Swiss Alpine Center Advisory Board

The Alpine  International Advisory Board is comprised of prominent industry leaders as well as academicians located in Greece, Switzerland, the UK, the USA, Mauritius, Dubai, and Bahrain.

The mission of the International Advisory Board includes helping develop a breakthrough learning curriculum, assisting with student mentoring, and promoting the value of a career in the global hospitality and tourism industry.

The Advisory Board fosters close ties between Swiss Alpine Center and the business community. It helps the School achieve its mission by providing advice and assistance within areas of each member’s expertise.  The Members of the Board facilitate the achievement of the School’s goals by:

Mentoring students - Sharing their expert advice through guest lectures - Providing feedback on the curricula -  Serving as subject matter experts and contributing up-to-date information to the curricula, in order to best prepare students for the most recent developments in the hospitality industry.




Peter Alatsas, Veteran Hotelier, Visiting Lecturer, and Author of Books on hospitality management

Panagiotis Almyrantis*, General Manager at Daios Cove Luxury Hotel & Villas, Crete, VP of EHMA—European Hotel Manager Association, President of Greece - Cyprus Chapter, Greece

Afroditi Arvaniti, General Manager, Milos The Hotel & Restaurant, Athens, Greece

Chariton Brousalian, Member of the Board at International Federation for Information Technologies in Travel & Tourism, Sales & Marketing Manager, Greek Travel Pages, Greece

Joseph Chalfoun*, Area Restaurants & Bars Director - Middle East & Africa, Radisson Hotel Group, UAE

Philipp John Economou*, Area General Manager KSA East & Bahrain at IHG Hotels & Resorts, Bahrain

Roman Goetsch*, General  Manager at One&Only Resorts, Mauritius

Nikos Hadjos*, Founder & MD, Hotellect, Consultant at Marriott Hotels International, Greece

Hassan Kadbi,* CEO & Board Member, Hapimag Hotels & Resorts, Switzerland

Vania Kamtsiou, Senior Trainer and Founder, Welcome Global, Empowering Talent, Greece

Ed Kastli, Corporate Vice President, Sales, American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute, USA

Lena Kasfiki Livanidou, CEO, Zeus International, Greece

Stelios Koumantakis, Complex EAM i/c Operations Marriott @ Costa Navarino Resort, Greece

Stavros Mavridis, General Manager at ΣOUL TAILORΣ Member of Eurotel Group, Wellness & Spas

Vasileios Oikonomopoulos, General Manager at Mondrian sbe Lifestyle, Hospitality, Doha, Qatar

Dr Ioannis Pantelidis*, Director of Doctoral Studies, University of Brighton, UK

Dimitris Perrakis*, Area Operations Manager at Atlantica Hotels & Resorts, Greece

Panagiotis Podimatas, CEO of P.C.Podimatas S.A. Audiovisual & Events Company, Greece

Andreas Sammoutis, Academic Dean, City Unity College, Greece

Elena Sergeeva*, Greece Development Consultant, JayWay Travel USA, & MD of Blog Smart Agency

Dr Marianna Sigala, Director of the Centre for Tourism & Leisure Management - University of South Australia, and starting now as Professor of Marketing, University of Piraeus, Greece

Dr Jean (Yannis) Suvatjis, Associate Professor of Marketing, University of Mary-Hardin Baylor, Texas, USA

Themis Trakas*, Hospitality Asset Management at Hines Investment Management, Greece

Irini Varda, Director of Sales & Marketing at Kalesma Mykonos, Greece

Penny Zaglaridou, Vice President of the Board & CEO Astir Palace Vouliagmeni, Greece








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