The ISFB team

Our team is made up of specialists with a passion for the world of continuing education and a wealth of complementary experience. Our aim is to support you throughout your training, examination and skills development process.

Management and operational team

in alphabetical order

Dr. Mathias Baitan

General Manager

"the goal justifies the effort at the beginning; but, afterwards, it is the effort that justifies the goal"

- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

He is responsible for the General Management of the ISFB and develops its long-term strategic positioning. He maintains close links with the Institute's key stakeholders throughout French-speaking Switzerland, and acts as a skills development advisor to its members.
  • Director of the Institute since October 1, 2022
  • 20 years of experience in the fields of organization and human resources in the banking industry; former lecturer at HEG-Geneva
  • Holder of the federal diploma of human resources manager
  • D. in Economic and Social Sciences from the University of Geneva and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology
...humble, thoughtful and pragmatic: distinguish between what depends partly on oneself and what comes from one's environment, draw inspiration from collective intelligence and then move forward with the best resources that can be activated in the present moment.

Lionel Blanc

Product Manager

"Always act as if it were impossible to fail."

- Winston Churchill

As Product Manager within the Operations team, he is responsible for implementing the following products:

He is also responsible for IT coordination.

  • Joined ISFB in 2015
  • 8 years' experience in continuing education
  • Federal diploma in Executive Assistant
...done right: whether it's welcoming you or implementing creative solutions to make the most of your learning experience, Lionel's rigor is expressed to the millimeter!

Stéphane Bonzon


"What I do teaches me what I'm looking for"

- Pierre Soulages

As a guidance psychologist, he offers coaching and consulting in skills and career development to professionals in the banking and finance sector, to help them make the most of their talents.

  • At the ISFB since May 1, 2023
  • 10 years of experience as a career, academic and vocational counselling psychologist
  • 10 years of experience in banking and IT
  • Substitute lecturer and researcher at the Institute of Psychology of the University of Lausanne during the academic year 2021-2022
  • Master's degree in counseling and orientation psychology (University of Lausanne) and Master of Advanced Studies in Management, Human Resources and Careers, specialization in career management (University of Geneva)
  • Areas of focus: skills assessment and career development
  • Specializations: soft skills, orientation in uncertainty, search for meaning

...unpredictable or when developing and supporting careers becomes an art and calls for a philosophy of action that can embrace uncertainty and transform it into opportunities.

Nelson Currat

Data Management Specialist

"Tempus fugit, utere

As a Data Management Specialist, he controls and reconciles data from our various systems and works on the integration of our new management software. He also monitors our customers' bids and invoices, as well as contracts and supplier payments.

  • Joined ISFB in 2024
  • Holder of a Bachelor of Science HES-SO in Business Economics from the Haute Ecole de Gestion de Genève
  • Future Master's student in Business Administration, Information Systems Management specialization
  • Various professional experiences in public or semi-public organizations, as well as in SMEs


... who train and perfect: an expert is someone who has made all the mistakes it's possible to make in a very limited field, and who won't make them again.

Marie Gala

Marketing Manager

"Whatever you are, be a good one."

- Abraham Lincoln

As Marketing and Events Manager, she is in charge of designing, implementing, managing and promoting ISFB's marketing platforms and events for institutional members, stakeholders and graduates, in particular the ISFB Hub.

She also ensures that the visual identity of institutional content is respected, as well as the production of photographs.

  • Entry to ISFB in 2023
  • 15 years' experience in marketing and events, including 7 years in the banking sector
  • Professional photographer for 8 years
  • Graduate of the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences at the University of Geneva, Bachelor's degree in Geography

Discover theinterview with Marie Gala in the December 2023 issue of ISFB Insight

... bold and elegant: weaving links and creating opportunities while respecting each other to develop creative, positive and productive synergies.

Mehdi Guessous

Skills Development Manager

"An individual can always make something of what has been made of him".


As Skills Development Manager, he is in charge of providing interpersonal and managerial support to individuals and teams. Attentive to the needs and challenges of our members, he works with them to develop solutions adapted to their realities.

  • Joined ISFB on January 1, 2024
  • Over 20 years' experience in Human Resources, Management and Consulting
  • Degree in Communications from the University of Fribourg
  • Coaching certificate

...that astonish, clash and unite: collective rather than artificial intelligence.

Alexandre Haberih

Operations Manager

"Só há uma maneira de aprender. É através da ação."

- Paulo Coelho

As Head of Operations, he is responsible for leading the operational and administrative team, as well as the day-to-day monitoring of cross-functional processes across the entire ISFB offering, to ensure that everything runs according to plan.

He is also Product Manager for the following products:

  • Joining ISFB in 2022
  • 7 years' experience in university teaching and research
  • Over 15 years' experience in professional training
  • Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Education from the University of Nantes, France
...useful: there's no need for 4 paths when 1 is enough to get you where you need to be on a daily basis.

Larissa Kungudi

Product Manager

"In truth, the path matters little, the will is enough for everything."

- Albert Camus

As a Product Manager as part of the Operations team, she is responsible for implementing the following products:

It also coordinates quality assurance.

  • At the ISFB since 2020
  • Graduate in Political Science (University of Geneva)

...happy: you'll see, when you get her on the other end of the line, you'll hear her smile too! With Larissa, cases no longer have numbers, they have names. With pragmatism and determination, she brings your interests to bear in a positive and professional manner.

Amanda Marca

Administrative Manager

"The idea of experience is no substitute for experience.

- Alain

As Administrative Manager, she is responsible for monitoring all offers and invoicing our customers, hiring course leaders, among other day-to-day administrative tasks, including room rental and supplier invoice management.

  • At ISFB since 2018
  • Graduate of a commercial employee CFC
  • Areas of interest: sales, administration,
  • Specialisations: accounting
  • What you didn't know yet: she can make fire 🔥 (in "survival" mode with 3 twigs and 1 bamboo)

...important: for her (and for you), no problem without a solution! A philosophy based on serious life experience in which managing priorities becomes an art...

Frédéric Ruiz

Deputy Director

Engineering and Distribution Manager

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.

- Mark Twain

As Engineering and Distribution Manager, he coordinates the scientific committees responsible for market watch and is the architect of ISFB's technical training offering. He is responsible for prospecting and sales follow-up for our institutional members and individual customers. He is also academic co-director of the training program offered in partnership with HEG-Genève.

  • Deputy Director of the Institute since 2012
  • Over 20 years' experience in investment (WM, AM, IB)
  • HES lecturer in finance at HEG-Genève
  • Master's degree in Economics (HEC Lausanne)
  • Holder of the CAIA, as well as the CAS in Adult Education from the UNIGE
...ambitious: and passionate... more than a career or a succession of skills, banking and finance were an obvious choice for Frédéric. From analyzing needs to selling the solution, he ensures that every request is handled with quality, efficiency and impact.

Program Management

in alphabetical order

Albert Gallegos

Program Manager

ISFB certificate Wealth planning


"As the financial field is constantly evolving, it's crucial to stay ahead of the latest trends, legislative changes and technological innovations."

As Program Director, he is responsible for coordinating content and participants, and ensuring the coherence of the program as a whole, with the support of the Product Manager. He also represents the program to our participants, and is a member of the program's teaching team.

Jérôme Piguet

Program Manager

ISFB Certificate Credits


"Through the courses offered at ISFB, I'm delighted to be able to share some thirty years of technical and human experience with the new generation of bankers."

As Program Director, he is responsible for coordinating content and participants, and ensuring the coherence of the program as a whole, with the support of the Product Manager. He also represents the program to our participants, and is a member of the program's teaching team.

ISFB lecturers and advisors

Our 150 ISFB lecturers and advisors are all active in the banking industry as experts in the fields they teach.

We usually publish a photo of our speakers on LinkedIn. Here is a selection of some of our speakers.


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