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Thursday, May 6, 2021

CEIBS Mourns the Loss of Our Valued Faculty Member Nikos Tsikriktsis

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of one of our cherished faculty members, Professor Nikos Tsikriktsis. As many of you may have known, Nikos had been battling with cancer and sadly he passed away on the morning of May 5. He passed peacefully alongside his family in his home town of Thessaloniki in Greece. The funeral will take place in Fotolivos, Greece today. A flower bouquet has been sent on behalf of the CEIBS community.

Nikos joined CEIBS in 2012 and was a hugely valued member of the school’s faculty these past nine years. He was an extremely popular professor, having taught on the MBA, Global EMBA, EMBA, FMBA and Executive Education programmes. His high energy, personable approach and innovative thinking always inspired a positive spirit in the classroom, where he was well-recognized by his students. He was awarded the CEIBS Teaching Excellence Award twice, in 2013 and 2017.

Nikos served as Associate Dean for Global EMBA from 2014 to 2021. Under his leadership, the programme expanded in both size and scope and is now the largest English-language EMBA in Asia, with classes being delivered on five continents. Meanwhile, the programme reached a historic high under his leadership when in 2020 it was ranked 2nd in the world, having also been in the top 5 globally for the previous three years. During his time as Associate Dean, Nikos spearheaded several major innovations in the programme, including the introduction of the Leadership Stream and global electives.

Nikos has had a profound impact on the CEIBS community and he will be greatly missed, but his legacy as a visionary leader and inspiring educator will remain alive in the memories of us all. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Nikos’ family at this time.

We have established a special page on the CEIBS website – entitled Remembering Nikos – where faculty, staff, students and alumni can leave their thoughts, memories and impressions of Nikos. Please feel free to share your comments here.

Nikos was well-respected and loved by everyone in the CEIBS community. While we all share in grief at his passing, we can also share in our memories of the tremendous impact he has had at CEIBS.