MEET OUR TEAM

Meet the folks who make it all happen. We see big potential in every moment and care deeply about what we do every day. Our unique development guarantees that we have the very best staff all over the world and at every level of operation. Our leadership team reflects a group of diverse individuals with breadth and depth of experience across the company.

Stephen Harrison

Dr. Stephen Harrison

Chairman & Dean

Born in the UK, has lived in Malaysia, Holland, Africa and Spain. He is a former naval officer and airline pilot and has a PhD in Management as well as an MBAs specializing in Marketing and another in Digital Business.

Laura Pérez

Laura Pérez Silvestre

Marketing Manager

Laura is a small business entrepreneur, Higher Education Professor, PhD Mentor and Marketing & Business specialist with a Bachelor’s Degree in Media Studies from the City University of New York at Queens College  and a Master’s Degree in Marketing from EADA Business School.  Fluent in English, Spanish and Catalán.

Oliver Reuter

Oliver Reuter

Managing Director

Owner and CEO of TREUFiN Reuter AG, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Finanzbegleitung AG, a Swiss financial services company.
Lic. OEC and Finance & Accounting degree from the University of Zurich.

Faculty

Samah Miri

Marketing & Academics Coordinator

Samah boasts a Master’s in Digital Marketing & Social Media, a BBA in Finance and Communication and a BBA in Business Studies, Marketing, Finance and Communication.  She is an experienced digital marketer and has simultaneously worked as assistant to the Dean. She is fluent in French, English, Arabic and Spanish.

Norman Anderson

Norman Anderson

Recruitment Manager

Independent Business consultant, specialising in analysis and development of business information and creation of sales clinics.

Ali Kahn

Dr. Steve Mallon

Director of Research

Dr. Steve Mallon, originally from the UK, is a passionate educator with decades of experience in the field. He firmly believes in the power of education to transform everyone involved in it and to create opportunities and better lives for all.

Andrea Gutierrez Infante

Andrea Gutierrez Infante

Admissions Manager

Andrea is an experienced education professional having worked as an International Admissions Assistant, Academic Officer and Academic Coordinator. She boasts an MBA in International Relations, a BBA and Post-Graduate Degree in International and Global Studies. She has lived in 3 continents and speaks English, Spanish, French and Italian fluently.

MEET OUR FACULTY

Every member of our faculty is a thought leader who has made significant contributions to our society.

Each one brings a unique set of skills and expertise to our organisation.
Gursel Ilipinar

Dr. Gursel Ilipinar


Faculty

Born in Turkey, Dr. Gursel Ilipianar has worked and lived in Istanbul, Atlanta, Jakarta, Bali and Barcelona. He obtained his MBA in Marketing & Information Systems from Georgia State University, in Atlanta, USA and his PhD in Marketing & Design Driven Innovation from ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. He is specialized on branding, design, innovation and entrepreneurship. His research revolves around design thinking and design-oriented companies with a concentration on the interface between branding and design. He has extensive experience in services sector, particularly in education, telecom, insurance and banking.

Mike Magallon

Dr. Mike Magallón

Faculty

Doctor in Management, Universidad del Caribe, Panama
Master in Education, Superior Education, Universidad Latina, Panama.
Professor, specialized in finance, economics, strategy, marketing and business administration. Focused in practical teachings, using his working experience and research practice as a pedagogic model. Fluent in both English and Spanish.

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Denis Boevskiy

Faculty

Denis is an experienced CFO, Member of the Board, and Professor of Digital Transformation, Finance, and Innovation. He holds an Executive MBA Degree from IESE Business School. He has an impressive track record: as the CFO, Denis led a company from startup to €300M business. He has extensive experience in online marketplace platforms and digital intelligence companies. Fluent in Russian, English and Spanish.

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Andrew Charalambous

Faculty

Andrew Charalambous is an award-winning London-based property entrepreneur. Passionate about social enterprise and philanthropy,  he is patron of the Lambros Charalambous Christian Orphanage, and Honorary President of the Orthodox College of Africa and Patriarchal Ecclesiastical School of Kenya.  Andrew recently completed a HE Cert Philosophy at Oxford University.  In addition, he is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors, Chartered Management Institute, Royal Society of Arts, and Institute of Administrative Management. Moreover, he was appointed a research professor, by the prestigious distance education department of Periyar University in 2020.  Andrew was called as a Barrister-at-Law,  of the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, and has an LLB Law Degree, from Queen Mary, University of London..

Richard Crawley

Richard Cawley

Faculty

Fellow of the Higher Education Authority, UK. Advanced Diploma in Education Management (Open University, UK). MBA (Marketing) Cass Business School, London.
Hons B.A. Chinese Studies, Durham University, UK
Language certificates held in French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Japanese
Fellow of Chatham House
Member of the Institute of Directors, London
Institutional Membership of the Chartered Institute of Marketing

Faculty

Samah Miri

Faculty

Samah boasts a Master’s in Digital Marketing & Social Media, a BBA in Finance and Communication and a BBA in Business Studies, Marketing, Finance and Communication.  She is an experienced digital marketer and has simultaneously worked as assistant to the Dean. She is fluent in French, English, Arabic and Spanish.

Mike Magallon

Dr. Muganda Munir Manini

Faculty

Dr. Muganda Munir is a Senior Lecturer of Finance and holds a PhD in Finance and Accounting and is a Chartered Public Accountant with more than 10 years’ experience and the proven ability to increase profits, minimize financial risk and strengthen market positions through the use of financial analytics.
Dr. Munir has extensive Public sector consultancy experience gained from projects funded by European Union, UNESCO/UNEVOC, Germany Development Bank (KFW), Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD).

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Dr. Patrick Loh

 Faculty

Dr. Loh received his Ph.D from the University of Sunderland (UK) in a cross-disciplinary area (Global IT mngt., Marketing and education), and Master of Commerce from the University of Strathclyde (Scotland) and professional qualifications in management, marketing, and communication studies from the U.K.

Dr. Patrick Loh has a total of about 25 years of experience spanning various fields in
marketing, consulting, publishing, training and business, including about 12 years in the
academia, and managing the operations of professional educational institutions in business management and hospitality programs in Singapore.

Michael King

Michael King

Faculty

Michael King is an experienced healthcare executive and consultant, managing, leading and advising integrated delivery systems and multi-national foreign and domestic government agencies in the healthcare industry. Prof. King specializes in mergers and acquisitions of healthcare group practice networks, transforming business cultures as well as developing free standing ambulatory facilities. He is a former adjunct professor of the health sciences division at University Maryland and boasts a master’s degree from Columbia University School of Public Health and is master’s trained in Urban Design and Planning from Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Jonathan Hooker

Jonathan Hooker

Faculty

Jonathan has worked as a management consultant for more than 20 years and has been involved in large scale projects within companies such as British Telecom, Neste Oil, ICI, Unilever, Outokumpu and Gillette. He is an international advisory board member responsible for organisational development for the Ghana based charity OAfrica which works to strengthen and empower poor families and he is also the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the charity The Mankind Project UK and Ireland (MKPUK&I) which works to safeguard and improve men’s mental well-being

Doctor Miray Zaki

Dr. Miray Zaki

Faculty

Dr. Miray, a non-practicing medical doctor, boasts an MBA in Finance & Economics from the U. Chicago Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Science from the American University in Cairo and obtained her CFA Charter in 2010. A twice-nominated Top 100 Most Influential Women in Finance by Dow Jones Financial News (2015 & 2016) and an award-winning Fulbright Scholar, she was the first female CIO of a leading endowment in the Middle East, the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable & Humanitarian Foundation. She is currently MD at Gulf Capital and at the Dismatrix Group, focusing on tech, investments and sustainability across the globe.
Dr. Anna Rostomyan

Dr. Anna Rostomyan

Faculty

Dr. Rostomyan is based in Armenia and has lived and worked in Germany, Switzerland and France. She attained her PhD (summa cum laude) from the University of Fribourg and Yerevan State University on the linguo-cognitive aspect of emotions and the expressions and management of therein. She specializes in the fields of Business Communication Management and Emotional Intelligence. She has over 25 publications with 10 years’ experience in the academia. Apart from the academia, she is also a successful entrepreneur. She has full proficiency in the English, German, French, Russian and Armenian languages.

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Dr. Kay Winkler

Faculty

Dr. Kay Winkler is an experienced business consultant specialized in the automation and
digitization of processes. He has worked with more than 80 renowned companies in more than 18 countries. He holds a PhD in Business Administration and Economics.

He has authored several books and publications such as: “Intelligent Automation: Rules, Relationships and Robots”, “Intelligent Adaptability” or “BPM in Financial Services” among many others. He currently works as Vice President Chapter Services for the Association of Business Process Management.

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Laura Perez Silvestre

Faculty

Entrepreneur, Marketing Specialist and Multicultural, Laura is an American-Spanish professional with a Master’s Degree in Marketing from EADA Business School in Barcelona, a Bachelor’s
Degree in Media Studies from the City University of New York at Queens College and a Regent’s Degree in Technology and the Liberal Arts from Brooklyn Tech, New York. Laura successfully launched a service-based business specialized in a niche market back in 2007 and
turned it into a leading company in the local industry, with Clients from around the world seeking her services. She is now a marketing and business consultant, higher education professor and mentor.

Willem Van Rossem

Willem van Rossem

Faculty

Willem van Rossem has ample international experience in management positions, ranging from quality assurance and operations management in the hospitality industry, including Disneyland Paris, France, Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, USA and Huis Ten Bosch Resort, Nagasaki, Japan. Willem speaks six languages. He was part of the opening team of the first resort hotel of the Port Aventura theme park in Spain andDolce Hotels & Resorts in Barcelona.
Currently, he manages GUESTCONNECTION, a hospitality consulting company and has provided training, quality assurance and consulting solutions to hotels, and cruise lines in Spain, Morocco and Ecuador, including Taj Hotels & Palaces and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts.

Jonathan Hooker

Harseerat Kaur

Faculty

Harseerat is business woman awarded with a degree of MBA International Business with Honours Cum Laude and formerly graduated with a degree in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. She is a unique blend of Business and Science.

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Dr. Andreas Karaoulanis

Faculty

Dr. Karaoulanis is an experienced professional with more than 25 years, in several industries in C-suit and managerial positions. His professional presence can be pinpointed in several countries in Europe, Asia and America. He is an international speaker with presence in several countries. His published work has been read in more than 150 countries. His studies include a DBA in business, a PhD in business management, an MBA in industrial management and economics, a MSc in
decision support and risk analysis, a MSc in engineering, a Bachelor’s in engineering.
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Marie Haidara

Faculty

Marie is dynamic aspiring social entrepreneur and business strategist with strong work ethics and intercultural proficiency. Graduated from Cardiff Met University with an MBA in Project Management and BA in Business with Finance, Marie has diverse experience on an international level allowing her to lead complex projects and drive the growth of organizations she works for. She values teamwork, diversity and education; and is fluent in both English and French.

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