INSEEC U London now counts over 120 instructors, all of whom combine both professional expertise and academic prowess. We are pleased to introduce you to some of our amazing Lecturers and Mentors
BUSINESS, FINANCE & MANAGEMENT
Michael Abeyta is a founding member of Akesios and brings extensive knowledge of the Search marketplace. Mike first moved to London from San Francisco to build Inktomi’s European headquarters, and subsequently managed business development for Yahoo! Search Marketing in London. Mike is also of an Angel investment network involved with deal screening and due diligence. He also has extensive experience and a successful career as part of the management team of multiple startups.
Joe Ponsonby runs Levare Capital Ltd., the Dublin-based founding member of LVV Capital. He has over 17 years of experience in investment banking and strategy consulting, advising a wide range of public and private companies across a number of industry sectors and geographies. Prior to founding Levare Capital Ltd., Joe spent three years at Deutsche Bank, and as a Vice President was instrumental in building the European team for Deutsche Bank.
He is the Founder and CEO of ZTUDIUM. He created the project BlockchainAge with Derin Cag. He is a guest lecturer at Copenhagen Business School, Group INSEEC – Monaco University, where he leads the digital master course in London, and an active speaker and author in conferences and other educational events and workshops. He is one of the initial shareholders and leading strategy for the fintech social money transfer app Moneymailme.
Serge Vidal has 15 years of experience in accounting and investment banking at leading firms and has delivered courses for global financial institutions in the City of London and around the world, in the areas of Corporate Finance, Valuation (Industrials and Banks), Financial Modeling, M&A, LBO, Financial Accounting, Capital Markets, Bank Regulatory Capital, Financial Risks, both in English and French. Serge began his career as a Credit Analyst at Banque Continentale in Luxembourg. He then worked as a Senior Auditor for Deloitte & Touche in Luxembourg; in Investment Banking at Citigroup (ex-Salomon Smith Barney) in London and New York.
COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING
Arthur started out as a Brand Strategist with Havas Worldwide Paris before long-jumping to London where he worked in various creative agencies before being promoted to the management team of Forever Beta in 2017. Interested in developing the next generation of strategists, he co-founded Group Think which today consists of over 1,000 members. Late 2017, Arthur moved in-house and joined Depop operating as their Head of Brand Marketing. He is now a marketing and strategy consultant. He has advised a wide range of brands such as Nissan, Google, Co-op and British Tennis across advertising, brand, CRM, digital, experiential and shopper.
Nana Ocran is the Managing Editor of the British-Council supported People’s Stories Project – a platform for contemporary art text and visuals from across Africa. She was previously Editor-in- Chief for the Time Out Group’s series of guides to Lagos and Abuja (2007-2013) and has consulted on and established publications on West African culture for the Danish Film Institute, Arts Council England, the Institute of International Visual Arts (Iniva) and the British Council. In 2014 she was a curatorial advisor for the Afrofuture design programme at (La) Rinascente during Milan Design Week. She has also written design-focused articles for Design Indaba (Cape Town), Gestalten Books (Berlin) and has previously been a Pan African trends watcher for the Breakthrough Innovation Group (BIG) – a creative marketing think tank for Pernod-Ricard, Paris.
People’s Stories Project is supported by the British Council UK as part of their arts programming across Africa.
ENGINEERING & ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
“Dr John Balasuriya is a visiting lecturer at INSEEC London where he teaches Artificial Intelligence. John enjoys working in many sectors, often at the crossroads between academic research and commercial business. He has a long history of working in Artificial Intelligence and is a pioneer of data science in London. John was Chief Scientist of the 14th fastest growing technology company in the UK and his technology has been cited in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 and Sunday Times Tech Track 100. John is the founder of a Google Partner digital marketing agency with clients in the UK, US, China and India. “
POLITICAL SCIENCE LECTURERS & MENTORS
Dr. Kevin Coffey works as a lecturer in International Relations, Artificial Intelligence & Ethics and Business English in Inseec U. London, which he joined in September 2017. Previous to this, he gained a PhD from University College Dublin in Politics & International Relations in 2015. He has worked across the globe in various educational institutions including University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Greenwich, the International Peace & Security Institute and Myonji University, Seoul as well as international institutions and NGOs such as the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the Coalition for the International Criminal Court. Kevin is committed to teaching practices which merge the theoretical and practical; for instance, empowering students to learn about complex theories and concepts through role play and experiental simulations. His lessons are geared towards achieving knowledge acquisition of the subject area, but also facilitating the acquisition of key transferable skills such as critical thinking and problem-solving.
Clement Grene did his undergraduate degree at Trinity College Dublin, his Master’s at Oxford University, and his PhD in Edinburgh University. While completing his doctorate, he also studied at the University of Tübingen in Germany and at the Institut Catholique in Paris. In between his Master’s and PhD, he worked as a writer and editor in Lebanon and as a teacher in Cairo. In addition to lecturing at INSEEC’s London campus, Dr Grene also works as a freelance writer in the field of education and a book reviewer. At INSEEC, he teaches courses on Business English, Teambuilding and Communication, World Religions, International Media Analysis, and Professional Writing. His approach to classroom teaching focuses on groupwork, presentations, role play, class debates, and individual exercises. These are designed to build up students’ confidence and enthusiasm by engaging them on a creative and imaginative level while developing skills such as critical thinking, teamwork, decision-making, research, and speaking, writing, reading, and listening abilities.
SOFT SKILLS & PUBLIC SPEAKING
I have over 20 years’ experience in teaching English to non-native speakers. While I am happy to focus on things such as grammar, I find that students have most probably had a lot of tuition in that area already. As such, I use my course to look at areas of English which have probably not been given so much attention previously, and to encourage students to consider how native speakers use the language in their everyday lives. I believe this will not only benefit communication in English in a professional capacity, but also in a more informal, interpersonal way.
Co-Founder and 1st Gentleman of The Perfect Gentleman, a Lifestyle Media and Education Brand, here to educate and enlighten men and turn them into Gentlemen, by giving them life skills. He is the co-author of “Becoming the Perfect Gentleman” the first in our ‘Becoming’ series. Zach is passionate about Entrepreneurship and the world of Gentlemanly behaviour and considers himself somewhat of an evangelist on both those fronts! At the INSEEC U. London Campus Zach deals with key elements of Business Skills, Personal Development, Leadership Skills & People Skills. These include but not limited too Motivation; Goal Setting; Conflict Resolution, Time Management, Stress Management & more