University of Business & International Studies

Faculty.

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Philippe Laurent

Dean

  • Professor of International Business and Management.
  • PhD candidate in International Economics from University of St-Gallen.
  • MAS in Asian Studies from University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International Studies.
  • EMBA in Management of Technology (MoT) from EPFL -HEC University of Lausanne and University of Texas in Austin (USA).
  • MBA with major in Marketing from EM-Lyon and IMD Certificate in Management of services.
  • Bachelor in Economics and International Trade from EDC-Paris.
  • Over 20 years of experience in CEO and General Management or Executive positions in Switzerland, Europe and Asia, plus 10 years of consulting, training, coaching, teaching at company and university level, mostly MBAs/EMBAs.
  • Expert in Intercultural Management to the Council of Europe and the Confederation (OFPER).
  • Senior Consultant and Researcher on China matters for European SMEs and on International Strategy for start-ups.
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, plus some Chinese and Thai.

 

David Vivas Eugui

Professor of Trade Organizations

Mr. David Vivas Eugui is Attorney-at-Law with a L.M.M. in International Trade Law at Georgetown University and a MBA in Universidad Externado of Colombia. He has been Senior Economic official in the UNCTAD, Deputy Programme Director at ICTSD and Attaché for Legal Affairs at the Mission of Venezuela before the WTO. He has been consultant to a large number of international governmental organisations such as WTO, UNCTAD, and WIPO. He has been as an arbitrator in WTO disputes. He has widely published on international trade, intellectual property, public health and environmental law.

  • L.M.M. in International Trade Law at Georgetown University
  • MBA in Universidad Externado of Colombia
  • Senior Economic official in the UNCTAD
  • Deputy Programme Director at ICTSD
  • Attaché for Legal Affairs at the Mission of Venezuela before the WTO
  • Arbitrator in WTO disputes
  • Published on international trade, intellectual property, public health and environmental law.
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Dr. Dennis Geissler

International Law

Mr. David Vivas Eugui is Attorney-at-Law with a L.M.M. in International Trade Law at Georgetown University and a MBA in Universidad Externado of Colombia. He has been Senior Economic official in the UNCTAD, Deputy Programme Director at ICTSD and Attaché for Legal Affairs at the Mission of Venezuela before the WTO. He has been consultant to a large number of international governmental organisations such as WTO, UNCTAD, and WIPO. He has been as an arbitrator in WTO disputes. He has widely published on international trade, intellectual property, public health and environmental law.

  • PhD Salzburg University, studies in Passau, Paris, London, Montreal
  • Commercial law, company law, insolvency law, sports law, labour law
  • German Lawyers’ Association, Munich Bar Association
  • German association of young entrepreneurs and family business (BJU)
  • Published on international law, intellectual property, private law and environmental law.

Roberto Zanni

International Marketing, International Business

  • Board Member Japan Tobacco International

Bruno Ciroussel

Bruno CIROUSSEL is Engineer ETH and lead auditor ISAS. He taught at ILCE (Institute of Economic fight against crime in Switzerland): Safety and Human Factors. He taught at HEG strategic decisions. He is the author of the concepts of Business Investigation (performance management and risk).

Since 2002, he leads the company Business Investigation, a Swiss company publishing solutions in Business Investigations, active in Switzerland and abroad.

Dr. Svetlana Mitereva (Ubis Assistant Dean)

Professor of Research Methodologies, Finance and Economics

  • Ph.D. in Economics (Management of knowledge-based product lifecycles), Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Information
  • M.S. Management, Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Information
  • B.S. Management, Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Information
  • Economical, statistical and financial analysis and reporting in stock exchange activity for the Moscow Government Investment Department.
  • Economist for the Russian Aircraft Corporation
  • Adjunct Professor for the Moscow Banking and Financial College.
  • As Special Economics Advisor to the CEO of ESCO, she developed and implemented energy saving and energy service strategies as a part of a regional program of energy services reform in Krasnodar and Ryazan.

Alain Haut

Professor in Human Resources and International Business

  • International executive with broad-based human resources management experience (including at Corporate Executive Committee Officer level). Expert in performance improvement, leadership acquisition and development, change facilitation, human resources management;
  • Founder of O plc sarl –consulting;
  • Forrmer Executive Vice-President – Corporate Human Resources at IPSEN – international specialist pharmaceutical company;
  • Former Vice-President – Global Human Resources and Administration Covance Corporation, the largest Clinical Research Organization in the world;
  • Has covered executive roles in a number of international corporations, spanning from biotechnology to automotive , to mobile communications.

Viola Krebs

Professor for the Non-Profit Sector and Communications

  • PhD in Sciences of Information and Communications from the University of Strasbourg and a Masters in the same discpline from University of Geneva
  • Trainer and professor specialized in the non-for-profit and philanthropy sectors, communications and multilingualism
  • Founder and Executive Director of ICVolunteers, an international non-profit organization
  • 20 years ofexperience in both the private and public sectors
  • Fluent in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German and Italian

Elias N. Ashkar

Professor of Management

  • Chief Executive Officer – Middle East & North Africa at Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising (communication agency in charge of Gordon Brown’s campaign in the UK);
  • Regional General Manager at The Coca-Cola Company;
  • Vice President PepsiCola International – Middle East & Africa at PepsiCo.

Daniel Michel Judkiewicz

Professor of Strategy

  • MS in engineering from Université Libre de Bruxelles, a certificate in general management from the Insead – Cedep.
  • Over his almost 40 years of career, Michel has always managed to combine his scientific and technical training with business issues, whether operational or strategic.
  • 3 years in a consulting engineers company (Sobemap)
  • 6 years with Honeywell in process control (out of which 3 years in the USA)
  • 15 years with UCB (former Union Chimique Belge) in R&D, production, sales, strategic marketing, IT, business development, strategic planning and general management.
  • Michel has developed his own independent consulting practice in business development, prospective strategy, coaching, mediation, complex projects, crisis and change management, technology transfer, as well as teaching activities. Most of it is devoted to B2B, over 3 continents (Europe, USA and Asia).
  • In addition, Michel has served as operational advisor to the rector of the Université Libre de Bruxelles, member of the board of Certech (a university of Louvain research center for chemicals), interim manager and member of the board of a non profit organization active in data archiving, director Strategic Planning at PROVIRON N.V.,company specialized in basic and functional chemicals (products and toll manufacturing)
  • Besides, Michel has held teaching positions for the Solvay business school in Hanoï and Saïgon (IT, Strategy, etc…) and at the Life Long Learning department of the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

Andre-Jean Martinez

Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Marketing /Sales Management

  • Master in Management from HEC Paris (France)
  • BSc. in Economics from Sorbonne (Paris)
  • Former President of Nestlé branches in France, Switzerland and Romania, then Training Director for Sales and Marketing Talents in Vevey (CH)
  • Former Franchise Director for PepsiCo in Belgium and France with some expatriation to the New York head office
  • Previously Head of Wholesales for Kronenbourg (Danone Group)
  • Currently Founder of his own Advisory Cabinet (2005) and Senior Consultant for his former employers and other key accounts in FMCG

Michel-Eric Ehrlich

Professor of International Trade

  • Expert in international trade, currently managing international key accounts at Alpvision (digital technology against counterfeiting);
  • Professor Ehrlich has occupied director-level sales and export roles in a number of international corporations;
  • Experience spannning across a variety of industries such as digital technology, retail, manufacturing, electronics and cosmetics.

Marina Papadopoulou

Professor of Finance, Banking and Financial Services

  • Diploma of Surveyor Engineering from the Polytechnic School of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Specialization and Research work in Economics applied to the Environment; EPFL Polytechnic School of Lausanne
  • MA in Economics from the HEC University of Lausanne;
  • IAF Swiss Federal diploma of financial products applied to the Banking sector.
  • Over 20 years of experience in the fields of financial investment, asset management, strategic planning, teaching and financial consulting;
  • Owner of AGORA, a Lutry based individual financial advisory firm;
  • Languages: Greek, English, French, Spanish, Italian and German

Giuliana Renga

Professor of French

  • Multilingual professional specialised in the teaching of French, Portuguese, Arabic and Italian languages;
  • Well travelled, Professor Renga has worked at World Food Program and has a strong interest in multicultural environments, photography and teaching to share her passion for languages and different cultures.
Tam Anh TRAN

Tam Anh TRAN

Professor, International Business and Research

Tam Anh Tran, DBA Candidate, is a Board member and International Relations Director at The International Business Management Institute – Vietnam. He is responsible for international development strategies, internet marketing, and integrated solutions to international partnerships, both in academic and business operations.

  • DBA candidate at Apollos University (USA);
  • MBA degree from University of Business and International Studies (Switzerland);
  • B.A. degree in Economics from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Vietnam);
  • B.I.T. degree from University of Canberra (Australia);
  • Advanced Diploma in Business Administration from Perth Commecial College (Australia).
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