International University in Geneva

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

Academic Dean
Social Psychology / Communications
Indian - Professor


B.A. Psychology, University of Delhi, India
M.A. Social Work, University of Delhi, India

M.A. Media, Communications and Advertising, University of Leicester, UK
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.

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)

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.

Baillat Aline

Department Head, International Relations Programs

International Relations 

French - Adjunct


B.A Sciences Po, Lyon, France
Master in International Relations & Political Science, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva
Ph.D. Political Science, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva
Held research positions in various institutions such as the Global Policy Forum, New York City; WaterLex, Geneva; IUHEID; Institute Kurt Bösch, Sion, Switzerland. Author in the field of global environmental governance, international water law and policy, hydropolitics, water markets and climate change.

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


Pierre-Yves holds a master degree in Telecommunications & IT engineering and a MBA from International University in Geneva. He worked for international corporations like Siemens, Equant, SITA, SITAONAIR and accumulated over 20 years international experience in air transport IT & Communications in various management position from strategic technical planning, product management, product marketing, business development, program management and innovation. 


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

Catliota Donna

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.

Cattani Carlo Federico

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

Cellich Claude

Vice-President for External Relations
American - Professor

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

Collins Keith

American - Adjunct


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

MBA, Columbia University, Graduate School of Business, 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

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.

Dolivo Jean

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

Frankl Thomas

Department Head, Master's Programs

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

Goldschmid Patricia C.

Communications/ E-Commerce
Canadian/Swiss - Assistant 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

Goodwin Guy

British - Lecturer

B.Sc. with Honours in Business Studies, Bradford University, England
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
Has held senior positions in Finance at several multinationals in Geneva Switzerland including the position of CFO at the World Economic Forum (WEF)



Gransart Annick

Human Resources
French - Adjunct


Postgraduate (DEA) in Anglo-Saxon Civilization and Literature, Paris X University, France

Human Resources Professional offering over fifteen years of generalist experience, with people management responsibilities, in multinational and matrix environments.

Guven Dogan

Director of Doctorate Programs
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.

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

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

Kuttemann Deborah

Marketing & Communications
French/German - Adjunct

B.Sc. in International Studies, University of Birmingham, UK
Postgraduate degree in International Relations, Political Science & History, University of Salzburg, Austria
M.Sc. in International Relations with Major in Marketing & Communications, Institut d'études politiques de Paris, France

15 years international experience in marketing and communications with L'Oréal, Orange and LVMH and was head of marketing and communications for Société Générale Private Banking in Geneva.

Liouka Ioanna

Department Head, Bachelor's Programs
International Business 
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).

Mari Alex

Italian - Adjunct


B.A. in Corporate Communication, Marketing & Advertising, Libera Università Maria Ss. Assunta (LUMSA), Rome, Italy

M.Sc. in Communication and Economics, Major in Marketing; University of Lugano (USI), Lugano, Switzerland

Founder & Creative Director of BrandMate App (Geneva, Switzerland)

Lecturer of Digital Marketing at Master Mediaset in Marketing & Digital Communication (Milan, Italy)


Former Marketing Manager at Procter & Gamble, WPP and Telecom Italia

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.

Osakwe Chiedu

International Trade
Nigerian - Adjunct


MA,Ph.D. International Relations, New York University NYU, USA

Director of the Accessions Division at the World Trade Organization (WTO). Previously served as Director of the Technical Cooperation Division at WTO. Was nominated Ambassador in situ by Nigerian President.

Pacini Henrique


Brazilian, Italian, Swedish - Adjunct


MA in European Studies, Hochschule, Bremen, Germany

Ph.D. Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Worked on initiatives bridging research and policy for biofuels and sustainable development at the European Commission (DG ENER - former TREN), the Ministry of Finance of Brazil (SEAE) and for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

Rigual Christelle

International Relations
French - Adjunct


Ph.D. in International Relations/Political Science, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

M.A. in International Relations/Political Science, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
B.A. in Political Science, University of Lausanne.

Dr. Christelle Rigual is a political scientist focusing on the global governance of security in International Relations. She currently coordinates a 6-year SNSF research project on Gender, Conflict, and Peacebuilding at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, where she previously held various lecturing and research positions. She published on the arms control framework, the global arms trade and illicit proliferation of small arms and light weapons.

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)

Savitch Pavel

Russian - Adjunct


B.A. Economics, State University of Moscow, Russia

M.Sc. University of Geneva, Switzerland

Chartered Certified Accountant, UK

Management position at SITA

Schmelzer Thomas

Quantitative Methods

German – Adjunct

B.Sc. Physics , University of Siegen, Germany

M.Sc. Mathematics, Technical University of Keiserslautern, Germany

DPhil Mathematics, Oxford University & Balliol College, England

Mr. Schmelzer is Head of Quantitative Research for a Swiss family office based in Geneva. He is a Rhodes Scholar and has published in leading academic journals.

Twinn William

Organization Behaviour and HR Management
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, Switzerland


Howell Kerry E.

Corporate Governance and Ethics

B.Sc. in Economics, Cardiff University, England

P.G. Teaching Certificate, University of Cambridge, England

Ph.D. Economics, University of Bournemouth, England

Professor Howell holds the Chair of Governance at Plymouth University Graduate School of Management. He is the programme leader for the Graduate School of Management Professional Doctorate Programme and Post Graduate Certificate in Research Methodology.


White John



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