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 Humphries heads up the Specializations in International Hotel Development and Finance for both the Bachelors and the Masters Programs. The specializations combine academics, industry experts and partners to create a best-in-class learning experience for the students. In addition, Jonathan is Chairman and Owner of HoCoSo, head of a team focused on creating new hospitality concepts. He has 22+ years’ experience in industry, consulting and academia. He has an Executive MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, University of Northwestern, Chicago.
Campus: Switzerland & London
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.
Corporate Finance, Financial Management and Management Accounting
Debra has held positions at a number of hotel schools in the UK and Switzerland. She develops financial management programmes for the academic and training sector for senior managers, and has worked with a number of international hotel groups. Debra holds an MA in E-Learning and is qualified with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Tanja Goudarzi Pour
People and Performance in the workplace
Tanja has over 19 years of experience in the global investment banking industry, having held director positions in structured finance and loan syndication. Prior to this she worked at a management consultancy and in the education sector. Tanja holds an international MBA and a degree in mathematics and business administration.
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.
International Hospitality and Service Marketing, Sales and Digital Marketing
Stephen has a respected and senior role within the training and education sector, specialising in International Hospitality and Service Marketing, Marketing Essentials, Sales & Digital Marketing and IT Business Tools. His work primarily focuses on organisational performance management through strategic marketing and technology integration, in various sectors.
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.
Revenue and F&B Management
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.
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.
Economics, International Law, Business Ethics
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.
Strategic Management and Leadership for Hospitality Business
Annette is the Programme Manager for the Masters in International Hospitality Business pathway at Glion London. She’s held a number of management roles and for the last 10 years has been a Lecturer/Senior in Hospitality, Tourism and Management. She holds an MA in Special Educational Needs (University of Greenwich) and is currently completing a Doctorate.
International HR, Leadership and Intercultural Management, Business Development and Strategy
Nick has been an academic for the past fifteen years, specialising in Human Resource Management, Strategy and Business Development. During that time he has applied his extensive knowledge to help students prepare for successful careers in business. Before becoming an academic, Nick held a number of senior roles within publishing, software development and consultancy, working across Europe.
Marketing, Event Management and Luxury
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.
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.
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.
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.
Campus: Switzerland & London
Project Management and Research Methods
An experienced lecturer, David has been teaching at many different business schools and universities (level 4 to level 7) for over 10 years. His core subjects include marketing, management and operations. Aside from academic qualifications (BA Hons and MSc), he has nearly 10 years hands-on marketing and management experience across a host of different sectors.
Dr Nicoletta Giusti
Luxury Business Environments
Nicoletta Giusti PhD is an academic with more than 20 years of research and teaching in the fields of Luxury, Fashion and Design, from the Bachelor level to MBA, in several Business Schools and Universities in Europe. She comes from family business in luxury menswear founded in 1887 and has a wide range of professional and entrepreneurial contacts in the Luxury and Fashion industry. She has worked as a consultant for several fashion firms and is Professor Ambassador for the Program LVMH INSIDE 2018.
Anu has taught marketing at undergraduate and postgraduate level in hospitality schools throughout Switzerland for over twelve years, and now also runs the Glion Applied Business Projects. A graduate from Aalto University (Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration), she holds both an MBA in Digital Technology Management and an MSc in Marketing. Before entering the world of academia, she worked at Total Quality Management and consulted for public sector procurement and supply chain management.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Senior Lecturer - Director of the Master program in Hospitality, Entrepreneurship and Innovation
For 16 years, Marie-France was Director of different master programs at Grenoble Ecole de Management, teaching graduate courses on entrepreneurship and innovation in Grenoble , Marrakesh and Berlin. She brings extensive international experience as a trainer and consultant in business strategy and development.
Dr Christine Demen Meier
Before joining the field of education in 1999 and creating the first EHL Research Chair in 2011 for Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, Christine worked for more than 20 years in the hospitality industry, creating and managing several hotels and restaurants. She boasts large consulting experience in hospitality and restaurant management for many companies in Switzerland, Côte d’Ivoire, Turkey and Ukraine.
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 Francesco Screti
Spanish Language, Communication and Research Methods
Francesco has over ten years of pedagogical experience, teaching a range of courses, as well as tutoring several BA and MSc dissertations. He holds an MA in Communication Studies, a MPhil in Linguistics and a Doctorate in Sociolinguistics. Francesco speaks English, French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.
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.
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.
Miguel has a Masters in Spanish as a Foreign Language Teacher from Barcelona University, an MA in Business Administration at Lima University and an MBA at Maastricht School of Management. He brings a unique blend of knowledge and methodology based on his rich experiences in global schools. Miguel is also a member of the Swiss Master Athletics Team.
Dissertation Supervisor and Online Internship
A graduate of Oxford Brookes, Zoe holds a BSc Hons in Hospitality Management and an MA in Higher Education Practice. She joined Glion in 2015 and currently supervises dissertations at both the Undergraduate and Masters level, and is a Fellow of the HEA and a member of the Institute of Hospitality. An accomplished lecturer since 2008, Zoe previously worked in events, sales and marketing for hotels and restaurants in London.
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.
Revenue and Operations Management
Reka joined Glion in 2016 and currently holds the positions of BBA Program Manager and Lecturer. She teaches Management of Rooms, Revenue Management, Distribution Channel Management and Advanced Hospitality Operations. Reka brings fifteen years’ experience working in luxury hotels, and is a member of the Academic Board, the Institute of Hospitality, an Associate of HOSPA and a Fellow of the HEA.
Advanced Hotel Operations
Eric spent the first eight years of his professional career working in the Rooms Division of many premium hotels, mainly in the UK and Switzerland. His last position before joining Glion was Front Office Manager. Holder of an MSc in Hospitality Organisational Training and Management from Endicott College (USA), Eric taught Rooms Division Management at Glion, before moving over to postgraduate and Master programs. He is now also in charge of the coordination of the Master programs.
Marija Lazarev Zivanovic
Currently teaching Tourism and mentoring capstone projects at Glion, Marija also prepares students for their dissertations at undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA level. A frequent co-author and presenter of papers at European and international conferences, she assists students in publishing and presenting research, academic journals and book chapters. Marija also holds the position of Chair of the Ethics committee.
Spa & Wellness
Spa and Wellness Management
Mariana has over 10 years of experience in the Wellness industry. She worked on multiple Hotel and Spa Development Projects in Asia, Middle East and Europe. Her focus areas are: Wellness Design & Development, Spa Business Strategies and Wellness Branding. Mariana holds a Master of Management in Hospitality from Cornell University.