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Virtual BACHELOR Open Day @ César Ritz Colleges


29 April 2021 ( 13:00 ) UTC


90 min.


- Discover our Bachelor program, focused on Hospitality Business Management & Entrepreneurship
- Learn more about internships and career development
- Get a glimpse of our 3 campuses and a taste of the student experience
- Interact with our team and students and get all your questions answered

Sylvana Navarro

Hospitality Assistant Dean for the Bouveret Cesar Ritz Campus

Sylvana Navarro is our recently appointed Hospitality Assistant Dean for the Bouveret Cesar Ritz Campus. Before joining César Ritz, she spent more than 20 years within the hospitality industry in various capacities including Operations, Sales and Human Resources. Her professional background comes mainly from working for big hotel groups such as Four Seasons, Starwood and Hilton. In her previous role, she was in charge of the Events Department with Mövenpick, a major Swiss Hospitality brand. She is in charge of developing the César Ritz Hospitality program with the latest trends of the industry through innovation and entrepreneurship. She currently holds an MBA with emphasis in Global Management and is working towards her Master’s in Education from the University of derby.

Max R. Behesht

Dean of César Ritz Colleges Switzerland and Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland, Lucerne campus

R. Max Behesht it the Dean of César Ritz Colleges Switzerland, and Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland, Lucerne. He is a multilingual keynote speaker and the founder of R.M.B. Group, a boutique training and consulting firm within Hospitality, Customer Experience, Employee Engagement & Leadership. In 2015 he authored “The Servicizer™ Mindset”, a cultural add-on concept, driving excellence across entire organizations.
He started his career heading operations at STS Language Schools in Malta, and Bournemouth, UK, and has prior to joining Swiss Education Group held multiple finance, service, and commercial roles with the science company DuPont. His global roles and 25 relocations over the past 20 years have enabled him to positively engage, communicate with and influence the diverse and global range of SEG Students. He has undergone Business Administration studies at The School of Business, Economics and Law, Gothenburg University, Sweden, European Business School, EBS, Germany, and The Graduate School of Business Administration, Kobe University, Japan.

Daniela Walser

Head of Events and Visits at Swiss Education Group

Daniela Walser oversees Open Day Events and Visits on the 6 campuses of the Swiss Education Group schools, allowing potential students and their parents to experience their future school – either virtually or in person. The aim of these events is to allow you get a clear picture of the study program, campus facilities and student life, by interacting with both our faculty and students.

Ruth Knoepfel

Internship, Career Manager for César Ritz Colleges and Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland

Ruth Knoepfel has been passionately involved in the F and B and Hotel industries for over 40 years and is dedicated to helping our students, graduates and alumni succeed in their chosen careers. Having worn many specialist hats prior to holding multiple positions within César Ritz, but also at DCT as Director of Non-Academic services, she also has managed multi-complex restaurants, night clubs and bars. Ruth Knoepfel enjoys teaching and coaching the next generation and stays actively in touch with the industry by maintaining close relationships with leaders across hotels and also accompanying and acting as a Chef de Service with students in their outside catering experiences.

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