About us

Our Team

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Forward College is made up of a team of world-class professionals from different backgrounds who share a common goal: to promote a modern, high-quality education that shapes a better future.

The founding team

Having worked in leadership positions in Government, major Tech companies, social business, and higher education, Boris, Céline, and Jeffrey have witnessed how positive leadership relies not solely on expertise and rational thinking but also on other forms of intelligence: social, emotional, practical, and technological.

At the heart of their vision lies a desire to develop a model for higher education that is more holistic and fit for the future of work and the challenges the 21st century will bring.

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Boris Walbaum

Founder and CEO of Forward College

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Celine Boisson

Founding Partner and Head of Student recruitment, Marketing and Operations

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Jeffrey Sampson

Founding Partner and Chief Talent Officer

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Academic development

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Dr. Andrée Sursock

All campuses
Head of Quality Enhancement and Sustainability

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Dr. Marco Niervergelt

All campuses
Academic Programmes Coordinator

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Campus Life

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Celine Chalard

Paris Campus Manager & Personal Development Fellow

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Manuela Moritz

Lisbon Campus Manager & Junior Leadership Fellow

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Dr. Joana Hissa

Students’ Support and Wellbeing

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Rita Marques

Lisbon Campus Administrator

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Alice Begue

Paris Campus Administrator and Admissions Assistant

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Admissions & Recruitment

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Andrew Hand

Admissions and International Schools Outreach Officer

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Omar Mansour

Recruitment Officer

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Lucas Niven

Business Analyst and Digital Learning Manager

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Marketing and communications 

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Margaux Boisson

Brand and Communications Director

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Julia Fernandes

Marketing and Communications Assistant

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