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.

Agatiello Osvaldo

International Relations
Argentinian - Adjunct

MALD, PhD. international economics and law at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Massachusetts, USA
Specializes in international trade and finance, governance and corporate responsibility, issues on which he has published extensively.

Aggarwal Surabhi

Social Psychology / Communications
Indian - Associate Professor and Director of Doctoral Programs


B.A. Psychology, University of Delhi, India
M.A. Social Work, University of Delhi, India
Ph.D. Social Work, 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.

Apostolov Mario

International Relations
Bulgarian/Swiss - Adjunct


M.A. International Relations, Moscow State Institute of International Relations

D.E.S. International Relations, University of Geneva

Ph.D. International Relations, University of Geneva

Mr. Apostolov is working as a Regional Adviser at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

Arbez Jean-Max

Marketing and Sales
French - Adjunct


Computer Science Engineer, Ecole Supérieure d'Informatique (ESI/SUPINFO International University), Paris

International M.Sc., Ecole Supérieure d'Informatique (ESI/SUPINFO International University), Paris

Course on English language & American studies, Columbia University, New-York

Course on Management & Computer Data Mgt, Webster University, Geneva

Executive program on Management & Business, HEC University, Geneva

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.

Baerlocher Elodie

Human Resources
Swiss - Adjunct

PhD. in Social Psychology from the University of Geneva
Dr. Baerlocher specializes in Human Resources, talent and diversity management.

Baillat Aline

International Relations
French - Adjunct


DEA Political Science, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva
Ph.D. Political Science, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva

Benain Pierre-Yves

Business Policy
French - Adjunct


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

Boland Robert

English/American - Professor


B.A. Nottingham University, UK

M.P.H. John Hopkins University, USA

M.D. Juarez University, Mexico

D.Com., Stellenbosch University, South Africa

C.P.A. USA - C.A., UK

Distinguished Professor and consultant to U.N. organizations.

Former Director of Cranfield School of Management, UK

Borgeon Michel

International Relations / E-Commerce
French - Professor


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

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

Canete Jorge

Communication and Luxury Management
Swiss/Spanish - Adjunct


  • Diploma in Interior Design, London Metropolitan University, UK
  • B.A. Economics, Université de Genève, Switzerland
  • Executive MBA, BSL, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • International responsibilities at strategic level for different luxury brands
  • Interior design consultant for luxury brands. Owner and director of Interior Design Philosophy studio: published for the 3rd consecutive year by Andrew Martin Review (top 100 designers worldwide)
  • Received the International Interior Designer of the year Award (2014)

Catliota Donna

American - Professor


B.A. English Literature and Language (cum laude), Barat College

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


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.

Cattaneo Silvia

International Relations
Italian - Adjunct


M.A in Political Science, University of Florence, Italy

Master in International Relations & Political Science, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland

Ph.D Political Science, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland

Coordinator for the Geneva Forum with partner institutions UN Institute for Disarmament Research and Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.

Cattani Carlo Federico

Swiss/Italian - Adjunct


Matriculation in Science

Faculty of Physics, University of Rome

Faculty of Economics, University of Rome

Diploma from the International Centre of Tourism Studies (World Tourism Organisation)

Ph.D. Economy and Commerce, Rome

Cellich Claude

American - Professor
Vice-President for External Relations


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

Cole Judith

American - Adjunct


B.A. English, University of Great Falls, USA

M.A. French, University of Montana, USA

M.I.M. International Management, Thunderbird School of Global Management, USA

J.D. Georgetown University Law Center, USA

Ms Cole has worked for USAID, the Office of the Legal Adviser of the US Department of State, the United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM)  in Geneva

Collins Keith

American - Adjunct


M.Sc. Journalism, Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism, New York

MBA, Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism, 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

International Relations
Hungarian/Canadian - Adjunct


B.A. Concordia University, Montreal Canada

B.Sc. University of Toulouse, France - Political science

M.A. European Institute Geneva European Studies

Post-Graduate Degree University of Geneva Multiculturalism, Nationalism and International Relations

Ph.D. University of Geneva Geopolitics

Co-founder and voluntary work in the Association, International Centre for Geopolitical Studies: Organizing seminars, training courses, symposiums and debates on contemporary geopolitical issues.

Curtis Beatrice

Communications / ESL
Swiss/American - Assistant Professor


Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults

B.A. English Literature, University of Utah, USA

M.A. Media and Communication, International University in Geneva

Former Director of Executive Programs at Gartner SA and MIS Director at WWF International

Dolivo Jean

Swiss - Adjunct


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

Frankl Thomas

Management / Business Strategy - Department Head
German - Adjunct


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

Goldschmid Patricia C.

Communications/ E-Commerce
Canadian/Swiss - Assistant Professor


B.A. Hons, German, Business Administration, Spanish, University of Toronto, Canada
M.Sc. in Communications, University of Lugano, Switzerland, and UCLA Anderson School of Management, California, USA
Former Director of Communications and Media Relations, IFPMA, Switzerland

Gransart Annick

Human Resources
French - Adjunct


Postgraduate (DEA) in Anglo-Saxon Civilization and Literature, Paris X University, France

Human Resources Professional offering over fifteen years of generalist experience, with people management responsibilities, in multinational and matrix environments.

Guven Dogan

Information Technology
Turkish - Adjunct


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.

Hollenbeck Frank

Finance / Economics
American/French - Professor


Ph.D. University of South Carolina, USA

Ex-director of the MBA program at University of Hartford in Paris and Chief Economist with Caterpillar Overseas.Ex-Director of Research Banque Edouard Constant Geneva.

Hyseni Valon

Information Technology
Albanian/Kosovo - Lecturer


B.B.A., Finance concentration, International University in Geneva (IUG)

M.B.A., International University in Geneva (IUG)

CIPE Certification in private entrepreneurship initiation and business administration, Prizren, Kosovo

Business Operation Analysis, UNICEF, Geneva

Finance & Admin Officer at MBV, Lausanne

Jacquerioz Daniel

Economics, International Trade Policies, Regionalism
Swiss - Adjunct


B.A. International Relations, IUHEI, University of Geneva,Switzerland

Diploma in Business Administration, ISMA, Lausanne,Switzerland

M.A., International Economics, IUHEI, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Former Communication Delegate of the ICRC,Colombia, Congo-Brazzaville, Armenia.

Jovanovic Goran

International Relations
Swiss/Serbian - Professor


B.A. University of Belgrade, Serbia Faculty

M.A. Smith College, USA

M.A. Ph.D. International Relations, IUHEI, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Former scientific director and producer at the audiovisual unit of the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland

Larson William

American - Adjunct

PhD. Mathematics University of California - Riverside, USA
Dr. Larson has taught mathematics for over 20 years

Liouka Ioanna

International Business - Department Head
Greek - Associate Professor


B.Sc. Athens University, Greece

M.B.A, INSEAD, France

Ph.D. University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

Former Senior consultant with Deloitte and Touche. Research Associate with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

Mari Alex

Italian - Adjunct


B.A. in Corporate Communication, Marketing & Advertising, Libera Università Maria Ss. Assunta (LUMSA), Rome, Italy

M.Sc. in Communication and Economics, Major in Marketing; University of Lugano (USI), Lugano, Switzerland

Founder & Creative Director of BrandMate App (Geneva, Switzerland)

Lecturer of Digital Marketing at Master Mediaset in Marketing & Digital Communication (Milan, Italy)

Former Marketing Manager at Procter & Gamble, WPP and Telecom Italia

Monchau Charles-Henri

French - Adjunct


MBA, Instituto de Empresa (IE), Spain


Head of Asset Allocation at Deutche Bank in Geneva. Global CIO Investment Advisory + Head of Investments Europe & Caribbean, EFG Bank.

Neufeld Nora

International Relations
Austrian - Adjunct


M.A. law, University of Vienna, Austria

Ph.D. law, University of Vienna

A lawyer with the World Trade Organization (WTO), Dr. Neufeld looks after the negotiations on a new multilateral agreement on Trade Facilitation. Before joining the WTO, Ms. Neufeld worked for the UN where she held various responsibilities in the areas of commercial diplomacy and trade-related research.

Nuq Patrice-Anne

Academic Dean
Marketing / International Business
American/Swiss - Professor


B.Sc. Mathematics, Stockton University of New Jersey, USA

M.B.A. Marketing, Rutgers University, USA

D.B.A. Grenoble School of Management, France and Newcastle University, UK

Former Director of Marketing at RCA, ITT, British Telecom, Digital/Compaq and Orange

Co-author of an innovative marketing textbook in creative learning and research in the field of

e-Health services marketing.

O'Neil Glenn

Australian - Assistant Professor


B.A. La Trobe University, Australia

M.Sc. Communications, University of Lugano, Switzerland

Ph.D. candidate with London School of Economics, England

Consultant on communication evaluation and measurements for Benchpoint Ltd. London

Osakwe Chiedu

International Trade
Nigerian - Adjunct


MA,Ph.D. International Relations, New York University NYU, USA

Director of the Accessions Division at the World Trade Organization (WTO). Previously served as Director of the Technical Cooperation Division at WTO. Was nominated Ambassador in situ by Nigerian President.

Planas-Bielsa Victor

Spanish - Adjunct


B.Sc. Physics, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain

M.Sc. Physics, Universita Degli Studi Federico II, Napoli, Italy

Ph.D. Mathematics, Institut non linéaire, Nice, France

Former Director at the Hedge Funds Research Institute. Professor of quantitative finance and hedge fund strategies at the International University of Monaco. Mr Planas-Bielsa is now co-founder and financial director of an audiovisual production company

Ramcharan Robin

International Relations
Guyanese - Adjunct


MA, International Relations, London School of Economics (LSE)

Ph.D. International Relations, IUHEI, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Previously teaching at universities in Canada, including the University of Toronto and Mc Master University. Worked at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Is a leading author on intellectual property and international security in world affairs.

Santantoniou John

Marketing, Strategy
Swiss/Greek - Executive in Residence


B.Sc., Economics, Athens University, Greece

DiplM, MCIM, The Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK

Senior Executive programs at Stanford, INSEAD, and London Business School

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

Russian - Adjunct


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

M.Sc. University of Geneva, Switzerland

Chartered Certified Accountant, UK

Management position at SITA

Stoicescu Ruxandra

International relations
Romanian - Adjunct


B.Sc. in International Relations and History, London School of Economics

and Political Science, London, UK

Master in International Relations & Political Science, Graduate Institute of International Studies,

Geneva, Switzerland

Ph.D Political Science, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland

International affairs researcher and media producer for Tales of the world

Trine Christian

Belgian - Adjunct


B.A. University of Brussels (ICHEC), Belgium - Business Administration

M.B.A University of Leuven, Belgium - Business Administration

30 years of International Human Resources Management, including Industrial Relations and

Mergers & Acquisitions with Exxon, RJT Tobacco International and Alcoa

Twinn William

Organization Behaviour and HR Management
British - Assistant Professor


B.A. Southampton University, England

M.A. Sussex University, England

Member of the Institute of Personnel & Development

Member of the Chartered Institute of Transport

Former Senior Director, Human Resources, International Air Transport Association, Switzerland

Visiting Faculty

White John



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