Mr Yiannis Kouis holds a BSc in Hotel Restaurant and Tourism Administration from the University of New Orleans, U.S.A. and a Master’s degree in Hotel Administration from Cornell University, in New York. He also completed the special one-year programme at of the Pedagogical Institute of Cyprus.
His industry experience is in both America and Cyprus, where he held managerial positions in several hotel operations and restaurants. From 1993 to 2006, he was the Department Head of the Hospitality and Tourism Program at Intercollege, and from 2006 to 2009, he taught at government Hotel Technical Schools (under the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports). Between 1999 and 2003, he also lectured at the Higher Hotel Institute in Nicosia. From 2009 to 2014, he held the position of the Director of Administration of the Cyprus Tourism Organization, where he also served on the Board of Directors from 2003 to 2008. In 2014, he returned to Intercollege and continues lecturing in the Culinary Arts Management programme.