Byron Nicolaides is Chairman & CEO of PEOPLECERT and President of IT Professionals of Europe – CEPIS.
Byron founded PEOPLECERT in 2000 and has since spearheaded a revolution in the testing and certification of professional skills. PEOPLECERT has delivered millions of exams across 180 countries through innovative, state-of-the-art technology platforms, widely recognised in the industry as the gold standard in examination delivery and certification of persons, both remotely and on-site.
A real tech-head and a major force of disruption, Byron has brought about a major paradigm shift in how exams are delivered worldwide, continuously introducing technologies that further push professionals and entire industries forward. Byron has been pursuing impressive growth rates, driving PEOPLECERT’s revenue from under $1m in 2000 to over $100m contracted for 2018, turning PEOPLECERT into a global enterprise and attracting major investor interest. His core values of Quality, Innovation, Passion and Integrity underpin his personal and professional life and he is passionate about instilling them into others, too. Byron’s ultimate goal is to enable professionals to boost their careers, realise their life ambitions and transform the global business landscape through best-in-class certification of skills.
Byron is elected President of CEPIS, an organisation representing 450,000 ICT and Informatics professionals from 31 countries across Europe. Through his Presidency, Byron seeks to improve standards among professionals, as well as raise awareness of the positive impact of Informatics on employment, business and society.
Prior to PEOPLECERT, Byron was a self-made entrepreneur and established several successful business ventures across a range of industries and sectors. He has also served as the International Vice President for Merrill Lynch from 1987 to 1992.
Byron speaks English, French, Greek and Turkish. He holds a BA in Business Administration from Bosphorus University and an MBA from University of La Verne.