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About Us

Welcome to ON Research,

the research platform of EU Business School.

Through this platform we seek to further solidify the research output of the institution, and to provide outreach and visibility of our many research endeavors. Through ON Research, we hope to develop and implement a concrete set of action plans that will confirm EU Business School as a leading institution guided by real-world research.

In the initial stages, our research activities were mostly focused on our business curricula. Over the past few years we have decided to take our vision to the wider world – leveraging business with the broader international community. ON Research is the manifestation of such efforts. Set up in 2018, ON Research is overseen by the European University Foundation, an independent, non-profit, and public entity. Accordingly, our research activities are completely neutral and non-partisan and confers us the necessary self-autonomy to pursue our vision: to serve the wider international business community through interdisciplinary methods, applicable research and skills, and responsible leadership.


ON Research is a platform for both our internal research, as well as those research activities that are directed towards our stakeholders, partners and the wider world. The strategic vision of EU Business School has resolutely advanced interconnectedness of business to the external environment, and to a global community of networks, which we have meticulously fostered over the years. ON Research is guided by the same ethos where we uniquely blend fundamental and disciplinary business research with applied and interdisciplinary business research to focus on fundamental research with practical applications. Under the auspices of the independent foundation, we must constantly adapt to changes in the external environment, which requires a commitment from our side to be accountable towards our research output.

Hence, we intend to realize the above through a three-fold strategy:

Supporting a world-class faculty inculcating a spirit of discovery, and a research-guided curriculum - blending theoretical knowledge with practical application. This is carried out by developing an outlook where we model our learning and teaching activities with constant interactions with global business leaders and policymakers

Production of new applicable knowledge for the wider world through our internal research (student and faculty), our research journal, research partnerships and projects

Outreach and visibility of our efforts through conducting research events, conferences and seminars.

The ON Research platform hosts the peer-reviewed, open access, and bi-annual journal of EU Business School, with the same epithet of ONRESEARCH. Furthermore, you can find out more about our research activities, completed projects, events, and how you can participate. We hope that you will find ON Research useful as we constantly seek to expand our research activities to new frontiers.

Meet our Team

We have a small, dedicated, and a growing team on board of ON Research

Margaryta Pugach

Doctoral Candidate and Design Associate at EU Business School, Switzerland

Margaryta is passionate about Business Design and Branding, which became a focus of her current doctoral research. Having several years of work experience in web development, graphic design, and content management, she has contributed her expertise to various businesses and organizations, including the International Telecommunications Union, Parsaco Consulting (Holy Cow!), The Coffee Project and EU Business School.


Margaryta received her Master of Science degree in International Management from the University of Roehampton in London as well as an MBA in Design Management at EU Business School, Montreux, where she learned the importance of being a focal point between the two worlds – Business and Design. Margaryta speaks five languages, enjoys photography, and is passionate about art in all its manifestations.

Ugochukwu Ikpeazu

Doctoral Candidate and Research Associate at EU Business School, Switzerland

Ugo is a Research Associate at the EU Business School, Switzerland, where he is the content editor of the school’s peer-reviewed journal; ONRESEARCH. Ugo also supports EU Business School in the development and coordination of partnerships. He is also a consultant for Gavi the Vaccine Alliance, where he focuses mainly on public-private partnerships and the role of businesses in facilitating development. He has a keen interest in the planning and implementation of social development interventions that leverage private sector expertise; focusing especially on vulnerable rural and sub-urban populations. He works towards building public-private sector relationships that offer solutions to some of the pressing issues in Africa. He manages a diverse multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder portfolio. Ugo also sits on the Executive Committee of the Geneva-based ‘Think Tank’ – Africa21. Ugo has a strong passion for the arts which led to the creation of ‘Ferrum’, a growing art house that presents contemporary art from fine artists from the African continent.


Ugo holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the EU Business School in Geneva as well as a Master of Science in International Management from the University of Roehampton in London.

Manel Arribas Ibar

Lecturer and Dissertations Coordinator at EU Business School  

Manel Arribas Ibar is a Research Advisor for ONRESEARCH, and currently lectures at EU Business School, Barcelona as faculty for both Bachelor and MBA courses. With over 20 years of experience in the business world, he combines teaching with his Ph.D. studies in innovation ecosystems at the School of Economy and Communication, at the Central University of Catalonia (UVIC).

José Lamas Valverde

Lecturer at EU Business School

José Lamas Valverde is a Research Advisor for ONRESEARCH, and lecturer at EU Business School, Swiss campuses. He spent over 20 years conducting complex projects in Switzerland within regulated sectors like medical equipment and seismic monitoring systems of power plants, and participated in technology transfer activities between CERN, Chinese and Brazilian universities. José holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Strasbourg, and currently runs his own enterprise risk management business.

Svetlana Elinova

Registrar at EU Business School

Svetlana Elinova is Registrar at EU Business School and Managing Editor of ONRESEARCH. She has over 12 years of experience in education management and holds a PhD in Social Psychology. Svetlana is a communications and marketing lecturer, and her research interest focuses on the inter-linkages between education and psychology.

Suddha Chakravartti

Head of Research at EU Business School

Suddha Chakravartti is Head of Research at EU Business School and the Editor-in-Chief of ONRESEARCH. A lawyer by training, he holds a Doctorate in International Relations. He has held several teaching, research, and consulting positions in the last 12 years. At EU Business School, he lectures in International Relations and Law. His research interests include international development, political philosophy, and public policy.