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Marina Neophytou

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Marina Neophytou

Marina Neophytou

Biography

Marina Neophytou holds an MSc in Organisational and Social Psychology and a BSc in Operational Research/Management Sciences from the University of London School of Economics and Political Sciences in London. Marina is currently a project manager in the Research Office of CYENS. She has over 14 years experience as a director, managing varied number of teams and projects. She has a demonstrated history of working in the CSO, media, consulting and advertising industries. Her experience spans the areas of business development, management, operations, strategy, digital media, communications, campaigning and consulting. Marina is also the co-founder and director at Visual Voices, a non-profit organization that aims to strengthen the capacity of young visual artists affected by violent conflict. In her former capacity as the director of Home for Cooperation, she set and executed the overall mission and vision of the organization, ensuring that it becomes and remains an instrumental body in the core of reconciliation practices in Cyprus. In that role, Marina launched and established programs including award winning festivals, conferences, workshops, trainings, cultural events, and high-profile meetings. One example is the international festival ‘Buffer Fringe Performing Arts Festival’. Marina has also co-founded the non-profit organization Urban Gorillas, as a response to the lack of civic engagement in public matters in Cyprus. In the past 9 years Marina has secured and successfully managed funded projects of different scales, ranging from small grants to million-euro projects.

Prior to her work in civil society, Marina has had extensive experience in digital performance media. At Omnicom Media Group, a leading global communications company in the UK, she held the position of Head of Online Lead Generation & Digital Partnerships, where she established a new service line serving 40+ key client accounts including Fortune 500 companies and increased billings by more than £3million per year. Additionally, she held the position of the managing director at GMT+2 Media, providing tailored performance media consultation to international digital startups. Success stories include the growth of a digital start-up that reached approx. £33M+ turnover within its first 6-month campaign period; and today being an industry leader in the financial sector. During her professional career, she also held the position of Human Capital Consultant in the Strategic Rewards Team in the UK at Willis Towers Watson, a leading global advisory company; and briefly held the position of course instructor, teaching Operational Research Techniques at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences.