Prof. Ochis

Professor Karina Ochis holds the position of Professor of Management at Monarch Business School Switzerland. She is presently a candidate within the dual PhD/DBA combined program at Monarch. She holds a Master of Arts Cum Laude in Political Marketing from the Rome Business School, Italy and a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from Queen Mary University of London, UK. She also holds a Certificate in Digital Strategy from the Online Marketing Institute in San Francisco and in Social Media Management from the Social Media Academy in London. In addition, she also holds a certificate in Marketing and E-commerce from the London School of Economics and Political Science and in Macroeconomics from the University of California.

Prof. Ochis is an accomplished public speaker having participated at many conferences and summits, including: TEDx, Million Marketing Tour (London, Charlotte, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Kiev), Women Speaker Summit Nigeria, Uplevel Summit, Business Days, Elite Business Woman and The Woman Leadership Conference and the Academy of Economic Studies, among others. At TEDx, she discussed her ideas on achieving success, titled The Olympics Of Life. Prof. Ochis has co-authored the best-seller Cracking the Code to Success, together with Brian Tracy and contributors, in which she discussed personal branding at an elite level. She has received the Quilly Award from the Academy of Best-Selling Authors in Hollywood for her contribution to branding. She also released The Impact Of Virtual Reality On Political Marketing which is pioneering in showcasing and evaluating the nexus between virtual reality and political marketing.

Professionally, she is the Founder and CEO at KO by Karina Ochis, a full-service branding company and of Ana Karina Luxury Concept, which offers leading solutions and services in hospitality and adjacent domains. Prof. Ochis is also the President of Elite Resort Hotel and President and Founder of Elite Life Medical Resort in Romania, for which she has received several national and international accolades. She is a member of The US National Association of Experts, Writers and Speakers and of the Arab Trainers Union. She is often interviewed in the popular and business press and has been featured in Entrepreneur and The Huffington Post. Prof. Ochis encourages students to grasp the concepts of time and space. She believes that there is a right time and space to fulfill any dream and master the act of living.



Academic Positions Held
  • Professor of Management, Monarch Business School, Switzerland
Academic Positions Held In The Past
  • Guest Lecturer, Faculty of International Economic Relations, The Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania
Academic Credentials
  • Dual PhD/DBA Combined Program, Monarch Business School, Switzerland (in progress)
  • MA Cum Laude in Political Marketing, Rome Business School, Italy
  • BA Honours Politics, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
  • Certificate in Digital Strategy, Online Marketing Institute, USA
  • Certificate Social Media Management, Social Media Academy, UK.
  • Certificate Marketing and E-commerce, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
  • Certificate Macroeconomics, University of California, USA
Awards And Honors
  • Honorable Distinction, Guest speaker, 5th Forum of Arab Trainers Union,  Cairo, Egypt, 2020
  • Honourable Distinction, Keynote speaker, 16th HR Fingerprint of Change Conference, Istanbul, Turkey 2019
  • Graduate with Great Distinction (Cum Laude) Rome Business School, Italy
  • Graduate with Honors University of London
  • Best-selling Author by Amazon for Cracking The Code To Success
  • Recipient of the Quilly Award, Through Leader Summit, USA
Main Academic Interests
  • Leadership & Employee Engagement
  • The Multigenerational Workforce
  • Power Theory
  • Counselling Theories
  • Branding
  • Political Marketing
Professional Positions Held In The Past
  • CEO at KO by Karina Ochis
  • CEO at Ana Karina Luxury Concept
  • President of Elite Resort Hotel
  • President and Founder of Elite Life Medical Resort
Associations And Memberships
  • Member, The US National Association of Experts, Writers and Speakers
  • Head of Development, Arab Trainers Union
  • English
  • Romanian
  • Ochis, K. (2015). The Influence Of Social Media On US Presidential Campaigns: A Case Study Of 2008, 2012.
  • Ochis, K. (2019). The Impact Of Virtual Reality On Political Marketing. Germany: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing.
  • Ochis, K. (2017). Personal Branding in B. Tracy (Ed.) Cracking The Code To Success, 275-285. Orlando, FL: Celebrity Press.
Symposiums & Conferences Attended As Speaker
  • 2020: The Forum of Arab Trainers Union, Cairo, Egypt
  • 2020: The Principles of Coaching Workshop, Cairo, Egypt
  • 2019: 16th Fingerprint of Change Conference, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2019: Termalia, Bucharest, Romania
  • 2019: Rome Business School, Rome, Italy
  • 2019: The Uplevel Summit 2.0, Abuja, Nigeria
  • 2018: The Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania
  • 2018: The Uplevel Summit 1.0, Abuja, Nigeria
  • 2017: TEDx, Brasov, Romania
  • 2017: Women Speaker Summit, Abuja, Nigeria
  • 2017: The Woman Leadership Conference, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • 2017: Elite Business Woman, Bucharest, Romania
  • 2017: Personal Branding And Employer Branding Workshop, Business Days, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • 2017: Health In The Digital Era Plenary Session, Business Days, Cluj-Napoca Romania
  • 2017: Employer Branding Workshop, Business Focus, Oradea, Romania
  • 2017: The Future Belongs To The Creative People Plenary Session, Business Focus, Oradea, Romania
  • 2014: Million Marketing World Tour, London, Charlotte, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Kiev
Symposiums & Conferences Attended
  • 2018: Technology Innovation And Circular Economy Summit, Madrid, Spain
  • 2018: Romanian International Tourism Forum, Bucharest, Romania
  • 2018: National Organization of Balneary Tourism Employers
  • 2017: Cohesion To Convergence: Ten Years Since Romania Adhered To The European Union, Romanian National Bank, Bucharest, Romania
  • 2017: Inventive Romania. Competitive Romania – The Main Romanian Invention That Could Positively Influence The Romanian Economy, Bucharest, Romania
  • 2017: Thought Leader Summit, Hollywood, California, USA
  • 2017: Brand Minds, Bucharest, Romania