SUMAS appoints new Director of Graduate Programs and Strategic Consultancies! – S U M A S

Gland, Switzerland – 04th December 2018 – Sustainability Management School (SUMAS), one of the world’s leading Business schools has appointed Mr. Giovanni Ciserani as Director of Graduate Programs and Strategic Consultancies. In this role, Mr. Ciserani will be responsible for managing doctoral seminars and MBA leadership trainings at SUMAS.

Since graduating from Bocconi University, Milan, Mr. Ciserani has gained extensive international experience in building brands, leveraging sustainable development as well as applying innovation to both brands and business models. Mr. Ciserani brings with him a wealth of knowledge and expertise in leadership, sustainability in international business development and organizational design.

Prior to his new position, he served as Group President, Global Fabric & Home Care, and Baby-Feminine Care Sectors at Procter & Gamble (P&G). During his 32-year executive career at P&G he acted as Vice-President of UK business and President Western Europe Operations in Geneva. During his career, Mr. Ciserani has spent time working in Italy, Germany, UK and Switzerland.  An accomplished and inspirational leader, Mr. Ciserani, in 2018, has been nominated “Cavaliere del Lavoro” by the President of the Italian Republic.

In addition, Mr. Ciserani has been announced to become Chairman of the Board of Directors in April 2019 at Hero Group, Switzerland, following his appointment to the Board of Directors in March 2017.

Mr. Ciserani previously held the position of President at Associations des Industries de Marque and was on the board of Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Giovani commented: “I am looking forward to guiding SUMAS students and show them how to create shareholder value by leveraging sustainability as a brand and business driver. I am excited to help students discover their strengths and leverage these in their future careers.”



SUMAS was the first business school in the world to launch the BBA and MBA in Sustainability Management. SUMAS is a unique business school located between Geneva and Lausanne, Switzerland that offers innovative business programs integrated with advanced sustainability knowledge. SUMAS combines high-level academic education with real-life projects in partnership with top companies. A sustainable future is no longer an option or a choice, it is a necessity. Coming generations of managers will have to re-think business practices to allow a sustainable impact on the environment, on economic development, and on society at large. SUMAS is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and is also part of the Swiss Private Schools Registry.

Press Contact:

Gaia Menini
Sustainability Management School – SUMAS
+41 22 999 0376

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