SSBM Geneva Advisory Board

SSBM Geneva Advisory Board

The SSBM Geneva Advisory Board advises on strategic objectives and seeks to enhance SSBM Geneva links with the corporate world.

The Board consists of high-level executives  that are selected for their exceptional stature and their commitment to Swiss School of Business and Management Geneva. The contribution they make is crucial to for our continued success and future development. 

The Advisory Board supports SSBM Geneva in achieving transformational and innovative education and provides a productive link between students, educators and industry practitioners.

Advisory Board Members

Michel Kappler

CEO of Decathlon (Croatia, Slovenia & Serbia)

Michel is the CEO of Decathlon who is responsible for Croatia, Slovenia and Serbia. Decathlon is a French sporting goods retailer, with over 1,500 stores in 49 countries, it is the largest sporting goods retailer in the world.

Tatjana Skoko

Country Manager of Microsoft (Croatia)

Tatjana is a passionate leader and award-winning executive with 20 years’ experience in ICT sector, 10+ years of Management with strong passion, focus and experience in driving Digital Transformational projects.




Ivan Paic

Vice President at Schneider Electric

Ivan is VP at Schneider Electric with 16 years of experience that includes successfully delivering of high profile projects, developing business expansion strategy and establishing strong relationships with customers in top countries around the world.




Francois Swanepoel

Director at Deloitte

Francois is an experienced M&A Transaction Services professional with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry in Central Europe and South Africa. 





Tomislav Miletic

Managing Director Peugeot | Citroën (Emil Frey Group)

Experienced Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the automotive industry. 



Ludovic Coquillet

Managing Partner at Alexander Hughes Executive Search

He is an experienced headhunter  with expertise in logistics, HR and profit centers’ management.




Jonathan Cooper, CFA

CEO at Bright Entertainment 

CEO at Bright Entertainment, active angel investor, former investment banking, VC, and PE professional with over 20 years experience in Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and the US. Board member or advisor to six companies in the media, entertainment, and Web3 industries.





Morris Zand

CEO at Zand

Highly experienced in international marketing, PR and advertising. Skilled in strategy development, media and presentation training, market research, fundraising and sponsorships. MBA Columbia University. 

Dr. Ken Ip

Chairman of Asia MarTech Society

Ken is the Chairman of the Asia MarTech Society and Strategic Advisor at Neverland, a Web3.0 focused Venture Capital firm. He is an award-winning brand specialist, author, angel investor, board advisor and columnist.





dr. Dario Silic

CEO at Bina Istra, Bouygues Group

Chief Executive Officer of concessionaire Bina-Istra d.d. within French concession group Bouygues construction.


dr. Alex Ekow Asampong,

Senior Lecturer, Consultant

Member Institute Council Board, Institute of International Business Studies, University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, The Netherlands

Iva Rogovic Lekic,

Vice President at Marsh McLennan, CEO Marsh Croatia

Currently the Vice President at March McLennan Croatia, Master’s degree in Air Transport Engineering. 


Our role is to advise SSBM Geneva on issues of strategic importance and provide support and guidance for the achievement of SSBM Geneva’s mission statement.

SSBM Advisory Board

Importance of the Advisory Board

An advisory board is a body that provides non-binding strategic advice to SSBM Geneva. At SSBM Geneva, we believe that in order to remain “Experts in Business Education”, keeping tight connections with industry requirements and answering to industry needs by providing top educational programs is of strategic importance.

The Advisory Board roles and responsibilities are:

  • developing an understanding of how business, market and industry trends can impact SSBM Geneva’s mission statement
  • provide “wise counsel” on issues raised by SSBM Geneva’s management
  • provide unbiased insights and ideas from a third point-of-view (not involved in the operation of the business)
  • encourage and support the exploration of new business ideas
  • encourage the development of a governance framework that enable sustainable growth of SSBM Geneva
  • impose challenges to directors and management that could improve the educational offering of SSBM Geneva

Want to be part of the Advisory Board?

SSBM Geneva welcomes top executives that have strong strategic capabilities and can provide their expertise and vision to SSBM Geneva’s management team.