Alexandros Lordos

Dr Alexandros Lordos

President of the Board

Dr Alexandros Lordos is one of the founders of SeeD, where he served as Head of Research (2012-2015) and as Head of Learning and Innovation (2016-2018). He is currently an Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology at the University of Cyprus, where he also directs the Skills and Resilience Lab at the Department of Psychology. In his various capacities, at the University of Cyprus and at SeeD, he has served as principal investigator or co-principal investigator in projects across several countries in Africa, Europe, and Asia. Dr Lordos’ research investigates the interplay between individual, community and institutional factors in the emergence of multi-systemic resilience in conflict-affected populations. He has published his work extensively in scholarly peer-reviewed journals within the fields of mental health and peacebuilding.

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Neophytos Loizides

Board Member

Neophytos Loizides is Professor in International Conflict Analysis at the University of Warwick. He has previously taught at Queen’s University Belfast, the University of Kent and Princeton University and held fellowships at the University of Essex, the University of Pennsylvania (Solomon Asch Centre) and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

As part of his practice and training in mediation, Professor Loizides has developed Café Diplomatico an interactive negotiations program delivered in partnership with the Department for the Promotion of Peace (Organization of American States) and the Forum of Federations (Ottawa) that has so far offered training to more than 120 senior diplomats from the Americas.

Neophytos authored several books and more than fifty academic articles and book chapters in the areas of forced displacement, nationalism, and conflict regulation in deeply divided societies. His role as a SeeD Board member provides a platform to extend his comparative work on displacement and constitutional peacebuilding with strong policy relevance contributes to SeeD's mission for developing cutting-edge approaches and methodologies that can foster endogenous resilience and transformative peace.

He currently leads the ERC/UKRI advanced grant PEACERETURN that focuses on the study of voluntary return across seven countries and the Inclusive Peace project on citizen preferences in power-sharing settlements funded by an Open Research Area (ORA7) in collaboration with the ESRC (UK), SSHRC (Canada), ANR (France/New Caledonia) and JSPS (Japan).


Irene Charitou

Board Member

Irene is a seasoned marketing communications and business development professional, with almost 30 years of multi-disciplined experience in the banking, private, and professional services sectors. A graduate of the University of Cambridge (MPhil) and American University (BA), Irene's foundation in Finance and Economic Theory provides her with an insightful perspective on organizational growth and development. As an accredited personal performance coach, she brings a people-centric approach to project management and leadership.

An advocate for female entrepreneurship, equity and inclusion, Irene is driven to action by a belief in the power of women's roles in fostering economic growth. Her role as a SeeD Board member provides a platform to extend this passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion beyond corporates to communities, furthering SeeD's mission for societal cohesion, resilience, and sustainable development.

She is currently the Brand, Marketing and Communications Go-To-Market Leader for the Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe & Central Asia region at EY, showcasing an ability to navigate diverse markets. Her professional journey also includes a 16-year tenure as the Marketing & Products Division Manager at Alpha Bank Cyprus.