Erik Aliocha Anzi – Founder, associate – Creative director

In 1978, after working as an illustrator for 10 years in press and publishing, Erik entered the film and televisión industry in the United States and Europe as a concept artist and scriptwriter. He has worked as an art director for independent production companies in New York and Los Angeles and has participated as an illustrator in films such as Alien (1979), Conan the Barbarian (1982) and Blade Runner (1982). From 1988, he focuses on storyboarding, screenplay and production, mainly in Europe. In 2010, Erik left the film industry to devote himself to personal projects in illustration, production and writing. In 2016, he imagined the HUMANEUS Center and now devotes himself full-time to their development.

Andrea Tartaglia – Advisor

Andrea Tartaglia is a Global Brand Strategist who has served in leadership roles for some of the largest media conglomerates, focusing on Brand development, marketing, sales, organizational design and general management in a variety of businesses including, Media, Movies, Publishing, Themed Entertainment, Consumer Products and Games.  
Tartaglia joined The Walt Disney Company in 2006 as Vice President, Disney Publishing Worldwide, where he was instrumental in establishing the retail function for Publishing in all international markets and developing the strategies to grow revenues at key accounts worldwide. In 2008, he moved to support the wider Consumer Products organization setting up and leading the European Franchise Marketing team. In his subsequent role as Vice President & Managing Director, Franchise Management, Andrea Tartaglia was responsible for developing the cross-company strategies for Disney, Lucasfilm and Marvels’ key franchises/brands in the EMEA region, up to the end of 2019.
Prior to joining Disney, Tartaglia was the Managing Director for Universal Pictures’ home video business in Spain and Portugal.  He also held the role of Vice President, International Marketing, Universal Pictures International, with responsibility over 26 markets. Before this, he held a variety of positions with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, in Italy and at the Regional office in London.

Natasha Devaud – Visual effects artist

Born and raised in Switzerland, Natasha is a technical director in visual effects for movies and is currently based in San Francisco. After a couple of years at Rhythm & Hues Studios in Hollywood, she has been at Industrial Light + Magic, Lucasfilm’s VFX branch, for the past 22 years. Her credits include several Star Wars, Transformers, Harry Potter and Marvel movies (full filmography here). Natasha holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Graphics from ECAL (Lausanne, Switzerland) as well as a degree in Education and a background in fashion design.

Stéphane Kalla – Founder, associate – Director LEIBNIZ INSTITUTE

Doctor in Philosophy-Human Sciences, a graduate of the University Jean Moulin Lyon III, he is a Professor of Philosophy and French as a Foreign Language, but also a researcher. Currently Chargé de Mission for Educational and Linguistic Cooperation (Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs), during his missions abroad he has designed scientific and cultural projects that encourage the establishment of strategic partnerships in the fields of education and research by systematically promoting the virtues of interdisciplinarity. Convinced of the need to increase effective collaborations between heterogeneous disciplinary fields, he directs a research group and a collection of books dedicated to Philosophy and interdisciplinarity: ATOMOS (Lyon, France)

Alain Fleisher – Filmmaker, photographer, visual artist, writer

Alain Fleischer was born in 1944 in Paris.
Studies of literature, linguistics and animal biology at the Sorbonne (University of ParisV), anthropology and semiology at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Quebec in Montreal (Canada). Doctor Honoris Causa of the European University of Human Sciences, Vilnius (Lithuania). Alain Fleischer has received numerous international awards, winner of the Academy of France in Rome; he stayed at Villa Medicis from 1985 to 1987. At the request of the French government, he designed the National Studio of Contemporary Arts Le Fresnoy, inaugurated in 1997. Alain Fleischer is also a lecturer and teacher. He is the author of more than fifty literary works (novels, short story collections, essays) published in top French publishers (Gallimard, Le Seuil, Grasset, Actes Sud, Fayard, Verdier, Fata Morgana). Alain Fleischer has produced some 350 films in genres as diverse as feature film, experimental cinema, and documentary art. His films have been presented at international festivals in Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Locarno, Montreal, Rotterdam, Toronto, Thessaloniki, New York. Retrospectives of his work have been presented in the United States (Anthology Film Archives, New York), Italy (Festival del Nuovo Cinema de Pesaro), Canada (Cinémathèque du Québec, Montreal), France (Center Pompidou et Jeu de Paume). Alain Fleischer’s work as an artist and photographer led to a retrospective at the National Center for Photography (CNP) in 1995, at the European House of Photography (MEP) and at the Pompidou Center in 2003.

A retrospective of Alain Fleischer’s artist’s work will be presented at CENTQUATRE-PARIS in November 2020.

 https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alain_Fleischer

Joshua Fu – Head of the HUMANEUS project China, artist, strategist, cultural ambassador

A Chinese American who grew up all over the world from the US, Europe, Middle East, to Asia, Joshua Fu is an organic fusion of global cultures and brings his united eastern and western view to everything he does. His career also includes an organic mixture of business and creative. As a Wall Street banker, Joshua was among the pioneers of the industry not only in combining branding and investment into brand economics, but also in his focus and exploration of the arts & culture, fashion & luxury, media & entertainment, technology, education among many industries. His creative experiences were not only the inspiration, but also the drive that he had to bring innovation into everything he does. From helping the oldest brands in the world to reinvent themselves, to merging design and technology to birth artistic innovation, to designing cities of the future combining the most unique people and content from around the world, Joshua has pioneered and triumphed in many industries in ways few can imagine.
Combining all his experiences, for over a decade, he has been connecting nations through culture and investment to create tolerance, understanding, and innovation to achieve mutual growth and development for humanity.

Agnès Callu – Directorate for the Scientific Committee of the Museum Campus, Responsible for the university Course: “Art, Aesthetics and Creation”

A former student of the École nationale des Chartes (Lenoir thesis prize) and the Institut national du Patrimoine (INP/Conservateur du Patrimoine – State/Museums), Doctor of Contemporary History from Sciences Po – Paris (Chaix d’Est-Ange prize from the Académie des Sciences morales et politiques – thesis published in 2011, reprinted in 2017), qualified to direct research at the EPHE, Agnès Callu is a Historian and Art Historian. A university professor, she is a permanent researcher at the Interdisciplinary Institute of Contemporary Anthropology (IIAC) at EHESS/CNRS. She is also an Associate Researcher at the École pratique des hautes études (HISTARA Team) and at ITEM/ENS (Creation Process/Genesis of the Work Team). She has recently published: in 2016, “Gaëtan Picon, les Lettres et les Arts: dans l’atelier de la création” [foreword by Jean-Michel Leniaud], (Éditions Champion) and “Autopsie du musée: étude de cas (1880-2010)” [foreword by Roland Recht,] (CNRS-Éditions); in 2018, “Culture et élites locales en France (1947-1989)” [foreword by Jean-Louis Fabiani] (CNRS-Éditions), “Le Mai 68 des historiens” [foreword by Patrick Boucheron], Presses universitaires du Septentrion and, with Roland Recht, “L’Historien de l’art: Conversation dans l’atelier” (L’Atelier contemporain); in 2019, “Dessein, Dessin, Design: pour une fabrique médiatique de l’histoire” (Éditions Hubtopia). Since 2019, she has been directing a collection entitled “Le Dessin au Présent” at Éditions Gourcuff-Gradenigo.

Jean-Joël Duhot – Philosophy-History-Arts Coordinator

Jean-Joël Duhot is a Doctor of Philosophy, agrégé des lettres et de philosophie, and a professor-researcher emeritus at the University of Lyon. Philosopher, Hellenist and musician, he has been working for half a century on the foundations of rationality, in a search for historical epistemology. In particular, he brought to light the central position that music theory has occupied in the constitution of scientific reason since Pythagoras. Through his articles and books, some of which have been translated into several languages, he develops an in-depth analysis that rethinks the whole construction of our modernity

Bettina Tschumi – Art & design advisor – Project designer: Sand Roads

Art historian and historian, graduated from the Universities of Lausanne and Geneva. Bettina Tschumi worked for twelve years as curator of the mudac, Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts in Lausanne for twelve years. At the same time, she developed an independent activity as an exhibition curator and author. She conducts a long-term reflection on the links between alchemy and creative activity which earned her a scholarship to the Cini Foundation in Venice in 2017. Detached from any institution, she has since pursued a career path punctuated by exhibitions (Astonishing! When art and design seize on glass, La Cité du Vin, Bordeaux, 2019) and publications (L’Autre Tschumi, Genève, 2019 ; Francine Schwarzbourg, Lausanne, 2019).
Invited to support the reflection around the development of projects of the Bohus Lugossy Foundation for Contemporary Glass Art, she has been working since early 2020 in alternation in Budapest and in Switzerland.

Rino Brodbeck – Architect

In 1978 Rino Brodbeck founded his own firm, the Atelier d’architecture Brodbeck-Roulet, along with Jacques Roulet. Throughout its 40-year history, the firm has made its mark in Geneva and Switzerland with architecture equally recognized for its elegance as its ergonomics. During his career of over 60 years, Rino’s projects have been published multiple times and have garnered several international awards.

Chris Solarski – Author / Game Designer

Chris Solarski is an artist-game designer and author specializing in transmedia design tools for orchestrating the emotional and physical experience of players. His two books are widely considered essential reading. Chris’ first book Drawing Basics et Video Game Art (Watson-Guptill 2012), has been translated into Japanese and Korean and is endorsed by id Software’s cofounder John Romero.

His second book, Interactive Stories and Video Game Art (CRC Press 2017), has been described as gaming’s equivalent to the screenwriting classic, Story, by Robert McKee and is endorsed by film director, Marc Forster. He is currently collaborating with internationally renowned artist, Phil Hale, to develop an indie game based on the iconic Johnny Badhair series of paintings.

https://solarskistudio.com/

Michel Dufourd – Graphic Artist

Graduated from EAD Geneva, graphic designer, storyboard artist, 3D-generalist, He expresses himself in the design and creation of imaginary universes, broadcast branding and motion design. Occasional lecturer in visual narration & storyboarding at the Geneva University of Art and Design, his long professional experience in the field of television has led him to practice a wide range of audio-visual techniques.
An animation director, his films have been screened and some have won awards at numerous international festivals such as Annecy, Brussels, São Paulo, Ottawa, Solothurn, Tempere in Finland and the Children’s film festival in New York.

Mathieu Maurer Vuille – Founder, associate – Financial director

Former elite athlete and holder of a Master’s degree in Management from HEC, Mathieu Maurer Vuille is a Swiss entrepreneur active in the fields of computer science and Web design. Web designer from 1998, IT specialist from 2003 and company manager from 2006, Mathieu is always eager to find new challenges. He joined Three Golden Doors in 2017 as financial director and head of web development.

Philippe Plisson – Director of photography

In 1972, Philippe joined Swiss Television where his primary role is director of photography. At the same time, he dedicates his time to designing television programs and scriptwriting for the film industry. Co-founder of the cultural association l’Oxymore, he now devotes himself to the development of the HUMANEUS Center in Geneva.

Olivier Barbeau – Artistic director

Olivier is a director, a manager, a business developer and a digital artist, always looking to explore new ideas and projects that blend technologies, strong visual art and team management.

After a bachelor degree at Emile Cohl (Lyon, France) and a Master Degree in Computer Graphics at ECAL (Lausanne, Switzerland), Olivier moved to Los Angeles to work for Rhythm & Hues Studios on commercials and movies for Universal, Warner, Disney and Sony. Six years later, he moved back to Switzerland, and spent 12 years managing two private art schools focusing on design, architecture, illustration and animation.
Naturally, the next step was virtual reality. As a production director and art director at Kenzan Studios in Geneva, Olivier challenged his 25 years of experience in computer animation and dived into this new cutting edge technology.
He likes to « lead by example, build by aspiration and create by optimism

Nathan Ornick – Executive manager

Nathan Ornick is an executive manager specialized in studio operations and managing international, cross-disciplinary teams in advertising, experience design, immersive VR/AR/XR, film & animation, gaming, real-time and interactive technologies. As Managing Director of the Swiss creative production agency Boost+, Ornick develops strategy, innovation initiatives, media consulting, and content for global brands.
Since 2002, he has held senior management roles in several companies and has delivered video games, virtual humans for law enforcement, medical VR systems for the US Army, the design and installation of media production studios under EU development grants, content and technology for amusement parks, and produced award-winning games, advertising, TV series, films and product designs for clients around the world including Cavalli, Swiss Re, LEGO, MARVEL, Disney, MTV and Cartoon Network.

Originally from the USA, he’s lived in Amsterdam, Zurich, Dubai and Basel. Nathan joined the Board of Directors for the Swiss chapter of the IGDA in 2019

Boris Williams – Latin American region delegate

Boris Williams is Panamanian, residing in Switzerland, in Geneva, he graduated in commerce with emphasis in computer science. With over 10 years of experience in the market, Boris is currently responsible for marketing and sales in one of the leading companies (Money Transfer) in Switzerland.

Hong Ming Kok – Asia delegate

Based in Hong Kong, Kok is an interpreter, translator and screenwriter. In recent years he has organised several international conferences and forums in Geneva, Hong Kong and Vienna on a wide range of topics, such as design technology, inter-city cultural exchange, civil society and NGOs networking and knowledge sharing. He is also active in promoting urban agriculture in Hong Kong. Currently, Kok participates in film and theatre productions.

Katia Belkhir – Public relation officer

Katia, Bachelor’s in Social Sciences and Civil Law, based in Frankfurt, has significant experience M&A, in Joint Venture and international relations between Europe and North Africa. Katia recently worked on real estate development projects and innovative technologies. She believes that the best way to predict the future is to create and that the HUMANEUS project is a great creation of the future.

Erik Aliocha Anzi – Founder, associate – Creative director

In 1978, after working as an illustrator for 10 years in press and publishing, Erik entered the film and televisión industry in the United States and Europe as a concept artist and scriptwriter. He has worked as an art director for independent production companies in New York and Los Angeles and has participated as an illustrator in films such as Alien (1979), Conan the Barbarian (1982) and Blade Runner (1982). From 1988, he focuses on storyboarding, screenplay and production, mainly in Europe. In 2010, Erik left the film industry to devote himself to personal projects in illustration, production and writing. In 2016, he imagined the HUMANEUS Center and now devotes himself full-time to their development.

Andrea Tartaglia – Advisor

Andrea Tartaglia is a Global Brand Strategist who has served in leadership roles for some of the largest media conglomerates, focusing on Brand development, marketing, sales, organizational design and general management in a variety of businesses including, Media, Movies, Publishing, Themed Entertainment, Consumer Products and Games.  
Tartaglia joined The Walt Disney Company in 2006 as Vice President, Disney Publishing Worldwide, where he was instrumental in establishing the retail function for Publishing in all international markets and developing the strategies to grow revenues at key accounts worldwide. In 2008, he moved to support the wider Consumer Products organization setting up and leading the European Franchise Marketing team. In his subsequent role as Vice President & Managing Director, Franchise Management, Andrea Tartaglia was responsible for developing the cross-company strategies for Disney, Lucasfilm and Marvels’ key franchises/brands in the EMEA region, up to the end of 2019.
Prior to joining Disney, Tartaglia was the Managing Director for Universal Pictures’ home video business in Spain and Portugal.  He also held the role of Vice President, International Marketing, Universal Pictures International, with responsibility over 26 markets. Before this, he held a variety of positions with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, in Italy and at the Regional office in London.

Natasha Devaud – Visual effects artist

Born and raised in Switzerland, Natasha is a technical director in visual effects for movies and is currently based in San Francisco. After a couple of years at Rhythm & Hues Studios in Hollywood, she has been at Industrial Light + Magic, Lucasfilm’s VFX branch, for the past 22 years. Her credits include several Star Wars, Transformers, Harry Potter and Marvel movies (full filmography here). Natasha holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Graphics from ECAL (Lausanne, Switzerland) as well as a degree in Education and a background in fashion design.

Stéphane Kalla – Founder, associate – Director LEIBNIZ INSTITUTE

Doctor in Philosophy-Human Sciences, a graduate of the University Jean Moulin Lyon III, he is a Professor of Philosophy and French as a Foreign Language, but also a researcher. Currently Chargé de Mission for Educational and Linguistic Cooperation (Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs), during his missions abroad he has designed scientific and cultural projects that encourage the establishment of strategic partnerships in the fields of education and research by systematically promoting the virtues of interdisciplinarity. Convinced of the need to increase effective collaborations between heterogeneous disciplinary fields, he directs a research group and a collection of books dedicated to Philosophy and interdisciplinarity: ATOMOS (Lyon, France)

Alain Fleisher – Filmmaker, photographer, visual artist, writer

Alain Fleischer was born in 1944 in Paris.
Studies of literature, linguistics and animal biology at the Sorbonne (University of ParisV), anthropology and semiology at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Quebec in Montreal (Canada). Doctor Honoris Causa of the European University of Human Sciences, Vilnius (Lithuania). Alain Fleischer has received numerous international awards, winner of the Academy of France in Rome; he stayed at Villa Medicis from 1985 to 1987. At the request of the French government, he designed the National Studio of Contemporary Arts Le Fresnoy, inaugurated in 1997. Alain Fleischer is also a lecturer and teacher. He is the author of more than fifty literary works (novels, short story collections, essays) published in top French publishers (Gallimard, Le Seuil, Grasset, Actes Sud, Fayard, Verdier, Fata Morgana). Alain Fleischer has produced some 350 films in genres as diverse as feature film, experimental cinema, and documentary art. His films have been presented at international festivals in Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Locarno, Montreal, Rotterdam, Toronto, Thessaloniki, New York. Retrospectives of his work have been presented in the United States (Anthology Film Archives, New York), Italy (Festival del Nuovo Cinema de Pesaro), Canada (Cinémathèque du Québec, Montreal), France (Center Pompidou et Jeu de Paume). Alain Fleischer’s work as an artist and photographer led to a retrospective at the National Center for Photography (CNP) in 1995, at the European House of Photography (MEP) and at the Pompidou Center in 2003.

A retrospective of Alain Fleischer’s artist’s work will be presented at CENTQUATRE-PARIS in November 2020.

 https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alain_Fleischer

Joshua Fu – Head of the HUMANEUS project China, artist, strategist, cultural ambassador

A Chinese American who grew up all over the world from the US, Europe, Middle East, to Asia, Joshua Fu is an organic fusion of global cultures and brings his united eastern and western view to everything he does. His career also includes an organic mixture of business and creative. As a Wall Street banker, Joshua was among the pioneers of the industry not only in combining branding and investment into brand economics, but also in his focus and exploration of the arts & culture, fashion & luxury, media & entertainment, technology, education among many industries. His creative experiences were not only the inspiration, but also the drive that he had to bring innovation into everything he does. From helping the oldest brands in the world to reinvent themselves, to merging design and technology to birth artistic innovation, to designing cities of the future combining the most unique people and content from around the world, Joshua has pioneered and triumphed in many industries in ways few can imagine.
Combining all his experiences, for over a decade, he has been connecting nations through culture and investment to create tolerance, understanding, and innovation to achieve mutual growth and development for humanity.

Agnès Callu – Directorate for the Scientific Committee of the Museum Campus, Responsible for the university Course: “Art, Aesthetics and Creation”

A former student of the École nationale des Chartes (Lenoir thesis prize) and the Institut national du Patrimoine (INP/Conservateur du Patrimoine – State/Museums), Doctor of Contemporary History from Sciences Po – Paris (Chaix d’Est-Ange prize from the Académie des Sciences morales et politiques – thesis published in 2011, reprinted in 2017), qualified to direct research at the EPHE, Agnès Callu is a Historian and Art Historian. A university professor, she is a permanent researcher at the Interdisciplinary Institute of Contemporary Anthropology (IIAC) at EHESS/CNRS. She is also an Associate Researcher at the École pratique des hautes études (HISTARA Team) and at ITEM/ENS (Creation Process/Genesis of the Work Team). She has recently published: in 2016, “Gaëtan Picon, les Lettres et les Arts: dans l’atelier de la création” [foreword by Jean-Michel Leniaud], (Éditions Champion) and “Autopsie du musée: étude de cas (1880-2010)” [foreword by Roland Recht,] (CNRS-Éditions); in 2018, “Culture et élites locales en France (1947-1989)” [foreword by Jean-Louis Fabiani] (CNRS-Éditions), “Le Mai 68 des historiens” [foreword by Patrick Boucheron], Presses universitaires du Septentrion and, with Roland Recht, “L’Historien de l’art: Conversation dans l’atelier” (L’Atelier contemporain); in 2019, “Dessein, Dessin, Design: pour une fabrique médiatique de l’histoire” (Éditions Hubtopia). Since 2019, she has been directing a collection entitled “Le Dessin au Présent” at Éditions Gourcuff-Gradenigo.

Jean-Joël Duhot – Philosophy-History-Arts Coordinator

Jean-Joël Duhot is a Doctor of Philosophy, agrégé des lettres et de philosophie, and a professor-researcher emeritus at the University of Lyon. Philosopher, Hellenist and musician, he has been working for half a century on the foundations of rationality, in a search for historical epistemology. In particular, he brought to light the central position that music theory has occupied in the constitution of scientific reason since Pythagoras. Through his articles and books, some of which have been translated into several languages, he develops an in-depth analysis that rethinks the whole construction of our modernity

Bettina Tschumi – Art & design advisor – Project designer: Sand Roads

Art historian and historian, graduated from the Universities of Lausanne and Geneva. Bettina Tschumi worked for twelve years as curator of the mudac, Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts in Lausanne for twelve years. At the same time, she developed an independent activity as an exhibition curator and author. She conducts a long-term reflection on the links between alchemy and creative activity which earned her a scholarship to the Cini Foundation in Venice in 2017. Detached from any institution, she has since pursued a career path punctuated by exhibitions (Astonishing! When art and design seize on glass, La Cité du Vin, Bordeaux, 2019) and publications (L’Autre Tschumi, Genève, 2019 ; Francine Schwarzbourg, Lausanne, 2019).
Invited to support the reflection around the development of projects of the Bohus Lugossy Foundation for Contemporary Glass Art, she has been working since early 2020 in alternation in Budapest and in Switzerland.

Rino Brodbeck – Architect

In 1978 Rino Brodbeck founded his own firm, the Atelier d’architecture Brodbeck-Roulet, along with Jacques Roulet. Throughout its 40-year history, the firm has made its mark in Geneva and Switzerland with architecture equally recognized for its elegance as its ergonomics. During his career of over 60 years, Rino’s projects have been published multiple times and have garnered several international awards.

Chris Solarski – Author / Game Designer

Chris Solarski is an artist-game designer and author specializing in transmedia design tools for orchestrating the emotional and physical experience of players. His two books are widely considered essential reading. Chris’ first book Drawing Basics et Video Game Art (Watson-Guptill 2012), has been translated into Japanese and Korean and is endorsed by id Software’s cofounder John Romero.

His second book, Interactive Stories and Video Game Art (CRC Press 2017), has been described as gaming’s equivalent to the screenwriting classic, Story, by Robert McKee and is endorsed by film director, Marc Forster. He is currently collaborating with internationally renowned artist, Phil Hale, to develop an indie game based on the iconic Johnny Badhair series of paintings.

https://solarskistudio.com/

Michel Dufourd – Graphic Artist

Graduated from EAD Geneva, graphic designer, storyboard artist, 3D-generalist, He expresses himself in the design and creation of imaginary universes, broadcast branding and motion design. Occasional lecturer in visual narration & storyboarding at the Geneva University of Art and Design, his long professional experience in the field of television has led him to practice a wide range of audio-visual techniques.
An animation director, his films have been screened and some have won awards at numerous international festivals such as Annecy, Brussels, São Paulo, Ottawa, Solothurn, Tempere in Finland and the Children’s film festival in New York.

Mathieu Maurer Vuille – Founder, associate – Financial director

Former elite athlete and holder of a Master’s degree in Management from HEC, Mathieu Maurer Vuille is a Swiss entrepreneur active in the fields of computer science and Web design. Web designer from 1998, IT specialist from 2003 and company manager from 2006, Mathieu is always eager to find new challenges. He joined Three Golden Doors in 2017 as financial director and head of web development.

Philippe Plisson – Director of photography

In 1972, Philippe joined Swiss Television where his primary role is director of photography. At the same time, he dedicates his time to designing television programs and scriptwriting for the film industry. Co-founder of the cultural association l’Oxymore, he now devotes himself to the development of the HUMANEUS Center in Geneva.

Olivier Barbeau – Artistic director

Olivier is a director, a manager, a business developer and a digital artist, always looking to explore new ideas and projects that blend technologies, strong visual art and team management.

After a bachelor degree at Emile Cohl (Lyon, France) and a Master Degree in Computer Graphics at ECAL (Lausanne, Switzerland), Olivier moved to Los Angeles to work for Rhythm & Hues Studios on commercials and movies for Universal, Warner, Disney and Sony. Six years later, he moved back to Switzerland, and spent 12 years managing two private art schools focusing on design, architecture, illustration and animation.
Naturally, the next step was virtual reality. As a production director and art director at Kenzan Studios in Geneva, Olivier challenged his 25 years of experience in computer animation and dived into this new cutting edge technology.
He likes to « lead by example, build by aspiration and create by optimism

Nathan Ornick – Executive manager

Nathan Ornick is an executive manager specialized in studio operations and managing international, cross-disciplinary teams in advertising, experience design, immersive VR/AR/XR, film & animation, gaming, real-time and interactive technologies. As Managing Director of the Swiss creative production agency Boost+, Ornick develops strategy, innovation initiatives, media consulting, and content for global brands.
Since 2002, he has held senior management roles in several companies and has delivered video games, virtual humans for law enforcement, medical VR systems for the US Army, the design and installation of media production studios under EU development grants, content and technology for amusement parks, and produced award-winning games, advertising, TV series, films and product designs for clients around the world including Cavalli, Swiss Re, LEGO, MARVEL, Disney, MTV and Cartoon Network.

Originally from the USA, he’s lived in Amsterdam, Zurich, Dubai and Basel. Nathan joined the Board of Directors for the Swiss chapter of the IGDA in 2019

Boris Williams – Latin American region delegate

Boris Williams is Panamanian, residing in Switzerland, in Geneva, he graduated in commerce with emphasis in computer science. With over 10 years of experience in the market, Boris is currently responsible for marketing and sales in one of the leading companies (Money Transfer) in Switzerland.

Hong Ming Kok – Asia delegate

Based in Hong Kong, Kok is an interpreter, translator and screenwriter. In recent years he has organised several international conferences and forums in Geneva, Hong Kong and Vienna on a wide range of topics, such as design technology, inter-city cultural exchange, civil society and NGOs networking and knowledge sharing. He is also active in promoting urban agriculture in Hong Kong. Currently, Kok participates in film and theatre productions.

Katia Belkhir – Public relation officer

Katia, Bachelor’s in Social Sciences and Civil Law, based in Frankfurt, has significant experience M&A, in Joint Venture and international relations between Europe and North Africa. Katia recently worked on real estate development projects and innovative technologies. She believes that the best way to predict the future is to create and that the HUMANEUS project is a great creation of the future.