SWISS SCHOOL OF APPLIED SCIENCES
FOR ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT
OUR ACADEMIC TEAM
Prof. Dr. Ruth Pasquier (Rios-Morales)
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, Zurich University of Applied Sciences. Ruth has also worked at the School of Business Studies, Trinity College Dublin. Ruth has conducted advanced research that has been acknowledged by the United Nation Conference for Trade and Development, the WorldBank and academic institutions. Rut has published 27 academic journal papers, 34 peer-reviewed conference papers, two books and a number of book chapters.
Prof. Dr. Ilidio Silva
Director of the Master Program
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. Bruno Dard
Director of International Development
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 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.
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
LL.M (x3), SJD, PhD International lawyer, consultant in the field of international trade policy
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 works as a trade policy consultant in Geneva, 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 holds a PhD degree summa cum laude in the WTO Law from the University of Geneva (2017); an SJD degree summa cum laude in international arbitration (2010) and an LLM in international business law (2006) from the Central European University (US/ Hungary); a Master in International Dispute Settlement ("MIDS") LL.M Degree from the University of Geneva and Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (2010); as well as a Master of Law (2005) and a Bachelor of Law (2004) degrees from the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” in Ukraine.
Prof. Dr. Pablo Hafner
PhD in Economics, University of St. Gallen,Switzerland
Dr. Pablo Hafner holds 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. Paula Marques dos Santos
PhD in International Relations History, Oporto University, Portugal
Paula Santos holds 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.
Prof. 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 G. Florea
MBA, Master in Engineering
Ciprian G. Florea has a dual education engineering and business and passion for innovation and digitalization.
He holds a MBA in International Management at Royal Holloway, University of London and a MBA in SME Enterprises (CAAE-IAE) at Strasbourg School of Management. He also holds a Master in Thermal Engineering at IFFI - CNAM Paris and a Master in Electrical Engineering at Polytechnic School, Timisoara RO.
Ciprian is a Global Operations Professional with extended experience in performing and transforming complex supply chains in several industries: FMCG/CPG (food w/ Wrigley-Mars, chemicals w/ Firmenich and Ecolab), GMP (pharmaceutical, healthcare w/ Novartis). Over the last decade he has led several transformations of global operations. He is a passionate innovation driver and an implementer of digital technologies (Industry 4.0 solutions) as an essential enabler for both value creation and human wellbeing.
Ciprian shares his expertise and passions with students by teaching in university topics related with innovation, transformation, digitalization and industry 4.0. For many years Ciprian has collaborated as speaker, visiting professor and supervisor for graduation projects with French National Engineering School ENIM Metz, where he teaches information systems for supply chain and Industry 4.0.