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.

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. 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.

Dr. Matthias Spaink

PhD in International Business, Nyenrode Business University (NL), MBA University of Maastricht (NL), MSc. Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam (NL). Regional Manager Middle East and Africa, Cargill International SA (CH). > read the interview

Dr.  Rosario Martinez-Castro

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

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),

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).

 Dr. Pius Bienz 

PhD in Business Administration, Post-graduate Diploma in Business Information Systems, MBA, HEC University of Lausanne (CH). Senior Project Manager, Business Engineering Institute, St. Gall (CH). Former Partner Fin. Services, IBM Global Business Services. Former manager and partner, Accenture (CH). 

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).


Gert Van Avondt

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

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).

Hilde Gustafsson

MBA, BBA BI Norwegian School of Management, Oslo (NO).Director, Human Growth Consulting (CH), Former Managing Director Retail DDB Worldwide, Oslo (NO), Former Customer Service Manager, Deputy Sales Manager, IKEA. > interview

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

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.

Bertrand Marcelly

Master in Management Grenoble Graduate School of Business (FR), Director & Engineering Design Studio Manager AMM, Owner Design Contemporary ArtWorks. Former Export Manager SEM (FR).

Oscar Baldo

MBA IFM University, Geneva (CH), Enginer EPITA Graduate School (FR). ITprofprof Resources Manager, Proactive Partners. Former Human Resource Manager, ILO International Labour Office (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). 

Christian Chillà

Attorney at law, Lausanne, Switzerland. Master and Bachelor in Law, summa cum laude, University of Lausanne (CH). European Union Law course, King’s College London (UK). Lawyer and partner, law firm MCE Avocats, Lausanne (CH).

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). 

Thibaut Gallineau 

Post Graduate in Negotiation - London School of Economics (UK), Master in Management - EDHEC Business School, Paris (FR). Independant Project Manager, Former Consultant & project Manager Noveo Conseils (CH). Former Project Manager Barclays Bank (FR)



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 Switzerland.