When starting your learning journey at the Geneva Graduate Institute, you mainly interact with our teaching faculty members, international experts, practitioners and various participants.
However, behind the scenes stands our vibrant team...nice to meet you!
I am in charge of the programmes' logistics in relation with the Academic Advisors, professional speakers and confirmed participants. I am in close communication with the confirmed participants and support them to arrive in Geneva and to be ready before programmes start.
I am calm and outgoing and adore spending time with my daughters. I am a fireball of energy: Hitting the gym 5 days a week, I am passionate about basketball, formula one and I live for music.
"Doucement le matin, pas trop vite l'après-midi" - anonymous
After more than a decade working in international affairs, mainly within the UN, with both – Geneva and worldwide field – experience, I joined the Geneva Graduate Institute as Portfolio Manager, at the Executive Education Department. I am in charge of connecting the participants’ learning needs and programmes’ content.
When not working, I mostly spend my time in outdoors activities.
"Learning is a lifelong process." - Peter Drucker
Hey there, I'm Chloé, and I joined the Executive Education team in February 2022, taking on the role of Marketing and Communication Officer. My responsibilities encompass a 360-degree approach to communication, from managing emailing campaigns, newsletters, advertising, and public relations to designing eye-catching flyers.
Here's the fun part - I lead a double life! In 2021, I dipped my toes into the fashion world and started my own sustainable clothing brand. It's all about style with an eco-friendly twist. On top of that, I also happen to be a dedicated foodie. There's nothing quite like sharing a great meal with friends and diving into some unforgettable culinary experiences.
"You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth." - William W. Purkey
As marketing and customer relationship manager, my role with my team is dedicated to developing our brand, increasing our visibility and deploying communication and marketing strategies to promote our expertise and the quality of our executive courses catalogue. I also manage customer relationship processes and tools, enabling our participants to have a smooth and qualitative customer journey.
Apart from my "official" job, I have some extra activities that make me quite busy :-) Mum of 2 young daughters, deputy mayor of my city in charge of youth and childhood, active member of committees dedicated to education and when I find extra time in my agenda, I practice my first "passion" with great pleasure: going out with friends and enjoying good food and wine :-)
"Learning is a process not an event" - Elliott Masie
I am the programme assistant for the Development Policies and Practices programme. I work with the regional coordinators and with the students to ensure the programme runs efficiently and smoothly.
Music and baking are my two main passions. I also have a great curiosity for collecting and renovating old books, and I'm an enthusiastic reader of French and Russian literature.
"Beauty will save the world" - Fiodor Dostoïevski
I am responsible for the follow up with various donors and in charge of following up with local partnerships for Peru and Burkina Faso, where the Genre programme is implemented. I am actively involved in the planning and the development in Latin America by promoting, planning content, finding qualified teachers and much more!
I love capoeira and cycling. Musically speaking, I am fond of the Latin American cancion protesta and salsa (enjoying the music but no dance for me!). I also love literature, films and listening to various podcasts.
Since 2020 I have been driving the Executive Education activities at the Institute. A strong believer in people development, I strive to be a trusted partner focusing on creating value for all stakeholders and I believe my team is our competitive advantage.
The Swiss mountains fuel my passion for projects and maintain my balance.
"Observe nature, for it is where your future lies" - Leonardo Da Vinci
Programme manager for the Genre programme, I work for the African section of the programme. I am mainly in charge of budget monitoring, monitoring of applications but also heavily involved in the implementation of the content being delivered online.
In addition to work in the Executive Education team, I also dedicate my time to work in the International Law department of our Institute.
Having joined the Executive Education Team, I am part of the Admissions Committee. I also answer your questions, make sure that all your documents and information are up to date for review, and support the promotion of our programmes in the Communication and Marketing team.
Turn the music on and I am there! Proud Parisian, I always find my way back home when I am not exploring other countries and cultures. I am a bubbly person, always on the move and ready for a good laugh. Food lover, I can’t refuse a cooking challenge #FoodisLife!
"Recovering burger addict" - Soraya Ismaili
My team’s objective is to ensure the Executive Education department meets the financial expectations set by the Institute. This role includes preparing budgets of various programmes and following-up payments made and received. I also have an administrative role that includes the coordination of our annual audit, the preparation of work contracts in relation with HR services.
In my spare time, I like spending time in the mountains, not only skiing but also hiking, climbing, cycling and doing via ferrata. What I enjoy the most is a sandwich on a well-deserved summit, with a 360° view, or spotting mountain goats with the feeling we are alone in the world. I also like almost everything cooked with chocolate: ice-creams, cakes, biscuits… even zucchinis.
In my role as an Academic Support Officer, I am dedicated to guiding and supporting MAS participants on their academic journey, ensuring their success. I am responsible to oversee the meticulous execution and implementation of the MAS programme, to ensure a seamless and enriching experience for our participants. I also lead interactive sessions for our faculty, enhancing the overall academic experience.
I like reading, cooking, running, hiking in our beautiful mountains and sewing. I also do a lot of volunteering work, and I love traveling and discovering new cultures with my family.
"They didn't know it was impossible so they did it!" - Marc Twain
As responsible for corporate engagement and customised learning solutions, I support and enable our partner organisations globally (International Organisations, NGOs, Public and Private sector), helping them leverage the abundant resources of the Geneva Graduate Institute to address their present knowledge creation and learning needs and to proactively prepare them for future demands.
I am a lifelong learner, passionate for education. I am also an avid traveller, who enjoys being exposed to different cultures and places. I have had the good fortune of exploring almost all continents and think of such opportunities as unique gifts for self-discovery and new knowledge.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever" - Mahatma Gandhi
Have you seen online advertising about our programmes? You’re welcome. My role is to promote our offering through digital channels (website, Google, Linkedin, Facebook). I also have my moments as paparazzi in the classroom, taking pictures and making videos. Yes, you might sign-up for an advocacy course and end-off in a Hollywood movie. We support career change in Executive Education.
I’m an Olympique Lyonnais fan (football) - not the best decade unfortunately. I spend a lot of my time playing piano and video games (a Counter-Strike fan). Fortunately, I use muscles other than my hands by playing table tennis — is it a sport?
I've been part of the DPP team for over 15 years! I love this programme and I never see the time passing. I'm committed to doing quality work, recruiting participants who are motivated to work more effectively in local/regional development, and enhancing our community of over 1000+ alumnae-i.
My husband, my two children (and my cat!) are my anchors, swimming is my balance, and music and walks in nature are my escape.
"I've reached the happy age when you can only love people who make you feel good" - Françoise Sagan (Les merveilleux nuages)
In my role as Administrative and Finance Officer, I play a central role in supporting the whole Executive Education team in the smooth running of the day-to-day administrative and financial tasks. Being part of the team since 2017, I have seen the Executive Education evolving, and improving, always aiming to offer a wider range of programmes responding to the needs of our prospective participants.
I like to define myself as curious, passionate, and caring. I am a people person, who loves to be surrounded by family and friends and share quality time together. As an avid traveller, I lived and worked in different countries, and I wish, one day, to have the possibility to have some time off to discover other corners of the world!
"Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever" - Walt Disney
In my role as Executive Education Event Officer, I am responsible for the successful execution of some of our open enrolment and B2B training programmes. This involves meticulous planning, efficient logistics management, and close collaboration with the Academic Advisors and other departments of the institute. Another important part of my job is working to make our administrative processes better, so both me and the team can focus on what really matters. In short, my mission is to ensure these programmes run smoothly and contribute to our organisation's educational excellence.
I love cooking, snowboarding, and paragliding! When I have some free time to spare, you can find me in my element, producing electronic music or simply cherishing precious moments with my son. These activities are a big part of my life and I wouldn't have it any other way!
I am Programme Manager for the LL.M. in International Law at the Geneva Graduate Institute. I hold a LL.M. in International Human Rights Law from Nottingham University (2002) - Specialisation in the Protection of Refugees in International Law, the Protection of Minorities and Children in International law and International Penal law.
I previously worked in the humanitarian and human rights sector at policy level as well as programme management (in particular in protection and detention) in both emergency and development contexts.
I support my colleagues by checking the reception of tuition fees; I monitor and interact with future participants that request more information on the financial aspect. I completed my internship to finalised my Bachelor with the Executive team last year, seeing various aspect of the professional world and after graduation I have decided to stay a few more month to grow my professional experience.
Kind and always ready to help I love sports just as much as I love eating sweets.
I started Brazilian Jiu-jitsu this year and frankly do not regret it! I am also a big football and MMA fan.
"I stay ready so I don’t have to get ready" - Conor McGregor