President, CEPIS

Byron Nicolaides is the Founder and CEO of PeopleCert, a global provider of assessments and certifications of professional and language skills. Prior to PeopleCert, he was a self-made entrepreneur having started various businesses and worked as International Vice President for Merrill Lynch (1987-1992). He has just assumed his second term as CEPIS President in 2020.

Byron is also Board Member of the ICDL Foundation, fellow of the British Computer Society (BCS) and member of the Informatics Association of Turkey (IAT). He held several Board positions in the past including being Chairman of Arrow S.A., Chairman of MARDAV, a joint venture of Dow Chemical and Ravago Group in Turkey and Board member of ECDL Asia-Pacific. Byron holds a BA in Business Administration from Bosphorus University and an MBA from University of La Verne.


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