Dr. Marika Taishoff has been Director of the MBA Program at IUM for several years now, where she also teaches Global Strategy, Marketing Strategy and Luxury Management. Marika has also designed and delivered Executive Education courses, seminars and workshops at IUM and elsewhere, as well as hosting executive round-table discussions on a variety of topics. Prior to joining IUM in 2009, she had worked at IMD (International Institute for Management Development) in Lausanne, Switzerland; Imperial College Business School in London; and SDA Bocconi in Milan. She is also a prolific and international award winning case author. Originally from New York and currently a Monaco resident, Marika completed her undergraduate degree at Barnard College, and two Masters degrees at Columbia University. She holds a Doctorate from l’Institut Universitaire de Hautes Etudes Internationales at the Universite de Geneve.