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


Former Associate Professor at University of Delhi teaching Psychology, social research and gender studies.
Considerable research in the areas of psychology and women issues.

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 vast experience 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.

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

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 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

Borgeon Michel

International Relations / E-Commerce
Emeritus
French

 

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

 

Over 25 years of experience in trade promotion with the International Trade Centre, UNCTAD / WTO

Catliota Donna

Catliota Donna

Law
American 

 

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
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
 

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

Collins Keith

Communications
American 

 

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

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

 

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

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.

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
 

Communication professional with 12 years of internal, external and marketing communication experience.
Geneva Communicators Network board member.
Founder of eKat Communication, digital communication agency.
Frequent speaker and trainer on social media and communication.

Frankl Thomas

Frankl Thomas

Department Head, Master's Programs

Management / Business Strategy

German 

 

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

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 

 

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.

Hilale Narjis

Hilale Narjis

Marketing / Management
Moroccan and Swiss

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

 

Bachelor of Arts, International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington, D.C. and St. Louis University in France, Orléans
Executive MBA, International Management, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Doctor of Letters, Honoris Causa, International University in Geneva
Non-Executive Directors Diploma, Financial Times, London
High Performance Leadership Program, IMD, Lausanne

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

Co-Chair of the Global Master in Diplomacy and International Relations, SIT Graduate Institute
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

 

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.
Previously: International Relations Department Head at the IUG (2007-2011); Scientific Director at the Audiovisual Unit, IUHEI, Geneva, Switzerland (2000-2005)

Klepova Oksana

Klepova Oksana

Marketing Strategy | International Brand Management | Innovation
Russian 
 
B.Sc. Social Science, Moscow Pedagogical State University, Russia

M.Sc. Education in Social Science and Economy, Moscow Pedagogical State University, Russia

Professional Diploma in Marketing, Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), UK

 

Mrs. Klepova 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). For the last 10 years, she had been in a global marketing leadership position. 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.

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

 

Dr. Monkelbaan is Representative for Sustainable and Just Economic Systems at the Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) in Geneva. 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. 

 

Pauletto Christian

Pauletto Christian

International Trade and Investment Promotion
Swiss

 
 

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

A career negotiator, Mr. Pauletto had several assignments with the Swiss government, including at the Mission of Switzerland to the EU in Brussels. Former Swiss chief negotiator for trade in services and electronic commerce. Presently 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.

 
Mr. Ramoul joined the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in 2006 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 (1988-2006). 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 (1996-2000).
He served as a Counselor to the Permanent Missions of Algeria to the UN in New York (1992-1996) and Geneva (2000-2004).

 

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 Redaelli is Research Fellow at the Geneva Academy, where she works for the Rule of Law in Armed Conflicts project (RULAC). In 2019 she was visiting Research Fellow at Harvard Law School, where she conducted 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 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.

 

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

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

 

 

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

Savitch Pavel

Accounting
Russian

 

M.Sc. University of Geneva, Switzerland

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

 

Chartered Certified Accountant, UK

Management position at SITA

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


Dr.Sernova 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. Dr. Sernova 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 V. Sokolova 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 candidate, Plymouth University, England
Masters in Money and Banking, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
B.A. Accounting, University of Jordan, Jordan


Over 20 years experience in Banking and Finance in such international banks such as Citigroup.

 

Tartir Alaa

Tartir Alaa

International Relations
Palestinian 

 

Dr Alaa Tartir 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, Tartir was a post-doctoral fellow at The Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) between 2016-17, a visiting scholar and lecturer (2015) at Utrecht University’s Department of History and Art History, The Netherlands, and was, between 2010 and 2015, a researcher in international development studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), where he earned his PhD. Alaa Tartir can be followed on Twitter @alaatartir and his publications can be accessed at: http://www.alaatartir.com.  

Tsourakis Nikos

Tsourakis Nikos

Information Technology
Greek 

 

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


Research associate on novel client-server architecture for cloud based computing at the University of Geneva. Extensive experience as software engineer at telecommunications companies. 

 

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


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

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LIM Wai Mun

LIM Wai Mun

Directoror 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