OUR TEAM

PRESIDENT : SOULA KYRIAKOU

IEMBA New York – Academic Director – International Executive School, Paris France

Soula has more than 10 years of experience in management, sales, marketing and brand development. Working for the many multinationals aforementioned, Soula has developed her natural talent for cross-cultural management. 
 
Soula is currently a Lecturer at the International Business School (ISG), the International Business School Paris (ISC), with iSCOM Strasbourg and La Rochelle Business School. 
 
Soula, being half Greek, half Lebanese and fluent in Arabic, French and English, she represents the globalised world we live in.
With her background, she wants to bring her unique experiences to a younger generation, to see them succeed in an increasingly competitive world.

DEAN : DR ZINA KYRIAKOU

DBA International School of Management New York – IEMBA, Board Member, Paris, France

An accomplished, multilingual, Assistant Professor (HE Specialist) and Chairperson for Academic Hospitality and Business Management Programs, Zina has over 20 years’ experience in Hospitality, Project Management and Higher Education Consultancy. 
 
She also played a key part in NGO development and empowering youth. Over her career, she has developed diverse expertise in a wide range of areas such as Curriculum Development, Business Start-up, HE Consultancy, Financial control, Public Relations, Planning Development, various Case Study Analysis, Careen Counseling and Staff Traning

PROFESSOR : TAREK SAYWER NASSAR

Technologist – Experience-Knowledge, Chief Software Architect and Consultant, Hamburg, Germany

Growing up on the edge of the Silicon Valley, Tarek has had access to emerging technologies, starting with the personal computer. At the age of 11, he created his first program on a TRS-80 computer and worked on a variety of computers including Apple I/II/IIE and PET. 
Continuing this passion, he went on to earn his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering at UCLA, ranked 5th in undergraduate studies in electrical engineering in the USA.  He then went on to get a Master’s of Science Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California in Santa Barbara.
 

PROFESSOR : FRANZ-XAVER RATTENSTETTER

Hospitality Consultant – Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

German National, born in Munich, multilingual, seasoned Hotelier with 40 years experience in international Hotel and Hospitality business.

Graduated from Hotel Management School Tegernsee, Germany and HOSPRA (Hotel Management and Foreign Languages) in Leysin, Switzerland. Gained experiences in Germany, UK, Switzerland and Italy which included Rooms Division, Food & Beverages, Finance, Controlling and Human Resources.

Held over twelve years senior positions in Sales & Marketing with Nikko and Intercontinental Hotels. 

He spent 18 years of his career with IHG (Intercontinental Hotels Group)

Skills in Pre-opening in Resorts and Business Hotels. Various General Manager Positions with Intercontinental and Mövenpick Hotels in the Middle East and Eastern Europe and with Steigenberger Group in Germany.

PROFESSOR : CHRISTOPHE NONNENMACHER

Master 2 Politics – International Relations (Paris I Sorbonne – France) / Master 1 Law Studies (University of Strasbourg – France) – Former Student at the Centre Juridique Franco-Allemand CFJA (Universität des Saarlandes- Germany)

After studying in the United Kingdom, Germany and France, Christophe worked for 10 years as a journalist specialised in European issues, for newspaperss such as La Semaine de l’Europe, la Quinzaine Européenne or L’Européenne de Bruxelles. He also and several online media, he also worked for the international pages of Metronews and local pages of 20Minutes before taking on the editorial direction of cross-border medias for the Reiff Medien group (Germany).

Also co-founder and editor-in-chief of the online media europeus.org,, he participated in the developpment of several national and European web projects before he joined the European Parliament in 2009, where he worked on issues related to digital freedoms and the ACTA anti-counterfeiting treaty.

After five years working at the Parliament, he joined, as Presidency project manager, the European Pole of Public Administration of Strasbourg – a network of European academic excellence bringing together the University of Strasbourg, Sciences Po Strasbourg, the French National School of Administration (ENA), the National Institute of Territorial Studies (INET) and the Euro-Institut of Kehl.

PROFESSOR : JIMMY COUZENS

PhD student in the School of Psychology at the University of Worcester

Jimmy Couzens is a PhD student in the School of Psychology at the University of Worcester. He has over five years of experience teaching and mentoring students at both the undergraduate and graduate level. His research interests are broad but all focus on exploring and challenging normative assumptions, particularly around identity, wellbeing and research methodologies, but in ways that are impactful for marginalised groups and less researched topics.

Consequently, his research activity has always been diverse. Currently, this includes qualitative health projects on rare and unusual conditions, using big data to explore issues typically researched qualitatively (e.g. sexuality and victimisation experiences), and research that challenge assumptions about sexuality and health.

He is also on the Practice Working Group and Sexualities Committee of the British Psychological Society.