Prof. Dr. Ruth Pasquier(Rios-Morales)


Academic Dean

PhD in Politics of International Business, University of Ulster,UK

Dr. Ruth Rios-Morales holds a BSc in Economics, PgDip in Applied Economics, MSc in  International Economics and aPhD in Economic Policy from the University of  Ulster, UK.  Ruth is also Country Director for Switzerland of the EuroMed Research Business Institute  (EMRBI) and visiting academic at Trinity College Dublin, Ruth worked at the Centre for  Foreign Affairs and Applied Diplomacy, School of Management and Law, ZurichUniversity  of Applied Sciences. Ruth has also worked at the School of Business Studies, Trinity CollegeDublin. Ruth has conducted advanced research that has been acknowledged by  the United Nation Conference for Trade and Development, the WorldBank and academic  institutions. Rut hhas published 27 academic journal papers, 34 peer-reviewed conference  papers, two books and a number of book chapters.

Prof. Dr. Ilidio Silva


PhD in Finance, University of Salamanca, Spain

Dr. Ilídio Silva holds a Ph.D. (with mention of “European Doctor”) in Finance (University of Salamanca, Spain), a Post Graduate Certification in Higher Education (University of Derby, England), and a Degree in Business Administration (University of Coimbra, Portugal), and has been teaching for more than 18 years in higher education (on-campus and online courses) in Management, Accounting, and Finance areas, in Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, and Kazakhstan.

He is co-author of a Financial Calculus book, author and co-author of several scientific articles and pedagogical works. He has also experience in the training area, in a corporate context (being former in postgraduate courses for managers and in training courses for companies) and in a social context (having promoted several awareness sessions about Financial Literacy and Personal Finance).

Currently, his main areas of interest are Personal Finance, FinTech, and Sustainable Finance.

Prof. Dr. Pablo Hafner


PhD in Economics, University of St. Gallen,Switzerland

Dr. Pablo Hafner hold a PhD inEconomics, University ofSt. Gallen,  Switzerland is a specialist in advising and helping CEOs implement successful  turnaround management solutions, He has led successful organizational  transformations and complex turnaround management projects for several industrial companies in Europe and the Americas. Through comprehensive  analysis, he helps businesses develop solid strategies to bring about their long  term success. Additionally, Pablo works directly with the boards of directors of  both private and public enterprises to improve their companies’ governance  structures. Pablo Hafner is the author of numerous international publications,  and his articles can be found regularly in the international economic press. He  also has been a contributor to several books int he field of family business, firm  restructuring, and corporate governance. He is currently member of various  boards of directors in diverse industries

Prof. Dr. McPartland

Doctor of  Education, University of  Derby, England.

Dr. David Mc Partland holds a Doctorate in Education (EdD), University of Derby, England and an MSc in Corporate Strategy and People Management, J.E. Cairnes Graduate School of Business & Economics, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland.

Professor Mc Partland has a diverse business background spanning across a range of industries from travel and tourism, advertising, consultancy as well as the education sector, where he has over thirteen years’ experience as a lecturer and facilitator. Professor Mc Partland’s teaching and research interests are in the field of Human Resource Management, Leadership, Strategic Management and Business Simulations.

Prof. Dr. Leonila Guglya

SJD in International Business Law / International Commercial Arbitration; Central European University, Hungary / US; PhD candidate in WTO Law, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Leonila Guglya has considerable academic and practical background in international

law domain, focusing on international trade law, international business law and

international dispute settlement. At varied periods she worked with several

international law firms, was a research associate for the international investment

arbitration project at the University of Geneva, a doctoral fellow at the WTO, and had

a range of academic engagements. Currently Leonila is a Policy Advisor at IDEAS

Centre, where she assists developing countries and LDCs in the WTO accessions,

TPRM, and in the negotiations on the DDA and the “new” issues, notably e-

commerce. Leonila is a PhD candidate in WTO Law at the University of Geneva

(having already defended her doctoral thesis with highest, summa cum laude, honors

in 2017), holds an SJD summa cum laude in international arbitration and an LLM

from the Central European University; a MIDS Degree; as well as a Master and a

Bachelor of Law degrees from the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” in


Prof. Bruno Dard

HEG in Entrepreneurship; Certified Trainer for Adults, Hermes Executive Management Training Certificate  INSEAD Paris, France

After graduating from a French Business School, Professor Bruno Dard moved from Besançon, the French capital city of the watchmaking industry to the Geneva lake region to pursue a career in the thriving watch industry and develop Luxury Watch brands over the past 20 years.

This cross-border migration started with a successful contribution to the international development and recognition of the Frédérique Constant and Alpina Geneva brands.

After eight years of strategic Brand building, he was offered an executive board position at Hermès to reposition the watch division to a higher segment working on a clearer product offer and a more selective distribution network.

While supporting the strategic development of several Swiss Watch Manufactures as a consultant since 2013, Professor Bruno Dard started to teach in various Swiss Business and Hospitality Schools with great passion sharing his experience and his specific approach of the inspirational luxury business model.

He has founded a The Brand Shaper, a network of specialists to help companies as consultant in Revenue management, HR, Branding, Training and various strategic options.