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.
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.
Independent Business consultant, specialising in analysis and development of business information and creation of sales clinics.
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.
MEET OUR FACULTY
Every member of our faculty is a thought leader who has made significant contributions to our society.
Dr. Gursel Ilipinar
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.
A versatile specialist in Health Care, Public Health, Business, Education, and Leadership, Prof. Bensson Samuel is an accomplished entrepreneur and pioneer with a progressive industry background. His decisive leadership style is complemented by strategic planning abilities and a forward-thinking mindset. With a diverse background encompassing clinical training in primary care, internal medicine, critical care, and health care finance, he also holds expertise in human rights and international business law.
Prof. Samuel has held pivotal roles across various institutions and organizations, including serving as the Founder and Director of Belgrovia Institute of Management Science. He has contributed significantly as a US Army Major, volunteering medical service in addiction medicine at Great Lakes Recovery, and holds esteemed positions as a Professor and Chancellor at different educational institutions.
Prof. Samuel’s educational journey includes a Doctor of Medicine from Poznan University of Medical Science, various postgraduate diplomas and certificates in Medicine, Accident and Emergency, Health Care Management, and several management and leadership diplomas from renowned universities globally. He is certified by multiple boards and associations in Internal Medicine, Neurocritical Care, and holds a Certified Physician Executive title, among others.
His extensive body of work includes numerous publications in prestigious journals covering a wide array of medical topics, showcasing his expertise and contributions to the field. Prof. Samuel has authored books on Cancer Awareness, Emergency Medicine, and Micro to Macro Economics.
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..
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
Miray Zaki is a Managing Director at Gulf Capital leading on sustainability and North African investments. She’s also a Managing Director at the Dismatrix Group which focuses on tech and food sustainability (through its Planthesis fund) in the US & Europe.
Prior to that, she was the first ever female Chief Investment officer of a leading endowment in the Middle East, the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable & Humanitarian Foundation, after a decade as a senior investment professional with the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA).
Managing investments totaling over $18 billion over the last 15 years, she currently sits on the boards of Mathew Kenney Cuisine (US), The Vurger Co (UK), Beau’s Gelato (UK), and others.
Miray is a twice-nominated Top 100 Most Influential Women in Finance by Dow Jones Financial News for both 2015 and 2016, and an award-winning Fulbright Scholar.
She has an MBA in Finance and Economics from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Science from the American University in Cairo, and she obtained her CFA Charter in 2010.
Dr. Muganda Munir Manini
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).
Dr. Patrick Loh
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.
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
Prof. Michael King, originally from Boston, boasts a diverse academic background with degrees from the University of Massachusetts, Columbia University School of Public Health, and Harvard Graduate School of Design. He began his healthcare journey in New York City, specializing in emergency medical management and overseeing critical events like John Lennon’s tragedy at Roosevelt Medical Center. His career expanded to leadership roles, directing emergency services across 14 cities in Northern California and contributing to disaster response teams for major calamities worldwide.
With expertise in hospital administration and a record of constructing multiple ambulatory care facilities across six states, Prof. King’s influence spans globally, providing management solutions across various countries. Notably, as COO of a urology practice, his innovative “advanced prostate cancer program” not only enhanced patient care but also increased practice revenue by $2.7 million.
Now serving as a faculty professor and advisor at the Swiss School of Business Research, Prof. King is dedicated to guiding students through their academic journey, drawing on his extensive experience to create a collaborative and impactful learning environment.
Cillian has an MBA from Swiss School of Business Research and a bachelors degree in Construction Management from Munster Technical University in Cork. He is the founder and owner of Visuation3D, a company specialising in detailed 3D visualisations for Property Developers. Cillian formerly taught 3D in Architecture in English to aspiring architects at Fuzhou University of Technology and is Passionate about the industry.
Andreas 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 also is an academic with several years of experiences teaching in different universities and colleges, both online and on campus in Greece, UAE, Switzerland, Lithuania. He conducted research with several universities in the USA, Sweden, Greece, India, Bangladesh. He is the author of 5 books with a well-known US and a German publishing houses. 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, a MBA in industrial management and economics, a MSc in decision support and risk analysis, a MSc in engineering, a Bachelor’s in engineering.
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.
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.
Ahmed Tarek, an alumnus of Chichester University, holds a Bachelor’s degree, complemented by an MBA from the Swiss School of Business Research. He employs his comprehensive knowledge and extensive professional expertise to interact meaningfully with students, guiding them through their academic journey at SSBR. As a crucial part of his multifaceted role, he also oversees the innovative digital marketing strategies for the Swiss School of Business Research, showcasing its commitment to cutting-edge business education on a global scale.