IFM Faculty members

have an international managerial experience

Our international professors have excellent academic credentials and extensive business experience acquired as industry experts, senior managers, entrepreneurs or consultants. They will share their passion, experience and real-world expertise with you.

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Our passion for innovation is reflected in our unique real-business teaching approach: a combination of academic excellence, essential skills and practical tools, You will develop an entrepreneurial, innovative, sustainable and digital mindset.

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Dr. Jan Meidell

PhD in Economics, MSc in Economics, HEC University of Lausanne (CH), Norwegian School of Economics (NO). BA in Finance, University of Fribourg (CH). Manager, Lexigo (CH). Former CEO SmartSeal SA. Former partner North Sea GEM Asset Management (NO).

 Dr. Alain Berger

Doctorate in Business Administration, Grenoble Ecole de Management (FR). MBA, Hult Int. Business School (USA). Master’s degree in Int. Management, BBA, University of Lausanne (CH). Former CEO Edge Advisors, Former CEO Mars Capital, Former Finance Manager Procter & Gamble (CH).

Dr. Cyrille Alheritiere

PhD University College London (UK). MSc. Process Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (USA). BSc. Chemical Engineering, Université de Technologie de Compiègne (FR). Founder & Consultant, Marmenia Consulting. Former Executive Director, Head Latam Geneva, UBS Wealth Management (CH). Former Senior Associate, Finance & Strategy Consultant, McKinsey & Company.

Dr. Octavia Cerchez

Doctorate in Economics, National Institute of Economic Research, Romanian Academy (RO), Master in International and European Law, University of Geneva (CH). MBA, Academy of Economic Studies (RO). Senior Advisor - Geneva Interdisciplinary Centre for Economics and Law (CH). International Consultant - United Nations, European Union, Asian Development Bank.

Luisa Colombo

Master in Social and Economic Sciences, Bocconi University of Milan (IT). Founder and Consultant, InsideOut People Consulting (CH). Former; HR manager, Windmill Smart Solution (CH). Former; Consultant, Doctors Without Borders Switzerland (CH). Former; Talent manager, Patek Philippe (CH). 

Mirco Coccoli

Master of Science, University of California, Berkeley (USA) and University of Milan (IT). Director MPD Partners Geneva (CH), Former Investment Manager Banque Cantonale Vaudoise (CH), Former Hedge Fund Manager Reyl & Company (CH).

Antonio Quarta 

MSc. in Management, University of Piacenza (IT) and MA in Management, Bradford School of Management (UK), Audecia ESC (FR) and Deusteo (ES). Former Marketing Director, Facchinetti Group (BMW and Mini) (CH). Former Sales Director, Bomberg Watches (CH). Former Sales Director, MGI Luxury Group (CH). Former Sales Director, Unilever Cosmetics International (FR).

Stéphanie Gires

Master Marketing and Brand strategy, University Paris IV, Sorbonne, Master in Management, University Paris IX Dauphine (FR). Director Marketing & Com. Product Corner, IFS Group (CH); Former Marketing Manager Panerai, Richemont Group (CH). Former Senior Product Manager Lu, Danone Group (FR)

Fabien Lacroix

MBA EM Lyon Business School (FR), Master in  Sales and Negociation EBS, Paris (FR). CEO Abcys & CEO Imceo (FR). Former Sales Director Bertolucci Watches, Europe / Middle East, Former Sales Director, Raymond Weil Watches, Middle East / India.

Dr. David Neto

PhD in Economics, Master in Banking and Finance, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. (FR). Senior Economic Affairs Officer, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. Consultant (Pfizer, Roche, Pictet).

Dr. Attila Shelley

PhD, MBA, Msc, Stanford University (USA), Bachelor of Science Princeton University (USA). Former First Vice President, Global Advisory Julius Baer Bank (CH). Former Senior Investment Advisor, Lloyds International Private Banking (CH)
 

Gert Van Avondt

Master in Marketing Catholic University of Louvain (BE), BBA University of Ghent (BE). CEO SpringWorks (CH), Former Chief Operating Officer & Chief Marketing Officer, Talis life (CH) Former European COO (Program Director), Nissan. Former Product Strategy Director and Former Chief Marketing Manager, Infinity (EU&RU)

Dr. Tiffany Baer

PhD in Psychology, Master of Science in applied and affective psychology University of Geneva (CH). Consultant and coach. Former event & communication manager - Foundation Campus Biotech Geneva. Former Research & learning collaborator - Swiss Center for Affective Science.

Philippe Guinot

Master in Business Administration, INSECC (FR). Chief Business, Finance and Operations, Path (CH), Former Director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition. Former Int. Business Leader & Product Manager, Roche (CH&AU). Former Manager PriceWaterhouseCoopers (BR)

Michele Caracciolo di Brienza

Executive Master in Corporate and Institutional Communication University Carlos III, Madrid (ES). Master in Economic and Social Sciences, University Bocconi, Milan (IT). Owner - Partner Agency CRP - Geneva (CH). Former Press Officer - Corporate Editor, MSC Cruises (CH).

Dr. Mario Saba 

PhD. in Management Science, Master’s Degree in Marketing, University of Montpellier (FR). Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, University of Derby (UK). Consultant. Research Associate in information systems, MRM Laboratory, University of Montpellier (FR). 

Dr. Morad Goerg

Doctorate in Law, University of Lausanne (CH). Master Law, Robert Gordon University Aberdeen (SC). Master in International Law, Bachelor in Law, University of Lausanne (CH). Legal Director Middle East & North Africa, Wintershall Dea GmbH, Kassel/Hamburg (DE).

Dr. Marko Majer 

PhD in Management, EMBA, IEDC Bled School of Management Dipl. Ing. Arch., University of Ljubljana (SI). Founder & CEO: MM2C Sàrl, Morges (CH), Advisor to the Management and former CEO Mayer McCann advertising agency, Ljubljana (SI). 

Rebecca Jones 

Master and Bachelor in International Studies, University of Adelaide (AU). Co-Founder & COO, Pyrra Technologies, Former Head of Strategy Implementation, Defence & Space, Airbus, (DE). Former General Manager, IMA ASIA, Singapore & Australia. Former Manager, International Development Leighton Group (CIMIC).

Dr. Abdelbaset Alomari

PhD (UK) in Business and Management, University of Salford (UK). Master in Business & Marketing, University of Western Sidney (AU). Strategic marketing analyst, KomunIKON (CH). Former Professor of International Marketing, University of Salford (UK). Former Professor of Marketing Management, Al Faisal University (SA).

Arnaud Walle

MBA in Finance Aston Business School (UK). Post MBA degree in Int. Finance HEC Paris (FR). International Consultant. Former Head of Securities Sales-Trading, Barclays Bank. Former Global Head Fixed Income & Credit Derivatives Commerzbank (UK)

Nicolas Cubaud

Master Enseeiht (FR) and University of California Irvine (USA), University Paul Sabatier Toulouse III (FR). President - EyeSnap. Former. System Architect, Texas Instruments. Former Product Manager Wavecom.

Dr. Panayotis Zamaros

PhD in Management Fairfax University (US), Master in Philosophy University of Wales (UK), MA in Management, BSc Hons Economics Open University (UK). Author & Consultant. Counsellor.

 Dr. Diana Orejas 

PhD in Economic Development and Enterprise Competitiveness, Deusto University (ES). BBA, University of Navarre (ES). Managing Director, The Growthery (CH). Director of Development Cerebriti Technologies (ES). Former Senior Adviser, Former Senior Trade Training Officer International Trade Center (CH)  

Dr. Ilídio Lopes e Silva

Doctorate in Business Management, University of Salamanca (SP). Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, University of Derby (UK).  Bachelor in Business, University of Coimbra (PO), Former Insurance Advisor, ACI (CH). President of the Supervisory Board of the Portuguese Association for the Development Disturbances and Autism (PO). Journalist.

Dr. Cheikhrouhou Naoufel

PhD, DEA in Industrial Engineering Grenoble Institute of Technology (FR). Industrial Engineering Diploma, National Engineering School of Tunis (TN). Former Head of the Operations and Supply Chain Management team, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL). Former Consultant, European Commission. 

Dr. Rosario Martinez-Castro

PhD in Finance, Master in Economics, University of Lausanne (CH), BA in Economics, University Complutense (SP). Former Head of Research Tech. & Investment Solutions, EFG Asset Management (CH). Former Senior Investment Advisor Kredit Bank (CH), Former Portfolio Manager, Lombard Odier.

Yuriy Barabantsev

MBA, Bsc in Finance, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth (USA). Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, University of Derby, Buxton (UK). Professor at César Ritz Colleges (CH).

Dr. Olivier Verheyde

PhD in Economics, Master in Economic Analysis of Institutions, Master & Bachelor of Economics University of Aix-Marseille III (FR), Global Insurance Associate MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company. Former Research Director at the Institute of Economic and Fiscal Research.
 

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