I bring a unique mix of Business & People insights to help organizations build High-Performance Culture and Authentic Leaders
As an intercultural change facilitator, Alette Vonk specializes on Africa and Europe. Her expertise lies in improving the impact of development agencies and companies in Africa, supporting effective collaboration and strategic thinking. She’s an excellent trainer: knowledgeable, engaging and witty.
As a trained thinking partner, Alex works with clients to find the real levers behind phenomena and then supports them to transfer their best competencies into different cultural contexts including national and organizational cultures.
Alex is defined by his energy, experience, agility, and pragmatism in diagnosing, planning, and most importantly, executing client solutions forward. He takes pride in delivering timely, meaningful outcomes that resonate with Boards, C-suite Executives, Managers, and Staff alike.
As a seasoned Human Resources professional and consultant, I have more than 15 years of experience working with and for people from various backgrounds and cultures.
As an entrepreneur, academic researcher, and international executive, I bring a unique experience in brands & IPs monetization, media & sports entertainment, content and global strategy specifically in the Middle East region.
In the twenty-eight years Andrew Robinson has lived in Japan, he has worked in various areas — academics, business-executive training, teaching project management courses and most recently in information technology. In almost…
As an experienced trainer, coach and consultant Anna supports clients in developing intercultural competences to face the challenges of current globalization. She combines her professional practice with her knowledge of Hofstede Model’s applications, to meet clients’ manifold needs.
Brigitte Opel uses her experiences from an international career and extensive travels to prepare her clients for the challenges of global business. She shares her curiosity and her passion in interactive sessions on general as well as specific questions – in English, German or Dutch.
Candida joined Hofstede Insights in 2001. She designs and delivers intercultural programmes identifying and developing the competences and skills which are crucial to her clients success in their complex international business environment.
A branding, marketing and customer experience management professional who works across cultures and digital divides to help companies and individuals achieve sustainable competitive advantage.
Chris can help your organization uncover the seemingly elusive intangibles of culture and take you on a deep dive of truth. You will discover that Hofstede Insights can help you hone the attitudes that you desire most in your people, allowing you to create the culture you need.
In her positions as Executive Director in various – business supporting – public companies and associations – Christi Degen has acquired substantial experience in helping internationally active companies. Typical issues are: cross border business development, international cooperations and leading foreign or international teams.
Christian has focused his consultancy on the internationalisation of companies and people. He offers a unique insight into strategy, management/leadership, marketing, HR in the intercultural context. His workshops have a high lively engagement.
Christian is an Integral Coach®, Associate Certified Coach (ICF), and holds a B.A. in Social Communications. He specializes in understanding patterns of human motivation, decoding cultural narratives, and examining how these might affect individuals, organizations, brands, and society at large.
Through her long career in international sales Daniela witnessed first-handedly how Culture makes or breaks deals and operations. She works with clients focused on hands-on and practical solutions for diverse teams, organizational performance and global consumer behavior.
Drawing on an eclectic and truly global experience across sectors and continents, Diego is an international consultant, speaker, and author with a strong focus on helping companies and organizations develop a global mindset and align culture with strategy.
A combination of knowledge and know-how: Sound knowledge based both on theory and practical experience, vibrant persona to give that extra edge to trainings and workshops and the ability to connect with people at a personal level so as to tackle some sensitive and deep-set cultural predispositions.
Egbert Schram is the Group CEO of Hofstede Insights. He is astute, passionate about his work, known to make complex things understandable by focusing on pragmatic solutions. His speciality lies in using a data-driven approach to culture, enabling executive-level discussion and decision making.
With more than 15 years of international work experience in leading global companies, Elena focuses on providing tailored practical solutions for organizations, diverse teams, and professionals, helping them successfully operate across cultures in the complex international environment.
Director & International communication consultant. I define myself as an intercultural user, teacher, researcher, and practitioner. My background and professional roles as International Business manager and present Director of BECE have helped my clients communicate across cultures with confidence.
I help cultivate global leadership skills in a diverse workforce at home or abroad. Through online courses, cross-cultural assessment, executive coaching, and consulting, professionals who work with cultural diversity can grow their leadership capabilities no matter where they are in the world.
I am a warm-hearted, open minded consultant, who can bind and enthuse people. I’ve got an educational background and in that capacity I’m used to explaining complicated systems and make them practical. The model is a tool to give insight in day to day issues organisations face.
As a Consultant and an Executive Coach, Hanne uses her business knowledge and experience to develop people and organisations. Her interest is the link between personality, culture, and behaviour. She offers individual coaching and workshops for individuals and organisations to enrich people´s knowledge and skills
Henri is an executive coach bringing together the individual, the team and the organisation. His focus is on empowering individuals using various tools, including cross-cultural work and then integrating them into diverse and inclusive teams.
Azzy is a business consultant and a professional coach for leadership development and organizational change. He is also a global faculty member of ORSC™(Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching). In a past 10…
Huib is the intellectual father of the “mental Images” he identified 7 combinations of Hofstede dimensions. He published a book about it in 2019: “The 7 Mental Images of National Culture” making it possible to quickly assess most cultures in the world.
As one of our few consultants in South East Asia, Jaime offers a unique insight into the region and how its culture relates to others. She has extensive management consulting and change management experience, having worked with large multinational organisations on global transformation programmes.
Jan-Roelof is an experienced, enthusiastic, dedicated and knowledgeable coach, consultant and facilitator, who always aims to tailor and deliver programmes to meet participants’ expectations.
Having studied, lived and worked as entrepreneur, manager and trainer for more than three decades in different countries around the world, Jan Vincent offers acclaimed intercultural management training and coaching to global professionals in the private and public sectors.
My main contribution is the real knowledge about problems and conflicts related to the cultural and organizational differences and how to resolve them efficiently.
Jean-Pierre Coene (1952) is Belgian. He started to work early, at the age of 17. Sales, contact and communications was already the field he wanted to be in. He started his own…
From the start, Joanna has had encounters with multiple countries and languages. Born to Dutch and Congolese parents, she grew up multi-lingually and multi-nationally, and has lived and worked in her native…
Engineer and Project manager with a proven track record in international projects and programs. Over 30 years background in different areas in several industries allow him to provide practical and useful guidance on how to get things done when working in intercultural projects.
Junichi is an experienced intercultural management consultant and coach who has over 25 years of international business and management experience in Japan, US, South East Asia and India at Microsoft, Accenture, Cisco,…
Kirk has a bachelor’s degree in French and a Master’s in Psychology. Kirk spent 20 years in his first career in psychology, most of which he worked as a family therapist in…
Linda is an energetic educator with a PhD in intercultural studies who brings dynamism to every discussion. She works hard to effectively enhance the performance of individuals and teams across disciplines, cultures and borders. Linda is well known for engaging training and out-of-the-box thinking
I am passionate about making a practical difference in the day-to-day work of international companies by solving cross-cultural misunderstandings using powerful analytics.
Marc is passionate about using intercultural management and organisational culture as management tools to help you optimise the performance of your organisation
Having worked as a manager and consultant for more than two decades in different countries, Marlond offers strong cross-cultural negotiation and business strategy training & consultancy to companies looking for business expansion and to teams who needs preparation for international business missions.
Marty helps brands harness the power of culture to develop global strategy, and to localize effectively. With a history as a global planning director for some of the world’s largest agencies, he equips brands with the tools they need to thrive in diverse cultural environments.
Working 25 years in Asia Pacific, MaryAnne’s cross-cultural experience informs her focus on dialogue as a key to unlock the possibilities of individuals, teams and organizations. She supports clients who want to develop global leaders with intercultural competence and emotional intelligence.
Masako Kato is passionate about supporting clients improve their intercultural collaboration and performance. She is a very experienced and versatile trainer, executive and team coach to develop cultural intelligence of individuals, teams and organisations.
With a long experience of Senior Management particularly in the area of Human Resources and Organization, Maurizio supports his customers in their processes of Change Management and Personnel Development both in the national and international environment.
Michael Siller has been supporting executives, business owners and project managers in times of uncertainty and change: gain clarity for great decisions, lead their teams with decisiveness to more trust and cooperation, and influence organizational culture in a lasting way.
Mikiko is a HR consultant with expertise on Learning and Development in intercultural management,leadership development and organizational culture.She has deep understanding on the cultural differences within Asia and issues of middle-managers in…
Working everyday with people from all over the world I learned to change my mindset quickly. I will help you take off your cultural glasses to see things from a different perspective to enhance understanding, communication and collaboration with people and to boost your business to the next level.
The ability to empathise yet relate to all sides of an issue and find the best solution for all stakeholders.
Helping companies to Manage & Lead international teams, Assess & Execute Cultural Transformation and Improve Operational Efficiency among culturally diverse teams. Successfully delivered multiple projects for clients in IT, Telecoms, Digital Marketing, Pharmaceutical, Insurance & Aviation industries
OKEY OKERE Ph.D. Highly experienced Knowledge Services Professional. Management Consulting experience includes Intercultural Management, Organisational Culture, Business Analysis, Strategy, Finance, Credit/Risk Analysis and Investment Research & Advisory. WORKED AND LIVED IN…
Panos is a certified Associate Partner of Hofstede Insights for the Middle East and Africa Region. Panos is specialized in Executive Search, Human Talent and Leadership Assessment and Development and Team Performance.…
Through my research, writing, mentoring & workshops, I guide leaders and managers to develop intercultural awareness and Trust skills.
To me, the greatest joy is to observe people’s increased self-confidence and enthusiasm after supporting the development of their cultural capabilities and the positive effect it has on business performance. Culture may be a Soft Factor, but it has a very Hard Effect on the Bottom-Line.
A diplomat, not only by profession but also by character, Philip works across and between cultures, supporting clients in their efforts to define, develop and optimise their corporate cultures
Pia’s mission is to make managers and leaders culturally competent to improve their success rate in global business. She is specialized in Intercultural management, organizational culture and change, and has 25+ years of experience in business with Russia and Russian speaking countries.
I partner with my clients in designing high-performance organizational culture that aligns the organization’s core values, mission, and practices with the business strategy and priorities, objectives and key results.
As an experienced project and change manager, Ralf provides services mainly for large international organisations. This includes improving team performance in e.g. (agile) ways of working, international environments and virtual project teams.
Salman is a visionary and reformist at heart who has a passion to assist companies through awareness of the numerous lenses in business transactions. He’s an advocate for inspirational leadership by bridging…
Salvador helps his clients to improve the productivity of their teams by Cross-Cultural training and consulting. Using a data-driven approach, Salvador manages and controls the impact of cultural differences in the workplace, helping his clients to be more competitive.
Specializing in integrated communications in UAE and GCC markets, and following close to 2 decades of experience in MENA, Sandra brings her extensive regional and international experience in integrated communication, branding and…
Worked at Bain & Company, organizing M&As, conducting feasibility studies, and investigating investment opportunities in emerging countries. Worked for Bain’s New Delhi office in India. After becoming independent, set up the freelance…
Sjaak Pappe MA BAA is one of the senior consultants of Hofstede Insights and joined the company in 1999 after being a client for ten years. During his international career he learned,…
As a fighter pilot, leader, instructor and coach for over 18 years, I am driven by a pursuit for excellence in performance. The understanding of culture and its strategic employment is by far the most powerful element in supporting this quest that I have found and this is what I bring to my work.
Sumiko is an insightful, client-focused, and strategic specialist in cross-cultural business and organizational culture transformation. She helps organizations in creating a deeper understanding of the impact of culture to unlock greater human potential.
Susan’s extensive professional experience includes Information Technology, Banking, Customer Success management, Cross-Cultural management and Strategic leadership experience locally and internationally. Susan has very strong organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills.
Tatjana holds a Master’s degree in languages, an MBA as well as a Bachelor’s degree in psychology. Born in London to German parents and a long-time resident in Luxembourg, she holds three…
Her expertise encompasses all aspects of international business and organizations, she has lived and worked in several countries (+10years), coordinating multicultural teams. Thanks to her own experience she is able to understand the needs of the client and look for creative solutions.
Valérie Servant holds two post-graduate degrees, one in service quality (a DESS in Quality management) and one in human resources (a DESS in Human Resources Management). She started her professional life working…
Wanne offers valuable insights and practical strategies to improve the effectiveness of global leaders. She has worked with over a thousand executives worldwide consulting how culture impacts their success and how to successfully manage their global activities and teams in the most effective way.
Wassim Karkabi is the Managing Partner of Hofstede Insights for the Middle East & North Africa Region, and a certified Associate Partner. He is a seasoned Leadership & Culture subject matter expert…
Ms Miyazaki began her career in sales and marketing in a Japanese major finance corporation as one of their first career-track female employees. In 1996, she started Krene KK, a human capital development and organizational development consulting company, with a…
As a consultant in the automotive industry, he worked with clients to understand the markets and users from other cultures. The differences defined by culture are not only communication and management, but also the user experience design, which is a key competitiveness for an intelligent automobile.
Zivi is an executive management consultant, with a psychology background, specializing in strengthening leadership and management skills. In addition, she supports CEOs and the upper management of multinational organizations in bridging cultural gaps during global expansion and in mergers and acquisition processes.