An academic and consultant with extensive experience in both industry and academia, he has been active as a professional trainer as in universities and business schools. Over the last 21 years he has held a variety of positions (lecturer, program director, dean, rector and managing director of a business school) both in Switzerland and abroad. He developed the first MBA programs franchised abroad by a Swiss university and directed the programs. His international experience as an educator covers Afghanistan, Albania, Bahrain, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Italy, Macedonia, Sweden and the Czech Republic.
He holds a PhD in social sciences and has published extensively on demography, energy and Russia. His hobbies include short story writing.