The European School of Economics’ faculty come from diverse academic and professional backgrounds ranging from corporate finance to sociology to luxury brand management.
From day one, lecturers and tutors assist students in the identification of their unique skills and interests so as to most effectively place them on a path to the achievement of their academic and professional goals. Offering our bachelor, master, MBA and certificate programmes to students with a specially-tailored set of learning experiences, the ESE faculty bring practical knowledge and experience acquired in their field of expertise, to the classroom.
ESE London Faculty
Ravi brings a unique & successful breadth of Leadership skills in Global Consulting in Strategy & Research Business Unit Management, Business Development, and Marketing Planning for international Research & FMCG companies. With a track record of success in all his assignments, including Nielsen for 15 years and prior Marketing roles, Ravi’s recent experience has been in driving analytics consulting projects at C- levels and providing leadership in Business Development in Marketing Analytics sector, helping to improve Product/ Media Marketing in FMCG & Retail Organisations through richer data Insights and applications.
The transition from Marketing to Research began In Nielsen, combining a 15 years career in research account management, analytics consulting. Ravi’s responsibilities grew from International Client Director to Senior Vice President & Managing Director. Projects Ravi led personally included, Market & Media Analysis, Product/Assortment Analysis, Pricing, Brand Equity, , Customer Marketing, Channel development, Customer Satisfaction Index, Market Modelling, Product Testing, Loyalty, CRM, & Mergers &Acquisition Integration & Change Management.
Engaging and personable, an effective communicator, with the ability to lead multi-disciplined business units, including periods living in Europe, Asia, & USA, the teams under Ravi’s leadership consistently raised share holder value and uniquely within Nielsen were awarded the hairman’s award twice.
Before Nielsen, Ravi enjoyed a Sales & Marketing career in St.Ivel & RHM, managing & re-juvinating, the largest brands where he worked with large budgets and agencies such as CDP, JWT, O&M & Brann Direct.
Ravi adds to his broad International business development & commercial marketing & consulting experience, with postgraduate qualifications and visit
professorships in science and management disciplines, as well as short service in the RAF as a pilot.
Currently MSc Bio-Informatics – University Of Oxford
Leadership Programme – Ashridge Business School
PGDip (Information Systems) – University of West London
MBA (Finance & Marketing) – International Management Centre Buckingham
DMS Marketing – University of Brighton
MSc. (Merit) Chemical Spectroscopy – Sir John Cass Institute of Science
BSc. (Hons) Biochemistry – University Of Salford
Fellow – Chartered Management Institute
Analytics Quotient – International Business Development Director – 04/2011 todate
Gapbuster worldwide – Chief Clients Officer – 11/2008 – 11/2010
Nielsen – EMEA Client Strategy Director – 12/2006 – 07/2008
Nielsen – S V P & Managing Director Global Accounts – 01/2004 – 10/2006
Nielsen – Business Development Director – 01/2000 – 01/2004
Nielsen – Global Account Director – 07/1992 – 01/2000
Rank Hovis Ltd (RHM) – Head of Marketing – 06/1989 – 06/1992
Rank Hovis Ltd (RHM) – Marketing Manager – 06/1987 – 06/1989
St.Ivel Foods Ltd (Unigate) – Senior Brand Manager – 04/1985 – 05/1987
St.Ivel Foods Ltd (Unigate) – Technical Factory & Production Management – 02/1982 – 04/1985
Nielsen – Chairman’s Award – 1999 & 2003 for outstanding client satisfaction & $$ Growth
RHM – BA-Daily Mail Best Marketing Campaign Award 1989 for Hovis Granary Marketing
St.Ivel – Marketing Week best New Product Launch for St.Ivel in 1987
Visiting lecturer with seventeeen year’s experience of teaching undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in marketing and business in the UK, China and France.
Earlier career in senior management and board level positions in marketing and general management with Unilever, Cadbury Schweppes, Nationwide and Royal Bank of Scotland and in UK & American mangemernt consulting firms.
Currently at the University of Hertfordshire and European School of Economics (ESE), London, teaching Supply Chain Management, Cross Cultural Marketing Communication, Consumer Behavior, Organisation Development and Business English.
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Adept at working good humouredly in demanding situations. Interactive, participative teaching style.
MA, Marketing (University of Hertfordshire)
FHEA (Fellow, Higher Education Academy)
Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate (TEFL)
BA, International Relations (politics, economics, history & physics) (Keele)
ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS
Outstanding levels of examination and coursework success among students
Module leading many undergraduate & postgraduate programmes including
Business English, Cross Cultural Marketing Communication and Consumer
Successful supervision of over 130 PG & UG dissertations & final projects
Successful job placement of over 500 graduates as Employability Tutor at
University of Hertfordshire.
Coaching managers and students in personal and workplace communication skills.
2012 – present Visiting Lecturer, European School of Economics, London
2008 – 2009 Senior Lecturer, Chengdu University, Sichuan, China
2005 – present Visiting Lecturer, IMEA Besancon, (affiliated to Nancy University).
1999 – present Lecturer/Visiting Lecturer University of Hertfordshire, Business School / School of Humanities, Law & Education.
1995 – 1999 Management Consultancy
Managing Consultant /Director UMS & Strategic
Management Group Inc, America.
Managing Consultant, Marketing Improvements, UK
1992 – 1995 Director, Secured Lending, Royal Bank of Scotland
1989 – 1992 Director of Business Development, NatWest Home Loans, UK
Earlier career Progressive career in international and domestic consumer marketing with Unilever (UCMS scheme entrant), Cadbury Schweppes, Fine Fare, Nationwide and Royal Bank of Scotland. Two year spell as Account Executive at Masius, a top international advertising agency, on pan-European retail and fmcg accounts.
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, (FHEA) (2008)
TEFL Certificate, (2007)
Pg. Cert. Education, (2005)
Online Teaching Skills (2013)
Improving Teaching Quality (2011)
Internationalising the Curriculum (2008)
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) (2007)
Research Degree Supervision (2006)
Teaching a Diverse Student Population (2006)
External Examining – Role and responsibilities (2005 – 2009)
Lawrence Melville Milston
EXPERIENCE & EXPERTISE
Over 35 years in Hospitality and Travel
Extensive experience in hotel Openings, Operations, Marketing, Repositioning
Personally involved in staff recruitment & training for 8 hotel openings (as a GM)
Equally comfortable in 4 or 5 star properties, large or small, city, country house, or resort
Strong inter-personal skills in multi-cultural environments
Positive record of results focus and achievement
Experience in training and management development
American Hotel and Lodging Association
Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA)
College of East London, UK
Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management
2014 – 2015 AUSTRALIAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT, PERTH, WA
Lecturer – Tourism & Hospitality Management
Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management
2012 – 2014 LONDON SCHOOL OF BUSINESS & FINANCE (LSBF)
Associate Lecturer – Tourism & Hospitality Management
Edexcel and OTHM diploma and advanced diploma programs
2010 – 2014 SHAKESPEARE COLLEGE, The Strand, London
Program Leader, Travel & Tourism Management
Lecturer in Edexcel HND diploma programs in Tourism & Hospitality
2009 – 2012 WILLIAMS COLLEGE, Holborn, London
Lecturer in Hospitality & Tourism
CTH and ABE diploma courses; advanced diploma; Edexcel HNC/HND courses
2006 – 2008 WYNDHAM VACATION RESORTS, Bundall, Gold Coast, Australia (A division of Wyndham Worldwide, USA)
Director of Operations – Hotels & Resorts
Responsible for overall supervision of 17 resorts throughout Aust, NZ, S.Pacific Involved in acquisition process for new projects and management contracts
2004 – 2005 HEMINGWAY CORPORATION, Brisbane, Australia
(A niche agency specialising in luxury travel)
Product and Operations Manager
Planned, costed and implemented over 50 travel programs to Asia
Liaised with hoteliers and operators to negotiate rates and luxury inclusions
2000 – 2004 ACCOR HOTELS ASIA PACIFIC
2002 – 2004 Mercure Grand Hydro Majestic Hotel, New South Wales, Australia
Managed luxury country house hotel of 84 rooms, 3 F&B outlets
Improved GOP by 50% from 2002 to 2003, with further 50% projected for 2004
2002 Accor Hotels Asia Pacific, Brisbane, Australia
Oversaw winding down of management of the Novotel Daydream Island Resort
Reviewed all Novotel operating standards, and proposed new ones as appropriate
Implemented new streamlined procedures for all Novotel Front Offices
2000 – 2002 Mercure Grand Roxy Hotel, Singapore (opened as Century Roxy Park Hotel)
Managed pre-opening functions, and opened hotel (481 rooms, 4-star)
Delivered a GOP consistently from second month of operation, and reached number two in our competitor set within one year of opening
1995 – 2000 CENTURY INTERNATIONAL HOTELS
1998 – 2000 Century Kuala Lumpur Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
General Manager and Regional Director, Malaysia
Opened, and managed hotel (418 rooms, 4-star) while maintaining dual role of managing the Century Mahkota Hotel in Malacca
Also responsible for management of Delta Paradise Lagoon Resort, Port Dickson
Received World Asia Media Gold Award for Best 4 Star Hotel in Malaysia
1996 – 1998 Century Mahkota Hotel (now Mercure), Melaka, Malaysia
Managed pre-opening functions, and opened resort (600 all-suites, 4-star)
All units individual strata title, and managed by us on hotel/time-share basis. Owners entitled to limited nights per year usage of accommodation. Considerable interaction with owners, and maintenance of their assets.
Achieved budgeted GOP in difficult market conditions
1995 – 1996 Century Park Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
Managed pre-opening functions, and opened hotel (463 rooms, 5-star)
Moved to Malaysia for further project/opening role with Century
1994 – 1995 GRAND BALI BEACH HOTEL, Sanur, Bali, Indonesia
600 rooms 5 star resort with 4 pools, 12 F&B outlets, golf course
Property needed desperate attention due to falling market share and high costs
Repositioned hotel and improved GOP from 1% to 40% within period of 6 months
1992 – 1994 OMNI MARCO POLO HOTEL, Singapore
600 rooms 5 star hotel, mainly in the corporate market (a Singapore landmark)
Responsibility mainly for renovation project and repositioning
Major increase in market share achieved during my time
1988 – 1992 RADISSON HOTELS & RESORTS, Australia
1991 – 1992 Century Radisson Hotel, Sydney (now a Holiday Inn)
300 rooms 4 star city hotel
Pre-opening functions and management
Achieved solid market share and results during extremely difficult market conditions
1989 – 1991 Radisson Plaza Hotel, Cairns (now a Shangri la)
General Manager and Regional Director
220 rooms waterfront property. 5 stars deluxe
Opened and operated whilst overseeing Radisson Royal Palms, Port Douglas
Hotel opened 3 days before famous “pilots dispute”, yet solid market share quickly achieved
Hotel gained reputation as Cairns’ premier hotel due to its 5 star service standards
1988 – 1989 Radisson Royal Palms, Port Douglas, Australia
Established a pre-opening office for the 315 rooms 4 star resort
Carried out all pre-opening functions for both this resort and the Radisson Plaza concurrently
1978 – 1988 INTER.CONTINENTAL HOTELS CORPORATION
1984 – 1988 Hotel Borobudur Inter.Continental, Jakarta
Premier hotel in Jakarta, with 866 rooms, 23 acres gardens, sports facilities, 8 F&B outlets, etc
Responsible for day to day operations, plus overseeing extension project comprising 144 serviced apartments, plus new fitness centre and discotheque
Achieved highest profitability of any hotel in the Inter.Continental Group with GOP well over 50%
1982 – 1984 Hotel Siam InterContinental, Bangkok
Executive Assistant manager
Responsible for day to day operations, overseeing renovations, and relaunching this 5 star hotel located on 26 acres in central Bangkok
More than doubled market share in spite of the opening of four new 5 star hotels that competed directly for our business
1978 – 1982 Hotel Borobudur Inter.Continental, Jakarta
Responsible for all marketing functions of the hotel
In 1981, took on additional responsibility for South Asia, overseeing Sales & Marketing of 5 hotels
Dr. Alzira Salama is a Management Consultant and Senior Lecturer at the London campus of the European School of Economics (ESE), where she was Academic Director for four years.
She trained as an Organisational Psychologist, gaining BSc and MSc Degrees in Psychology in her native Brazil, before moving to the UK to undertake research at Manchester Business school. She completed her PhD in Organisational Behaviour at Lancaster University.
Dr. Salama lectured for four years on the MBA and other executive programmes in Organisational Behaviour, Change and HRM topics at Cranfield School of Management and she has also been a visiting researcher and lecturer at the European Business School (EBS) in London, where she delivered a Comparative Management module for Long Island University (NY) MBA students. She has also lectured on the Summer School Programme at the London School of Economics (LSE).
Dr. Salama has been involved in action research projects and the preparation of case studies for classroom use in Europe and Brazil. She has published a number of case studies and journal articles, winning awards in the process, and delivered many conference papers. Some of the notable case studies developed by Dr. Salama featured in her two books published by Gower- Ashgate: Creating and Re-creating Corporate Entrepreneurial Culture (2011) and Privatisation: Implications for Corporate Culture Change (1995).
Before embarking on an academic life Dr. Salama worked for ten years as Management Development Manager for Verolme do Brazil, a large Dutch shipyard and as an Executive Education specialist at Xerox Corporation in Brazil. This experience has been fundamental for her career progress and full understanding of human issues in the work place.
Dr Hageman has developed, redesigned and managed undergraduate and graduate university programs in the US, France, Switzerland and the UK. He has over twenty five years of university teaching and management experience in these countries. He has also undertaken project development in Poland and intercultural training projects in Spain. He served as a reserve deck and gunnery officer as well as an intelligence officer in the US Navy and retired as a reserve Commander in 1996.
Dr Hageman served as Dean of Business Programs at the American InterContinental University London and played a significant role the UK validation of the undergraduate and MBA programs. Served as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board in the academic review of McGraw-Hill’s fifth edition of, Transnational Management: Text, Cases and Readings in Cross-Border Management, 5E, Christopher Bartlett, Sumantra Ghoshal and Paul W. Beamkish. McGraw-Hill, 2008. ISBN 978-007-125915-6 and is identified in the new, sixth edition, Copyright © 2011, ISBN-13-978-0-07-813711-2. Have developed, through arrangements with McGraw-Hill Higher Education, an e-book containing cases from the North American Case Research association and Harvard Business School Cases for use in a graduate business research for decision making course.
Currently is teaching undergraduate and graduate international management courses, serving as an External Examiner, Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University and serving as a founding partner in a new limited liability partnership which focuses on the development and delivery of synchronous online business modules.
State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Management:
Policy Studies, 1985. Dissertation: An Assessment of the
Nonprofit Native Regional Corporations in Alaska: The
Identification of an Effectiveness Pattern Which Will Facilitate
the Implementation of Public Policy.
State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Management:
Organization Behavior, 1977.
University of Rochester: Political Science, 1968
October 2009 to September 2014
External Examiner, Aberdeen Business School, The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland
Provided external overview of undergraduate student assessment elements as well as the second marking of student work in international trading, applied management, international organizations, thesis assessment and the economics of international business. These are a part of the validated course, BA(Hons) International Business Management. At the request of the University, agreed to extend service as an external examiner for an additional year. In January 2015, I received the following within an Annual Course Appraisal letter, ‘On behalf of the Undergraduate Course Executive I would like to thank you for your support during your period as an external examiner. Your contribution to the continued development of our courses has been invaluable.
I am exploring the implications for universities in the UK and USA resulting from governmental initiatives to access files within Cloud platforms. Given the expanding utilization of Cloud-based IT services for universities and other organizations, government actions to ‘spy’ on services such as Amazon Cloud Drive, Apple iCloud and Google Drive pose an interesting, contemporary topic to explore.
August 2015 to Present
Messe Rand Training, United Kingdom
Serving as Chief Faculty Officer and as a Director and responsible for the development and management of academic programs and initiatives in the UK and West Africa. Reporting to and partnering with the Chief Executive Officer, am responsible for setting Messe Rand’s academic policy and direction while also being an active participant in, and driver of, the organization’s overall strategy. Responsible for leading all financial administration, business planning, and budgeting. As a member of the senior leadership team, work closely with a motivated and engaged faculty/finance manager and governance committee of the board of directors.
February 2015 to Present
Johnwyse and Company Nigeria Limited
Serving as a partner in coordinating online university programs. Currently facilitating the development of degree programs and the UK validation of university-level programs delivered in Cameroon and Nigeria.
October 2014 to June 2015
Johnwyse and Company Nigeria Limited under contract with Messe Rand training Limited, Nigeria
Developed and delivered a range of seminars for middle- and upper-level Nigerian government employees as well as Nigerian elected officials. Seminar topics included economic analysis for business decisions, project management, leadership and anti-corruption. My focus here was to facilitate the critical appreciation of UK, EU and Nigerian perspectives with respect to change and development.
October 2013 to Present
European School of Economics, London
Responsible for the design, development and managing of an online MBA Transnational Management degree program. Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in strategic management, international project management and environmental economics. Serving as internal course moderator.
February 2012 to Present
Associate Professor, Groupe INSEEC London
Teaching graduate courses in project management and international management and trade. Exploring on-line collaboration opportunities between Groupe INSEEC London and higher education institutions in Cameroon.
April 2013 to December 2013
Associate Professor, Regent’s University, Marylebone, London
Effective, 1 April, the London Campus of the American InterContinental University was sold to Regent’s University. My role was focused on the ‘teach out’ of undergraduate and graduate students in the BBA/BA (Hons) and MBA programs.
February 2012 to March 2013
Associate Professor, American InterContinental University London
Taught graduate and undergraduate courses with a focus on transnational management, leadership, ethics, project management, strategic management and international legal environments. Also instructor for undergraduate and graduate management student internships. Managed a research project which is exploring and documenting major delivery issues associated with the online delivery of London-based courses. This project had a particular emphasis on the relevant legal issues, faculty skills development and overall assessment of course development and delivery.
March 2010 to January 2012
Dean/Head of Business Programs, American InterContinental University London
Continued developmental activities initiated as Interim Dean with a major focus on the UK validation of our MBA as well as our BBA degree programs. Served as AIU London Course Leader to facilitate the validation of our BBA degree as a BA(Hons) International Business degree with Buckinghamshire New University. With respect to the UK validation of our MBA program, Buckinghamshire New University sited the delivery of hybrid MBA ‘modules’ as a unique strength of the graduate program. Continued to facilitate the integration of undergraduate and MBA business academic programs within our University with a particular focus on standardization of learning resources and outcomes, delivery approaches and quality assurance. Actively facilitated faculty skills development related to the creation and effective delivery of hybrid undergraduate and graduate courses. Providing support and assistance in the effective use of Adobe Connect Enterprise software as an integral part of our hybrid courses within both Business as well as non-Business courses offered by AIU London. Served as mentor for new Business faculty members.
July 2009 to March 2010
Interim Dean of Business Programs, American InterContinental University-London
Provided leadership and focused management of the redesign and new development of undergraduate and MBA-level degree programs. Specifically, redesigned existing US BBA degree program and the associated BA(Hons) International Management program as well as converted US MBA degree into a combined US and UK validated degree program. Engaged in managing the process of converting conventional BBA and MBA courses into hybrid modes. Planed for the delivery of hybrid MBA programs in Europe as well as developing regions. Provided business program-related support in the University’s review undertaken by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.
July 2005 to March 2010
Director of MBA Programs, American InterContinental University-London
Was responsible for the management, redesign and development of MBA programs for the American InterContinental University in London. Particular focus on the management of quality control and the establishment of recognizable performance benchmarks for the graduate program. Have had a central role in the development of a significantly revised MBA program which was implemented in the Fall 2008 term. This new program is a three-term graduate program with a required international internship/guided study element. In late 2008, at the request of our University leadership, initiated, developed and delivered on-ground and online, hybrid, course delivery for 100% of the MBA courses and 40% of the undergraduate courses. With the assistance of our Campus IT. Director, developed and delivered online faculty skills modules for all of our full- and part-time business faculty. By recording and editing online course delivery, provided an important element in the assessment of full- and part-time faculty services. Provided academic advisement services for MBA students and the effective scheduling of responsive, term-by-term course offerings. Provided management oversight for the full- and part-time MBA faculty. Actively participated in the recruiting process for MBA students. This has included recruitment fairs and agent negotiations in Delhi and Mumbai, India.
April 2005 to January 2012
Associate Professor, Business Programs, American InterContinental University-London
Taught graduate courses in organizational behavior, human resources management, managing the multinational firm and a range of special topics courses. Developed and implemented online student group decision making projects and assessment approaches. Received ‘exceptional’ salary increases in 2006 and 2007 based on annual performance assessments. Participated as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board in the academic review of McGraw-Hill’s fifth edition of, Transnational Management: Text, Cases and Readings in Cross-Border Management, 5E, Christopher Bartlett, Sumantra Ghoshal and Paul W. Beamkish. McGraw-Hill, 2008. ISBN 978-007-125915-6 and is identified in the new, sixth edition, Copyright © 2011, ISBN-13-978-0-07-813711-2. Have developed, through arrangements with McGraw-Hill Higher Education, an e-book containing cases from the North American Case Research Association and Harvard Business School Cases for use in a graduate business research for decision making course.
August 2001 to March 2005
Part-Time Professor and University Consultant, London
Taught MBA and undergraduate courses as a part-time professor at UK and US universities. Courses included transnational management, leadership and management, organizational behavior, strategic management, international marketing strategy, legal and ethical issues and new product marketing. I undertook consulting services connected with British university degree program validation, US university accreditation and MBA program
development. As a consultant, I served as the project director in the development and submission of an application for The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise: International Trade 2004 on behalf of The American InterContinental University in London (AIU-London) in October, 2003. AIU-London was short-listed for this award and I undertook the management and submission of the second round of the application for The Queen’s Awards in January 2004. I also provided on-going management of the transfer evaluation process for AIU-London for international undergraduate students who sought advanced standing in the university’s undergraduate programmes. I facilitated the development and completion of a range ofinternational university articulation agreements to facilitate effective and efficient transfer of students from a wide range of countries to
October 2000 to April 2001
Director, Alaska Development Associates
Director and owner of a consulting firm which provided strategic planning and economic development services, workforce development training program design, grant and funding development as well as project team management services. Projects included board development and strategic planning services for a regional economic development agency as well as
grant planning services for a regional tribal organization.
August 1999 to October 2000
Executive Vice President, Ilisagvik College, Barrow, Alaska
Reporting to the College President, I had overall responsibility for the effective management of the academic, physical and financial resources of the College. I directly supervised the deans of the College as well as the director of the College Heritage Center and the public affairs function. I was responsible for the development and management of an annual operating, grants and capital budget in excess of $14 million. I had the central responsibility for coordinating the regional academic accreditation process as well as strategic planning for the College. I developed a comprehensive marketing plan that will result in a substantial increase in income for the College. I was responsible for all federal, state and regional grant development. I had central responsibility for the development and operation of distance delivered instruction as well as information technology developments within the College.
September 1998 to August 1999
Director, Planning and Development, the Foundation for International Education, London
I had principal responsibility for the development, implementation and operation of the Foundation’s financial and management systems. These duties included: developing and maintaining program costing models for the full range of Foundation’s London study abroad contracts; developing and maintaining, in collaboration with the comptroller, Foundation’s operating and capital budgets as well as income summaries; and, approving specific contract proposals from Foundation’s US marketing team. I was also the principal Foundation officer responsible for managing campus development and implementation projects for US university client organizations which sought to establish study centers or full-service university campuses in Europe. Managing local project teams, developing funding proposals and negotiation with local and regional authorities in support of proposed campus projects were a part of the tasks associated with this aspect of my assignment. In further support of Foundation’s campus development efforts, I developed a computer-based campus development financial
July 1997 to September 1998
Dean, School of International Business, the American InterContinental University-London (Formerly the American College in London)
With the restructuring of the London campus of The American InterContinental University in July 1997, the position of Chief Academic Officer was disestablished and I was invited to focus my efforts in the undergraduate and graduate programs of the School of International Business as its Dean. I was responsible for the existing undergraduate BBA and MBA programs as well as the development of new undergraduate majors and professional short courses in the School. Under my leadership, the curricula of the undergraduate and MBA programs of the School were significantly revised and strengthened. The changes developed in London were implemented in the four traditional campuses of the university. The curricular changes I authored were, in part, in support of an application for validation by the Open University of the UK. I subsequently authored the successful validation application for the BBA program and assisted with the development of the institutional accreditation application to the Open University. In addition to my principal administrative assignment within the
School of International Business, I also managed a number of significant projects for the London campus during this period. I was responsible for the design, vendor identification, contract negotiations and implementation of a new integrated voice and data system that linked the five major buildings of the London campus.
July 1995 to July 1997
Chief Academic Officer and Dean of the Graduate School, the American College in London
Reporting to the President, I was responsible for the academic administration of the undergraduate and graduate programs of the College that enrolled over one thousand students from over 90 countries. I directly supervised the activities of six Program Chairs in the staffing, development and evaluation of full- and part-time faculty. I facilitated curriculum review and development in all program areas. I managed the Academic Affairs area and was responsible for course scheduling, student transfer credentials evaluation and the supervision of the Registrar. I supervised the Careers Development and Internships Director. I was accountable for the maintenance of accreditation standards and initiated efforts to achieve institutional accreditation and degree program validation within the United Kingdom.
Sep 1994 to July 1995
Acting Dean and MBA Director, School of Business, Richmond, the American International University in London (Formerly Richmond College )
I was responsible for the overall administration of the undergraduate and MBA programs of the University including: full-and part-time staffing; faculty development; curriculum design; new program development; graduate marketing; student academic advising; liaison with regional industry and chambers of commerce; and, financial control of the major academic unit of the University. I taught in the areas of: organizational behavior; organization structure and design; international management; the legal, cultural and ethical environment of management; and, personnel and human resource development. As a senior academic manager, I undertook a number of assignments concerned with improving academic quality control, extending faculty development and increasing the inter-cultural content of the curriculum. I assumed a leadership role in developing an external examination process for the School of Business that served as a model for the University as it moved toward accreditation of its degrees in the UK in addition to its US accreditation. I served as the Chair, Curriculum Review Committee and as a member of the University’s Faculty and Curriculum Development Committee.
Jan 1994 to Aug 1994
Acting Director, MBA Program, Richmond College, London
While continuing to serve at the Head of Division, I was responsible for the overall development, administration and operation of the University’s MBA Program. I managed budget development, marketing/recruitment, curriculum revision and new product development of this young program.
Jun 1993 to Jan 1994
Curriculum Coordinator, MBA Program, Richmond College, London
In addition to my assignment as Head of Division, I was responsible for the development and administration of an on-going process of curriculum development and evaluation to support the existing full-time program. Served as the Chair of the MBA Program Committee that included chairing meetings of the full- and part-time management/business administration faculty to consider new courses, changes in existing courses and other changes in MBA degree requirements. Served on the MBA Admissions Committee and administered the course exemptions/waiver process. In Addition, assisted with MBA Program course staffing, scheduling and administration.
Jul 1992 to Aug 1994
Head of Division, Business Administration and Social Sciences, Richmond College, London, England
I was responsible for the overall administration, including faculty staffing, faculty development and budgeting, for the major undergraduate teaching unit of the University. I successfully undertook curriculum redesign activities within the Division, initiated exchange and development contacts with US universities and was engaged in research in the area of management development in Eastern and Central Europe. I taught upper division and MBA-level courses in organizational behavior, organizational theory, business and society and human resources management. I served as the Chair of the University’s Curriculum Review Committee and was a member of the University’s Faculty and Curriculum Development Committee.
Jan 1991 to Jul 1992
Dean for Academic Affairs, The Montpellier School of International Studies, Clapiers, France I was responsible for the overall development and management of the undergraduate, MBA and special academic programs of the School. I was responsible for the design of the undergraduate and
MBA curriculum in international management. I negotiated and completed a collaborative protocol under which the School offered the international undergraduate management program and degree of the School of Management, State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY at Buffalo). Through this protocol, the School was one of the few in Europe that offered management programs and degrees accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). I was instrumental in the creation of the Montpellier School of International Studies following the financial dissolution of the American University of Montpellier. As a part of my collaborative efforts in Montpellier, I participated in the initial efforts of the School of Management SUNY at Buffalo to develop a mutually supportive relationship with the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland.
Jan 1990 to Jan 1991
Dean for Academic Affairs, The American University of Montpellier, France
I was responsible for the development and academic management of the undergraduate management and political science degree programs of the University as well as the planning of an MBA program in international management.
Mar 1988 to Jan 1990
Chair, Business Studies Division, The American College of Switzerland
I was responsible for staffing, organizing and administration of the major academic division of the College. I was engaged in academic planning, graduate program development, research grant and contract development and faculty career development programs.
Aug 1987 to Jan 1990
Associate Professor of Management, The American College of Switzerland, Leysin, Switzerland
Taught undergraduate courses in practices and systems of management, organizational behavior and theory, personnel/human resource management, labor relations, business and society, administrative policy and organization communication. Research and writing in international management education, environmental policy as well as organizational effectiveness in cross-cultural settings.
Sep 1981 to Aug 1987
Assistant Professor of Business Administration, School of Management, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
I taught graduate and undergraduate courses in organization theory and behavior, public policy, management practices and human resource management. Project director in organizational effectiveness research studies. Research and writing in environmental policy, knowledge transfer and development policy. Extensive service in areas of academic program design and evaluation and faculty governance.
Sep 1980 to Aug 1981
Full-Time Visiting Instructor, Department of Organization and Human Resources, School of Management, State University of New York at Buffalo
I taught graduate and upper level undergraduate courses in organization behavior and theory.
Sep 1978 to Mar 1981
Part-time Assistant Project Director, School of Management, State University of New York at Buffalo
I assisted in the administration of a large organizational development and management training program for county departments of social services in Western New York. Provided grant and contract management services, training and management consulting services for this project. Undertook a variety of planning, evaluation and management consulting projects for human services agencies in Western New York.
Jan 1979 to Aug 1980
Part-time Instructor, School of Management, State University of New York at Buffalo
Taught graduate and upper level undergraduate courses in organization behavior.
Sep 1976 to Sep 1978
Project Director, Ambulatory Day Care Program, Lockport Senior Centre, Lockport, New York
Developed and directed a National Model Project in Aging funded by the US Administration on Aging. Organized and directed a county-wide comprehensive needs assessment survey among the elderly of Niagara County and provided service planning consultation services to the City of Niagara Falls and other human service agencies.
Nov 1974 to Sep 1976
Project Director, Organizational DevelopmentmProgram, Niagara County Community College,Sandborn, New York
Developed and directed a National Model Project in Aging funded by the US Administration on Aging which demonstrated the feasibility of offering organizational development services to older adult organizations.
Jan 1972 to Jan 1975
Part-time Instructor, School of Management, State University of New York at Buffalo Taught undergraduate courses in organization behavior.
Sep 1968 to Jun 1996
Commissioned Officer, US Navy
Active duty deck and gunnery officer aboard a fast frigate, USS Richard L. Page (FFG 5), home-ported in Newport, Rhode Island and Sea Frontier Operations Duty Officer and Training Officer, US Naval Station, Kodiak, Alaska. I served as a ready reserve officer initially as a deck and gunnery officer and, for the last sixteen years of reserve service, undertook a range of intelligence activities including extended project work for the US Defense Intelligence Agency in Washington, DC and also served as the officer in charge of a reserve unit at the US/Spanish Naval Base in Rota, Spain. I retired as a Commander in the US Naval Reserve in 1996.
HONORS AND AWARDS
Awarded the Harry E. Figgie, Jr. Professor of International Free Enterprise Chair, American College of Switzerland. First recipient of this endowed Chair.
Passed Ph.D. qualifying examinations “with distinction.”
SELECTION OF WRITING, RESEARCH, PRESENTATIONS AND GRANT
2000, Hageman, Andrew H. Jr. Distance Education for Economic Innovation in Isolated Rural Indigenous Communities. As Principal Investigator, authored successful National Science Foundation grant application under the Partnerships For Innovation (PFI) program that resulted in a $600,000 award over three years.
2000, Hageman, Andrew H. Jr. Rural Economic Development. Authored successful US Department of Housing and Urban Development grant application that resulted in a $333,000 award over two years.
1986, Hageman, Andrew H. Jr. Trans-frontier Atmospheric Pollution Policy: Four Preliminary Paradigms. Invited paper presented at a conference, “Long-Distance Transfrontier Atmospheric Pollution: Scientific Aspects and the Responsibilities of States” held in Geneva under the auspices of the UN’s World MeteorologicalOrganization and the Institut Universitaire de Hautes Etudes Internationales, Switzerland, July.
1985, Hageman, Andrew H., Jr. Participation, Rural Development and Organizational Effectiveness Among the Nonprofit Native Regional Corporations in Alaska. Invited paper delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Las Vegas, March.
1984, Taylor, John N. and Andrew H. Hageman, Jr. Cargo Resupply Patterns in Western Coastal Alaska: A Secondary Source Analysis. A final project report published under contract with the US Bureau of Indian Affairs, October.
1983, Hageman, Andrew H., Jr. Applications of Learning’s from Rural Development Activities in Lesser Developed Countries to Alaska. Invited paper delivered to the Annual conference of the American Society for Public Administration, New York City, April.
1981, Trice, Janice B., Cynthia Fukami and Andrew H. Hageman, Jr. A
Holistic Experiential Course Design Suitable for Large MBA Classes. Invited presentation at the 1981 Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Harvard Business School, June.
Ana Beatriz Fernandez Saiz
Producer with over 8 years’ experience on Media Industry. Focused on development, financing & distribution.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR: BBC Monitoring – UK (March 2014 – ongoing)
Working closely with and to support the business development team led by the Business Development Director in meeting goals of user-growth and revenue-generation.
Research and qualify opportunities.
Carry out cold calls to secure and schedule sales appointments for the Senior Sales Managers.
Maintain Senior Sales Managers diaries.
Send information and sales materials to prospective clients.
Attend events and represent BBC Monitoring in order to project the BBC. Monitoring brand as part of the commercial team.
Gather, collate and present market information.
Co-ordinate marketing through LinkedIn and other social media platforms.
To filter incoming enquiries.
Manage the commercial team’s CRM system.
Manage magazine subscriptions.
Responsible for supporting Managers in achieving wider commercial strategy.
Delivering operational support and business reporting for Business Development Senior Managers.
Managing CRM on Sales Force, with main focus on prospects and new business.
Assisting colleagues with translations of news and research materials.
Writing key customers profiles for internal use.
Providing guideline pricing and product information to clients and respond to enquiries.
Organize and provide administrative and office day to day support.
Lead on client briefs regarding new upcoming products, following up with product trials.
Liaison with the Production teams in a fast pace work environment.
SALES COORDINATOR: Taskovski Films – UK (Mar. – Sept. 2016)
Films Sales and Distribution, providing support to Managing Director.
Film Acquisitions: Developed new projects assessments, contract preparations, administrative tasks, preparing sales
and financial reports for the producers.
Business Development activities researching and engaging with new partners and buyers.
Follow up to sales cycle: contract orders signature, preparation, amendments preparation.
Create weekly reports on periodic Sales and Marketing Strategy.
Managing queries regarding content & sales status to enable Sales to process appropriate sales licenses.
FESTIVALS COORDINATOR: Cinema Republic – Spain (Jan. – Sept. 2013) (Oct. 2015 – Aug. 2016)
Film festival Activities: Responsible in preparing applications, PR activity, and festival strategy coordination.
Market Activities: Responsible in preparing applications, PR activity, and festival strategy coordination.
Representing Cinema Republic at Industry Events.
Market Research: to ensure acquisitions for BO successful comedies for remake right worldwide.
Engaging with Film Festivals introducing films from our slate to be considered.
Negotiating screening fees and costs cover from Festivals.
CREATIVE PRODUCER: Spain & Argentina (Apr. 2007 – Dec. 2015)
Managing financial resources, budgeting and develop financial plans.
Organize bespoke pitch meetings with partners and investors.
Determine locations and budget. Hire a production team including crew and talent.
Create a detailed plan of action for production. Handle problems with actors or creative staff.
Ensuring compliance with relevant regulations, codes of practice and health and safety laws.
Monitoring production timetable and resources.
Work with a distributor to secure distribution.
Drafting marketing strategy for distribution.
Liaising and organizing Festival Strategy.
Building and developing a network of contacts.
ASSISTANT COORDINATOR: IFF Mannheim Meeting Place – Germany (Aug. –Dec. 2012)
Control and develop the Event planning.
Database Management. Budgeting event costs.
Coordinate all aspects of the film festival production and oversee the volunteer committees; work across all areas of event management and festival relations.
Solicit sponsorship & ensure all guests and sponsors are thanked promptly after the Festival.
Compiles and calculates travel expenses as well as submitting them for payment for Manager.
SALES ASSISTANT (Trainee): Warner Bros (Feb. – Aug. 2010)
Provide secretarial & administrative support for Sales Manager.
Perform special assignments and related work in support of Sales function.
Prepare written correspondence from notes or dictation.
Distribute incoming & outgoing correspondence.
Perform special tasks & projects as assigned.
Arranges travel reservations and client meetings for Manager.
SCRIPT EDITOR (Trainee): Antena 3 TV Channel ( Apr. Sept. 2009)
Reading scripts TV Fiction Development Department and Spanish Cinema Department
Evaluating projects feasibility
Analyzing target and content of TV series
Outline of new fiction projects according TV Channel Target
RESEARCH ASSISTANT PROJECT: CEPIA -Multimedia and Production Center (2006/2007)
“Database for development within Argentina Film Market “. Responsible for the general, daily running of the research project.
Process, consolidate, and transform data sets within and between databases.
Evaluate economic, financial or statistical relationships in databases.
MARKETING ASSISTANT: Holistica – Communications Agency (2005/2006)
Organizing market research. Writing press releases. Arranging promotional events.
Assessing the results of a marketing campaign. Assisting the manager in writing reports.
Analyzing data. Helping to drive online traffic with web-related campaigns.
Writing online content. Communicating with clients.
European Master in Production Management 2012 Media Business School (MEGA) Spain.
Course in International Coproduction 2012 EAVE European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs Uruguay &Chile.
Master in TV and Interactive Media 2010 Rey Juan Carlos University Spain
BA in Film Production 2010 Valencia International University Spain.
MBA for AUDIOVISUAL BUSINESS 2008 Carlos III University Spain.
BA in Film and Television 2007 Cordoba National University Argentina
Degree in Audiovisual production 2004 Cordoba National University Argentina.
Diploma in Photography 2002 Lino Enea Spilimbergo Argentina.
High school Degree with accounting Specialization 1998 Hipolito Vieytes High School Argentina.
HONORS & AWARD
Award for “Best Spanish Shortfilm Production”
17º Malaga International Film Festival (March 2014)
THE MUSTARD TREE FOUNDATION June 2014
Provide company to isolated, older people on a regular basis.
BBC Worldwide May – October 2015
Production Team for LGBT Youth North West Evening Film
Professor Chris Imafidon has received global recognition for his extraordinary contributions in many fields including education, entrepreneurship, informatics, and healthcare amongst others. He is a multi-world record holder, a 5 X international bestselling author, a Wall Street Journal bestselling author, a quoted authority by New York Times, a Sunday Times Op-ed author, and mentor to New York Times bestselling authors. Professor Chris Imafidon has received awards for his mentorship of multimillionaires in the Technology, Healthcare, and STEM sectors. During the covid19 pandemic, Professor Chris Imafidon inspired workers, managers, and leaders on how to thrive in turbulent times via virtual meetings and training. Using Fireflies. AI, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Webex and others. He is currently working as an adviser to Presidents, Monarchs, governments, and corporate leaders of different nations including Commonwealth countries. He is the Chair of the Board of directors, of the internationally acclaimed Excellence in Education Programme.
His dedication and unparalleled results in education, and entrepreneurship have earned him international awards, and royal recognitions, including a presidential roll of honour award invitation. He pioneered new discoveries in multiple specialisms and is highly respected as a thought leader in many sub-specialties. He is regarded as a polymath by leading authorities. Chris Imafidon is an “Intellectual icon, who has taught or mentored at world-leading universities and he is a consultant to governments and leaders” according to leading media outlets.
Professor Chris Imafidon also contributes to entrepreneurship teaching and training in the UK, USA, China and internationally. He currently runs special programs on accelerated learning with Professor William Maxwell (EdD Harvard) and has received invitations for a state visit from the government of Montana (USA). Professor Imafidon has appeared on BBC TV News and SkyTV news to discuss topical issues. He has been on National BBC and spoke on education and received a huge cry from the public to be Secretary of State for Education.
Prof Imafidon has mentored students who became record breakers in all major exams. His students have been featured in all UK & European major media (Including BBC, ITV, Times, Guardian, Telegraph, The Mail, Standard, Mirror, Sun, & Oxford Mail). His students and mentees have also been published by US TIME magazine, Financial Times, Forbes Magazine and have been invited to address NATO, and IEEE conferences.
CHRIS IMAFIDON – is one of the “World’s foremost scholars on leveraging informatics for exceptional achievement and learning (genius)” according to the BBC, CNN and USA-Today. He was described by TIME magazine as an “intellectual icon.” Leading Harvard University-educated professors (including Professor William Maxwell EdD Harvard) have described him as “the patriarch of modern education and informatics”
In the days following the publication of President Barack Obama’s Op-ed in the British Telegraph newspaper, Professor Chris Imafidon was invited to write an Op-ed featured article for the Sunday Times, where he demonstrated that age was not a barrier to learning. He has subsequently been invited to write another piece for the UK’s Financial Times, The Mirror, and Guardian newspapers.
In recognition of Professor Imafidon’s collaboration in STEM teaching and research, he was one of the few scholars at Westminster Abbey for the final internment of Sir Stephen Hawking. Prof. Chris Imafidon’s highly acclaimed results/publications have served as benchmarks for policy development. He was nicknamed by Yahoo News (Finance) as “a genius generating machine”. His book on the Monarchy received a special award at the BAFTA (“UK’s equivalent of the OSCARS). He has lectured on Human Capital Development under the auspices of the UNDP and other UN agencies.
Chris is a multi-award-winning researcher and scientific pioneer. A member of the Information Age Executive Round-table forum – which is made up of the top 15 IT experts, decision-makers, CIOs, and executives in the UK. He is a consultant to governments and industry leaders worldwide. As a former University lecturer based in Cambridge he also has been a guest professor at Russell group and ivy league Universities and a visiting Professor to various American Universities, including Harvard, Cornell, Columbia, SUNY, Georgetown, Miami, LSU, and has collaborated with scientists at Yale University.
The BBC describes Professor Chris Imafidon as “the father of the brainiest family ever”. In 2007, Professor Imafidon won the ‘Oscars’ award from the Minster of Higher Education for mentorship and parenting at Westminster, London. He is a multi-award-winning educationist. He has served on the board of governors of schools described by the Times as “Britain’s most successful school”. CNN refers to him as “an intellectual icon” because he has raised more high flyers than anyone else by the widest margin. Recently, by special invitation, he delivered the famous “Every child is a genius” speech at the House of Lords in London [In this speech demonstrated the basis of equality for all. He has trained and taught national legislators international on how to achieve equity via policy-making and implementation.
In correspondence with America’s bestselling newspaper, USA Today, Harvard-educated Professor Maxwell described Dr. Imafidon as “the finest educationist ever on planet earth due to his unique formula for easily bringing out the genius in any child”.
Chris has been quoted in, contributed to, and featured in over 5,500 major media outlets worldwide, including the BBC, CNN, ITV, Fox-News, Time Magazine, Sky News, Wall Street Journal, USA-Today, Newsweek, New York Times, TV5, Times, Guardian, Telegraph, The Daily Mail, Evening Standard, Mirror, Sun, Voice, Express, Daily Star, Vancouver Sun, China Today, NTA TV, Pretoria Times, India Today and many more (See www.imafidons.com).
On three occasions, Chris received invitations to appear on the Oprah Winfrey TV Show (USA). During a recent live interview on the BBC, he received a huge cry from the audience to become the British Secretary of State for Education. His students have been featured in major media outfits around the world after breaking various world records.
Chris Imafidon is rated as one of the most influential mentor-educator on social media (twitter @chrisimafidon). In the late 1990s, he was also been aired, recorded, web-casted, U-streamed and transmitted over multiple channels discussing learning, educational informatics, clinical informatics or computer security. He has mentored students who are widely regarded as non-achievers and transformed them to achieve genius-level after breaking world records in many fields including records in Entrepreneurship, Mathematics, Computing, Technology and Modern Foreign Languages. Therefore, beating the current Guinness Book of World Records in many categories and raising funds for charities in commonwealth nations. His more mature students and mentees are captains of industry and leaders who regularly address NATO, World bodies and leading conferences.
Chris has also received multiple invitations from BBC-TV’s “The One Show”, “The Big Question”, “Outlook” and other prime-time News bulletins. He has written or inspired hundreds of journal papers and books and is widely regarded as the most cited author in aspects of scientific research. He has over 600 presentations/publications in Specialist and related journals and has been contributing Editor, a reviewer and regular contributor to various publications. The BBC recently referred to his students as showing “excellence [genius] by understanding and applying advanced concepts at phenomenal speed”.
Professor Imafidon and his family were invited to front row seats as guests at a special Royal 90th birthday service held in Windsor Castle for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in April 2016. Also, Professor Imafidon has had the privilege of being one of the leaders who have hosted His Eminence, Martin Schulz, the President of the European parliament.
In July 2014, Professor Chris Imafidon was named as one of the top 100 people who have made the greatest contribution in the last 100 years in the UK. He is a former head of the Management of Technology Unit at Queen Mary College, University of London. He has mentored various Masters/PhD degree studies including various aspects of computer security health/medicine, diversity, entrepreneurship and informatics. And he continues to mentor, supervise or act as Examiner for various Ph.D., and postgraduates students Russell group universities. During Professor Imafidon’s tenure of office as a board member, Woodford won a grant of two million pounds (£2,000,000.00) – the highest grant ever in its entire history. During the early stages of web commercial usage,
In 1992 he was an invited guest to ‘Equinox’ – a Canadian Radio programme that features eminent scholars and world-renowned researchers to discuss the findings of his pioneering study. He has lectured in all the continents of the world from Africa, to Asia, to America and Europe. Professor Chris continues to attract numerous invitations from prestigious institutions in Europe, USA, Asia and Africa to speak at major conferences, seminars and universities. He has written or provided inspiration for hundreds of journal papers and books. He is the most cited author in aspects of scientific research.
Linkedln Page: www.linkedin.com/pub/chris-imafidon/13/785/664
Research Gate Page:www.researchgate.net/profile/Chris_Imafidon
Experienced international banker in a broad range of investment products, including derivatives, exchanges trading, risk management, portfolio management and financial market regulatory matters.
Financial Consultant March 2010-March 2013
Managing Director of Optimal Portfolio Managers, Geneva. Managing a Cayman Island fund of funds, and global equities portfolio. Member of the Swiss Group of Independent Consultants & Portfolio Managers (GSCGI), and the industry regulator (L’OAR-G).
Optimal Portfolio Financial Advisors (PJSC) UAE January 2007-March 2010
General Manager, Optimal Portfolio Financial Advisors, PJSC. Abu Dhabi, licensed by the UAE Central Bank to conduct Banking, and Investment Consultations. Advising three Cayman Island global, and local Funds, and separate portfolios, Using proprietary web base multi currency universe of funds, including the UAE equities to structure and optimise a portfolios based on efficient frontier.
DRYDEN BANK, GENEVA November 2000-December 2005
Chief Investment Officer; head of the private banking team covering the Middle East and part of Europe and Asia. Developed the Asset Management Models for the Bank utilizing Mutual Funds and Exchange traded Funds (ETF), geared for long- term investors using Asset Allocation Techniques. Responsibilities include structured products developments, such as capital protected notes, reverse convertibles. Analyse and recommend alternative investments. Risk assessment of various assets and securities for loan value.
DEUTSCHE BANK/B Trust, LONDON/ GENEVA July 1998-November 2000
Senior Relationship Manager covering mainly Middle Eastern clients, offering structured products, Portfolio Management, Mutual Funds, Alternative Investments.
J P MORGAN, LONDON January 1993 – March 1998
Portfolio Manager/Derivatives Specialist, implementing the in-house investment model for global Equity and Balance Portfolios; member of the strategy committee, initiating the use of Futures as an overlay instruments for country allocations for Equity and Fixed Income, substituting Warrants and Convertibles for common stocks as a strategy to outperform the Benchmarks in the global Equity Portfolio; team leader in developing the first Japan equity long/short strategy, and introducing other asset management products to institutional clients. Other responsibilities: marketing equity derivatives to Middle Eastern clients; structuring equity derivative products using OTC Options and SWAPS against indexes; portfolios and single stocks on most of the major equity markets including equity lending; introducing equity linked pension products to some Middle Eastern government departments; in Private Banking, marketing and structuring capital guaranteed products for private investors; financing against portfolios and starting family trusts for generational planning. The representative banker of Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York in Lebanon; registered with the Central Bank of Lebanon.
ABU DHABI INVESTMENT AUTHORITY, ABU DHABI 1990 – 1992
Investment Manager at the Treasury Department.
Starting up the derivatives capabilities using listed and OTC instruments; acquiring valuation and risk management systems for valuations, and monitor portfolios with various assets; managing exclusive FX and fixed income options portfolio, and implementing a (covered/write) yield enhancement strategy for Bonds; hedging ADIA’s global FX, equities, and fixed income exposures using derivatives; creating synthetic portfolios of non-dollar government securities papers; Assisted in hiring portfolio managers for Fixed Income, FX and Futures. Writing the guidelines manual for using derivatives. Evaluating and installing software for Derivative instruments, and training various officers on the use of derivatives for trading and hedging.
MERRILL LYNCH, LONDON 1986 – 1989
Executive Director of the Institutional Financial Futures and Options Department. Building a team of Cash and Futures Marketers; developing client’s base in Europe and the Middle East; customised hedging for the global Fixed Income government papers and currencies using exchange traded and OTC products.
Exchanges Member 1979 – 1986
Independent floor trader in good standing, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, NY Stock Exchange (NYFE), and American Stock Exchange, and a local member of the International Petroleum Exchange London, trading energy, financial Futures and Options in forms of brokerage, outright speculation, and arbitrage. Fully registered with all the respective regulatory agencies.
MERRILL LYNCH, NEW YORK AND CHICAGO 1972 – 1979
Financial Consultant and FX Specialist
Responsibilities: Data Research and interpretation of the major currencies in a form of a published reports; managing accounts of large investors; constructing risk management currency hedging strategies for international corporations; instructing classes at Merrill Lynch training school; and creating market strategies.
Author of currency text for the Futures Industry Association training course; published articles on currency hedging industry magazines; developed executive courses in risk management, insider trading, and corporate governance, as well as several computerised risk managements, and dynamic hedging models using options, and option replications.
Series 3 and Series 7
BSc New York Institute of Technology 1976, E. Juris Doctor Concord Law School 2005, LLM (Merit) University of London, Birkbeck College 2013.
Arabic, English, and French.
Private Art Education – Founder March 2016 – present
Developing programs for adults and enthusiasts in art history learning
Established and managing website, including updated blog – http://privateart.co.uk
Social media marketing of Private Art Education platform with more than 3000 dedicated followers
Private tours and group tuitions, membership based program of learning art history
Maven and Co – Assistant art advisor and art sales March 2015 – March 2016
Bespoke consultancy specializing in key areas of the art market including Old Masters, Impressionists, Watches and Jewellery, established Contemporary.
Working with private clients, corporations, family offices and foundations. Adding value in bringing new clients and expand opportunities in the high-end art market.
Artist’s representative September 2014 – June 2015
PR, organizing and curating exhibitions for Eugene Brimmerberg, Russian artist and philosopher.
Developing relationships with my accumulated art business network and building new relationships with other key figures and companies in London art world for the benefit of the longer-term goal: to raise the profile of Brimmerberg within the important circles of the London art scene; sales of the artworks.
Mead Carney Art Gallery, London, Porto Montenegro July 2014 – September 2014
Gallery Manager Assistant in Porto Montenegro commercial project, contemporary art exhibition: “Shock of the New”
Bluewater Real Estate LLS, DAMAC Properties, Dubai September 2009 – September 2012
Part-time role in sales and PR and as an estate agent
Acted on behalf of buyers from my network who wanted to buy properties in Dubai for further investment or for private use.
I chose the best deals, conducted viewings, took photos and gathered all necessary information and documents, negotiated prices with the owners, delivered full presentation of the property, analysed the area and investment climate.
Achievements: 6 closed deals with budget around 1m$ or more.
Christie’s Education, London September 2013 – September 2014
MA in Art, Style and Design from Renaissance to Modern Art.
Thesis topic: Belle Époque Russian Portraits by Valentin Serov. Image of High Society Women in Imperial Russia.
Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London January 2013 – June 2013
Full time Art and Business semester course.
Analysed art market data and evaluated market value for art works across key sectors; learned about legal and management issues related to global art business practice, with a particular emphasis on the international auction house system.
Bournemouth Business School International, UK July 2011 – August 2011
Full time training programs in Management and Business Skills and also in Hospitality and Tourism.
Ukrainian Academy of Banking, Ukraine. September 2009 – July 2010
Master Degree in Management of Foreign Economic Affairs
Theses on the topic: Competitive Advantages of Company on International Markets
Ukrainian Academy of Banking, Ukraine September 2005 – July 2009
Bachelor in Management of Foreign Economic Affairs, Average grade: 4.6 (max 5).
Social Activity and Hobbies
Visiting and volunteering at various art fairs world wide (Maastricht, Basel, Dubai, Paris, London, Kiev, Moscow), and assisted for Art Newspaper and Sotheby’s Institute of Art, taking part at art business and art history related conferences.
Reading business and psychology literature (Stephen R Covey, Dario Sallas, Robert Kio Saki and others), visiting seminars and life coaching trainings.
Founding member and supporter of art institutions like RA, NG, NPG and V&A museums, Associations of Art Historians, Art Fund. Member of The Arts Club and Royal Automobile Club in London.
Analysing objects of art
Sales and negotiating
Art curating, presentational and educational skills, history of art private or group tuitions
Communicational skills and networking
Multi-tasking, prioritizing, determination at work
Positive attitude to life, people and work
Russian (native), Ukrainian (native), English (fluent)
John Samuel Redfern Jones
Hamilton College. Quality Control Administrator March 2013- April 2015.
The role included overseeing the quality assurance policies and
procedures of the college.
I taught on the BTEC level 4/5 – Organisational Behaviour,
Human Resource Management and External Business Management.
Cavendish College. Lecturer. April 2010- March 2013.
Whilst at this College I lectured in Business Environment, Leadership,
Professional Development, Research Project and Research Proposal
at BTEC levels 5,6 and 7.
ESE Lecturer. March 2005- April 2010. March 2013 -present time.
Lecturing at BA, BSc, MBA, MSc, Levels in Economics, Operations
Management, Sports Management and Research Methodology. In
addition I am a dissertation supervisor at under -graduate and post
Hilton Hotel Trainer Jun 1994- Mar 2005.
Health and Safety, Fire Safety and First Aid.
Wembley School of English Head of Business Studies. Sept 1989- June 1994.
I was Head of Business Studies and a teacher of English at this school. I
was also a key player in the interviewing and registration of students, who
were drawn from all over the world. I advised students on matters such as
accommodation, employment and visa applications. On the recreational
front I established and ran the college soccer team.
Merton LEA Jan 1987- Aug 1989
Business studies teacher
Croydon LEA Aug 1985-Aug 1986
Business Studies/ P.E Teacher
English and Business English Teaching Experience.
Whilst teaching at Wembley College and the European School of
Economics I taught group and individual classes at different levels.
Furthermore I teach English online to students from around the world..
Kirkeshetra, India. March 2007.
( student advice and registration)
Madrid, Spain. March 2017.
( MBA and MSC. lecturing.)
University of London Sept 2014- present date.
Presently studying towards a PHD in adult education
St. Martin’s College Jan 2005- Mar 2005
Return to Teachers Course
Goldsmiths – University of London Oct 2001-June 2002
Goldsmiths- University of London Oct 2000-June 2001
PGD in Management and planning of language courses
University of Wales (Wrexham) Oct 1983-June 1984
Certificate in Education (Business Studies and Economics teaching
Hull university Sep 1997-June 1979
BSc Business Studies
Denbigh high school (Clwyd N. Wales) Sep 1970-June 1977
8 O and 2 a levels.
MEMBERSHIP OF PROF. BODIES
INSTITUTE OF NEW ECONOMIC THINKING.
TRAINING Fire Safety for Managers Course Nov 1998
Essex Fire Brigade
First Aid Course July 2002
St. Johns Ambulance
Risk Assessment – H/S Course Oct 2003
Group Trainers Course July 2004
Neuro Linguistic Programming. September 2010.
With a succesful track record of high performance results during her career with local and multinational companies, Pınar Akkaya has been involved in almost every aspect of HR, in many different cultures and industries such as banking, investment and securities, media, textiles and retail. Her experience includes many prestigious positions in highly reputable companies such as Nike, Leroy Merlin, Li&Fung and Digiturk.
In 2011, Pinar launched Signature Communication, her own training company. Signature specializes in communication training programs, personal brand and image consulting, intercultural training. Pinar’s second brand, Collaï, is a recently launched brand that specializes in action-oriented strategic facilitation for meetings, facilitator training and assessment. Signature and Collaï’s references include several reputable multinational companies like Bosch, British American Tobacco, Shell, Deloitte, KPMG, Pernod Ricard and BNP Paribas Cardif.
Pinar is in demand as a keynote speaker, strategic facilitator and expert on cross-cultural consulting and communication matters. She is keenly interested in gastronomy, linguistics, different cultures and new technologies. Fluent in English and French, she obtained her B.Sc from Bilkent University Management Faculty in Ankara with a full scholarship.
Pinar is a certified trainer from World Bank, an accredited INSIGHTS facilitator from Insights Benelux, a certified intercultural consultant from Berlitz Paris, a certified Trimetrix trainer from TTI Insights Turkey, a Member of International Association of Facilitators (IAF) and a certified trainer in Personal Branding&Image with London Image Institute. She holds an advanced degree on wine & viticulture from WSET London.
Pinar is the founder and facilitator of Apm Club in Istanbul since 2014 and a member of the Strategic Committee of Ecole Supérieure de Commerce La Rochelle in France since 2013.
Chris studied architecture at the University of Sheffield and became an RIBA chartered architect in the mid-nineties. He has lived in London for over twenty years and has worked for a number of high-profile architectural practices in the city, including Nicholas Grimshaw Architects on the Berlin Stock Exchange and MacCormac Jamieson Prichard Architects (MJP) on Southwark Underground Station. He has spent the last fifteen years teaching the History of Architecture in London for Boston University (USA). He enjoys lecturing on all kinds of architectural styles and has a special interest in the Battle of the Styles, between Gothic and Classical architecture, Wren’s architecture and Great Fire of London and International Modernism. Chris also gives guided tours of London, exploring the many layers of the city’s architectural history from its Roman origins to present day hi-tech architecture.
Ms. Turkkorkmaz holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a Master degree in Career Counselling from University of Istanbul. She has been pursuing her Doctorate in Sociology of Organizations Structures and studying the effects of Industry 4.0 on organizational culture and continues her thesis studies in this field. She is a certified SME mentor and international keynote speaker.
She started her business life in 1999 after completing her language education in the UK. She worked in well-known multinational companies and In 2008, she was appointed as General Manager of Kelly Services Turkey, one of the world’s biggest human resources companies and has made a significant leap in her career. In year 2009, Derya Turkkorkmaz has acquired the Kelly Services Turkey operation. She improved the range of services and became the Founding President of ManAsset with its new name.
In 2017, ManAsset expanded its business to abroad and opened its first overseas branch in London. The expertise areas are; efficiency in business processes, digital transformation, process optimization, business intelligence and process excellence, creation innovation culture, assessment and effective performance systems, e-life, future jobs.
In the same year, she signed another first together with FYK Technology. They brought together their experiences in the field of digital transformation, mobile application and sociology of organization and launched WinnerInno brand which offers the most effective, fast and fun solution of creating an innovation culture.
Derya Turkkorkmaz, the co-founder of the ManAsset & WinnerInno, also gives lectures at various universities in her field, works in non-governmental organizations, talks about Industry 4.0, talent 4.0, future strategies, entrepreneurship, e-life, digital transformation and innovation.
ESE Florence Faculty
Subjects taught at ESE: Marketing, Management
Subjects taught at ESE: Management, Economics
Subject taught at ESE: Marketing
Subjects taught at ESE: Art, Sustainability, Environmental Economics
Subjects taught at ESE: Public Speaking and Communications for Leaders
Subjects taught at ESE: Marketing, Communication, HR management, Hospitality Management Workshops
Subjects taught at ESE: Mathematics, Statistics
Subjects taught at ESE: International Management, International Business Decision-Making
Subjects taught at ESE: Computer skills Workshop, E-commerce and E-business, Digital Marketing
Subjects taught at ESE: Managing People, Motivation and Teamwork, Sociology of Work and Organizations
Subjects taught at ESE: Human Resources Management, Managing People & Motivation
Subject taught at ESE: Introduction to Accounting and Finance
ESE Rome Faculty
John Steven Wyse
Entrepreneurial Management and Leadership, Innovation Management, Strategic Management
Business, Management Accounting, International Trade and Financial Markets
Financial Accounting, Financial Risk Management and Multinational Corporate Finance
Management for Sustainability, Corporate Responsibility and Environmental Economics
Giovanni Di Tomaso
Human Resources Management
Introduction to Digital Marketing, Intro to Marketing
New Business English
Antonio Della Malva
Management and Accounting
Economics for business
ESE Milan Faculty
Digital Campaign Planning
International Trade and Financial Markets
Accounting & Finance for Decision Makers
Managing People, Market Research, Strategy and Strategic Dilemmas, Research Methods
Introduction to Management
Donatella Daniela Acquati
Cross-Cultural Marketing Communication, Management of Resources and Operations
- Branding and Positioning, Buyer Behaviour, Entrepreneurship and Leadership, Luxury Goods Management, Fashion Marketing
Psychology of Fashion
Organizations & Their Cultures
Business Decision Making
Product Development and Stylistic Identity
Management Accounting, International Business Decision Making
Economics for Business, International Strategic Management
Patrizia Oliveri del Castillo
International Project Management
Ramón Manso González
Introduction to Digital Marketing Intro to Marketing
Strategy & strategic dilemmas
Market Research, Research Methodology
Strategy & Strategic Management
Tourism and Event Management
Economics for business
Quantiative methods for business
Study and Computer Skills
Supply Chain Management
Branding and Positioning
ESE Madrid Faculty
Cindy McCarthy is a lecturer in Human Resources Management. She has an MBA from Indiana University (USA) and a BS in Finance from Miami University (USA). She has more than 20 years of experience in Human Resources working in different countries with some of the world’s leading organizations such as Procter & Gamble (USA), Diageo (UK and Ireland) and Amadeus IT Group (Spain). Cindy also is a certified coach who works with executives to maximize performance of their leaders and teams and consults with businesses on implementing HR programs designed to motivate, reward and develop their employees.
Ignacio Kaiser is ESE Spain lecturer of Operations Management, Management of Resources and Operations and International Business Management. Additionally, he currently works as a mentor for the Entrepreneurship Program of the Venture Lab at IE Business School. Ignacio holds a degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and an MBA from IE Business School. After years of international experience at multinational companies such as Fujitsu Limited, Tandem Computers and Accenture, in 2003 he founded a management consulting company specialized in strategy, operations and business development. In 2012, Ignacio moved to Peru and lived there until 2015 in order to help some Spanish enterprises in their internationalization processes, a period in which he took the opportunity to internationalized his own company. Since 2013 he is dedicating part of his time to teaching in different universities, first in Peru and from 2015 to the present in Spain.
Marco Pioli graduated in Literature and Modern Philology at the University of Macerata. He enriched his academic education at the Univesidad Complutence of Madrid, where he earned a Master’s degree in Teacher Training Programme and a PhD’s Title with a thesis concerning the relationship between Leaonardo Sciascia and the Spanish culture. His current role at the same university is of Honorary Collaborator of the Romanic, French and Italian Studies and Translation Department. He is a professional in Italian Modern and Contemporary Literature, Cultural Studies and Language Learning. He wrote essays and held speeches not only about Sciascia, but also on the cultural relationships between Italy and Spain, Primo Levi, literature of migration and cultural and social aspects related to the Italian teaching as, for example, LS. He is the author of the monograph on Mario Puccini: dalle Marche alla Spagna, Nuovi Orizzonti, San Benedetto del Tronto, 2011.
“I do believe that Humanization is a conquest these days. Spanish is my mother tongue and my primary tool when it comes to my career and my personal asset. I not only teach but also share an in-depth knowledge of the rich heritage of the Spanish language as well as its culture. I provide language training with top executives of international companies in a variety of sectors.
As a freelance teacher, I work with a variety of linguistic service providers both in companies and in leading institutions.
My language training experience covers all levels of the Common European Framework of Reference.
At an organizational level, I have experience with specific programs for the Preparation of the ‘Diploma de Español’ (DELE) for B2 and C1 levels, as well as Spanish courses for business professionals.
I had the pleasant experience of working with various exchange programs for young American and British students during their stays in Madrid.
Recently, DELE certified examiner.
As Spanish&Lessons founder and director, I empathize with small, ‘hand-crafted’ businesses offering their mission and message to the world.”
Andrea Soto Abajo
“My working experience started when I combined together my passion for the dance word and my entrepreneurial mind into the organization of cultural events. This allowed me to enter the corporate word, where I discovered the importance of communicating, caring and motivating through events. Managing big budgets with great outcomes moved my focus to human behaviour and its transformation by means of events.
I had the opportunity to convert myself into an entrepreneur! I created a new market line dedicated to the MICE sector.
I founded Eventarte, my own brand, to go on following clients along every step of their path.
During the last 5 years I enjoyed my experience in communications to link people and brands through actions and events.”
Versatile and high-energy executive with 8 years of experience in marketing, finance & business development positions with focus on Energy, Pharma and Finance Industry. Trilingual in Spanish (native), English, French and Portuguese. Ready for new challenges to help a company or area grow through financial engineering, business intelligence and data science without losing something adherent to me and my career business development from a comprehensive perspective.
Belkis Reyes Fernandez
Senior financial services professional and country manager with a track record of establishing long-term relationships with top-tiered high-valued customers in global businesses. Skilled in wealth management, financial advisory, investments, and substantial experience in sales management, business development, and account management of complex products and services. Professionally qualified associate professor of business and finance related courses, executive corporate trainer, and an elected board member of the Suffolk University Alumni Association.
• Substantial work experience in international senior roles, including country sales director, responsible to lead and manage local business, including all routes to market and commercial channels (field sales, telemarketing, and agents)
• Developed commercial, retention, and client loyalty agendas for several important book of businesses of client funds in Europe, Latin-America, USA, and Puerto Rico. • Relationship manager and account executive to key institutional, and large accounts, including local representation of large accounts
• Recipient of multiple awards for exceeding sales revenue.
Experienced General Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the sports industry. Skilled in Event Planning, Sports Management, Coaching, and Strategic Planning. Strong sponsorship experience and international relationships. MBA in Sports Management and MBA Professor at Universidad Europea.
Gustavo Porporato Daher
– Chief Financial Officer with more than 20 years of international executive experience
– Professor of Finance and Accounting in Business Universities and Schools
– Lecturer at international events. Developing PhD on Outsourcing, BPO and Shared Services Centers.
– Independent consultant on logistics and transportations
Member of the Board of Directors of firms in the Logistics/ Maritime/ Airport terminal/ Roadway transportation sectors. Managing experience in industrial and manufacturing sectors.
Excellent results in transforming the finance function by leadiring the outsourcing and offshoring operations, managing local and remote teams and supporting people through the transformation process.
7 years of international experience in a legal environment (lawyer, inhouse, contract manager and support of HR) combined with 12 years of experience in training and coaching high-potential talent.
Truly passionate about cultures and how cultural differences impact business and society.
SPECIALTIES: * Job search coaching and counseling * Talent & career development * On-campus recruitment events * Soft skills program design and delivery * BD for recruiting and outsourcing agencies * Solar development projects consultancy * Business contract drafting and negotiation * Regulatory affairs * Payroll issues
CURRENT CHALLENGES : cross-cultural communication, management & marketing, soft skill training and original team building activities.
Oskar Alvarez y Calzada
Oskar Álvarez y Calzada is the President of Diplomacy Inc., a global consulting firm specialized in Corporate Diplomacy and International Brokerage; and the President of Madrid Global, an NPO organization promoting international relations in the Spanish capital.
Ph.D. in Economy at the University Rey Juan Carlos. Graduated in Political Sciences and Administration at the University Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona. He is also graduated in Communication and Political Strategy at the High School Institute of Political and Social Sciences and University Expert in Intelligence Services at the University General Gutiérrez Mellado.
Mr. Álvarez developed the main part of his professional career in the field of Corporate and Economical Intelligence.
In particular, he was Director of Economic Intelligence at INVEST IN SPAIN, the national body attracting foreign investments as part of the Ministry of Industry, Tourism, and Commerce. Managing Director of Servicios de Inteligencia Estratégica Global (SIEG), an enterprise belonging to Grupo S21sec. Furthermore, he was Vice-President of the Asociación Española para la Promoción de la Inteligencia Económica (ASEPIC).
Also, Mr. Álvarez has important experience in the field of international promotion and public and corporate diplomacy, in fact, he was Director of the Association “Friends of Spain in Germany” for Spain and Vice-President of the Institute Choiseul Spain, a prestigious French think tank specialized in corporate diplomacy and economic intelligence.
Besides, Mr. Álvarez undertook a relevant activity in the academic field.
In particular, he was Director of the Master in Trade and Economic Relationships at the European University, and he is currently Associate Professor at the European School of Economics and the Institute of European Studies of Macau (China).