More than 40% of our professors hold a doctorate or a PhD and some are also professionals with a rich high level experience (MDs, CEOs).
Since June 2014, Bertrand Audrin holds a bachelor’s degree in Letters from the University of Lausanne and a Master’s degree in Business Communication from the University of Friborg. He is a graduate assistant to the Human Resources and Organization Chair. He has previously held internships in the communication and human resources sectors at Radio Télévision Suisse. He is preparing a doctoral thesis on managerial communication under the direction of Professor Eric Davoine.
He is actively involved in Human Resources and Organization Management courses, several applied research projects, student supervision, chair work and the organization of seminars and events. In particular, he participated in a prospective study – jointly with the CRQP – on the impact of web 2.0 for the HR function.
He teaches the module of introduction to Human Resources Management to IMSG’ students.
After completing a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and Finance at the University of Toronto, David Delfini received an MBA from SDA Bocconi. In 2009, he became Director of Revenue Management, Network and Distribution at AirOne (Alitalia Group). In 2016, he joined Amadeus as head of product distribution. He teaches corporate strategy at International Management School Geneva.
Alain Max Guénette, initially trained in management, then philosophy and human and social sciences, is a professor at the Arc School of management (HES-SO) and an associate researcher at the Center for Scientific Management of the École des Mines ParisTech. His research concern wellness and diversity at work.
Richard Delaye is a Doctor of Management Sciences (dir. Prof. Peretti), HDR in Humanities and Social Sciences (Dir. Prof. Lardellier), MBA of Reims Management School (NEOMA Business School) AGRH). He has always sought to set up innovative management training schemes aimed at developing talents in Africa, China, Switzerland and France, while continuing his work of writing about the sacred and the generations (Y and Z). In order to be consistent with his professor-researcher activity, he ensures regular publication. You can find his publications on Cairn.
Mr. Tioulong is a visiting professor of Supply Chain, Risk Management and Security & Safety Management at the IMSG. After obtaining a DUT Logistics and Transport Management at the IUT of Evry, he found a post of logistical assistant at AEROLYON, then logistics coordinator at CATAIR. In 2001, he joined EXACOD as Deputy Head of Operations and General Services, then became Head of General Services at LVL MEDICAL Group until 2007, when he obtained a Master 2 Public Security. He then became Head of Maintenance – Security – Safety at SEACA. Since 2014, he is a Consultant / Auditor at PANTHERA.
Specialist of expatriation subjects, to the international mobility and to the international management of the human resources and careers, Jean-Luc CERDIN is Professor at ESSEC Business School and has a doctorate in sciences of management. He has also a diploma by a M.Sc. in Personal Industrial Relations and Management of London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
Real entrepreneur, Arnaud Claudel creates companies for more than 20 years. SSII (SOFTWARE ENGINEERING COMPANY), universe of the health are the domains in which he essentially intervenes. Initially engineer, he then followed the program “Entrepreneur” of HEC PARIS.
Reserve officer of the French Air Force, he is an amateur warned of rugby and gastronomy.
Jean-Marie Peretti is a French organizational theorist, Professor at the ESSEC business school and in University of Corsica, management consultant and author, known for his work on human resources management. Graduated from ESSEC in 1967, he received his PhD in Management at the Institute of Political Studies in Paris in 1969. After his graduation Peretti has been working as management consultant. He was president of the Institut International de l’Audit Social from 1991 to 2000, and President of the French Association of Human Resource Management (HRMA) from 2001 to 2004.
Shiwei Wu is an expert in China-Europe exchanges and business, which he is teaching in French or Cantonese. He is working on bridging the educational gaps between Europe & China and helps educational partners to create profitable exchanges. He is also a lobbyist who understands the multicultural aspects of the Chinese and numerous European cultures.
Mediator and negotiation expert, Alain Lempereur is an Affiliated Faculty and Executive Committee Member of the Program on Negotiation (PON) at Harvard Law School. He is the chair of the scientific committee of the Humanitarian Negotiation Exchange (HNx), a project of the International Committee of the Red Cross and of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Future of Diplomacy Project. He is currently a Professor at Brandeis University, Boston.
With two Master of Science; in Information System Analysis & Design (ESSEC – Paris) and in Business Administration (University of Lyon), Cédric Berger begins his career in training and research in system organizational dynamics (project OSSAD). International entrepreneur, he creates and manages consulting companies since more than 15 years. He intervenes in many international groups in industrial, public administration, multinationals in the framework of reorganization projects and quality assurance. Specialist in organizational analysis, he is the author of several books and an international speaker. Since 10 years, he introduced in Europe, the professional association of Business Analysts (IIBA®). He participated in the creation the respective IIBA Chapters in France and French-part of Switzerland where he currently acts as President.
Today, as Senior Business Analyst, he leads Mark International, management company in Geneva and lectures at the “Haute Ecole de Gestion “ of the University of Geneva.
Graduate of the Swiss Italian University in Lugano, Thierry Dime created his first company after his studies. With his passion in communication he quickly realizes the role that media can play in society. He naturally becomes a boss of the press by launching several titles, of which the well-known « Monde Économique », a Swiss magazine of information and economic analysis.The success of this magazine is to exclusively address it to the economic actors: Business leaders, Executive managers & Decision-makers.Thierry Dime teaches public relations and strategic communication to IMSG’s students.
Emmanuelle Dellus is a professor of strategic marketing at the IMSG. After obtaining a Master’s degree at the Business School in Tours, she joined Orange France SA as Project Manager. She was then in charge of Business Development (B2B2C), and have been promoted to Senior CRM Marketing Manager at Orange Communications SA in Lausanne. In 2012, she joined Jaeger-Lecoultre (Groupe Richemont), in charge of global brand development. Since 2017, she is a consultant for the Glion Institue of Higher Education.
Robert Faessler has worked and leaded in the fields of luxury and watchmaking, in different companies at international level with collaborators from all walks of life, from all countries with their different mentalities, putting the capabilities of these people ahead of time to work together with a single goal, success. He also created companies, with the objective of developing them. He works as a consultant for many companies in logistics, marketing, sales, strategy and accompanies them in the development of their business or projects. He teaches marketing, sales and strategy in different universities, as a professor, notably at the International Management School Geneva.
Philip Clark led the innovation for Global Services and Solutions at Orange Business Services. Since the early 1990s, he has spent his time between international business development and the organization of cultural, artistic and educational programs.
He holds a master’s degree in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University and an MBA from the National School of Highways and Bridges. He is a member of the Vaudois Group of Philosophy.
Convinced that philosophy can exert a beneficial influence in civil society, he participated in the organization of all the editions of the Francophone Festival of Philosophy, and designed the Socrates Project to create a new meeting place between the world of work and philosophy. He teaches general culture to the IMSG’ students.
Franck Vidal is an entrepreneur (Manager, Technical, Sales and Environment).
Coming from a Swiss-French family of entrepreneurs (Asuel JU) specialized in hydraulic drilling, he discovered the world during his childhood in Africa. Ivory Cost, Senegal, enabled him to forge a personality attentive to cultural differences.
He pursued in France his graduate studies in R & D on Lasers. At 23, he founded an innovative company in the east of France marking and laser machining, which was sold 8 years later.
Back in Switzerland, he was entrusted with the creation of four call centers (Lausanne, Geneva, Zurich, St. Gallen) Internet Provider. Five years later, Swiss investors have entrusted to create the first Call-center Switzerland Indian Ocean.
– Founder of Sustainable Development Centre in Belmont-sur-Lausanne – 2sustainable.ch
– Business shaker © – 2shake your entrepreneurial business to business leader
– Importer for CroquetteBio.ch – Organic Food for Dogs and Cats
– Director of Traiteur-bio.ch – Cocktail Receptions and catering Bio
– Co-Chair of CommonFuture – The Cooperative of Advisers / eras in Environment
– The committee SocialBusinessModels.ch – methods, tools and training in SSE
– President LAMPER.ch – The Association for the moderation of public lighting in Romandie
Doctor in nuclear metallurgy, André-Yves Portnoff created and directed (1977-1992) the only francophone monthly Prospective Technological Studies, Science & Technology. He is the co-author of the first French report (The Revolution of Intelligence) on the Company and the intangible economy. He developed Futuribles and large enterprises, a method for evaluating organizations by intangible factors, which particularly applies to the management of innovation, the digital transition and the risk of disintermediation, but also to the development of territories. It analyzes the relationship between economy, culture, values, mental models, based on the analysis of many current and historical cases.
Scientific Advisor International Futuribles (Paris), he is author of numerous books and reports on the impact of digital (on crafts, cultural tourism …), nanotechnologies, biotechnologies.
French-Italian bilingual, he is particularly concerned in companies development and reindustrialisation of Europe.
With a doctor’s initial training, Thierry Weber occupied numerous marketing positions for big pharmaceutical companies. He is the Founder and CEO of BREEW and built up to himself right-hand man’s reputation, reliable, generous and always with an orientation solution.
He is also the co-founder, initiator and committee member of the organization of the price “Le Meilleur du Web”, an association started by Netzmedien and Com In, from whom the purpose is to defend the quality in the field of the Internet services in Switzerland.
He is the referer of our Master of Sciences in Life Sciences.
Thierry Fabiani has a doctorate in sciences of management and more particularly in marketing with an original subject “The determiners of the eating habits of seniors: the case of the sweetened products”. Graduate “École Supérieure de Commerce de Marseille” and ex-auditor of the institute of the high studies of national defence (IHEDN), he followed a 3rd cycle to HEC Montréal. MCF at the University of Corsica, he exercises advices small businesses in France and all over the world.
Thierry has an operational experience of leader of profit center in the distribution with director’s posts of a food wholesaler Unilever (40 employees) for 5 years, then as the head of Marketing department of Unilever France.
Professor of Advertising & Marketing, Dr Intartaglia works on Neurosciences & Persuasion Techniques in Sales and Advertising. He does research in Information & Management Institute of HEG Arc (Switzerland). He has published numerous books and articles on Advertisement & Persuasion Techniques. He also works as a consultant for private companies.
Nadia Gianoli is a communication strategy teacher for Bachelor’s students at the International Management School Geneva. After completing a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Human Relations at Quebec University in Montreal and a Master in Development Studies at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Nadia Gianoli held various communication positions in non-governmental organizations.
After Political economics and sport management studies in Geneva and Fribourg, Andrew Young worked for over 25 years for numerous public administrations in various functions as a top manager, in such different areas as environment, culture, sport, youth or police. As a consultant during the 12 following years, he also specialized in NPO management, as well as event organization and public-private partnerships.
At IMSG, Andrew Young works in the school administration, teaches introduction to micro and macroeconomics and coordinates outsourced teaching for languages and IT skills offered to our students.
He is also in charge of creating the specialized program of Bachelor in Sport Business and of creating an e-Learning platform for our futur EBBA and EMBA.
Céline Taïs has a rich experience as a Purchasing Manager, after working at Autodesk, Procter & Gamble and Sanofi. She now heads the pi-lot firm, an agency specialized in purchasing and negotiation, and teaches persuasion techniques to students at the International Management School Geneva.
Narjis Hilale has 15 years global expertise in Strategy and Insights. She has worked for major FMCG multinationals and UN organizations (P&G, Shell, Vivendi, JTI, Firmenich, SeingTel, WIPO), in global leadership roles, managing multi-cultural teams. She is the author of the book “Woman’s Essentials Box for the Corporate World”.
Graduated from IMD (E-MBA Business Administration, 2009), CELSA (DESS Public Relations, 1997), Paris VII University (DESS Socio-Economics, 1996) and Sciences Po Grenoble (Political Sciences, Master 1995). Marie-Gabrielle Cajoly is the founder and director of CorporatEngagement, a communications and social investment consulting firm. She assists the administrative committees and directorates of public, private and non-profit sector organizations (NGOs) in the definition and implementation of their brand management and their societal commitments at an international level, in Europe, Africa , North America, Middle East and Asia.
Marie-Gabrielle Cajoly bases her consulting activity on 20 years of experience with international brands in different sectors and industries (FMCG, High-Tech, Defense, Chemistry, Pharmaceutical, Energy, Development).
On a personal and professional level, she is particularly involved in promoting the rights of children and women.
Fabien Arévalo graduated with a degree in political science from the University of Geneva, after having studied advertising and operational marketing (senior technician). He currently has nearly 20 years of experience in the field of communication, marketing and sales, with a specialization on CRM and direct customer contact (opposite face-to-face and remote, especially for customer services).
In 2003, he created altamedia company, advice and training for customer relations. In 2006, he obtained the Federal Diploma of Trainer in Business, then in 2010 the CAS in e-business and e-communication of HEC Geneva.
Damien Hubert has significant experience in the direction of international B to B sales in the luxury goods and travel sectors (Disneyland Resort, Nina Ricci, La Montre Hermès …). His areas of expertise are team management and business development in international markets. He is also involved in the training and management of programs in Sales and Marketing. In 2014, he founded La Maison Hubert, creator of exclusive culinary events.
Séverine Bergerot teaches the Finance Data Mining to IMSG’ Master students. After having validated a Master of Science in Management at ESSEC Business School, she is hired at Palexpo as Assistant Director, Head of Planning, Project and Legal Department. She then created her company Human Spark Plug, and then joined Médecins sans Frontières in 2016 as a financial controller. Séverine Bergerot is now a Management Trainer at IFAGE and holds the position of Project Manager at FIPOI.
Hervé Crausaz graduated from the University of Geneva in 1994 and qualified in 1996 in Geneva and in 1999 in Vaud. He founded the Firm Schwab Flaherty Hassberger & Crausaz in 2002 and joined Chabrier Avocats SA in 2007 as partner. He graduated from the Lausanne University in 2009 (LL.M in International and Commercial Law). Hervé is a member of the dispute resolution group of Chabrier Avocats. He has broad experience in domestic and international litigation, dispute resolution including commercial and employment litigation, white collar crimes, interim measures proceedings, debts collections and insolvency proceedings. Hervé also advises his clients, both corporations and individuals, in relation to corporate and commercial matters. Since 1997, Hervé specializes in all Labor, Employment and Immigration law matters, assisting corporation and private clients in those fields. Hervé acted as Clerk for the Geneva Labor Courts (1997 to 2002) and is a member of the State examination commission for Labor Courts Judges in Geneva.
With a benefit of a career made in banks located on the territory of Geneva, Jean-Marc Porter had the opportunity to work primarily in the stock area in connection with the management of private wealth. He was also part of investment committees as a stock picker and monitoring customer positions on fundamental and technical basis. He worked in the last five years as an assistant in wealth management.
Today he teaches to pass this knowledge among university students, based on a completely practical approach, whether in the field of selection of investment instruments or dealing in connection with this selection, but also a knowledge of the possibilities of hedging positions by derivatives.
Certified Accountant (Federal Masters since 1985), Daniel Herren has held positions such as Chief Accountant or CFO. He teaches accounting at different levels for many years in several training centers and private universities. As part of its business, He has had the opportunity to deal with international consulting mandates and travel in Europe, Asia and Africa. Certified FSEA1, he has undertaken the preparation of an institute in his eduQua certification. Trainer of apprentices, there is expert ITFC (Community interest in business education – Geneva).
Elliot Romano holds a Master of Economics from the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium) and a PhD in Economics, Econometrics and Political Economy Department from HEC Lausanne. As an economist of energy, he gained international experience in major energy groups or monitoring and control authority. He is also active in the Energy Systems Group of the Institute of Environmental Sciences of the University of Geneva. His research include pricing and regulation of electricity and gas industry.
Head of Accounting and Reporting for Switzerland, France and Netherlands at LDC, he successively occupied the functions of Junior Financial Controler for Valeo Service, Senior Financial Auditor at Ernst & Young, Trade Accounting Manager – Metals Platforms then Head of Trade Accounting for Europe – Black Sea within LDC.
Bernard Barberi, Chartered accountant and external auditor registered at the Order of “Paris-Île de France”, he intervenes in his domains of specialization covering the accounting, the management control, the financial management and the tax system. He works with professional clients of diverse sizes, in different branches of industry, which is source of enrichment for the students.
Professor of International Law, Frédérique Protin also works for Grant Management, a Geneva based NGO that fights against epidemiological risks across the world. Strong focus on asset and export finance. Experience in corporate law and M&A. Exposure to private equity transactions. Specialties : Asset and project Finance, Export Finance, Real Estate Finance, Acquisition Finance.
Christophe Lucas followed a training in Asset Management and Management after his university business studies. He chaired a Supervisory Board of an SCPI and was a director of French banking affiliates for several years. He was a lecturer at the Training Centre of the Banking Profession and Euronext and professor at the Business and Management School in Tours where he taught, Heritage Management, international economics, and financial mathematics.
He is now Chief Executive Officer at Alternative Advisors SA and CEO of Compagnie Financière de Florissant, and teaches Businesss Plan methodology to students at the International Management School Geneva.
Specialist in social and professional savoir-vivre, Geneviève d’Angenstein runs BusinessEtiquette.Paris in France.
Although her knowledge is a family heritage, her expertise in intercultural relations is also the result of her academic studies: Bachelor of Arts and Archaeology in Paris – Sorbonne, DEA of Anthropology at Diderot Paris, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes.
As a diplomat’s wife, she has closely been associated with official representations functions and thus had access to political, cultural, intellectual and business elites. She has been associated with various cultural projects. Today, companies, training organizations, administrations, associations, touristic agencies, individuals, employees, financiers, executives, in France and abroad call upon her expertise to teach the importance of social and professionals codes for an individual or a community’s success and fulfilment.
She is the author of Savoir-vivre est un jeu, Librio-Flammarion November 2012.
Vincent Tissier teaches the Quality Management to students of the International Management School Geneva. With more than 20 years experience in strategic and operational management, marketing, finance and business development (Operations manager at Relais & Château de Puy Robert, Deputy General Manager at Hôtel Montalembert, General Manager at Hotel Bel Ami, then at the Geneva Hotel & Spa Reserve), he is now a consultant for Luxury groups.
After a Bachelor of Business Administration at Neoma Business School and then a Master at Skema Business School, Dorra ANNE becomes an international sales associate for an event agency in London. Then, she joined SAGEMCOM as a commercial engineer and then SFR Business team Distributor 5sur5 for major accounts. Then she became Key Account Manager BtoB Telecom for the brand Samsung. Today she is independent, and leads B to B sales consulting seminars, especially at the International Management School Geneva.
Antoine is the co-founder of Mutinerie, a co-working space in Paris. He teaches students the best way to manage projects in group.
Laurent started his career in 1993 at Coutts bank in the UK and moved to Geneva in 1997 to join the bank’s portfolio management team. He left in 1999 to set up Geneva Asset and Wealth Management SA, an independent asset management company based in Geneva, which he later sold to his partner. In 2011 Laurent moved to Singapore and set up Aeronautics Fund, a Cayman based regulated investment fund managed by a Finma regulated Swiss independent fund manager. Laurent holds a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Aviation Management from the Geneva School of Economics and Management, an MBA from the International Management School Geneva and he is an associate member of CISI, the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment and a member of ISTAT the International Society of Transport Aircraft Traders.
Junior Lecturer in Ireland (University College of Galway), Patrick THILL led a group of Business Schools (Weller) for 9 years, and then became HR Director of Lybertysurf-Tiscali & Dell Southern Europe. He then led a French private group of schools in Paris, Lyon, Toulouse, Dublin, Shanghai & Casablanca. Today, he helps & tutors start-ups within the Educational sector.
The Prof.Dr. Olivier Badot has a Doctorate in Industrial Economics. He is a specialist in consumption, trade and distribution.. Member of the Committee of Experts of the City Factory (Vivendi) and the National Center of Shopping Centers, he is Scientific Director of the E. Leclerc Chair and current Dean of Research at ESCP Europe. He is a Visiting Professor at IMSG, teaching the prospective of consumption and distribution.
Colonel Eric NICOD spent a career as an officer in the French Air Force before performing various teaching duties, notably within Institutes of Political Studies from 2011 onwards. As an officer, he held various positions of responsibility in various fields and in diplomatic and operational contexts, which gave him the opportunity to make numerous visits abroad, particularly in the ex -Soviet. He was then assigned to posts related to the training function, which enabled him to develop the initial and continuous training of all French Air Force officers at the Ecole Militaire in Paris and then In the Salon de Provence air force officers’ school (including the Air School) of which he is a graduate. Holder of the diplomas of the National Institute of Eastern Languages and Civilizations (Paris), of the Center for Diplomatic and Strategic Studies (Paris) and of an Institute of Political Studies. Colonel Eric Nicod is also a graduate of the Bundesakademie für Sicherheitspolitik in Berlin. He is also a graduate of the German military academy (Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr in Hamburg).
He is now professor of international relations at the IMSG and mission manager “exchanges with Russia”.
Serge VIDAL is a specialist in substantial, international projects, where a complex solution must be built from scratch, taking into account various drivers: costs, performances, risks, operational constraints, local specificity…
Such multifaceted projects require a good understanding of many issues : commercial and technical, but also financial, legal, regulatory, logistical, cultural, and even diplomatic affairs.
With dual high-level education (International Relations + Projects Engineering) , He is equally at ease while :
– selling a project to government officials in the field in an unsafe country,
– leading a high-tech R&D bid team,
– or building a partnership in an emerging country.
Specialties: – Facts Finding, Projects Surveys, Situation Assessment, requirement analyses, competition analyses…
– Technical solutions, concepts, costing and pricing, Bid Strategy, Bid Management, Partnerships, Alliances, Joint Ventures
– Contract Negotiation, Contract Management,
– Project Management, suppliers management, contract management, client relationship
Frédéric Gallois has got a MBA HEC/GENDARMERIE in “Safety management”, and a Master in “Business Intelligence”. He followed the program of the ESM of Saint-Cyr Coëtquidan then the School of Officers of the Gendarmerie Nationale. Furthermore, he possesses the diploma of “Expert in management of the criminal and terrorist crises” of the GIGN. Finally, he is a member of the Center of Reflection on the Internal security (CRSI). He is in charge of teaching students the risks related to the expatriation.
Patrick Naef holds a PhD in cultural geography from the University of Geneva. He was previously a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. His main areas of research are around memory and violence. His research in Eastern Europe, South America and South-East Asia has led him to examine notions such as identity, tourism, war, genocide, nationalism and representation.
Gilles-Emmanuel Jacquet holds Master degrees in Political Science from the University of Geneva and in European Studies from the European Institute of the University of Geneva. Mr. Jacquet specializes in History, International Relations and Geopolitics. His research includes: armed conflicts, terrorism, religious and political radicalism, ethnolinguistic and cultural issues as well as the treatment of religious and ethnic minorities.