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.
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.
Master in Digital Marketing & Social Media. Experience international digital marketing consultant. Fluent in French, English Arabic and Spanish
Owner and CEO 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
Technological University of Colombia- Analyst and Information Developer. Independent Business consultant, specialising in analysis and development of business information, projection of market behaviour on consumer products and creation of sales clinics.
BSc in Economics, MSc in Economic History from the London School of Economics. Has a wide range of experience in Stockbroking, Economic Research, and Teaching.
MEET OUR FACULTY
Every member of our faculty is a thought leader who has made significant contributions to our society.
Born in Turkey, Dr Gursel 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.
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.
Entrepreneur, Marketing Fanatic 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.
Law degree gained in 1997 at Universitat Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona. Admitted to practice law in Spain from 1999. Head of litigation and arbitration team at ARCO ABOGADOS (well ranked Spanish Law firm). Admitted as permanent arbitrator in several international arbitration courts. Post graduate bachelor on International Business Law and International Arbitration. I have been providing legal services in litigation and arbitration areas for more than twenty years, mainly focused in business law and regulatory la litigation.
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
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
Eduardo has more than a decade of experience working as a member of multinational law firms. He has successfully advised hundreds of international companies during corporate transactions, supervising the conduction of due diligence audits; the preparation of commercial contracts; the structuring and execution of cross-border corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures. He is currently the legal advisor of a few companies in Spain and the United States of America.
Eduardo holds a Law Degree issued by Universidad Monteávila, and a MBA Major in Education, Management and Leadership issued by Geneva Business School.
B.Comm, Msc in Economics and Public Policy Management, ACA and MA in Applied Linguistics. After 4 years leading audits on pharmaceutical companies namely, Boston Scientific and Allergan, Shirley moved to Barcelona to pursue her passion for both business and teaching. Over the past ten years she has worked with executives in EY, Aguirre Newman, Ordesa, Damm, FCBarcelona, Maersk and
Maxim among others, giving them the practical tools to excel in their field. She also has a wide range of experience teaching at third level and speaks English, Spanish, French and Irish.
Willem van Rossem
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.
Chartered Management Institute
Certificate of Emotional Intelligence . University of Bradford.
Freelance/ Corporate Trainer.
President of PWN Barcelona (previously VP Mentoring)
Professor Victor Alves has developed his career in multicultural environments. He has a background in the exact and social sciences, which has allowed him to understand how to apply both sciences in his professional career.
This knowledge has allowed him to apply different strategies in many functional areas, especially in Marketing, Sales and Operations.
He is currently focusing on his PhD candidate associated with the area of marketing and consumer experience. He combines this with consultancy and training in international business schools, where he teaches knowledge and practices mainly in the areas of Marketing, Operations, Sales and Finance.