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The Forward College team consists of excellent professionals with different backgrounds and a common goal: to promote a modern, high-quality education that shapes a better future.

The Founding Team

Having worked in Government, major Tech companies, social business and higher education in leadership positions, Boris, Leonor, 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 more holistic model for higher education that is fit for the future of work and global challenges.

Boris Walbaum

Boris Walbaum's portrait

Founder of FORWARD COLLEGE

Leonor de L'Hermite

Leonor de L'Hermite's portrait

Founding Partner

Celine Boisson

Celine Boisson's portrait

Founding Partner

Jeffrey Sampson

Jeffrey Sampson's portrait

Founding Partner

Admissions, Diversity & Inclusion, Operations

Admissions, Diversity & Inclusion, Operations Group is responsible for:

  • Developing Forward’s profile among students.
  • Designing and managing a seamless, friendly, and supportive admissions process.
  • Designing and implementing an ambitious funding scheme that will allow Forward College to recruit exceptional students from a wide variety of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.

Andrew Hand

Andrew Hand's portrait

Admissions and International Schools Outreach Officer

Omar Mansour

Omar Mansour's portrait

Recruitment Officer

Manuela Moritz

Manuela Moritz's portrait

Campus Manager & Junior Leadership Fellow

Hatim Zitouni

Hatim Zitouni's portrait

Digital Learning Manager

Rita Marques

Rita Marques's portrait

Campus Administrator

The Forward College team consists of excellent professionals with different backgrounds and a common goal: to promote a modern, high-quality education that shapes a better future.

The Founding Team

Having worked in Government, major Tech companies, social business and higher education in leadership positions, Boris, Leonor, 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 more holistic model for higher education that is fit for the future of work and global challenges.

Boris Walbaum

Boris Walbaum's portrait

Founder of FORWARD COLLEGE

Leonor de L'Hermite

Leonor de L'Hermite's portrait

Founding Partner

Celine Boisson

Celine Boisson's portrait

Founding Partner

Jeffrey Sampson

Jeffrey Sampson's portrait

Founding Partner

Admissions, Diversity & Inclusion, Operations

Admissions, Diversity & Inclusion, Operations Group is responsible for:

Andrew Hand

Andrew Hand's portrait

Admissions and International Schools Outreach Officer

Omar Mansour

Omar Mansour's portrait

Recruitment Officer

Manuela Moritz

Manuela Moritz's portrait

Campus Manager & Junior Leadership Fellow

Hatim Zitouni

Hatim Zitouni's portrait

Digital Learning Manager

Rita Marques

Rita Marques's portrait

Campus Administrator