Management Board


Volker Stoltz
Volker Stoltz Chairman Global Communication Institute e.V. • Große Präsidentenstraße 5 • 10178 Berlin • Phone +49 30 280 96 250

Education: Diploma in Economy, PhD
Honorary Consul General of the The Kingdom of Eswatini (Swaziland)
former Lecturer at the University of Erfurt for PR & Communication
former Chief Executive of Shandwick Europe GmbH
former Managing Director of KOMMUNIKATION (now WeberShandwick Deutschland GmbH)
Owner and president of KOMMUNIKATION Volker Stoltz GmbH & Co. KG, sold 1988 to Shandwick plc, London

Enric Ordeix
Enric Ordeix President Global Communication Institute e.V.

Enric Ordeix, is a full time professor in CSR and Public Relations at Blanquerna School of Communication of the Ramon Llull University (Barcelona) where he acts as Public Affairs Officer.
Furthermore he is a part time and visiting professor of ESRP-UB, UPF, ESADE, UDG, ESIC, DUOC-UC (Chile), Erfurt University (Germany) and Emerson College (Boston) as well as a Consultant of the International Virtual Consulting Firm and a research member of the Research Group on Strategy and Advertising Creativity.In the past, he has been the communication director for Spain of the Manpower Inc. and the Spanish Communication Practice director for the US based consultancy Mercer Human Resource Consulting.He graduated in Public Relations by the University of Barcelona and in Journalism and Political Sciences by the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

Averill Gordon
Averill Gordon Global Team Mentor & Vice President

Vice President & Global Team Mentor, Global Communication Institute eV
Head of Department & Senior Lecturer, Public Relations,
Auckland University of Technology,
Auckland, New Zealand

Teaching areas:
International public relations and virtual team leadership
Textbook ‘Public Relations’ published by Oxford University Press, UK

Research interests:
Global online pedagogical collaborations
Virtual team leadership
International public relations
Public relations education and curriculum development

Chair, Research & Practice Colloquium, World Public Relations Forum 2020
Previously Head of Healthcare PR for the international public relations consultancy, WeberShandwick, London

Gaelle Picherit-Duthler
Gaelle Picherit-Duthler Member of the Board

Education: PhD from University of Kentucky, USA (2000)
Position: Associate Professor & Graduate Director, College of Communication and Media Sciences, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Teaching Areas: public relations, organizational communication, research methods, intercultural communication, new media
Research Interest: public relations, organizational diversity, virtual teams, organizational culture, film and arab culture.

Pavel Slutsky
Pavel Slutsky Member of the Board

Education: Specialist in PR, PhD in Political Studies
Position: Communication Arts Department, Chulalongkorn University (Thailand) – Associate Professor; Saint-Petersburg State University (Russia) – Associate Professor
Also: Agency GM (mainly Internet projects), PR-consulting
Teaching Areas: Public Relations: Theory and Practice, Market Research, Integrated Communication, Advertising, Internal Communication
Research Interests: Government regulation in communications, Information freedom

Chris Pentz
Chris Pent Member of the Board

Education: BCom, BCom (Hons), MCom, PhD
Position: Lecturer (Stellenbosch University)
Teaching Areas: Strategic Marketing, Global Marketing, Retail Management
Research Interests: Marketing (including communication) strategies for the wine industry, consumer ethnocentrism, Social media