Faculty & Research at the International University in Geneva, Switzerland

Faculty

The IUG faculty draw on their passion for teaching and their extensive experience in the public and private sectors providing our students with an outstanding educational experience.

The insights gained from their research contribute to a high standard of education to form future international leaders in business and politics.

 

AGGARWAL Surabhi
Social Psychology / Communications
Indian - Associate Professor and Director of Doctoral Programs

B.A. Psychology, University of Delhi, India
M.A. Social Work, University of Delhi, India
Ph.D. Social Work, University of Delhi, India
Former Associate Professor at University of Delhi teaching Psychology, social research and gender studies
Considerable research in the areas of psychology and women issues.
 Aggarwal_2014
   

APOSTOLOV Mario
International Relations
Bulgarian/Swiss - Adjunct


M.A. International Relations, Moscow State Institute of International Relations
D.E.S. International Relations, University of Geneva
Ph.D. International Relations, University of Geneva

Mr. Apostolov is working as a Regional Adviser at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

Apostolov

 

 

ARBEZ Jean-Max
Marketing and Sales
French - Adjunct


Computer Science Engineer, Ecole Supérieure d'Informatique (ESI/SUPINFO International University), Paris
International M.Sc., Ecole Supérieure d'Informatique (ESI/SUPINFO International University), Paris

Course on English language & American studies, Columbia University, New-York
Course on Management & Computer Data Mgt, Webster University, Geneva
Executive program on Management & Business, HEC University, Geneva

In 1996 Mr. Arbez took the role of HP Swiss romande Branch Office Manager and after General Manager for HP Swiss romande in 2000 and of the new HP (HP + Compaq merge) in 2002. He took in 2009 the management of the Global 1000 Major Accounts organisation in Zurich. He is CEO and founder of Boost (Suisse) SA, an IT company launched in 2010.

Arbez

 

 

BAILLAT Aline
International Relations
French - Adjunct


DEA Political Science, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva
Ph.D. Political Science, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva

Researcher at WaterLex working on water governance and the human right to water.

Baillat

 

 
BENAIN Pierre-Yves
Business Policy
French - Adjunct


M.Sc. Engineering, National Institute of Applied Sciences, France
E.M.B.A. International University in Geneva
Marketing and Strategic Planning with multinationals such as Siemens and SITA
Benain

 

 
BOLAND Robert
Accounting
English/American - Professor


B.A. Nottingham University, UK
M.P.H. John Hopkins University, USA
M.D. Juarez University, Mexico
D.Com., Stellenbosch University, South Africa
C.P.A. USA - C.A., UK
Distinguished Professor and consultant to U.N. organizations.
Former Director of Cranfield School of Management, UK
Boland

  

 

BORGEON Michel
International Relations / E-Commerce


French - Professor

M.A., Ph.D., University of La Sorbonne, France
Over 25 years of experience in trade promotion
 with the International Trade Centre, UNCTAD / WTO

Borgeon 

   

CANETE Jorge
Communication and Luxury Management
Swiss/Spanish - Adjunct


Diploma in Interior Design, London Metropolitan University, UK
B.A. Economics, Université de Genève, Switzerland

Executive MBA, BSL, Lausanne, Switzerland
International responsibilities at strategic level for different luxury brands

Interior design consultant for luxury brands. Owner and director of Interior Design Philosophy studio: published for the 3rd consecutive year by Andrew Martin Review (top 100 designers worldwide)

Canete

 

 

CATLIOTA Donna
Law
American - Professor

 

B.A. English Literature and Language (cum laude), Barat College

LL.M. in International and Comparative Law (with distinction), Georgetown University Law Center
Juris Doctor in Law (magna cum laude), Cleveland State University Law School
Ms Catliota was engaged in private practice for over 10 years with law firms in the United States, before moving to the public sector, where she has served as legal counsel with the US Department of State (Office of the Legal Advisor); the United Nations Compensation Commission; and the World Health Organization and as General Counsel for the Millennium Foundation. 

Catliota

 

 

CATTANEO Sylvia
International Relations - Department Head
Italian – Adjunct


M.A in Political Science, University of Florence, Italy
Master in International Relations & Political Science, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland
Ph.D Political Science, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland
Coordinator for the Geneva Forum with partner institutions UN Institute for Disarmament Research and Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.

Cattaneo

  

 

CATTANI Carlo Federico
Finance
Swiss / Italian - Adjunct


Matriculation in Science

Faculty of Physics, University of Rome

Faculty of Economics, University of Rome

Diploma from the International Centre of Tourism Studies (World Tourism Organisation)
Ph.D. Economy and Commerce, Rome 

Cattani
   
CELLICH Claude
Negotiation
American - Professor
Vice-President for External Relations


B.A. Detroit Institute of Technology, USA
M.A., M.B.A., University of Detroit, USA
D.B.A. h.c. Davenport University, USA
Harvard trained negotiator
Former UN senior administrator
Co-author of Global Business Negotiations and International Trade Promotion
Cellich
   

COLE Judith
Law
American - Adjunct


B.A. English, University of Great Falls, USA
M.A. French, University of Montana, USA

M.I.M. International Management, Thunderbird School of Global Management, USA

J.D. Georgetown University Law Center, USA
Ms Cole has worked for USAID, the Office of the Legal Adviser of the US Department of State, the United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM)  in Geneva

Cole

 

 

COLLINS Keith
Communications
American - Adjunct


M.Sc. Journalism, Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism, New York
MBA, Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism, New York

Senior communications professional with long experience managing strategic communications, including writing, editing, media relations, internal communications, marketing communications and web communications for non-profit organizations, corporations and universities

Collins

 

 

CSURGAI Gyula
International Relations
Hungarian/Canadian - Adjunct

 

B.A. Concordia University, Montreal Canada
B.Sc. University of Toulouse, France - Political science
M.A. European Institute Geneva European Studies
Post-Graduate Degree University of Geneva Multiculturalism, Nationalism and International Relations
Ph.D. University of Geneva Geopolitics
Co-founder and voluntary work in the Association, International Centre for Geopolitical Studies: Organizing seminars, training courses, symposiums and debates on contemporary geopolitical issues.

Csurgai

   

CURTIS Beatrice
ESL / English
Swiss - American - Assistant Professor

Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults
B.A. English Literature, University of Utah, USA
M.A. Media and Communication, International University in Geneva

Former Director of Executive Programs at Gartner SA and MIS Director at WWF International

Curtis

 

 
DOLIVO Jean
Management
Swiss - Adjunct

Licence in Mathematics, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
M.Sc. Physics, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
M.Sc. Computer Science, University of California at Berkeley, USA
M.B.A., INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France
Former senior manager with Hewlett-Packard Europe
Executive Coaching and Project Management
Dolivo

 

 
FRANKL Thomas
Management / Business Strategy
German - Adjunct


M.A. and Ph.D, University of Munich, Germany
Int. commercial law certificates: University of Geneva, American University in Cairo (AUC)
Over 15 years in strategic management positions at Texas Instruments, Intel, ITU Telecom, SITA
Currently Managing Partner at ADP SA, Meyrin and Principal, Brixton Capital, San Diego
Frankl

 

 
GOLDSCHMID Patricia C.
Communications/ E-Commerce
Canadian/Swiss - A
ssistant Professor

B.A. Hons, German, Business Administration, Spanish, University of Toronto, Canada
M.Sc. in Communications, University of Lugano, Switzerland, and UCLA Anderson School of Management, California, USA
Former Director of Communications and Media Relations, IFPMA, Switzerland
Goldschmid
   

GUERRERO SANCHEZ Carlos
Mathematics
Spanish / Adjunct


BSc Physics, Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain
MSc Nuclear Physics, Universidad de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
PhD Physics Universidad de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Postdoc Fellow at CERN working on neutrons in nuclear reactor physics, neutron cross sections, detection of g-rays and neutrons, Monte Carlo simulation, fission g-rays and g-ray strength functions.

Guerrero_86_2014

  

 

GUVEN Dogan
Information Technology
Turkish - Adjunct

 

B.Sc. Computer Science and Engineering, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey

M.Sc. Computer Science, EGE University, Izmir, Turkey

Ph.D. Computer Science, EGE University, Izmir, Turkey
PMP and ITIL certified.

Mr. Guven has more than 17 years of experience in business/IT and global IT leadership.

Dogan GUVEN

 

 

HANCOCK John
International Relations

Canadian - Adjunct

B.A., first class honours, history and economics, Dalhousie University, Canada

Ph.D., history, Cambridge University, UK

Policy advisor to the Director-General of the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. Coordinated WTO's Aid-for-Trade initiative. Prior to the WTO, Mr. Hancock was senior advisor to Canada's trade minister and an economic advisor to the Prime Minister.

Hancock
   

HOLLENBECK Frank
Finance / Economics
American/French - Professor


Ph.D. University of South Carolina, USA
Ex-director of the MBA program at University of Hartford in Paris and Chief Economist with Caterpillar Overseas.Ex-Director of Research Banque Edouard Constant Geneva.

Hollenbeck
   
HYSENI Valon
Information Technology
Albanian / Kosovo - Lecturer

B.B.A., Finance concentration, International University in Geneva (IUG)
M.B.A., International University in Geneva (IUG)
CIPE Certification in private entrepreneurship initiation and business administration, Prizren, Kosovo
Business Operation Analysis, UNICEF, Geneva
Finance & Admin Officer at MBV, Lausanne
Hyseni
   

JACQUERIOZ Daniel
Economics, International Trade Policies, Regionalism
Swiss - Adjunct


B.A. International Relations, IUHEI, University of Geneva,Switzerland
Diploma in Business Administration, ISMA, Lausanne,Switzerland
M.A., International Economics, IUHEI, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Former Communication Delegate of the ICRC,Colombia, Congo-Brazzaville, Armenia.

Jacquerioz

 

 
JOVANOVIC Goran
International Relations
Swiss/Serbian - Professor


B.A. University of Belgrade, Serbia Faculty
M.A. Smith College, USA
M.A. Ph.D. International Relations, IUHEI, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Former scientific director and producer at the audiovisual unit of the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland
Jovanovic
   
KATCHAMAKOV Vesna
Foreign Languages
French - Adjunct


M.Sc. Russian, Faculty of Letters & Human Sciences, University of Nancy, France
Over 15 years in teaching training and teaching of French and Russian.
KATCHAMAKOV
   
LIOUKA Ioanna
International Business - Department Head
Greek - Associate Professor


B.Sc. Athens University, Greece
M.B.A, INSEAD, France
Ph.D. University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Former Senior consultant with Deloitte and Touche. Research Associate with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
Liouka
   
MALAGOLI Maribel
Spanish language
Spanish / Swiss - Adjunct


M.A. Biology, University of Barcelona, Spain
Additional specialized trainings in Teachers Formation Institute of Geneva and in other Institutes in Switzerland.
Member of a group for environmental advice to policy makers.
Malagoli
   
MARTIN-CURRAN Marina
Corporate Social Responsibility
British - Adjunct


MSc. Agricultural Economics, University of Edinburgh, UK
PhD Corporate Social Responsibility, University of Edinburgh, UK
20 years’ experience in impact assessment, corporate social responsibility, socially responsible investment research, international development and business ethics in Asia-Pacific, Africa and Latin America.
Martin Curran
   

NEUFELD Nora
International Relations

Austrian - Adjunct

M.A. law, University of Vienna, Austria

Ph.D. law, University of Vienna
A lawyer with the World Trade Organization (WTO), Dr. Neufeld looks after the negotiations on a new multilateral agreement on Trade Facilitation. Before joining the WTO, Ms. Neufeld worked for the UN where she held various responsibilities in the areas of commercial diplomacy and trade-related research.
Neufeld
   

NUQ Patrice Anne

Academic Dean
Marketing / International Business
American/Swiss - Professor


B.Sc. Mathematics, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, USA
M.B.A. Marketing, Rutgers University, USA
D.B.A. Grenoble School of Management, France and Newcastle University, UK
Former Director of Marketing at RCA, ITT, British Telecom, Digital/Compaq and Orange
Co-author of an innovative marketing textbook in creative learning and research in the field of

e-Health services marketing.

Nuq
   
O'NEIL Glenn
Communications - Department Head
Australian - Assistant Professor


B.A. La Trobe University, Australia
M.Sc. Communications, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Ph.D. candidate with London School of Economics, England
Consultant on communication evaluation and measurements for Benchpoint Ltd. London
O'Neil
   

PLANAS-BIELSA Victor
Finance
Spanish - Adjunct


B.Sc. Physics, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
M.Sc. Physics, Universita Degli Studi Federico II, Napoli, Italy
Ph.D. Mathematics, Institut non linéaire, Nice, France

Former Director at the Hedge Funds Research Institute. Professor of quantitative finance and hedge fund strategies at the International University of Monaco. Mr Planas-Bielsa is now co-founder and financial director of an audiovisual production company

Planas

 

 
RANA VAZQUEZ Maria José
Spanish Language
Spanish - Adjunct


M.A. Hispanic Philology, University of Santiago, Spain
Pedagogic training, University of Santiago, Spain
Language Instructor at Cambridge Technology Partners and at BNP Paribas, Switzerland
Vazquez
   
RENGA Giovanna
French Language
Swiss - Adjunct


M.A. Modern Languages, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Renga
   
ROBERT Nathalie
Marketing / e-commerce
French - Adjunct

M.A., Marketing, Lille University, France

M.B.A., Sorbonne University, Paris, France

 

Founder of Marketing and Direct consulting Ltd, a Digital and multi channel company providing marketing consultancy. Nathalie is supporting companies to define and manage CRM, E-commerce and digital projects in Europe: notably in the luxury and consumer goods (fashion and cosmetics). She has held International responsibilities at strategic level in publishing, cosmetics and financial sector in various countries: London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Paris. She teaches in Paris, Lausanne and Geneva for Ecommerce, digital marketing, CRM and Digital Luxury marketing

 Robert Nathalie
   

ROCHAT David
Sustainable Development
Swiss / Bosnian - Adjunct


M.Sc. Environmental Engineering and Science, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL)

Since 2005, he is coordinating international cooperation projects for the Swiss Materials Science and Techology Institute (EMPA) on electronic waste management in India, Senegal, Morocco. At SOFIES, Mr. Rochat is in charge of projects linked with Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Mass Flow Analysis (MFA).

Rochat
   

SANCHEZ CACICEDO Amaia
International Relations
Spanish - Adjunct


B.Sc. International Business Administration, ICADE, Madrid Spain
MSc. Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Washington D.C, USA
Ph.D. Politics & International Studies, University of London, London, UK
International Security specialist for the European Institute for Security Studies (EUISS). Has held international posts for the U.N High Commissioner for Refugees

Sanchez Cacicedo
   

SANTANTONIOU John
Marketing, Strategy
Swiss / Greek - Executive in Residence


B.Sc., Economics, Athens University, Greece
DiplM, MCIM, The Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK
Senior Executive programs at Stanford, INSEAD, and London Business School
Over 20 years of senior Marketing positions with Colgate-Palmolive and Hewlett Packard
Over 10 years as CEO-Europe for Energizer and Invensys Controls
Currently advising Private Equities and Investment Banks (TowerBrooks Capital)

Santantoniou
   
SAVITCH Pavel
Accounting
Russian - Adjunct


B.A. Economics, State University of Moscow, Russia
M.Sc. University of Geneva, Switzerland
Chartered Certified Accountant, UK
Management position at SITA
Savitch
   

TRINE Christian
Management
Belgian - Adjunct

 

B.A. University of Brussels (ICHEC), Belgium - Business Administration
M.B.A University of Leuven, Belgium - Business Administration
30 years of International Human Resources Management, including Industrial Relations and
Mergers & Acquisitions with Exxon, RJT Tobacco International and Alcoa

Trine
   

TWINN William
Organization Behaviour and HR Management - Department Head
British - Assistant Professor

 

B.A. Southampton University, England
M.A. Sussex University, England
Member of the Institute of Personnel & Development
Member of the Chartered Institute of Transport
Former Senior Director, Human Resources, International Air Transport Association, Switerland

 Twinn

VISITING FACULTY

White John
Communications
British

 

B.A. Psychology, University of Nottingham

M.Sc. Psychology, London School of Economics

Ph.D. Psychology, London School of Economics

Trainer with the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, UK, offering training in all aspects of communication, public affairs and measurement and evaluation in communication practice

White

 

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