Our offices are based in Larnaca Cyprus from where we offer our services in Europe, and the Middle East.
Larnaca is located on Cyprus's southernmost coast and is the country's third largest city and home to the second largest commercial port.
Larnaca's International Airport is located on the fringe of the city with easy access to and from the city center.
Larnaca is a modern city with a variety of hotels and restaurants, good communications and excellent telecommunications.
GVL Management and Consulting Ltd was established by George Loizou. George is a Mechanical Engineer with more than thirty five (35) years of experience mainly in the Oil and Gas Industry.
George holds an MSc Degree from The Pennsylvania State University. He is a member of SMRP and a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP). He is also a member of the Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber, Associated member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers of UK and certified trainer by the Cyprus Human Resources Developmen Authority (HRDA).
George worked as Head of Mechanical Maintenance at the Cyprus Petroleum Refinery Ltd, Engineering Manager and Terminal Manager at Cyprus Petroleum Storage Company Ltd. He has a wide experience as a trainer, as since 2005 he has been delivering courses and seminars internationally.
His field of expertise includes Maintenance Management, Turnaround Management, Shaft Alignment, Dynamic Balancing, Vibration Analysis, Rotating machinery Maintenance and Troubleshooting, Heat Exchanger Maintenance, Storage tank and piping design, inspection and maintenance.
Glafkos Theodotou is a Senior Consultant in charge of our HSE program. Glafkos obtained an M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Aachen, Germany. After completing his studies, he followed postgraduate courses in Safety and Environment at the same university.
From 1992-2005 Glafkos Theodotou held the position of Head, Health, Safety and Environment at the Cyprus Petroleum Refinery Ltd (CPRL) and from 2005-2016 the same position at Cyprus Petroleum Storage Company Ltd (CPSCL) in Larnaca, Cyprus.
While working at the Cyprus Petroleum Refinery he attended courses in Fire Fighting (e.g. at the Fire Service College in Morton-on-Marsh, UK), Oil Spillage (e.g. at the Oil Spillage Centre in Southampton, UK) and many courses on safety and security issues in the oil industry like Quantity Risk Assessment at the Shell, Global Solution Center, Holland. He served as the coordinator of the Larnaca Bay Oil Spill Plan established by the oil companies in 1996. He was also the coordinator for the implementation of the Seveso Directive for the oil industry in the same area of Larnaca Bay.
Dr. GEORGE GEORGIADIS
Dr. George Georgiadis is a Senior Consultant in charge of our Process Reliability Program. He is a highly experienced and fully qualified consultant and trainer with twenty years of experience in Oil and gas Training and Consultancy and thirty years experience in Refinery Technology Operations and management.
He obtained a Doctor of Philosophy in Surface Science and Catalysis from Brunel University UK.
He has served as Technical Manager at HIJET, INC. Houston, as Process Technologist at the Cyprus Petroleum Refinery Ltd.
He has conducted various courses and consultancy activities relevant to the Petrochemical industry in Europe and the Middle East
He is a Member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and a Chartered member of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Mr. Michalis Photiou is a senior consultant in charge of our business consulting program. Michalis has worked for more that 30 years as a business consultant covering the Middle East, North Africa and Eastern Europe. His last held position with the Nielsen Company was Vice President Client Sales and Service, telecom and technology vertical.
He has focused on telecommunications and technology industries, but he has also extensive experience in professional services and packaged goods industries.
Among others he has conducted feasibility studies on chemical industries, wood processing industries, and food production industries. These studies comprised of a market survey, a technical requirements analysis, financial analysis and business planning.