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

Aggarwal Surabhi

 

Academic Dean
Social Psychology / Communications
Indian

 

Ph.D. Social Work, University of Delhi, India
M.A. Media, Communications and Advertising, University of Leicester, UK
M.A. Social Work, University of Delhi, India
B.A. Psychology, University of Delhi, India

 

Surabhi has over 30 years of experience in teaching at Undergraduate, Graduate and Doctoral level in the areas of psychology, gender studies, communication, culture and social research.  She has served in different capacities as a research coordinator at University of Delhi and IUG. She has extensive experience of supervising research at both MPhil and Phd level in diverse fields ranging from health, education, gender empowerment, income generation and poverty alleviation. She has worked as Director of a rural based project initiated by Delhi University on women’s development which aimed at providing preventive health care services, reproductive health care services and services for HIV/AIDS.

Alcorta Arianne

Alcorta Arianne

 

Communication
Venezuelan/Spanish

 
M. Sc. Journalism, Columbia University
B. Sc. Communication, University of Miami

 

Arianne is an award-winning multimedia journalist, media trainer and lecturer. She has numerous experiences presenting on live television, writing scripts, producing news, videos and documentaries internationally in English, Spanish and French. Her work has appeared on CNN Money Switzerland, Telemundo and NBC News in the United States.

Apostolov Mario

Apostolov Mario

 

International Relations
Bulgarian/Swiss

 

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

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

Arbez Jean-Max

Arbez Jean-Max

 

Marketing and Sales
French

 

Executive program on Management & Business, HEC University, Geneva
Course on Management & Computer Data Mgt, Webster University, Geneva

Course on English language & American studies, Columbia University, New-York
International M.Sc., Ecole Supérieure d'Informatique (ESI/SUPINFO International University), Paris
Computer Science Engineer, Ecole Supérieure d'Informatique (ESI/SUPINFO International University), Paris

 

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.

Baddour Nicholas Karim

Baddour Nicholas Karim

 

Digital Marketing & Digital Media

French/Lebanese

 

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration & Marketing Management, American Business School.

 

Nicholas is CEO of the Swiss based Publicis Groupe global hub that includes Publicis Conseil, Leo Burnett, Saatchi & Saatchi and Meta Design. Further experience with McCann Worldgroup, Jaeger-LeCoultre, JWT New York, Unilever/Knorr, TBWA France, Adidas AG, Louis XIV-DDB.

Baillat Aline

Baillat Aline

 

Department Head, International Relations Programs
International Relations
French 

 

Ph.D. Political Science, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva
Master in International Relations & Political Science, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva
B.A Sciences Po, Lyon, France

 

Aline 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

Benain Pierre-Yves

 

Business Policy
French

 

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 an Executive 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.

 

Benveniste Francois

Benveniste Francois

 

Digital Media

Swiss/French

 

M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering, INSA Lyon

B.Sc. in Philosophy, Université Jean Moulin, Lyon, France

 

After a career in Retail for international corporations like Dixons and Pixmania, François joined Details.ch a leading creative digital agency where he occupied different positions, such as Project Director, Consultant and Account Director. He is a recognized digital strategist with more than 15 years developing customer experiences.

Borgeon Michel

Borgeon Michel

 

International Relations / E-Commerce
Emeritus
French 

 

M.A., Ph.D., University of La Sorbonne, France

 

Michel Borgeon is a Professor Emeritus at International University in Geneva. Prior to joining ITC (International Trade Centre, a UN Trade Promotion Center), he worked as an Advisor in the field of international trade statistics in the French Trade Promotion Center (Trade Promotion Body, Ministry of Finance) for 8 years, then Chief, developing countries trade promotion Section and Professor at the International Relations Institute in Paris. He was a Senior Trade Promotion Officer over three decades, with extensive missions in Africa and Asia. He co-authored two textbooks on Trade Promotion Strategies with Claude Cellich. He also holds a PHD in economics, Paris Pantheon Sorbonne and a Diploma of the Institute of Political Sciences in Paris (Sciences Po).

Byusa Isabelle

Byusa Isabelle

 

Entrepreneurship 

Rwandan

 

Ed.M. International Education Policy, Harvard University

BSc. Business Administration, Babson College

 

Isabelle is an education professional with global expertise in designing and implementing youth educational programs. She holds a Master of Education from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education where she served as a Teaching Fellow for a number of courses following her studies. 

She has several years of experience in the non-profit sector in the U.S. and Africa, and actively serves on boards aiming to achieve sustainable social impact.

Her work interests include youth employment, entrepreneurship, gender equality and education. 

 

Catliota Donna

Catliota Donna

 

Law
American

 


Juris Doctor in Law (magna cum laude), Cleveland State University Law School
LL.M. in International and Comparative Law (with distinction), Georgetown University Law Center
B.A. English Literature and Language (cum laude), Barat College

 

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.

Cellich Claude

Cellich Claude

 

Vice-President for External Relations
Negotiation
American

 

D.B.A. h.c. Davenport University, USA
M.A., M.B.A., University of Detroit, USA

B.A. Detroit Institute of Technology, USA

 

Harvard trained negotiator.
Former UN senior administrator.
Co-author of Global Business Negotiations and International Trade Promotion.

 

Claude is currently Vice President for external relations at IUG. Over the years, he has lectured at the Institut International d’Administration Publique, Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA), Paris School of Management, the University in Prague and Anahuac University in Mexico and carried out consultancies to trade promotion organisations. He has co-authored textbooks on business negotiations, global tradew, and trade promotion strategies. He holds graduate degrees in economics and business administration from the university of Detroit, recipient of honorary degrees and the 75th Medal of Excellence from the Helsinki School of Economics.

Collins Keith

Collins Keith

 

Communications
American 

 

M.Sc. Journalism, Columbia University, Graduate School of Business, 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

Csurgai Gyula

 

Geopolitical Analysis / Geoeconomics
Swiss/Canadian 

 

Ph.D. Geopolitics, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Postgraduate Degrees in European Studies and Philosophy, University of Geneva
M.A. Political Science, University of Toulouse, France
B.A. Political Science, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

 

 

Co-founder of the Geneva Institute of Geopolitical Studies.

Academic Director of the Multilateral Diplomacy Program of the School for International Training.

Published several books and artices in geopolitics, geoeconomics and economic intelligence.

De Mauro Andrea

De Mauro Andrea

 

Business Analytics and Data Science
Italian

 

Ph.D. in Management Engineering, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
M.Sc. in Electric and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago,
United States of America
M.Sc. in ICT Engineering and Computer Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

 

Dr. Andrea De Mauro has more than 10 years of international experience as IT Manager and Senior Data Scientist at Procter & Gamble, where he currently serves as Europe Data Analytics Activation Leader. He has pursued his Ph.D. in Management Engineering at Rome Tor Vergata University, studying the essential components of Big Data as a phenomenon and its impact on companies and people. His current research interests include Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning and Organizational Strategy. On top of his business career at Procter & Gamble, he is also adjunct professor of Marketing Analytics and Business Intelligence at University of Bari and University of Rome Tor Vergata in Italy.

Dolivo Jean

Dolivo Jean

 

Management
Swiss

 

M.B.A., INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France
M.Sc. Computer Science, University of California at Berkeley, USA
M.Sc. Physics, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Licence in Mathematics, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

 

Jean held management positions at Swiss, European and worldwide level with Hewlett-Packard. He was General Manager of HP in Switzerland. He created and led a dedicated Customer Relationship Management (CRM) function for HP Computer Business in Europe, playing a pilot role for HP CRM corporate implementation and held worldwide responsibilities for developing CRM services to Major Account clients. He now is an independent consultant and coach, certified in Project Management from PMI®. He is consulting, lecturing and giving seminars to local and international organizations and assists public and private institutions in developing a project culture.

Ducret Vincent

Ducret Vincent

 

Information Systems Innovation, Digital Transformation 
Swiss

 

BSc and MSc in Computer Engineering, EPFL, Switzerland

 

After a career as Software Architect and Project Manager in System Integrators and Hardware/Software companies (incl. Sun Microsystems), Vincent joined Philip Morris International (PMI) in 2005 where he occupied over the past year different positions with growing accountabilities within the Information Services (IS) organization (cumulating to Head of IS Innovation). Since April 2017, Vincent is part of PMI Transformation team acting as Founder and Head of Competency Center for Design Thinking and Lean Enterprise with the mission of deeply and sustainability anchor those new way of working across the company.

Dyakonova Daria

Dyakonova Daria

 

Comparative Politics

Russian and Canadian

 

Ph.D. History, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada

M.A. History, Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris, France

B.A. Linguistics and Cross-cultural Communication, Moscow State Linguistic University, Moscow, Russia

 

 

Daria Dyakonova was a visiting fellow at the department of International History of the Graduate History of International and Development Studies, Geneva. She taught contemporary history in Montreal and Geneva and participated in a number of research projects funded by Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. She studied transnational social movements and international relations and authored books and articles in the field of transnational networks, foreign policy, global labour politics and social rights as well as gender history.

Filippova Ekaterina

Filippova Ekaterina

 

Media and Communication
Russian 

 

Master of Arts in Media and Communication (MA-MC), International University in Geneva, Switzerland
American BBA Degree (dual major) in Business Management & Hotel, Restaurant and Resort Management, Northwood University, HIM Campus, Switzerland

 

Ekaterina is a communication professional with 12 years of internal, external and marketing communication experience. She is a Geneva Communicators Network board member, the founder of eKat Communication, digital communication agency and a frequent speaker and trainer on social media and communication.

Frankl Thomas

Frankl Thomas

 

Department Head, Master's Programs
Management / Business Strategy
German and Swiss

 

M.A. and Ph.D (magna cum laude) in Economics, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany

International Commercial Law Cartificates. University of Geneva

International Programs. American University in Cairo

 

 

Thomas has held strategic management positions at corporations and international organisations including Texas Instruments, Intel, International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and SITA for more than 25 years. He is the co-founder and managing director of Airport Development Partners SA (a subsidiary of Westcore Europe), the co-founder of Geneva-based executive training company Skills Academy Switzerland sàrl and a member of the Board of Directors of Ruti Group in Rwanda (social enterprises).

Goodwin Guy

Goodwin Guy

 

Finance
British 

 
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)
 

 

Guven Dogan

Guven Dogan

  

 

Director of Doctorate Programs
Information Technology
Turkish

 

Leadership Executive program, IMD, Switzerland

Ph.D. Computer Science, EGE University, Turkey

M.Sc. Computer Science, EGE University, Turkey

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

 

 

Before joining IUG in 2011, Dogan spent nearly two decades at a major FMCG company where he had progressed through several roles as Head of IT in two markets and Global Head of Enterprise IT Architecture. He developed data strategies, initiated and implemented digital transformations, data driven solutions, and managed IT analysts, programmers, architects, and data engineering teams. He had started his career in academia as an adjunct faculty and research associate at universities in Turkey and USA specialized in databases and object-oriented software engineering platforms. In addition to teaching courses at IUG, he provides mentoring for several startups.

Hernandez Reta Javier

Hernandez Reta Javier

 

International Marketing

Mexican

 

Bachelor of Business Administration & Management , Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico.

 

Javier is currently the President of Duracell Europe & Africa – Berkshire Hathaway Company. Further experience  with Procter & Gamble for over 13 years as marketing director and senior brand manager in the UK & Ireland. Javier has had more than 18 years of international experience in Business Management, Strategy, Marketing, Brand Management, and Market Research as an executive for Procter & Gamble in Mexico, Belgium, Switzerland, and the UK.  He couples his extensive business management acumen with more than 20 years as teacher, lecturer, and recognized top trainer on diverse marketing and organizational topics.

Hilale Narjis

Hilale Narjis

 

Marketing / Management
Moroccan and Swiss 

 
Master in Management, Audencia Business School, Nantes, France
B.A. in Economics and Management, University of Nantes, France

 

Mrs. Hilale is an author, consultant and TEDx Speaker. She has 15 years global expertise in Marketing, Strategy and Insights, working for major FMCG multinationals and UN organizations (P&G, Shell, Vivendi, JTI, Firmenich, SingTel, WIPO). She is the author of the book « Woman’s Essentials Box for the Corporate World ».  

 

Holt Paige

Holt Paige

 

Media and Communication
American/French

 

High Performance Leadership Program, IMD, Lausanne

Executive MBA, International Management, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Bachelor of Arts, International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington, D.C. and St. Louis University in France, Orléans

Doctor of Letters, Honoris Causa, International University in Geneva

Non-Executive Directors Diploma, Financial Times, London

 

Paige Holt is the Chief Operating Officer for CNNMoney Switzerland. From 2013 to 2016, she was Secretary General for the News Department of the RTS (the French-speaking branch of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation, SSR-SRG). From 2007 to 2013, she was Deputy Director of World Radio Switzerland, a national public service media serving the English-language community of Switzerland.

Jovanovic Goran

Jovanovic Goran

 

International Relations
Swiss/Serbian 

 

B.A. Sociology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Graduate Certificate, Development Studies, IUED, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Graduate Diploma, American Studies, Smith College (MA), USA
D.E.S. Ph.D., International Relations, IUHEI, University of Geneva, Switzerland

 

Goran is the Academic Director of the Banking, Finance and Social Responsibility program at the School for International Training. Visiting Professor at the universities in Afghanistan, Caribbean, Greece, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, etc. Widely published in international relations and political communication. He previously worked as the International Relations Department Head at IUG (2007-2011); and as a Scientific Director at the Audiovisual Unit, IUHEI, Geneva, Switzerland (2000-2005).

 

Katchamakov Vesna

Katchamakov Vesna

 

General education - French

French

 

Masters Degree in Russian (French as a Foreign Language option) from Nancy, and graduate of the Italian Chambre of Commerce for France.

 

Vesna has been a Teacher of French as a Foreign Language for more than 10 years, and was the Officer in charge of rare languages at an International School in Geneva before taking over Arnie's Language School. She now teaches French in Arnie's adult department, RL Learning.

Klepova Oksana

Klepova Oksana

 

Marketing Strategy / International Brand Management / Innovation

Russian 
 

Professional Diploma in Marketing, Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), UK
M.Sc. Education in Social Science and Economy, Moscow Pedagogical State University, Russia
B.Sc. Social Science, Moscow Pedagogical State University, Russia

 

Oksana is a marketing executive with 20 years of experience in portfolio strategy, brand building, consumer insights and product innovation in FMCG multinational companies (Philip Morris International, Nestle). She has been in a global marketing leadership position for the last 10 years. The area of her expertise marries both existing brand portfolio management and new brand creation. She also brings diverse product & packaging development experience and true consumer centricity. In 2019, Mrs. Klepova founded a young company “Grow & Glow Sàrl” specializing in complementary education mainly for children.

Leiglon Eric

Leiglon Eric

 

Management
Swiss 

 
 

Ph.D. graduated in Technical Science, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
MBA MASPALA graduated Specialization “Procurement, Purchasing & Supply Chain », HEC Geneva
Master graduated « Ingénieur EPF in Physic » from Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne

 

Eric has extensive experience in Supply Chain Management and has been responsible for managing Supply Chain Operations (from sourcing, production to logistics) with multinationals, mainly in pharmaceutical and luxury industries, at senior management positions.
Eric has also taught at several academies: GSEM-Geneva, EPFL-Lausanne and AFTRAL-Paris.

Mesquita Sandro

Mesquita Sandro

 

Marketing, Communication

Swiss/Portuguese

 

 

General Management Programme “Orchestrating Winning Performance”, IMD Business School, Lausanne

Leadership Programme “Mobilising People”, IMD Business School, Lausanne

Executive M.Sc. of Science in Communications Management, University of Lugano

Advanced Strategic Management Session, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

 

 

Since 2020, Sandro Mesquita is Chief Executive Officer of the Geneva International Motor Show. Previously, he worked 7 years at Publicis Groupe. First as Managing Director of the branding agency MetaDesign and then as Managing Director of Publicis Communications, following more than 20 years’ executive experience in Telecommunications and Energy sectors. Sandro graduated from the University of Lugano with an Executive Master of Science in Communications Management completed with an advanced management program at UCLA and a leadership program at IMD business school in Lausanne.

Monkelbaan Joachim

Monkelbaan Joachim

 

International Relations
Dutch and German

 
 

PhD in governance for sustainable development - University of Geneva
Masters in International Law and Economics – World Trade Institute
Masters in European Law and Languages – Maastricht University

 

 

Joachim is Representative for Sustainable and Just Economic Systems at the Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) in Geneva. He previously he worked with organizations such as UN Environment (Economics and Trade Branch), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), WHO, and Climate-KIC. He was a team leader for several Sustainability Impact Assessments of trade agreements for the European Commission (DG Trade). He did postdoctoral research at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and at the Institute for Developing Economies (IDE) in Tokyo, Japan.

Pallotta Vincenzo

Pallotta Vincenzo

 

Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Information Technology

Italian/Swiss

 

PhD in Computer Science, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

MSc in Information Science, University of Pisa, Italy.

PMI-PMP, ITIL v.3 and PRINCE2 certified.

 

Currently, Professor in Management of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Applied Science University of Canton Vaud (HEIG-VD - HES-SO). Adjoint faculty at the Master of International Business, University “Cattolica” in Milano, Italy. InnoSuisse Expert, Trainer and Coach since 2012.

Founder and former CTO of interAnalytics Sàrl. Visiting scholar at Stanford University and UC Berkeley. 30+ years of professional experience in ICT. Worked in the past as Software Engineer at IBM and Apple Italy and as researcher at EPFL, University of Fribourg and University of Geneva. Author of 100+ publications in international journals and conferences. Member of several advisory boards of Swiss startups. Jury member and mentor in several Swiss startup acceleration programs (e.g. MassChallenge, Seedstars World, Venture, Impact Hub).

Pauletto Christian

Pauletto Christian

 

Digital Diplomacy
Trade and Investment Promotion Strategies

Swiss 

 
 

Dipl. Ing. ETHZ, Swiss Institute of Technology, Zurich
Certificate in Teaching, Swiss Institute of Technology, Zurich
D.E.S. International Economy, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva
D.E.S. International Law, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva

 

As a career negotiator, Christian had several assignments with the Swiss government, including the Mission of Switzerland to the EU in Brussels. He also is a former Swiss chief negotiator for trade in services and electronic commerce. Former Executive Director of IDEAS Centre in Geneva.

Ramoul Khairedine

Ramoul Khairedine

 

International Relations
Swiss / Algerian 

 

M.A. Diplomacy and International Relations, Ecole Nationale d’Administration, Algeria.

 

Khairedine joined the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and has been working since then in the Trade Negotiations and Commercial Diplomacy Branch, Division on International Trade in goods and services. Before joining UNCTAD, he was a career diplomat. In this context, he evolved in the Multilateral Diplomacy in particular in the area of Development. He held the position of Deputy director for the Cooperation with Funds and Programmes, and Specialized Agencies of the UN System, in the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He served as a Counselor to the Permanent Missions of Algeria to the UN in New York and Geneva.

Redaelli Chiara

Redaelli Chiara

 

International Law
Italian
 
PhD. International Law, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
MA, BA Law, University of Milan

 

Chiara is a Research Fellow at the Geneva Academy, where she works for the Rule of Law in Armed Conflicts project (RULAC). In 2019 she was a visiting Research Fellow at Harvard Law School, where she conducted a postdoctoral research on peace in international law. Her areas of expertise include international humanitarian law, the use of force, and international human rights law. She formerly worked with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Cox’s Bazar (Bangladesh) and Beijing (China). She defended her PhD (summa cum laude avec felicitations du jury) in public international law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in 2018. Her doctoral research investigated how the human rights paradigm has affected the international legal regulation of interventions in non-international armed conflicts.

 

Rehfeld Katharina-Maria

Rehfeld Katharina-Maria

 

Human Resources Management
German 
 
Ph.D. and M.A., University of Heidelberg, Germany.
Senior Scientist at EPFL - École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne.

Katharina has over 14 years of professional experience in international corporations as well as academic institutions. She currently holds a research position at EPFL and joined IUG in spring 2018. From 2004 until 2016 Katharina lived in China and worked for organizations such as the German Delegation of Industry & Commerce, Allianz Insurance and Tongji University Shanghai.

She is an accredited Coach (Int. Coaching Federation) and a Hogan Assessment Practitioner.

Rekik Yassin Aziz

Rekik Yassin Aziz

 

Information Technology
Belgian/Tunisian

 

Ph.D. Computer Sciences, Federal Institute of Technologies in Lausanne - EPFL / Switzerland
Master in Computer Sciences, École Nationale des Sciences de l’Informatique - ENSI / Tunisia

 

From 2001 to 2005, Yassin Rekik worked as Senior Researcher at EPFL in the field of eLearning and Online Experimentation. Since 2006, he has been an associate professor in computer sciences at HES-SO. He is a specialist in Software Engineering and IT project management. He has led various research projects in the fields of Human Computer Interaction, Serious Gaming, and AR-VR Technologies.

 

 

Rigual Christelle

Rigual Christelle

 

International Relations
French 

 

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

 

Christelle 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

Santantoniou John

 

Marketing, Strategy
Swiss/Greek 

 

Senior Executive programs at Stanford, INSEAD, and London Business School
DiplM, MCIM, The Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK
B.Sc., Economics, Athens University, Greece

 

John has been for over 20 years in senior Marketing positions with Colgate-Palmolive and Hewlett Packard, for over 10 years the CEO-Europe for Energizer and Invensys Controls, and is currently advising Private Equities and Investment Banks (TowerBrooks Capital).

Savitch Pavel

Savitch Pavel

 

Financial and Managerial Accounting, Auditing
Russian 

 

M.Sc. (DES), University of Geneva, Switzerland

B.A. Economics, Higher School of Economics (HSE) - National Research University, Russia

Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA) - Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) - Institute of Internal Auditors

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) - Information Systems Audit and Control Association

 

Pavel Savitch has over 20 years of professional experience in Finance and Accounting, Audit and Risk Management, IT and Project Management; most of which were gained in the Air Transport Industry (ATI). In his prior academic role as “Accounting, Economics and Finance” Unit Coordinator Mr. Savitch drove the Unit preparation towards ACBSP accreditation, ensured the operational management of the Unit and coordination of the academic programs.

Sernova Elena

Sernova Elena

 

Finance
Russian

 
PhD in Management, Finance, University of California in Los Angeles, USA
Diploma in Banking, London School of Economics, UK

BA, MSc in Math with Distinction, PhD in Math (incomplete), Moscow State University, Russia

 


Elena worked in JPMorgan (UK) fixed income trading desk, was doing portfolio optimization and equity research for asset management funds, and developed online MBA and postgraduate classes in Finance. She teaches multiple courses in Finance, Business Math and Statistics on graduate and undergraduate level, along with preparation for CFA, CIIA, CAIA and FRM certifications. Elena’s research interests include commodity trading, alternative investments and portfolio allocation, and machine learning.

Sokolova Maria V.

Sokolova Maria V.

 

International Relations
Russian

 
 

PhD in International Economics with a minor in International Law, IHEID, Geneva

MSc in International Strategy and Economics, St Andrews, Scotland

BSc in Mathematics and Economics, Plekhanov Russian Economic Academy, Moscow, Russia

 

Maria works at the International Trade Center. Her primary research focus is regionalism, international development and trade. She has experience working in both the private sector and academia, and has also held positions at the IMF and the UN Secretariat.

 

 

Tarazi Nawal

Tarazi Nawal

 

Department Head, Bachelor's Programs
Finance & Economics
Jordania
 

DBA  current candidate of Doctorate, Plymouth University-UK
MMB Master of Money & Banking, American University of Beirut (AUB)- Lebanon

B.Sc. Economics & Accounting, University of Jordan
 

Nawal has over fifteen years’ experience handling senior executive positions at local & international financial institutions; and seven years teaching and training experience in Swiss universities. She is the Founder and Director of NWNT Consulting Sàrl, Geneva.

Tartir Alaa

Tartir Alaa

 

International Relations
Palestinian

 

Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, Associate level Training Field Of Study Higher Education Grade Associate level Training, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)Field Of Study International Development Studies, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Post-Doctoral Research Field Of Study Centre on Conflict, Development & Peacebuilding, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

MSc. Field Of Study International Development: Development Finance, The University of Manchester

MBA Field Of Study Masters in Business Administration, Birzeit University

BSc. Field Of Study Accounting and Finance, Birzeit University

 

Alaa is a research associate at the Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP), and a visiting fellow at the Department of Anthropology and Sociology (ANSO), The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva, Switzerland. He is also a program advisor at Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network, and a visiting professor at Sciences Po, Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA). Amongst other positions, Alaa was a post-doctoral fellow at The Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), a visiting scholar and lecturer at Utrecht University’s Department of History and Art History, The Netherlands, and was a researcher in international development studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), where he earned his PhD.

Tsourakis Nikos

Tsourakis Nikos

 

Information Technology
Greek

 

Ph.D. in Informatics, University of Geneva, Switzerland
M.Sc. in Engineering Management, Greece
B.Sc. in Electronic and Computer Engineering, Greece

 

Nikos has more than 20 years of experience in designing, building, and evaluating intelligent systems using speech and language technologies. In the past, he worked as a Software Engineer developing products for major telecommunication vendors. In the context of various projects, he performed user studies for addressing the factors that influence the success and failure of human-machine interfaces. Currently, he is employed as a Research Associate at the University of Geneva, where he co-authored more than 50 research publications. He also served as an Expert Reviewer for the European Commission. At IUG he is involved in teaching activities in the area of Computer Science.

 

Vernaz Nicolas

Vernaz Nicolas

 

Cybersecurity

Swiss

 

Master in Information Security

Federal Certificate in Information Technology

CIPM, CIPP/E, FIP, CISM

 

Nicolas has over 20 years of experience in IT, Cyber Security, data protection and management in rapid growing and complex environments.
He is today an external DPO, recognized Data Protection and Cybersecurity expert, owner of Redstone Consulting SA, and previously leading and building a Swiss-wide Data Protection practice for PwC CH. Prior to that he led an international oil and gas company group infrastructure and security for 12 years (CISO and Infrastructure global leader).

Over the years, Nicolas has developed a mastery of data protection regulations, such as the European GDPR or the Swiss FADP, and has led multiple compliance programs in different sectors of activity, as well as delivering assessments of the maturity of companies towards the NIST framework or the ISO 27001 standard.

Yan Jessie

Yan Jessie

 

Director, Global Partnership Development, Asia Pacific
International Business
Chinese

 

M.Sc. in Business Enterprise, Oxford Brookes University, England
M.B.A, Oxford Brookes University, England, Executive Master in
Global Leadership, World Economic Forum (Switzerland) in
collaboration with Columbia University/ INSEAD/Wharton-
University of Pennsylvania/London Business School

 

Jessie is a mission-oriented professional with over 15 years of Fortune 500 and global non-profit experience. She held leadership roles in multi-national businesses and private enterprises, was responsible for Public Private Partnership (C-suite) and government relations; increased thought leadership among partners; and sustainability-focused corporate strategy. She taught and served as a member of the Dean's Advisory Board at Oxford Brookes University, and is the Founder and Managing Director of an educational consulting company.

Visiting Faculty

LIM Wai Mun

LIM Wai Mun

Director of Professional Doctorates
Associate Professor of Service Management, University of Plymouth, UK
Singaporean

 

PhD Business Management, University of Plymouth, UK
MBA, University of Leicester, UK
BA Economics and Sociology, National University of Singapore
EdD, Cambridge University, UK (anticipated 2022)

 

 

As an Associate Professor at the University of Plymouth, Wai Mun lectures in Business Strategy, Research Methods and e-Strategies. While she is widely published, her primary research interests lie in the fields of service quality and technology use/adoption. To keep up with the rapid advancement in the field, she has recently completed a Professional Certificate in Data Science: Data into Insights, awarded by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. 

White John

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