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Virtual BACHELOR Open Day @ César Ritz Colleges


19 August 2021 ( 12:00 ) UTC


90 min.


- Discover our bachelor’s program focused on hospitality business management and entrepreneurship
- Learn more about internships and career development
- Get a glimpse of our three campuses and a taste of student life
- Interact with our team and students and get answers to all your questions

Sylvana Navarro

Assistant Dean, César Ritz Colleges Switzerland, Le Bouveret campus

Sylvana Navarro is assistant dean of Le Bouveret campus. Before joining César Ritz Colleges, 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 large hotel groups such as Four Seasons, Starwood, and Hilton. In her previous role, Sylvana was responsible for the events department at Mövenpick, a major Swiss hospitality brand. She is in charge of developing the César Ritz Colleges Switzerland hospitality program with the latest trends of the industry through innovation and entrepreneurship. Sylvana holds an MBA with emphasis in global management and is working towards her master’s in education from the University of Derby (UK).

Max R. Behesht

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

R. Max Behesht it the Dean of César Ritz Colleges and Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland, Lucerne campus. 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.

Tanja Florenthal

Dean, César Ritz Colleges Switzerland and Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland

Tanja is passionate about entrepreneurship, sustainability, and innovation and enjoys sharing her knowledge with students. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration from Cornell University, an MBA from Tel Aviv University, and a Master of Arts in Higher Education/Higher Education Administration from the University of Derby. She is currently pursuing her doctorate.

Sara Caetano

Career Coach, César Ritz Colleges Switzerland

Sara Caetano is passionate about hospitality, tourism, and travel. Having extensive work experience in the hospitality and cruise industries, Sara enjoys teaching, coaching, and helping young hospitality professionals achieve their goals and dreams. She has a degree in languages, literature, and cultures with a major in communication and culture, as well as a postgraduate degree in management of touristic destinations from the Higher Institute of Hospitality and Tourism of Estoril, Portugal.

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