We are proud to announce that Dr. Olga Epitropaki received an honorary award at the annual HR Awards Ceremony, organized by Boussias Communications that took place on Wednesday, November 1st at Athenaeum Intercontinental Hotel.
Dr. Epitropaki is a Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management and her teaching and research interests in the areas of leadership, emotions, trust, psychological contracts and diversity management. Her doctoral research was specifically focused on the role of cognitive processes for understanding managerial leadership, with a special emphasis on transformational and charismatic types of leadership. We are very proud to count her among our faculty!
Dr. Epitropaki noted at her thank you speech: 'This is not an award that belongs only to me, this belongs to all the people at ALBA who have been my colleagues the last 16 years. I am very proud for many things we achieved together and i am also very proud for the MSc in Strategic Human Resource Management alumni."
She also talked about her research activities, including the Best Workplaces, the RCI, the Youth Employability researches, where she tried to map HR trends and challenges, to provide tools and showcase best practices.
The award received Ms. Zoe Kourounakou, International Relations Director at ALBA. Ms Kourounakou held the position of the Applied Research Director for many years and was a close colleague of Dr. Epitropaki.
Mrs. Kourounakou said "Dr. Epitropaki has a magic way of making you love HR. Through our work together we realized the mentality of the HR field started to change. We saw different terminology used, we realized that the strategic role of HR has started to change. The industry started using HR metrics and talking about trust and employability. Through the ALBA workshops the HR executives started networking and exchanging experiences. Dr. Epitropaki, through her devotion, her research and her teaching contributed to the change of the HR field".
We are also proud to have another member of our core faculty, Dr. Dionysis Dionysiou, Associate Professor of Organization and Management and Academic Director of the MSc in Strategic Human Resource Management have an active role to the HR awards as a member of the judging committee.
The judging committee reviewed and awarded 27 companies for their practices and excellence. Dr. Dionysiou was there at the Awards Ceremony to celebrate and award the representatives of the companies.