SWISS SCHOOL OF APPLIED SCIENCES
FOR ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT
OUR ACADEMIC TEAM
Prof. Dr. Paula Marques dos Santos
PhD in International Relations History, Oporto University, Portugal
Paula Santos hold a PhD in International Relations History, a MBA in International Trade, a Bachelor degree in international Relations, all from Oporto University, Portugal. She is also a Team Europe Member (European Commission).
She is the author of 5 books (Portugal-Brazil relations, executive advisory, strategic management and event management), as well as of several scientific papers about Foreign Policy, Political Communication, executive advisory, European Citizenship, non-profit organizations management and sustainability, Voluntary Work and Entrepreneurship.
Dr. Olga Novitskaya
Doctoral Degree in Economics and Social Sciences, Fribourg University, Switzerland
Dr. Olga Novitskaya holds a Doctoral Degree in Economics and Social Sciences from Fribourg University in Switzerland (chair of Human Resources and Organization) and a MBA from the Glion IHE in Switzerland. She has taught Strategic Human Resource Management in Hospitality Business Schools in Switzerland and has over 10 years of experience in educational administration and management, program development, teaching, and research. Dr. Novitskaya’s research is focused on International Human Resource Management and the transfer of HRM practices to emerging markets. Over the past three years, as the founder of URPEAK Sarl, she has delivered intensive courses in Business Management to hospitality industry professionals globally. As an affiliate Member of UNWTO, she is also involved in various international projects for capacity building of employees in tourism and hospitality industry.
Prior to undertaking an academic career, Dr. Novitskaya gained international experience in tourism and hospitality while representing a large Russian tour operator in Austria, Croatia, Greece, India, and Tunisia. During that time, Dr. Novitskaya also launched a travel agency and consulted hotels and hotel owners on business development.
Prof. Dr. Leila Mamirova holds a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics from the institute for Information Transmission Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Moscow State University in Moscow and an M.Sc. in Biochemistry from Moscow State University. She was born in Almaty, Kazakhstan and lived there till her 16 y.o.
Leila has more than 10 years in the biotech industry being in her last occupations in Project Management and Regulatory Affairs that included interactions with customers, Contract Development & Manufacturing Organizations (CDMO), and Health Authorities from all over the world, as well as management of multifunctional teams. In her current occupation as a Senior Project Manager, Leila leads and supports technical regulatory teams (TRT) at Roche. Trains and onboards peers and TRT members in the principles of Project Management and standardized processes for TRT operations. Responsible for leveraging and continuous improvement of Portfolio and Project Management (PPM) business processes and methodologies
Leila managed the budget, timelines, risk, and complex technology transfers for the biotech industry, for various types of products from recombinant enzymes and antibodies to Adeno-Associated Virus (AAV) for gene therapy.
Leila has experience in Registrations in Europe, CIS, LATAM, MENA for biotech and small molecule, marketing authorization applications, GAP analysis, portfolio management, clinical trial applications for orphan drug designation.
Her career in the industry started in Clinical Research for Phase III Oncology studies. Leila's Postdoctoral research was on respiratory chain enzymes and molecular evolution of the mitochondrial genome.
Prof. Ciprian Florean
MBA in International Management – Royal Holloway - University of London, UK; MBA in SM Enterprises (CAAE de l’IAE) – Strasbourg School of Management, FR; MSc in Thermal Engineering - IFFI - Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers – Paris, FR; MSc in Electrical Engineering - Polytechnic School, RO
Prof. Ciprian Florean hold 2 MBA and 2 MSc., He hold a MBA in International Management – Royal Holloway - University of London, UK; MBA in SM Enterprises (CAAE de l’IAE) – Strasbourg School of Management, FR; MSc in Thermal Engineering - IFFI - Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers – Paris, FR; MSc in Electrical Engineering - Polytechnic School, RO
Seasoned Global Operations Leader with proven track record of success in complex organizations - FMCG (food, chemical), cGPM (pharmaceutical, healthcare) and equipment.
Core competence in transforming operations for competitive advantage: significant supply chain transformation (Service, Ebitda, Inventory) through simplification and innovation - new product development, investments, technology and product life-cycle management, manufacturing footprint optimisation.
20 year Leadership experience in Global FMCG/CPG with Firmenich, Novartis, Ecolab and Wrigley / Mars
10 year experience in Capital Equipment Industry providing highly automated manufacturing solutions
10 year Teaching Experience as lecturer, visiting professor and graduation project supervisor, with the French National Engineering School ENIM, Metz, France.