Guillaume Tiberghien joined NZTRI in 2010 as a PhD student. His PhD explores the concept of Authenticity and Tourism in Kazakhstan and its application to neo-nomadic culture within a post soviet heritage. Through research on the field, the study aims at determining a framework for indicators of authenticity and analyse to what extend this framework is applicable for Kazakhstani tourism practices, both ‘on the ground’ and on-line.
Guillaume is currently living in Almaty, the cultural and economical capital of Kazakhstan and has been teaching specialized courses in Marketing (Consumer Behaviour, Internet Marketing, Cross-Cultural Tourism Marketing) at KIMEP, the Kazakhstani Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research, for the past six years. This experience gave him a chance to study different Tourism Marketing practices and to travel in almost every part of the country, as well as other Central Asian countries. He is now part of a team working towards the establishment of a Central Asian School of Tourism and Hospitality at KIMEP.
Guillaume completed a Bachelor in International Affairs at Euromed Marseille School of Management and a Master in International Relations from Marne la Vallée University near Paris.