Dimis Michaelides



Consultant, author, keynote speaker, facilitator and magician, who combines his unique talents and business experience to inspire people around the world. He works in the areas of creativity, innovation, strategy, marketing and leadership and is the MD of Performa Consulting and a Faculty member of the Cyprus International Institute of Management.


Dimis published The Art of Innovation Integrating Creativity in Organizations (2007, second edition 2011) with original design and artwork by Umit Inatci and an introduction by Constantinos Markides. He has developed the Art of Innovation model in various forms, to help organizations and individuals achieve their full innovation potential.


Dimis has delivered presentations and led workshops in numerous creativity forums including the Creative Education Foundation (USA), American Creativity Association, CREA (Europe), European Conference for Creativity and Innovation and Africa Creativity Conference.


He has extensive international experience in General Management, Marketing and Finance having held fulltime executive posts at the World Bank (Washington), Zeneca (Paris), Council of Europe (Paris) and more recently as CEO of Laiki Cyprialife (Nicosia).


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.


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


www.performa.net           www.theartofinnovation.net          www.dimis.org        www.twitter.com/dimistweet