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Senior Management Team

Sagi Hartov

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman

Sagi Hartov

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of BSBI Sagi Hartov is a successful international cellist who has taken part in several festivals and competitions, as well as recording advertisement.

Ernst Suganandarajah

Co-CEO

Ernst Suganandarajah

Co-CEO

CEO of BSBI Ernst Suganandarajah serves as a Co-Managing Director together with Sagi Hartov. As part of his job as CEO of BSBI he especially deals with authorities and commercial partners. Ernst is also working as a German Lawyer. His practice area is mainly in the fields of Corporate Law. Besides his activity as Co-CEO of BSBI Ernst operates his own lawfirm, that he has established after obtaining his law degree from the LMU University of Munich several years ago.



 

Prof. Dr. Kyriakos Kouveliotis

Provost and Chief Academic Officer

Prof. Dr. Kyriakos Kouveliotis

Provost and Chief Academic Officer

Prof. Dr. Kyriakos Kouveliotis has a PhD in European Integration and International Relations awarded by Newcastle University whereas, he also holds an MA in Diplomacy awarded by Lancaster University...

Alina Gog

Chief Operating Officer

Alina Gog

Chief Operating Officer

After studying languages in Romania, Alina moved to the UK where she spent over 17 years working mostly in the education sector. Alina worked at Global University Systems for over...

Academic Faculty

Dr. Anastasios Fountis

Head of Undergraduate Studies

Dr. Anastasios Fountis

Head of Undergraduate Studies

Earned a BSc in Physics (U of Athens & FU Berlin), an MBA (ALBA-Athens) and a DBA (U of Atlanta, GA). Harvard Alumnus (HKS-NIS 2014 & Higher Education Teaching Certificate, GSAS) ...

Katherine Boxall

Head of Postgraduate Studies

Katherine Boxall

Head of Postgraduate Studies

Katherine is an International Lecturer working at BSBI with a background in the Creative Industries, working in the advertising and marketing industry. She account managed Harvey Nichols...

Liz Fernando

Head of Academic Operations Arts

Liz Fernando

Head of Academic Operations Arts

Award winning fine artist, Liz Fernando, is a graduate from the prestigious LCC, School of Media, University of Arts London. Her works were exhibited at Tate Modern London and were showcased by the leading publisher Photoworks, Brighton. Her works have been acquired for numerous private collections including the World Bank Headquarter in Washington D.C.

Her industry and educational experience in the field of Art & Design ranges from executive level agency experience at Saatchi&Saatchi global network to multinational design education institution Raffles Singapore, Asia Pacific as well as developing and conceptualising long term art educational projects in Asia for the cultural institute of the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Dr. Anastasia Alevriadou BA, MSc, PhD

Visiting Professor

Dr. Anastasia Alevriadou BA, MSc, PhD

Visiting Professor

Anastasia Alevriadou is Professor of Psychology. She has pursued her doctoral studies in Cognitive Psychology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (1998). She was responsible ...

Dr. Moumita Mukherjee

Lecturer

Dr. Moumita Mukherjee

Lecturer

Dr. Mukherjee has 13 years of experience in research, teaching and economic evaluation in academia and industry. She has worked in United Nations and different international social ...

Dr. Desislava Dimitrova

Lecturer

Dr. Desislava Dimitrova

Lecturer

Dr. Desislava Dimitrova is a lecturer on Foundations of Marketing and Communications; Decision Making, Planning and Leadership in Health Sector, Project Management and Leadership, Cross Cultural Management... 

Dr. Vivek Arunachalam

Lecturer and DBA Supervisor

Dr. Vivek Arunachalam

Lecturer and DBA Supervisor

Prof. Dr. Vivek Arunachalam has been a faculty member of several business and diplomatic schools in Switzerland and in India. He is also the Hon. Economic Advisor with the World Trade Centre ...

Dr. Elham Shirvani

Lecturer

Dr. Elham Shirvani

Lecturer

Dr. Elham Shirvani has a PhD in Technische Universität Berlin, Germany. In the faculty of History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Literature.

Dr. Maryam Mansuri

Lecturer

Dr. Maryam Mansuri

Lecturer

Dr. Maryam has a PhD in Irrigation and Drainage, working as a researcher in the Soil and Water research institute of Iran from 2013 until 2018. Maryam worked as a research assistant in ...

Anuj Batta, PhDc

Lecturer

Anuj Batta, PhDc

Lecturer

Anuj Batta has close to two decades of work experience in corporate industry in leadership and consulting roles. He has worked in data-based decision making, data science, artificial intelligence...

Anastasia Kiritsi, PhDc

Lecturer and Cafe Scientifique Coordinator

Anastasia Kiritsi, PhDc

Lecturer and Cafe Scientifique Coordinator

Anastasia Kiritsi is a multidisciplinary influential professional with a wealth of academic and professional experience across the shipping, oil and gas industries and sustainable energy.

Mina Shokri, PhDc

Manager/ Lecturer of the Academic Support Centre

Mina Shokri, PhDc

Manager/ Lecturer of the Academic Support Centre

Mina is the Manager / Lecturer for the Academic Support Centre of BSBI. She is a certified English teacher from Cambridge and has been teaching English (IELTS, TOEFL, ESP, Business English, Law English) for more than ten years.

Eike Hans Grübnau, Dipl.-BWL

Lecturer

Eike Hans Grübnau, Dipl.-BWL

Lecturer

Born and grown in Germany, Studies in Mannheim ( Business Administration with focus on Controlling and Human Resources) Studies in Wernigerode (Business Psychology with focus on...

Dr. Chaditsa Poulatova, BA, LLM, MBA, PhD

Lecturer

Dr. Chaditsa Poulatova, BA, LLM, MBA, PhD

Lecturer

Dr. Chaditsa Poulatova is a British trained and dedicated academic, with a PhD (Newcastle University) in politics and human rights, and qualified in law and business leadership ...

Dr. Marios Menexiadis, BSc, MA, PhD

Lecturer

Dr. Marios Menexiadis, BSc, MA, PhD

Lecturer

Dr. Marios Menexiadis is an economist with specialization in Internal Audit. He is the Group Internal Audit Director of Aegean Airlines and at the same time the Data Protection Officer.

Andre Silva

Lecturer

Andre Silva

Lecturer

Andre earned BA in International Relations & History in the United States and an MA in European Studies in Finland. Languages fascinate him. He has been working with Language Education since 2012.

Bethany Schreiter

Lecturer

Bethany Schreiter

Lecturer

Bethany has been teaching for the past 15 years in various capacities. She comes originally from Tucson, AZ, but moved to Germany in 2017 from Boston, MA.

Research Faculty

Dr. Luca Cacciolatti

Educational Consultant

Dr. Luca Cacciolatti

Educational Consultant

Dr. Cacciolatti holds a position as Reader in Marketing at University of Westminster, London where he manages a programme in entrepreneurship, innovation and enterprise development

Konstantinos Skamagkas, PhDc

Lecturer

Konstantinos Skamagkas, PhDc

Lecturer

Skamagkas Konstantinos holds a bachelor degree in Accounting and Finance by the Technological Educational Institute of Ipirou. 

Kathrin Bremer

Lecturer

Kathrin Bremer

Lecturer

Kathrin Bremer holds a master degree in geography. She worked for ten years in various positions in tourism, as well as for 15 years for international non-governmental organisations as a manager. 

Administration

Antonia Baae

Head of Operations

Antonia Baae

Head of Operations

Hi, I am Antonia. I am an experienced professional and I have been working in various teams across different roles in different countries. 

Umeda Qodirqulova

Finance Manager

Umeda Qodirqulova

Finance Manager

Umeda moved to Germany from Tajikistan in 2012 to pursue her master’s studies in European Political Economics holding a DAAD/Soros Foundation scholarship.

Catherine Flynn

Student Services Manager

Catherine Flynn

Student Services Manager

After graduating from Queen Mary University of London with a BA in German and European Studies, Catherine moved to Düsseldorf, Germany to begin her career in education.

Karimat Hassan-Amoo

Accommodation Manager

Karimat Hassan-Amoo

Accommodation Manager

Karimat Hassan-Amoo joins BSBI as the Accommodation Manager where her role is to oversee Accommodation Services and act as the main point of contact for student enquiries. 

Valerie Fellner

Project Manager

Valerie Fellner

Project Manager

Valerie joined BSBI 2 years ago as a Programme Leader and recently changed position to Project Manager.

William Hughes

Examination and Assessments Officer

William Hughes

Examination and Assessments Officer

William is originally from Anglesey, North Wales and holds a BA in Economics from The University of Nottingham. 

Rasel Miah

Finance Credit Control Manager

Rasel Miah

Finance Credit Control Manager

Rasel works as a finance assistant where his main responsibilities include managing accounts, evaluating customers' credit requests, regularly tracking company bank statements as well as processing invoices.

Ankita Jain

Student Services and Marketing Officer

Ankita Jain

Student Services and Marketing Officer

Ankita studied a bachelor’s in banking, after which she worked for three years in the banking sector. 

Yulia Kolbig

PA to CEO and COA

Yulia Kolbig

PA to CEO and COA

Yulia brings a wealth of experience in organising conferences, translation services, meetings, project coordination and research. She joined BSBI as PA to CEO and COA.

Nagaraj Mannikeri

Student Services Support Officer

Nagaraj Mannikeri

Student Services Support Officer

Nagaraj is part of the Student Service Team and is responsible for student queries regarding visas, insurance and matriculation letters.

Usha Rani

Programme Coordinator

Usha Rani

Programme Coordinator

Usha studied Information Technology at Sikkim Manipal University. After graduating, she worked in Project and Operations Management for 15 years. 

Patricia Berth

Campus Manager Paris

Patricia Berth

Campus Manager Paris

Patricia is a French native who has lived in London for 20 years +. She started at ESE (European School of Economics) in 2002 as a lecturer, teaching and organising regular workshops for dissertations/theses and Research Methodology. 

Administration

Parrish Robinson

Director of Latin America

Parrish Robinson

Director of Latin America

Parrish has spent over 20 years working in the education sector in a variety of roles on both the academic and commercial sides of the industry. 

Erik Fiuza

Associate Director of Europe

Erik Fiuza

Associate Director of Europe

With over 13 years of experience in business development across Europe, Latin America, North America and Asia, Erik brings a wealth of knowledge to BSBI. 

Sanjeev Kumar

Regional Manager of Asia

Sanjeev Kumar

Regional Manager of Asia

Having lived and studied in Singapore for four years, overseas education came naturally to Sanjeev. 

Simisola Smith

Business Development Manager of Africa

Simisola Smith

Business Development Manager of Africa

Simisola holds an MA in Education, International Development and Health Promotion from UCL as well as a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science from King’s College London.

Ramy Jaber

Regional Manager MENA

Ramy Jaber

Regional Manager MENA

Ramy brings a wealth of experience to the team having worked in the Education sector for over 15 years. 

Recruitment

Lovina Okereke

Programme Consultant

Lovina Okereke

Programme Consultant

Lovina moved to Berlin from Boston in 2019 and worked at SolarisBank as a Talent Acquisition Specialist.