Frequently Asked Questions
What is Kratis?

The core work of Kratis comprises of Training, Consulting Services and exploitation of Research Projects and Initiatives which cover a wide range of corporate activities in diverse business sectors and industry segments.

These services are offered either by Kratis in house personnel, Kratis Associates or in conjunction with the organizations that Kratis collaborates.

Considerable expertise is possessed in the areas of Aviation (Regulatory, Airport, Airline, etc.) Customer Care, Safety, Human Factors, and Emergency Planning and Preparedness.

From where Kratis took its name?

After Kratis who was a cynical Greek philosopher and the most important student of the famous philosopher Diogenes.

When Kratis was founded?

Kratis was founded in 2005.

Where the headquarters of Kratis are located?

Nicosia, Cyprus

Showcasing Nicosia

“If you grow weary of the coast’s sea and sunbed scene, and even if you don’t, make sure you spend some time in the country’s capital, Nicosia (or Lefkosia as it is known officially and to Greek speakers). It is an enticing city and is ideal for experiencing what modern Cyprus is all about. The ancient walls, traditional restaurants and an increasingly vibrant and young cafe and cultural scene effectively showcase the city’s basic make-up.

Almost everything of interest lies within the historic walls, where a labyrinth of narrow streets reveals churches, mosques and evocative colonial-style buildings. The country’s best museum is also here, housing an extensive archaeological collection”

Introducing Nicosia

Nicosia is the capital and seat of government of the Republic of Cyprus, and as such is the farthest southeast of all EU member states’ capitals. It has been continuously inhabited for over 4,500 years and has been the capital of Cyprus since the 10th century.

Apart from its legislative and administrative functions, Nicosia has established itself as the island’s financial capital and its main international business centre.

Nicosia is a modern city; an educational, cultural and entertainment metropolis which enjoys a four-seasons climate

Who is the Managing Director of Kratis?

Vangelis Demosthenous is the founder and Managing Director of Kratis Training and Consulting Ltd.

What is the mission of Kratis?

Striving for excellence in facilitating training, providing consultancy and aligning efforts with strategic partners in research projects and initiatives to support organizations energize and excel human assets, enhance and optimise resource capabilities to gain competitive advantage and achieve corporate goals and objectives.

What is the vision of Kratis?

To excel in the field of Training and Consulting and be renowned and appreciated by the societies, markets and customers we serve.

What is the strategy of Kratis?

Sustainable growth in the areas we operate without compromising strict ethics, precious values and superior standards.

What is the slogan of Kratis?

Ethics. Values. Standards.

What are the Goals and Objectives of Kratis?

To Assist Organizations to:

  • Comply with Industry Regulatory Requirements
  • Think Globally and not locally
  • Adopt Industry Best Practices
  • Ensure Sustainability and Growth
  • Improve Safety Performance
  • Enhance multi-functionality
  • Improve Operating Performance
  • Embrace automation and Technology
  • Improve Efficiency and Effectiveness
  • Develop and sustain a winning Corporate Culture
  • Improve Productivity
  • Manage change effectively
  • Enhance Customer Orientation
  • Induce specialization and Expertise
  • Achieve Corporate Goal
  • Adopt Innovative Ideas and concepts

 

To Assist Individuals to:

  • Expand their learning Capacity
  • Acquire Expertise
  • Develop their skills and Competencies
  • Enhance their leadership and winning skills
  • Become team players
  • Enhance Professionalism
  • Improve Performance
  • Increase Productivity
  • Smoothly integrated with the organizational culture
What are the Cultural elements of Kratis?
  • Passion and Determination
  • Integrity, Trust and Appreciation
  • Respect and dignity
  • Transparency and openness
  • Honesty, simplicity, and doing something we and you believe has real value
  • Effectiveness and Efficiency
  • Working to make a difference in the areas we engage
  • Deliver WOW Through Service
  • Embrace and Drive Change
  • Create Fun and a Little Weirdness
  • Adventurous, Creative, Innovative and Open-Minded
  • Pursue Growth and Learning
  • Network and build open and honest relationships with communication and interaction
  • Build a Positive Team and Family Spirit
  • Personal approach and Customization
  • Quality – Quality – Quality
What is Kratis Corporate Social Responsibility Policy?

We are committed to contribute to social development while improving the quality of life of the employees as well as of associates, customers, community, environment and society at large.  We assume responsibilities that go well beyond the scope of simple commercial relationships.

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Who make the team of Kratis?

The core team of Kratis is made of In-house specialists as well as associated partners with considerable expertise and vast experience in the industry in their respective areas of specialization

 

Core Consultants

 

Vangelis Demosthenous

Vangelis holds an MSc in Safety Management. He is the founder and Managing Director of Kratis Training and Consulting Ltd works in partnership with the University of Dublin in various research projects. Prior to establishing Kratis he had worked for 18 years as a supervisor and a licensed aircraft engineer for Cyprus Airways. He is a member of the EASA Human Factors Advisory Group. He has worked in the development of the current EASA human factors and SMS requirements. He has for many years been active in Aircraft Engineers International. He also served as a member of the executive board of Flight Safety Foundation Mediterranean.

 

Andreas Hadjinicolaou

Andreas Hadjinicolaou is a Senior Consultant and Instructor/Facilitator for Kratis Training and Consulting Ltd since 2010. He is a holder of a UK HND in Personnel Management and of a Nebosh Health and Safety Certificate. He served as Head of the Cyprus Airways Flight Operations Safety Training Section for twenty years.  He also served as Safety Training Manager for Freedom Air (Cyprus) and for Hellas jet (Greece). In his thirty years of Aviation training experience, he became a qualified and accredited Instructor for Crew Resource Management (CRMI) as well as for First Aid, for Aviation Security, for Human Factors, for Safety Management Systems (SMS) and for Safety Equipment and Procedures (SEP) conversion training for Airbus & Boeing aircraft.

 

Solonas Demosthenous

Solonas comes from a Psychology based background with a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Organisational and Work Psychology. He also practices psychotherapy on a part time basis with a main focus on areas like stress, phobias and anxiety.  Worked in the past as a researcher for Trinity College in Dublin and the Aerospace Psychology Research Group, but now he is specialized in areas like Emotional Intelligence in the workplace, Dealing with cultures and Team Dynamics.

 

Andreas Hadjixenis

Andreas comes from a Business / Management based background with an MBA in International Business, a BA in Marketing Management and a Diploma in Computer Science.  He has more than 25 years’ experience in the Aviation Industry (Airline, Airport and Aviation Consulting). He held in the past several Managerial positions and key roles in the Airport Business such as Operations, Planning & Control Manager, Crisis Response Manager, Operations Centre Manager, Airport Duty Manager etc. and has been an active member of the ORAT teams tasked with the opening of Larnaka and Pafos International Airports. Has been a project leader for the design, development and implementation of various Airport Projects and was the developer of a vast number of Airport documents including Policies, MOUs, SOPs, Plans and Manuals.

What Courses / Workshops are provided by Kratis?

The full list of courses and workshops as well as course description and outline is provided Under Training Programs.

What in-house courses are provided by Kratis?

In-house courses are designed and provided in our areas of expertise, on request of our customers. Training Need Analysis (TNA) is used to investigate deeply the specific requirements, establish the Gap and derive the skills and competencies for development in accordance with the organization’s actual needs and requirements. Customization is one of our core working principles

Can specialised courses / seminars be developed by Kratis on customer demand?

Specialized courses on alternative topics and/or In-house courses on the existing titles are organized on customer need. Please feel free to contact us or complete the form.

What is the pricing policy of Kratis?

The pricing policy of the company resembles the ethical code of conduct of Kratis and portrays the value and standards of our products and services; market-competitive and customer-sensitive, to fit individual needs and special requirements, to match and exceed expectations and to add value for money.

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What industries Kratis serves?

We are targeted to serve the whole market as well as specific industries therefore our products and services are designed for a wide coverage. The comprehensive list of Training Programs and Courses which is currently available is applicable to the following Markets / Industries:

What are the geographic markets of Kratis – Kratis Business Map?

Kratis has managed to have a global presence; spread in four continents.

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Any Awards, Recognition and Accreditation?

Kratis is an approved / certified organization by the Human Resources Development Agency (HRDA) of the republic of Cyprus, as well as a Part 147 approved training Organization by the European Agency of Safety in Aviation (EASA).

Recognition and Accreditation by leading authorities, agencies and organizations around the globe have been also awarded to Kratis.