Seminar Held on “Why Businesses Fail”


Bahrain Polytechnic hosted a seminar at the campus on “Why Businesses Fail: Understanding the Ingredients for Crafting and Fine-tuning Strategy”, delivered by Dr. Constantine “Dino” Kiritsis on behalf of ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).

The two hour seminar, held for students in the Business School, comprised of an inspirational and interactive discussion on how big companies find it difficult to sustain their business.

Additionally, he spoke about how he favors entrepreneurs and encourages the students to take risks when starting their own business.

Bahrain Polytechnic’s Programme Manager of Accounting, Mr. Namasiku Liandu, who awarded the guest lecturer at the end, stated: “It is great for our business students to have this opportunity of learning the critical business success factors from a real entrepreneur and seasoned international trainer and speaker; we are privileged to have Dr ‘Dino’ with us today.”

Acting CEO Dr. Mohamed Al Aseeri commented: “Inviting experienced guest speakers is a great way to share real life business problems, eventually leading to a discussion on how to overcome them. This will train the student to avoid mistakes throughout their career journey.

“Dr. Kiritsis speaks about entrepreneurship during his lecture, which is what the Polytechnic encourages its students to practice.

“I’d like to thank Dr. Kirtsis and ACCA for their time and support, and would like to thank the staff involved in organizing this event, as we strive to meet the government action plan 2015-2018 and the Bahrain 2030 Vision.” concluded Dr. Al Aseeri.

Dr. Constantine Kiritsis is an entrepreneur & consultant operating mainly in the educational industry as a business developer, curriculum developer and professional/academic trainer. He is strongly responsible for setting up specialist Masters degrees in Greece in association with UK Universities and professional qualifications (ACCA, CIA, CFA) in 1997 and 1999 and instrumental in their development in the wider Central Eastern European Region and the Middle East through PwC’s Academies (Romania, Serbia, Czech Republic, Poland, Qatar, Dubai). Through his company, StudySmart, he has been able to partner with major international organizations (PwC, ICAP, SHRM) in order to offer value in the educational and consulting industries.

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