Enrollment & Administrative Team

ENROLLMENT

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Rafael Salazar Orozco

Chief Revenue Officer

Languages: English and Spanish.

Rafael was born in Caracas, Venezuela. At the age of 18, he moved to Boston, Massachusetts, and attended Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts where he double majored in business and marketing. While at Northeastern, he assisted in implementing the orientation assistance for international students program at NEU and also participated in the World Disney World College Program where he interacted with people from all over the world.

He has been working in higher education since 2006 for institutions such as Bay State College, Strayer University, and Brookline College. where he has helped thousands of students from all over the world get an education. He also holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Brookline College.

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Dr. Tam Anh Tran

Director of Business Development

Languages: Vietnamese & English

Tam Anh Tran is a DBA candidate at Apollos University (USA). Holds a MBA degree from UBIS (Switzerland), as well as a B.A. degree in Economics from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Vietnam) and a B.I.T. degree from the University of Canberra (Australia).

Also obtained an Advanced Diploma in Business Administration from Perth Commercial College (Australia).

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Kamal Dadashov

Director of Business Development

Languages: English, Turkish, Azeri, Russian & French.

Kamal Dadashov has a Bachelor degree in Econimics and Finance from Azerbaijan State Economic University, a MSc Finance from NEOMA Business School and a MBA from Emlyon Business School and University of St. Gallen.

Mr. Dadashov is a consultant and appraser for both banking and oil industries. He’s current advisior to the Vice President for State Oild Company of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) where he worked for almost eight years as both Head of Financial Modeling Department and Deputy Manager. He was also the Chief Risk Officer for Nikoil Bank.

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Inna Akhtyrska

B2B Admissions

Languages: English, French, Polish, Russian and Ukrainian

Looking for cooperation and partnerships with Agents and private UBIS representatives globally, International Admission specialist with 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, administrative support in higher education institutions, lecturer and advisor in business strategies, writing grants and international projects, organization of conferences, project management, leadership skills:
• Excellent project management and organization skills, attentive to the details
• Perfect communication, negotiation and leadership skills.
• Certified CRM user: Sales force, Hubspot, Bitrix, personalised CRMs.
• Optimistic, confident, creative, energetic, adaptive to travels.
• Flexible, multi functional, stick to deadlines, digital marketing experience.
• English (fluent), French (advanced), Polish (fluent), Ukrainian & Russian (native).

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Nicole Giannini

Director of Global Recruitment

Languages: English

Nicole Giannini is the Director of Global Recruitment for UBIS. Nicole has over 20 years’ experience in higher learning admissions, specializing in Business, Healthcare, and Information Technology degree and certification programs.

Nicole resides in the United States, originally from Pennsylvania, where she completed her Bachelors of Arts in Economics & Sociology at Washington & Jefferson College. However, for the past 15 years, she lives in “sunny” Mesa, Arizona. A firm believer in continuing education, Nicole completed her Masters in Public Administration in 2021 from Brookline College.

Nicole believes the admissions process should be enlightening, transformative and fun (yes, fun!). She will be the first to welcome you to UBIS and will follow you throughout your program through graduation as part of your student support team.

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Thomas Brennan

Global Admissions Representative

Languages: Chinese, English, German and Spanish

Multi-lingual (high intermediate Mandarin Chinese & Spanish and basic German), visionary influencer with extensive and in-depth international expertise in global B2B and B2C marketing, sales, research/consulting and operational strategies supported by a track record of multi-million-dollar revenue growth with over 10 years of experience in the higher education industry.

Contribute broad entrepreneurial experience across diverse environments and cultures, having visited 59 countries including 43 for business purposes to deliver critical budget and revenue management and forecasting, market research, competitive analyses, process development and positive stakeholder relations while managing simultaneous multinational and cross-functional projects and teams. Well-rounded background includes an MBA in Global Management with a focus on Global Marketing.

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Christopher Haehnlein

Global Admissions Representative

Languages: English and Spanish.

Christopher is a Global Admissions Representative with a background in teaching English as a second language and Spanish literature. Christopher holds a master’s degree in tourism management and is pursuing a MSc in organizational psychology at the University of London.

Christopher is a firm believer that education is the key to creating opportunities for oneself and truly enjoys helping students realize their dreams of obtaining higher education. Christopher speaks English, Spanish, and is learning Dutch.

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Aiko Juvet

Global Admissions Representative

Languages: Russian, Kazakh, English and French.

Aigerim Juvet (affectionately called Aiko), was born in Kazakhstan. Aiko came to Switzerland in 2010 to complete her higher studies at the university in Geneva and obtained 2 degrees in business studies and ultimately her Masters of Advance Research in Business. While completing her studies abroad, with rigorous and demanding programs at the Universities, Aiko, a talented competition dancer, continued dancing and competing in Latin American competitions.

In 2017 Aiko joined a local dance school, participated in competitions, taught, and managed the school. Then in 2019, utilizing her business education, Aiko co-founded her own dance studio.  Aiko truly believes in higher education and helping our students with their dreams of studying abroad and making the most of the opportunities around them.

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Adam Pavlakovich

Global Admissions Representative

Languages: English.

I am a seasoned marketing, communications, and recruitment professional with significant experience in the educational sector. Recognized for demonstrating a natural aptitude for leading teams in collaboration with multi-layered groups of colleagues, as well as for executing adept branding strategy. Professional focal points include branding, marketing, database creation and management, workflow efficiencies, multi-layered personnel recruitment, cross-functional collaboration, curriculum and training program development, editing and proofreading, and project management. Delivering superior administration on the latter areas of expertise requires utilization of effective communication skills, leadership skills, as well as organizational insights, systems analysis and resource management to support efficiency and maximum impact.

In my previous job, I was the Recruitment and Employee Branding Manager for Wall Street English. Under my leadership, I orchestrated mass recruitment and employee branding efforts by leading two team members in executing these tasks related to social media and job fairs. I also oversaw successful staff recruitment and hiring by identifying and bringing on board an average of 30 entry level positions per month (Foreign and Thai staff), while onboarding new employees in coordination with Head of Training and Employee Benefits Manager. In addition, I liaised with senior leadership, stakeholders, and IT security teams to ensure the company’s technological support structure is driving the business forward with minimal expenditures.

Currently I work as the Global Admissions Representative for the University of Business and International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. I reach our to potential prospects and educate them about the benefits of having an internationally accredited Swiss degree and how UBIS University can help them achieve their personal and career aspirations.

Colleagues describe me as a progressive, driven, down-to-earth, branding and recruitment expert who can be relied on to offer superior solutions that deliver profitable results on time and under budget.

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Whitney Hutchings

Global Admissions Representative

Languages: English and Thai

Whitney Hutchings is a results-driven professional with over a decade of experience in the education field across multiple countries and curricula.

She is a blooming polyglot with a deep interest in learning about other cultures and other people. In anything you do, Whitney believes you get the best results by making sure to find the fun in your hard work

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Shantelle Anderson

Global Admissions Representative

Languages: English.

Shantelle was born and raised in a small town near Boston, Massachusetts and later moved to Phoenix, Arizona where she studied for her Bachelors of Business Administration at Brookline College.

Shantelle has worked in higher education, in admissions, for 6 years helping hundreds of students change their lives through education.  Shantelle has now decided to make the move to global education here at UBIS.

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Valentina Vaggione

Global Admissions Advisor

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Valeria Ortega

Social Media Advisor

Languages: Spanish and English.

Valeria Ortega is a Social Media Advisor  at UBIS University. She creates content for our social media platforms, including blog articles, YouTube videos, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn posts.

Miss Ortega has an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice, and is currently studying Psychology with a minor in Creative Writing at Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida. She was in born in Venezuela and is fluent in English and Spanish.

ADMINISTRATION

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Anneliese Cousineau

Global Registrar

Languages: English.

Anneliese Cousineau is the  Global Registrar for UBIS with a background in international higher education and study abroad programming. Before joining academia, Anneliese’s experience spanned clinical health care, government, and tourism and hospitality. Pursuing her passion for global affairs, she completed a Masters of Science in International Relations and Global Studies from Northeastern University (Boston, USA).

Anneliese has a particular interest in international visa codes and supporting a diverse and thriving student experience. Descendant from German, Russian, and French-English family heritage, Anneliese is passionate about the power of global citizens. She encourages everyone to learn from differing world views, consider opposing
perspectives, and experience other cultures whenever possible.

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Christelle Bosquet

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