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Marinos Athanassiou

Marinos Athanassiou

From my training courses, you will take away: real-life examples, relevant case studies, judgement and critical thinking skills – and you will get all this in a friendly atmosphere.
From my training courses, you will take away: real-life examples, relevant case studies, judgement and critical thinking skills – and you will get all this in a friendly atmosphere.

Marinos is the founder of EY Academy of Business and has been a trainer since 1994.

He earned a master’s degree in economics from the University of Reading, UK. He was a lecturer in the Department of Management at the Grammar Institute in Cyprus.

He took his first steps in auditing as an assistant at Sears Michaels, Holborn in London and later joined Ernst & Young (which we now know as EY). After many years of experience in auditing banking, insurance and manufacturing companies, he became CFO in an investment bank. However, it was only as a trainer in economics and accounting that he was able to pursue his passion for teaching.

Marinos' training competences stem from both his professional experience and the knowledge he has gained through many years of training. Marinos believes that if you teach courses that are meant to be interactive and practical, as a trainer you need to impart valuable tools and skills. The trainer also revises his knowledge by listening carefully to the participants – their examples from life and their expectations. This allows you to adapt the course to the current needs and to find new ways and tools useful in your work.

Privately, Marinos is a Mozart and Chopin lover – he devotes his free time to studying these musicians.



Example projects
Marinos' latest project is a postgraduate programme run jointly with the Warsaw School of Economics – International Finance, which prepares every manager of a modern organisation in the most important aspects of a business. The idea, although simple, is key: to be a good manager in business, you need to make real business decisions. But to get them right, you need effective data analysis and knowledge of finance, reading financial statements and many other topics.



Courses conducted at EY Academy of Business:
  • Effective Manager and Team: Versatility Is the Competence of the Future
  • Financial Skills in Practice – Summer Workshops ONLINE
  • Finance in Business
  • International Finance


What are the course participants saying?
  • "Insanely useful data analysis and case studies, super explained calculation results"
  • "Marinos chose very interesting elements from theory and interesting examples"
  • "Best trainer"
  • "Marinos guided us brilliantly through all the examples and theory. Step by step he explained difficult and intricate parts of the reports"