Board Member


George was born in Athens in May 1973. George is a Professor in Risk Assessment at European University Cyprus, Director of the Centre of Risk and Decision Sciences (CERIDES – Excellence in Innovation and Technology), Visiting Researcher at the National Observatory of Athens and Visiting Professor at University of Haifa. George is a PhD in Probabilistic Fire Risk Assessment from CFES at Kingston University London (2003), he was Honorary Research Fellow at CPSE at Imperial College London (2003 - 2005), and KTP Research Fellow at FSEG at the University of Greenwich (2009). He sat at the Management Committee of Secure Societies - Protecting Freedom and Security of Europe and its citizens of “HORIZON 2020” for 7 years. George was a Member of the Socio Economic Assessment Committee (SEAC) of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) for 6 years. He was Advisor for Natural Catastrophes to HE the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr Nikos Anastasiades. He was the 5th elected Dean of the Ioannis Gregoriou School of Business Administration for two consecutive terms. Among other public duties, he was appointed by the Ministerial Council of the Republic of Cyprus to Head the Special Task Force that overlooked the modernization of the Fire Services. He was hired by World Bank to contribute to the modernisation of licensing services provided by the Fire Service of the Hellenic Republic. The President of the Republic of Cyprus appointed him, as Vice President in the Energy Strategy Council. He consulted the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Cyprus in the Risk Assessment of Unexploded Ordnance as part of Gas Exploration. George is Editor-in-Chief of Safety Science (Elsevier, IF 4.788) and Member of the Editorial Board of Fire Technology (Springer Nature), the International Journal of Emergency Management and International Journal οf Critical Infrastructure (both Inderscience). He (co-)supervises 5 PhD students; 5 of his students are now PhD’s.