator and researcher in the field of tourism, hospitality and sustainability. She has been teaching since 1999 in various private and public institutions both in Cyprus and abroad. Her educational background includes an HND in Hotel Management with a specialization in Food and Beverage from HHIC, a BA (HONS) in Hospitality Management, and an MSc in Hospitality and Tourism Education from Surrey University in the UK. She is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Nicosia.
With a focus on tourism, hospitality, and sustainability, Yianna has authored numerous reviewed papers in academic journals, showcasing her expertise and research contributions. She is recognized as an accredited trainer by the Human Resource Department Authority of Cyprus, reflecting her practical and academic proficiency in the fields of Tourism / Hospitality Sustainability and Management.
Yianna has a wealth of experience working on projects and consulting for businesses locally and internationally. She has successfully coordinated and participated in the technical and research teams of over 20 funded European, national, and international projects. Her involvement in these initiatives demonstrates her commitment to advancing knowledge and making tangible contributions to the industry.