The world of finance is in constant evolution. In order to align our training courses with the "business" skills that change over time, the ISFB team has all the necessary talents, from architects to logisticians, to help you learn and ensure your success. A lively, flexible and rigorous environment made up of multi-faceted personalities to better support you. Discover them!

In order to align our training courses with "business" skills that change over time, the ISFB team has all the necessary talents, from architects to logisticians, to help you learn and ensure your success. Discover them!

Mathias Baitan

Director

"The goal justifies the effort at the beginning, but then the effort justifies the goal.

- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

He is responsible for the general management of the ISFB and develops its strategic positioning in the long term. He maintains close ties with the Institute's main 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
  • Areas of focus: skills development and career management
  • Specializations: organizational resilience, organizational behavior
...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.

Frédéric Ruiz

Deputy Director

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

- Mark Twain

Frédéric is the architect of our training offer but also the conductor of the team and of a college of more than 160 external experts. With his extensive and valuable experience in the banking and financial world, he has an incomparable vision of the business that he maintains through continuous interaction with its players. Its strategic capacity to translate the future needs of the sector into concrete solutions for the development of all the players in the market contributes to making the ISFB a reference training institute.

  • At the ISFB since 2012
  • Master's degree in Economics (HEC Lausanne)
  • Areas of expertise: wealth management, investment banking, family office, humanitarian
  • Specialisation: financial analysis, alternative investments, education sciences
  • What you didn't know yet: he has distinguished himself in sculpture based on snouts (preferably champagne snouts)! A new field of artistic expression that was laughable until he officially illustrated an important contemporary art fair

...ambitious: and passionate... more than a career or a succession of skills, banking and finance were an obvious choice for Frédéric. From the definition of the need to the construction of the system, from the selection of the speakers to the content or the teaching methods, he makes sure that each link in the value chain is qualitative, efficient and impactful.

Simon Pawolleck

Manager commercial

"He whose life has a why can bear almost any how.

- Jordan Peterson

A training project for you or your employees? A need for skills or a development objective? Simon will find the most appropriate solution for your situation. His transversal knowledge of the entire ISFB offer makes him the ideal contact for anyone who wants to find the right fit. 

  • At the ISFB since 2021
  • Studied business economics (University of Geneva)
  • Areas of focus: needs analysis, negotiation, contracting
  • Specialisation: continuing education
  • What you didn't know yet: he had his moment of glory on stage... 🤘

...concrete: it is relevance that drives Simon's action. On a daily basis, in the solutions he proposes, his objective is always the same: to provide a useful and operational service.

Mathias Baitan

Director

"The goal justifies the effort at the beginning, but then the effort justifies the goal.

- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

He is responsible for the general management of the ISFB and develops its strategic positioning in the long term. He maintains close ties with the Institute's main 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
  • Areas of focus: skills development and career management
  • Specializations: organizational resilience, organizational behavior
...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.

Frédéric Ruiz

Deputy Director

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

- Mark Twain

Frédéric is the architect of our training offer but also the conductor of the team and of a college of more than 160 external experts. With his extensive and valuable experience in the banking and financial world, he has an incomparable vision of the business that he maintains through continuous interaction with its players. Its strategic capacity to translate the future needs of the sector into concrete solutions for the development of all the players in the market contributes to making the ISFB a reference training institute.

  • At the ISFB since 2012
  • Master's degree in Economics (HEC Lausanne)
  • Areas of expertise: wealth management, investment banking, family office, humanitarian
  • Specialisation: financial analysis, alternative investments, education sciences
  • What you didn't know yet: he has distinguished himself in sculpture based on snouts (preferably champagne snouts)! A new field of artistic expression that was laughable until he officially illustrated an important contemporary art fair

...ambitious: and passionate... more than a career or a succession of skills, banking and finance were an obvious choice for Frédéric. From the definition of the need to the construction of the system, from the selection of the speakers to the content or the teaching methods, he makes sure that each link in the value chain is qualitative, efficient and impactful.

Simon Pawolleck

Manager commercial

"He whose life has a why can bear almost any how.

- Jordan Peterson

A training project for you or your employees? A need for skills or a development objective? Simon will find the most appropriate solution for your situation. His transversal knowledge of the entire ISFB offer makes him the ideal contact for anyone who wants to find the right fit. 

  • At the ISFB since 2021
  • Studied business economics (University of Geneva)
  • Areas of focus: needs analysis, negotiation, contracting
  • Specialisation: continuing education
  • What you didn't know yet: he had his moment of glory on stage... 🤘

...concrete: it is relevance that drives Simon's action. On a daily basis, in the solutions he proposes, his objective is always the same: to provide a useful and operational service.

Gresa Vojka

Manager intra-company

"Life is too short to drink bad wine.

- Goethe

With the utmost rigour, Gresa accompanies you in the implementation and follow-up of all your in-company training courses. Its ability to listen and its expertise enable it to develop tailor-made solutions to meet your specific challenges and to offer particularly successful training experiences.

  • At ISFB since 2018
  • Graduate in Business Economics (HEG Geneva)
  • Areas of focus: adult education, private banking/wealth management
  • Specialisations: customer relations, fintech, business development
  • What you didn't know: it has one of the most qualitative, extensive and eclectic music collections in the city

...natural: which can be found in her personal life as well as in the relationships she builds on a daily basis. A Swiss-made sense of service in which elegance is a natural part of her style.

Lionel Blanc

Logistics Manager
& skills management

"Always act as if it were impossible to fail.

- Winston Churchill

Lionel is the driving force behind the ISFB's logistical activities. Without him, there would be no training! Not content with ensuring that your course runs smoothly, whether you join us on our premises or in a Zoom session, he is also the one who will monitor your evaluations and results in the context of the skills assessments

  • At the ISFB since 2015
  • Graduate of a Federal Certificate of Management Assistant
  • Fields of interest: IT, logistics, media
  • Specialisations: skills development, coaching
  • What you didn't know yet: he participated in Télé-Duo with Jean-Marc Richard (actively looking for archive images, high reward for information)

...well done: whether it's pushing the walls to accommodate you or putting in place creative solutions to make the most of your learning, Lionel's rigour is expressed to the millimetre!

Amanda Marca

Administrative Manager

"The idea of experience does not replace experience.

- Alain

A real metronome, Amanda is your administrative and accounting contact. Behind the fundamental operational dimension, through which she validates and follows up on your registrations, she is also at the centre of the trainee-trainer relationship. 

  • 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...

Gresa Vojka

Manager intra-company

"Life is too short to drink bad wine.

- Goethe

With the utmost rigour, Gresa accompanies you in the implementation and follow-up of all your in-company training courses. Its ability to listen and its expertise enable it to develop tailor-made solutions to meet your specific challenges and to offer particularly successful training experiences.

  • At ISFB since 2018
  • Graduate in Business Economics (HEG Geneva)
  • Areas of focus: adult education, private banking/wealth management
  • Specialisations: customer relations, fintech, business development
  • What you didn't know: it has one of the most qualitative, extensive and eclectic music collections in the city

...natural: which can be found in her personal life as well as in the relationships she builds on a daily basis. A Swiss-made sense of service in which elegance is a natural part of her style.

Lionel Blanc

Logistics Manager
& skills management

"Always act as if it were impossible to fail.

- Winston Churchill

Lionel is the driving force behind the ISFB's logistical activities. Without him, there would be no training! Not content with ensuring that your course runs smoothly, whether you join us on our premises or in a Zoom session, he is also the one who will monitor your evaluations and results in the context of the skills assessments

  • At the ISFB since 2015
  • Graduate of a Federal Certificate of Management Assistant
  • Fields of interest: IT, logistics, media
  • Specialisations: skills development, coaching
  • What you didn't know yet: he participated in Télé-Duo with Jean-Marc Richard (actively looking for archive images, high reward for information)

...well done: whether it's pushing the walls to accommodate you or putting in place creative solutions to make the most of your learning, Lionel's rigour is expressed to the millimetre!

Amanda Marca

Administrative Manager

"The idea of experience does not replace experience.

- Alain

A real metronome, Amanda is your administrative and accounting contact. Behind the fundamental operational dimension, through which she validates and follows up on your registrations, she is also at the centre of the trainee-trainer relationship. 

  • 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...

Chérif Haberih

Course Director postgraduate course leader UAS

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

- Paulo Coelho

At the heart of postgraduate engineering, Chérif has all the answers to your questions in relation to our academic programmes: CAS, DAS and MAS. Not only does he accompany you on the logistical aspects with the utmost diligence, but his in-depth knowledge of the university world, of training and of the pedagogical mechanisms involved make him a first-rate ally throughout your course.  

  • At the ISFB since 2022
  • Master's degree in educational science
  • Areas of interest: teaching, coaching, self-branding
  • Specialisations: languages, media/communication
  • What you didn't know: He was personally received and congratulated by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore for setting up a welfare programme for the elderly.

...useful: no need for 4 paths when 1 is enough to get you where you need to go and in everyday life, it works quite well!

Larissa Kungudi

Quality Manager
& SAQ certification

"In truth, the path is not important, the will is enough for everything.

- Albert Camus

The road to success can sometimes be a bumpy one, but you can count on Larissa to remove one obstacle after another. She is your SAQ specialist at the ISFB. In direct contact with the official examining body, she will guide you through the certification process and save you precious time with her expertise.    

  • At the ISFB since 2020
  • Graduate in Political Science (University of Geneva)
  • Areas of interest: project management, corporate communication, humanitarian aid
  • Specialisation: audit, quality management
  • What you didn't know yet: she had the chance to dance for the Béjart Ballet 🩰

...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.

Chérif Haberih

Course Director postgraduate course leader UAS

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

- Paulo Coelho

At the heart of postgraduate engineering, Chérif has all the answers to your questions in relation to our academic programmes: CAS, DAS and MAS. Not only does he accompany you on the logistical aspects with the utmost diligence, but his in-depth knowledge of the university world, of training and of the pedagogical mechanisms involved make him a first-rate ally throughout your course.  

  • At the ISFB since 2022
  • Master's degree in educational science
  • Areas of interest: teaching, coaching, self-branding
  • Specialisations: languages, media/communication
  • What you didn't know: He was personally received and congratulated by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore for setting up a welfare programme for the elderly.

...useful: no need for 4 paths when 1 is enough to get you where you need to go and in everyday life, it works quite well!

Larissa Kungudi

Quality Manager
& SAQ certification

"In truth, the path is not important, the will is enough for everything.

- Albert Camus

The road to success can sometimes be a bumpy one, but you can count on Larissa to remove one obstacle after another. She is your SAQ specialist at the ISFB. In direct contact with the official examining body, she will guide you through the certification process and save you precious time with her expertise.

  • At the ISFB since 2020
  • Graduate in Political Science (University of Geneva)
  • Areas of interest: project management, corporate communication, humanitarian aid
  • Specialisation: audit, quality management
  • What you didn't know yet: she had the chance to dance for the Béjart Ballet 🩰

...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.

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