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 Kenan Syed I. Bakht

Director Academic Affairs, Professor of Culture and Management

Has  a  proven  track  record  in  promoting  and  managing  high  quality  academic  programmes  and  training  throughout  global  higher  educational  institutions  and  corporations  spanning  over  30  years.  He  has  demonstrable  evidence  of  being  a  visionary  and  creative  leader,  providing  a  platform  for  the  promotion  of  innovation  and  ideas. In  2005  he  also  set  Up  Progemini  Consulting  Group  as it Founder Director (  Progemini is an Executive Training and Higher Education Specialists Consulting agency based in Manchester and   London.  It  was  strategically  located  to  create  networking  with  top-ranking  higher  educational  institutions  along  with  their  professors  and  maximise  business  and  partnership  opportunities  for   corporate  clients  in  the  UK,  Europe, Middle East and South East Asia.   

Over  the  years  he  has  developed  high  level  of  leadership  management  skills  from  a  variety  of  industries.  He  has  fostered  and  leveraged  an  extensive  network  of  academic  and  industry  thinkers  to  create  far-reaching  programmes.  He  has  a  great  ability  to  coach,  mentor  and  develop  staff  as  well  as  a  proven  record  of  building  and  managing  teams  and  creating  an  enabling  work  environment.  He  has  demonstrated  excellent  skills  and  track  record  in  relationship  building.  He  was  the  Founder  Principal  and  Chief  Executive  Officer  of  the  London  Graduate  School  (  Key University Partnerships were  forged  and  developed.   He  has  successfully  set  up  various  Joint  ventures  and  educational  affiliations  in  Global  Education  in  key  markets in South East Asia and the Middle East.  Also  he promoted  and  implemented  academic  and  CPD  courses  globally  on  behalf  of  these  partner  Universities and Institutions.

His  teaching  abilities  and  knowledge  has  been  greatly  enhanced  over  the  past  two decades.  He  regularly  received  “Excellent”  Teaching  evaluations  from  students,  peers  and  management.  He has developed and utilised various  innovative  methods  for  teaching.    Extensive  use  of  latest  videos,  interactive  class  discussion,  case  analysis  etc.  have  been  widely  used  in  his  classes even in the late 1990s when technology was not as advanced as it is today.  He  has  taught  in  many  well  known  Global  Institutions  both  on  a  full  time,  part  time and  visiting  basis.  This  has  included  Bradford  University,  LSE,  University  of  Wales  Cardfif,  The  London  School  of  Commerce,  North  South  University,  American  International  University,  Institute  of  Business  Administration  (Dhaka  University)  to  name  a  few.   

Dr. Chua Chong Keow, William. 

Dr William earned a PhD in Multimedia U, Cyberjaya,  Intellectual Capital & Knowledge Mgmt:  A Comparative Study in Malaysia. He earned 2 MBAs, one from Central Pacific College, Australia and the second fromHenley Management College/ BruneI U, UK  in Management                                

THESIS TOPICS    MBA               "Managing Educational Publishing in Malaysia: from the                            Perspectives of Pelangi Publishing Sdn. Bhd." (1985).  

                               MBA               "Managing A Private Secondary College in Malaysia                             

 - Is a New Strategic Approach Required ?" (1995).                            

[Supervisor: Dr. Michelle Cowen, Henley Management College, U.K.]  

                              PhD      "Intellectual Capital & Knowledge Management: A Comparative Study in  Malaysia" (January 1998 - August 2002).   [Supervisor: Prof. Stanley Richardson, Faculty of Management,    

Many other publications including: Books and Monographs     



Dr. Ilya Platov

Ilya Platov, Docteur d’Etudes slaves, est Maître de Conférences HDR en langue et civilisation russe à l’Institut National des Langues Orientales (INALCO). Ses activités de recherche portent essentiellement sur l’histoire des représentations et de l’imaginaire au dix-neuvième et vingtième siècle : la culture la guerre et le sentiment national en Russie, les représentations de l’Orient et des Balkans, ainsi que la théorie du mythe chez des penseurs tels que Jacob Golossovker et Aleksei Losev. Il est également chercheur au CREE, Centre de recherche Europes-Eurasie. Il a récemment organisé un colloque international à l’INALCO consacré à la Russie et la Turquie en Eurasie postsoviétique et au Proche-Orient. Spécialisation : membre associé du CREE (Centre de Recherches des Etats post-soviétiques). – Membre associé (fellow) du WAIS (World Association of International Studies), University of Stanford). 

Ilya Platov is an associate professor and researcher in the Russian department of INALCO, the National Institute of Languages and Oriental Civilizations in Paris. He has obtained his Habilitation in 2017 at Université Jean Moulin - Lyon 3 for his work on the Russian philosopher Ivan Ilyin. He is the author of a doctoral thesis The Slavic Crusade: War, Culture and Memory in Russia and in the Balkans, 1876-1914 [In French]. He is a specialist of Russian cultural history in the 19th-early 20th century, with a specific focus on wartime culture, sacred & symbolic sources of national identity.




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 Education

  • 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          

Ms. Anne C. Zedler  

Psychotherapist & Intercultural specialist   Education

  • 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 Education  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                                                                                                                                                                                                              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.    Doctor of Education Curriculum and Teaching: Boston University  Master of Science, Industrial Engineering (ORSA) Arizona State University Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, South Carolina State University      


Dr. Aderemi Oladele

Dr. Aderemi Oladele has over 15 years experience in international development, management, research, policy analysis, diplomacy, multilateral and intergovernmental cooperation, including 9 years post-doctoral independent social science research and editorial works, team lead and executive aide in a Government’s technical mission and consultancy in a United Nations Specialized Agency. He works full time as a Research and Coordination Officer at the Permanent Delegation of Nigeria to UNESCO. He is the Founder and Lead Analyst at 3psmars International, a growing think tank on development effectiveness and Managing for Development Results (MDFR) with focus on Africa. He has also served as a visiting Associate Professor of International Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences, National Open University of Nigeria from 2014 to 2016.    He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science Education; a Masters in International Affairs and Development Policy  and a PhD in International Relations and Diplomacy. His research and publications are in  the following areas:   ·      International development policies .Sustainable development  ·      Development effectiveness and Managing for Development Results · Africa’s geopolitics and political economy.  · International organizations    He is a member of scholarly and professional bodies, including the  International Political Science Association (IPSA); the French Political Science Association (AFSP); the European International Studies Association (EISA); Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA); He presently serves as Member of the Editorial Boards of two Research Journals – the International Journal of Migration Research and Development (IJMRD); and the International Research Journal of Business and Social Science (IRJBSS).