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  • Bilal Hassan

  • Lecturer

“The most enjoyable part of my job is inspiring students and providing them with the opportunity to apply their knowledge in a real-life setting.”

  • Program Graduate, Undergraduate
  • Campus Switzerland
  • Subject Area Business and Management

Highest degree: MBA, Oxford Brookes University

Work experience: Lecturer with renowned expertise in project management in areas such as healthcare and events management. He is also the Co-Founder of SoHappy Institute Geneva.

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  • Gretel Qumsieh Mussalam

  • Lecturer

“I enjoy being in the classroom with students from different parts of the world, as I have the opportunity to learn more about their diverse cultures.”

  • Program Graduate, Undergraduate
  • Campus Switzerland
  • Subject Area Business and Management

Highest degree: PhD in Tourism Destination Marketing, University of Strathclyde, Scotland

Work experience: Gretel brings over 20 years’ experience as a consultant, researcher and Public Relations director in Palestine, France, Switzerland and the UK.

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  • Thomas Marshall

  • Lecturer

“Entrepreneurs in hospitality should have honesty, humility and generosity.”

  • Program Graduate
  • Campus Switzerland
  • Subject Area Marketing and Events management

Highest degree: Doctorate in Marketing, Pace University, New York, USA

Work experience: Thomas occupied several positions at global company Unilever before moving into consultancy and lecturing.

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  • Arnaud Rosen

  • Lecturer

“It is quite rare in my teaching career to go a day without laughing at least a couple of times.”

  • Program Graduate, Undergraduate
  • Campus Switzerland
  • Subject Area Accounting and Finance

Highest degree: MBA, University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas, USA

Work experience: Arnaud has over thirty years of experience in lecturing, specializing in finance and economics.

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  • Joao Antonio Pereira

  • Practical arts instructor

“Hospitality is the friendly and confident way you welcome guests and visitors.”

  • Program Undergraduate
  • Campus Switzerland
  • Subject Area Practical arts

Highest degree: Diplome de Commerce, Lyceum Don Manuel II, Lisbon

Work experience: Joao has enjoyed considerable success as an F&B manager, practical arts instructor and Head of Service, all at leading hotel management schools and organizations.

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  • Ruggiero di Monte

  • Practical arts instructor

“Life is like a mirror – if you look at it smiling, it smiles at you.”

  • Program Undergraduate
  • Campus Switzerland
  • Subject Area Practical arts

Highest degree: Diploma in Hotellerie Management School, Institute Armando Perotti, Italy

Work experience: A practical Arts instructor with extensive experience from some of Europe’s finest hotels and luxury resorts such as Starwood Luxury Collection Resorts in Italy and Palace Hotel Kempinski in Geneva.

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  • Pablo Jesus Garcia Sanchez-Pardo

  • Lecturer

“The three qualities a young entrepreneur in hospitality should have are passion, curiosity and dedication.”

  • Program Graduate, Undergraduate
  • Campus Switzerland
  • Subject Area Business and Management

Highest degree: MBA, Leadership specialization, University of Liverpool, UK

Work experience: Pablo has been with Les Roches for nearly fifteen years, specializing in food and beverage, culinary arts and nutrition.

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  • Debra Adams

  • Visiting Lecturer

A quote that I always find inspiring comes from Mahatma Gandhi – “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”

  • Program Graduate
  • Campus Switzerland
  • Subject Area Business and Management

Highest degree: Master’s in Online Education, Open University UK

Work experience: Debra is Head of Professional Development Programs for HOSPA, as well as the owner of consultancy company arena4finance.

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  • Kirstin Carlson Blatti

  • Lecturer

“The most enjoyable part of my job is meeting alumni and hearing that what they learned in my class has served them well in their career.”

  • Program Undergraduate
  • Campus Switzerland
  • Subject Area General Education

Highest degree: MEd Applied Linguistics, Open University, UK

Work experience: Kirstin has taught English at leading institutions in Switzerland and Japan for nearly 30 years.

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  • Matthias Schmidt

  • Lecturer

“The most enjoyable part of my job is sharing my passion, experience and knowledge with the students.”

  • Program Undergraduate
  • Campus Switzerland
  • Subject Area Business and Management

Highest degree: Brevet Fédéral (Swiss Federal Diploma of Higher Education), Hotel and Gastro Formation, Switzerland

Work experience: Matthias has first-hand experience of hospitality from managerial roles at Michelin-starred restaurants, in both London and Hong Kong.

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  • Qiaoping Zhou-Rachny

  • Lecturer

“Les Roches is like a family.”

  • Program Undergraduate
  • Campus Switzerland
  • Subject Area General Education, Practical arts

Highest degree: Degree in International Air Transport Association, Civil Aviation University of China

Work experience: Qiaoping has extensive experience of business, hospitality and education, having worked for cruise liners and airlines before lecturing.

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  • Edward Rachny

  • Lecturer

“No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, show up and never give up.”

  • Program Undergraduate
  • Campus Switzerland
  • Subject Area Marketing and Events management

Highest degree: Doctor of Education (EdD), Walden University, USA

Work experience: Edward brings experience of both hospitality and academia, having worked as both a lecturer and hotel director at Royal Caribbean International.

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  • Vincenzo Aiosi

  • Practical arts instructor

“I like to motivate and guide young talents to discover the amazing world of wine and tasting.”

  • Program Undergraduate
  • Campus Switzerland
  • Subject Area Practical arts

Highest degree: Brevet Fédéral Suisse (Sommelier)

Work experience: Vincenzo is a practical arts instructor and chef with experience of Michelin-starred restaurants and award-winning hotels across Europe.

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  • Trevor McIntosh

  • Lecturer

“I have traveled to over thirty countries in Asia, Africa, Australia and Central America.”

  • Program Undergraduate
  • Campus Switzerland
  • Subject Area General Education

Highest degree: BBA (Hons)

Work experience: Trevor boasts considerable experience as an English teacher, helping students across Switzerland gain fluency in the language.

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  • Frank Gueuning

  • Lecturer

“A young entrepreneur in hospitality should have resilience, as well as a willingness to learn to share.”

  • Program Undergraduate
  • Campus Switzerland
  • Subject Area Accounting and Finance

Highest degree: MBA Accounting and Finance, University of Liverpool, UK

Work experience: Frank boasts over 20 years of managerial experience of global hotels and 5-star resorts in the UK and the UAE.

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  • Anne Schirinzi

  • Lecturer

“Graduation ceremonies are always memorable occasions, and it’s great to see the pride on parents’ faces, especially with some of them traveling halfway around the world to attend.”

  • Program Graduate, Undergraduate
  • Campus Switzerland
  • Subject Area Marketing and Events management

Highest degree: MSc Hospitality Management, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

Work experience: Anne has provided expertize in marketing and ethics at Les Roches for over thirty years.

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  • Alain Imboden

  • Lecturer

“The most enjoyable part of my job is having so many nationalities gathered in one classroom.”

  • Program Graduate, Undergraduate
  • Campus Switzerland
  • Subject Area Business and Management

Highest degree: PhD in Sociology, Uppsala University, Sweden

Work experience: An expert in sustainable development and sociology, Alain has extensive experience as a lecturer and researcher.

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  • Alexandre Gamberoni

  • Lecturer

“I love teaching. I take it as a privilege that I am able to contribute to the success of tomorrow’s managers.”

  • Program Graduate, Undergraduate
  • Campus Switzerland
  • Subject Area Business and Management

Highest degree: MBA specialization in Human Resources, University of Liverpool, UK

Work experience: Alexandre has been a restaurant manager, F&B manager, trainer, coach and now a successful lecturer. He has worked with top hotel companies such as Ritz-Carlton, Hyatt and Le Méridien.

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  • Inna Francis

  • Lecturer

“Hospitality is love in action.”

  • Program Graduate, Undergraduate
  • Campus Switzerland
  • Subject Area Accounting and Finance

Highest degree: MBA, CFA Institute

Work experience: Having worked in investment banking in China, Australia, the UK and Russia, Inna brings over 20 years of lecturing and research experience, with a focus on finance, economics and entrepreneurship.

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  • Annick Darioly Carroz

  • Lecturer

“You don’t have to be a superstar or an overachiever to lead – you just need to care about something. Every great change starts small.”

  • Program Graduate
  • Campus Switzerland
  • Subject Area Business and Management

Highest degree:        PhD, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Work experience:      An expert on leadership and work psychology, Annick has taught both at institutions in Switzerland and the USA.

 

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  • John Mackillop

  • Lecturer

“I love that Switzerland is fresh, safe, and everything works and runs on time. The weather is also marvellous compared to Scotland.”

  • Program Graduate
  • Campus Switzerland
  • Subject Area Business and Management

Highest degree: MBA, Edinburgh Business School, Scotland

Work experience: John brings over 30 years of academic experience to Les Roches, specializing in economics and strategy.

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  • Dr Dimitrios Diamantis

  • Lecturer and Dean of Graduate Studies

“The three qualities an entrepreneur in hospitality should have are vision, passion and a good knowledge of finance.”

  • Program Graduate
  • Campus Switzerland
  • Subject Area Marketing and Events management

Highest degree: PhD, Bournemouth University, UK (1998)

Work experience: Dimitrios brings 20 years of lecturing experience to Les Roches, having taught at institutions in the UK, France and Malaysia.

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  • Joe Di Donna

  • Lecturer

“The three qualities a young entrepreneur should have are curiosity, innovation and attention to the customer’s needs.”

  • Program Undergraduate
  • Campus Switzerland
  • Subject Area Marketing and Events management

Highest degree: Laurea Magistrale, Universitá degli Studi di Milano

Work experience:  Joe has applied his expertise in marketing to a range of international schools and resorts, working across Spain, Italy and America.

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  • Paul Hodgson

  • Lecturer

“The most enjoyable part of my job is seeing that ‘aha!’ moment in students.”

  • Program Graduate
  • Campus Switzerland
  • Subject Area Business and Management

Highest degree: MSc Information Technology, University of Liverpool, UK

Work experience: Paul boasts extensive experience of accountancy, digital technology and education, and has worked as an accountant, consultant and lecturer.

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  • Colin Small

  • Academic Dean

“Hospitality is the ability to anticipate and react to your customers’ needs.”

  • Program Graduate, Undergraduate
  • Campus Switzerland
  • Subject Area Accounting and Finance

Highest degree: MBA, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland

Work experience: Originally joining as a finance and accounting lecturer in 1994, Colin has since risen to the role of Les Roches Academic Dean.

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  • Ruth Puhr

  • Lecturer

“I love the bittersweet joy of watching a graduating student embark on a promising career.”

  • Program Graduate
  • Campus Switzerland
  • Subject Area Marketing and Events management

Highest degree: MA and MSc, Durham University, UK

Work experience: Ruth is an expert in both event management and arts organization, providing over 20 years of experience.