LEARN FROM THE BEST
Our staff have won prestigious awards, taught in multiple institutions and worked in global industries. You will be taught by Senior Lecturers who have extensive experience of both hospitality and academia, owning Michelin-starred restaurants, teaching in universities and training schools across the globe and occupying management positions in some of the world’s most successful organizations. This mix of academic and real-world experience ensures that at Glion you will truly learn from the best.
Hotel Development & Asset Management Specialisations
Jonathan boasts over 20 years of experience in hotels, consulting and development. He is chairman of HoCoSo, a consulting company focusing on creating new hotel concepts. Jonathan previously created education courses in hotel planning, development, investment and asset management for Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, Beijing Hospitality Institute and the University of Zurich.
Management Finance & Accounting, Managerial Accounting, and Dissertation
Pia joined Glion in 1999, and has taught courses in hospitality real estate finance, property asset management, corporate finance, portfolio management, and management finance and accounting. She holds an MSc in Banking and Finance, an MPS in Hospitality Real Estate Finance, and is currently pursuing a DBA in an area of pension funds.
Business and Management
Business Development and Strategy
Ed joined Glion in 2008 and currently works as a lecturer. Prior to moving into academia, he worked as a General Manager, in charge of Renaissance Hotels under the Marriott banner. He originally studied at Leeds Beckett University and holds an MSc in International Hospitality Management.
Applied Statistics, Essentials of Destination Management, International Hospitality and Service Marketing
Stephen has a respected and senior role within the training and education sector. Therefore, he ensures his own skills and knowledge are always relevant and up-to-date. His work primarily focuses on organizational performance management in sectors such as entertainment (casinos), sport (football hospitality), travel (airlines), and science and technology.
Dr Denise Shelley Newnham
Leadership and intercultural management
Prior to joining Glion, Denise worked at the University of Geneva and the University of Helsinki. After starting her career as a banquet and bar manager in South Africa, Denise then obtained her BA and Master’s degrees. She gained her PhD from the University of Bath, focusing on development work research.
People and Performance in the Workplace; Management of Food and Beverage; Hospitality Business and Operations
Michael has over 25 years’ experience in hospitality, particularly in revenue management, hotel operations and corporate roles. He has worked for independent hotels, IHG and AccorHotels, as well as five-star hotels across Europe, Asia and the Pacific. Michael has a proven track record for revenue and team development.
Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
Susan has over 16 years of experience in the hospitality industry, having held a range of management positions in various hotels. She has been teaching hospitality management subjects at undergraduate level since 1998, and holds an MBA (with a specialization in hospitality) from Oxford Brookes University.
Revenue Management; Digital Distribution Strategies; Hotel Business Strategy
Alain started his career in hotels, working in the Middle East, Switzerland and South-East Asia. He then moved into education, teaching finance, economics and more at both undergraduate and Master’s levels. Alain holds an MSc in Economics, a Diploma in Hotel Management and a Master’s in International Management.
Christelle joined Glion in 2010, and currently teaches on our BBA and MSc programs in topics related to rooms division and hospitality. She boasts over 20 years of international experience in Asia, Central America, Europe and the Caribbean, where she worked for a wide variety of institutions related to tourism, hospitality, education and governance.
Neil brings extensive experience of management, training and lecturing. He is the Director of his own consultancy company, the author of several successful books, and a specialist lecturer in global business and strategic management. Neil also has experience of working for a range of major international organisations.
Marketing and Event Management
Dr Martin Senior
Martin has been teaching management and marketing for over twenty years, lecturing at undergraduate and graduate levels. He holds a BSc in Catering Administration, an MA in E-Learning and a PhD in Services Marketing. Prior to teaching, Martin began his career in hospitality, working in hotels, restaurants and bars.
International Event Management Specialization Lead, Marketing & Sales Subject Lead
Giovanni leads our International Event Management specialization, as well as our Marketing and Sales courses. He has had over 30 years of experience in a range of industries, taking on managerial roles at organizations in Europe, Russia and the USA. Giovanni holds an MBA in Marketing, Digital Communication and Sales Management.
The Entertainment Industries; Principles of Sport Marketing; International Event Management
Mike has been a lecturer at Glion since 2010, and boasts over 40 years’ experience in the event, sport and entertainment industry. He was previously a professional freestyle skier, working for The Canadian Ski Association, UEFA, FIFA, FIS and Swatch. Mike holds a BA in Marketing.
Tourism and Event Management
Claudio has been with Glion for more than 30 years, and currently designs and delivers courses related to tourism and events management. Alongside this, he is also a tutor of dissertations and other Capstone projects. His areas of expertise include destination management, transportation and sustainability in tourism.
Hospitality Marketing Essentials
Darren has been teaching various marketing subjects at Glion for over 11 years. He is currently teaching Hospitality Marketing Essentials. He holds an MBA in Hospitality Marketing from Les Roches Global Hospitality Education, as well as an SME Tourism Certificate from the University of South Africa.
Fundraising for Events; Sports Commercialization and Governance; Hospitality - International Event Management
Bernd teaches various courses at Glion, from Semester 4 until Semester 7. Passionate about the events industry, Bernd also facilitates live event experiences for students during their final projects. In both 2015 and 2017, he delivered the biggest ever student-created events in Montreux with his student teams.
Marketing and Sports Management
Michael has extensive experience of hotel and hospitality management, having set up a number of Swiss hospitality programs. Previously, he worked as a senior operations director, with over 25 years of international hospitality experience. Michael has also worked as a management consultant, specializing in the tourism and hospitality sector.
Dr. Suzanne Godfrey
Head of Luxury Marketing and Brand Management
Suzanne has over 25 years of experience in business, marketing and academia. She has worked and taught across the globe, and originally joined Glion in 2016. A professional marketing and communications expert, Suzanne has been responsible for the growth of a range of global brands. She was appointed Head of Luxury Marketing and Brand Management in August 2017.
MOF Restaurant Senior Lecturer
Chantal has over 30 years of teaching experience within hospitality. She has coached students for competitions, held a number of academic roles and has worked for a range of hospitality organizations across France. In 2011, Chantal won the world-renowned Meilleur Ouvrier de France award. She joined Glion in 2017.
MOF Cuisine – Senior Lecturer
Over the course of his 30-year career, Dominique has managed and owned Michelin-starred restaurants, won prestigious awards and led his own gourmet training restaurant. His work as a chef has took him across the globe, gaining worldwide recognition when he won the prestigious Meilleur Ouvrier de France award. He joined Glion in August 2017.
MOF Cuisine – Senior Lecturer
Benoit joined Glion in July 2017, and boasts nearly 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He has worked in Michelin-starred restaurants and luxury hotels, including Hôtel de Ville de Crissier, considered one of the finest restaurants in the world. In 2015, he received the world-renowned Meilleur Ouvrier de France award.
MOF Traiteur – Executive Chef – Director of Food Production
Fabien’s experience as an academic instructor and chef has seen him teach at some of the world’s most esteemed restaurants and institutes. An experienced chef with accomplished skills in food and beverage, in 2011 Fabien was awarded the Meilleur Ouvrier de France accolade, a status only bestowed to the world’s most talented chefs and hospitality professionals.
Eric began his career in the pastry shops in France. He then moved to the UK, taking on a number of Head Pastry and Sous Chef positions. While in the UK, Eric was part of the opening of Ascot’s Dorchester Collection hotel. He then returned to France, working as Head Pastry Chef at Relais Desserts.
Food & Beverage, Oenology
Marc has an international background in food and beverage operations, working in the industry across three continents. He studied hospitality in both France and Switzerland. Marc has been teaching catering management and oenology, for both professionals and in higher education, since 2002.
Lisa’s career with Glion began in 2004. Since then, she has held numerous positions in Food and Beverage and Student Affairs. In 2017, she became Practical Arts Program Coordinator, ensuring the smooth running of our BBA 1 semester, before securing the role of Restaurant Instructor at our Fresh restaurant in 2018. Lisa holds a Diploma in Hospitality from the “Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne”. She is a Swiss national.
Senior Service Instructor
Patrice has a long history with Glion. He has taught students on both our Bachelor’s and graduate degrees. He has worked as a Senior Service Instructor, organising events and team-building activities for multinational companies. Patrice recently opened Glion’s restaurant, Fresh, a new concept developed by Meilleur Ouvrier de France award winner Benoit Carcenat.
Rooms Division Instructor
Irene brings a background in rooms division and hospitality from both the USA and Switzerland. Prior to joining Glion, Irene worked at international companies such as Fairmont and Hilton. Irene holds a BBA in Hospitality from Les Roches Global Hospitality Education (then Les Roches International School of Hotel Management).
Dr Margaret Godwin
Margaret teaches general education courses at Glion, as well as being a tutor for independent research studies, undergraduate dissertations and Master’s managerial reports. She has taught English in business schools in Japan, Belgium, Ireland and the UK. Her long and varied career has also seen her formerly lead Glion’s Language department. She has a Master’s degree in education from Endicott College, Massachusetts, and an EdD (Doctorate in Education) from Walden University, Minnesota.
Dr Bruno Levasseur
Originally from France, Bruno joined Glion London in 2012. He currently convenes French at beginner, elementary and intermediate levels. A researcher in French politics, culture and society, aspects of Bruno’s work have appeared in a number of academic journals. He holds a PhD from the University of Birmingham (UK).
Maryam teaches French language at beginner, elementary and intermediate level on Glion’s Bulle campus. Prior to this, she has worked as a Head of Department and Languages, covering class distribution, training and teaching. She holds a degree in teaching French from the University of Neuchâtel Switzerland.
Dr Francesco Screti
Francesco has over ten years of pedagogical experience, teaching a range of courses, as well as several BA and MSc dissertations. He holds an MA in Communication Studies, a Master’s in Linguistics and a Doctorate in Sociolinguistics. Francesco speaks English, French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.
Lilia Sauvageat-Contla Landa
Lilia teaches beginner and intermediate-level Spanish on our foreign language programs. An experienced Spanish lecturer, Lilia has previously worked in the USA on a bilingual program. She holds a BSc in Oceanology from the Autonomous University of Baja California and a language teacher certificate.
Food and Beverage Management
Paul joined Glion in 2008, and has taught on our Bulle, Glion and London campuses. Prior to this, he worked as a lecturer, programme manager and Head of School at a range of UK institutions. In 2015, Paul gained a Master’s degree from Glion in Organisational Training and Education.
Food and Beverage Management
Bertrand has been teaching at Glion for twenty years, lecturing in Food and Beverage for both our undergraduate and graduate programs. Before joining Glion, he held a number of management positions (particularly in restaurant operations) in France, Switzerland, Canada and the USA. Bertrand holds a Master’s in Hospitality Organizational Training and Management.