Staff and Faculty



Dr. Souha Akiki



President and Founder of “Innovative Knowledge Institute” and” Paris Graduate School”


Dr. Akiki is A natural communicator, motivator and leader, She has a rich and varied background spanning a 30 year period in academia including Director level positions in Administration and Finance. In her various roles as a Strategic Developer,  Leader, Academic Director, Author and Mentor. Concurrently with management positions held at academic institutions. Souha has lectured on subjects such as Marketing, International Business, Entrepreneurship, and International Relations. Whether in academic or corporate environments:

Souha embraces the challenges and enjoys the diversity of working with international profiles. Member of the Panel at UNESCO on October 5, 2011 “The World Teacher’s Day” Holding a Doctorate in International Relations, specialised in “The Challenges of brain based learning” and an Master in Business Administration.

Souha organized conferences: “January 2013 on Iran nuclear situation versus the Saudi fundamentalists Salafists”. Another conference on April 2012 was organized on “the French intervention in Mali and the economic and business post war”.





Dr. David Taylor


David is an accomplished principal lecturer and education adviser with practical knowledge of and academic experience of the USA, European Union, and Malaysia education systems.  His experience spans lecturing for undergraduates to Doctoral candidates in London, Botswana, Malaysia, and Paris.  held positions as Principal of a FE college, Campus Director of Universities and Dean of a graduate business school.  Through the Accreditation Service for International Colleges (ASIC) (CHEA validated) he has been trained and act as an accreditor in support of the Home Office education establishments’ verification scheme.  He holds a Master in Business Administration, a research PhD in “International Business Management” and was invited by Chartered Management Institute to hold the grade of fellow.




Dr. Djamchid Assadi


Ph.D. of Marketing strategies and Communication



  • University of Paris at Dauphine, Paris, France.
    Research Methodology and Epistemology
  • Ecole des Hautes Etudes, Paris, France (auditor).
    M.A. of Marketing strategies and Communication (D.E.A)
  • University of Paris at Dauphine, Paris, France.
    B.A. of Business Administration
  • International Management School/E.S.C.P (École Supérieure de commerce de Paris)
    PICE : Permis de Conduire Informatique Européen (High skills in IT use)

Books :

Storytelling, Paris, 2009

Models of Different Sources of Income on the Internet Paris, 2004

Business Intelligence on the Internet, PubliUnion, Paris, 1998

Real Cases in Marketing strategies Editions BPI, Paris, 1992




Mr. Paul Tibbetts


Sales & Marketing Background

Paul’s experience has covered a wide and varied range of Sales and Marketing positions to include :

National Account Management – Building Trading relationships with High Street multiples Head Offices negotiating ranges, promotions, marketing and in-store merchandising solutions

National Field Sales Manager – Managed and controlled a UK National Sales Force of 15 Area Sales Executives

European Account Management – Worked in Luxembourg, Germany and France on an Aldi project (introducing TDK Alkaline Batteries into their branches in Mainland Europe)

Territory Management : Paul began his Sales career as a TM as part of the Cussons (Imperial Leather) Sales Force calling on Retailers within his designated Region within  the UK

In addition Paul was also part of the pioneering Sales Team at McCain Foods when introducing the now global Oven Chip brand into the Retail market


Paul began his Consultancy business 2 years ago. After spending many enjoyable years learning the various ways of Selling and Marketing, as well as supporting fellow colleagues whether that be through training and development or simply “someone to bounce ideas off”, he decided to utilise his vast experience in supporting people who are either looking to take the first steps to a career path in Retail Sales and Marketing, or have decided that they simply want to make a career change.

Paul’s mission from the start was to ensure he delivers a robust course and consultancy support that helps Students have a clear understanding of the key process’s involved within his courses,and delivers them in a easy and relaxed manner’


Paul works very closely with a Company who have an On-line training programme with over 1,200 Members globally, helping and developing those Entrepreneurs who have a brand of products that they have sold successfully on-line and now want to learn how they can sell their ranges into the Retail Arena.



Ms. Anne C. Zedler


Psychotherapist & Intercultural specialist



  • B.Sc. Psychology, University of Maryland, European Division
  • Maîtrise Sciences Humaines Cliniques, Université Paris VII, Paris
  • DEA Psychologie Clinique, Université René Descartes, Paris
  • Professor (Florida, U.S.A.)
  • Management Trainer



Ms. Rosi Huhn

 Art Historian, Art Critic and Art Essayist


 Fellowship Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes
Research work on Picasso’s “Guernica” and the Parisian World Fair 1937 at the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris

  • 1982-1984 – Sorbonne, Paris 1, Study of History of art; ABD equivalence (Equivalence DEA)
  • 1976-1982  – “Picasso Gruppe Hamburg”, author and research collective intervening as cultural workers in Museums and in Kunstvereine
  • 1972-1981 – University of Hamburg, Study of History of Art, History and Archaeology


Visiting Professors


Dr. Fouad Nohra


Dr. Nohra is a professor (maître de conferences) in political science and a researcher and an academic director. He teaches political science, international relations, development policies he supervises master and bachelor programs and Supervises PhD dissertations, he is the Former member of the Scientific Council of University of Paris. He published 7 specialized books, published by academic editors in French and Arabic on the following topics.

  • Globalization and development policies
  • Education policies in developing countries
  • US foreign policy and Middle East
  • European foreign policy and Middle East
  • And more than 60 scientific articles. He holds a Ph.D. and 2 Masters in law.


Dr. Thierry Coville


Dr. Thierry Coville is a researcher at IRIS,he is professor at Novancia where he teaches macroeconomics, international economics and country risk.Doctor in economic sciences for nearly 20 years conducting research on contemporary Iran and has published numerous articles and several books on the subject. He also works on oil economies.


Dr Robert V. Scott

Statistics and Mathematics Professor