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.
Based in Den Haag, Netherlands, Divya’s current focus is to bridge the communication and leadership gaps between Indian and European cultures. Her work in the Netherlands has included classroom trainings for multicultural groups from Boskalis at their Finance Controllers’ Meetings in the Middle East, Europe and Singapore, as well as for Jacob Douwe Egberts and Tata Steel. She has also conducted online trainings for Randstad SourceRight, as well as coaching sessions for high-level executives from Rabobank, Friesland Campina, SABIC, IHC, Bayer and PepsiCo. She was invited to lecture at the Saxion University of Applied Sciences for their minor on India, where she tackled the topics of society and education in India.
In India, she has worked with companies like Swissnex, Sony, Mercedes Benz R&D, Boeing, Nike, Epsilon, General Motors, Goldman Sachs, and the like for trainings and executive coaching programs. Her academic paper on the political situation in India – “The Great Indian Democracy” – was published in 2019, and another paper - "A Global Pandemic in India" - was published in 2020.
In the academic field, she has conducted lectures in various universities in Japan, Switzerland, The Netherlands and India; including lectures on the topic of Culture in Business Communications for the Department of Global Innovation Studies at the Tokyo University and at the Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai, India.
Divya has double Masters Degrees in Intercultural Communications and Communications and has trained or coached over 50 different nationalities worldwide. She is certified by Hofstede Insights in Intercultural Communications Management and Organizational Culture. She uses her experience of co-starting a company in Bangalore, India and leading their Human Resources and Marketing efforts, to help international organisations gain insights into the Indian psyche. She has experience conducting team-building sessions for various companies and speaking to audiences of over 1000 people.
Intercultural negotiation, Intercultural competence, Corporate communication
Marketing and Consumer Goods, Human Resources Management, Public Relations and Communications
Intercultural Management, Organisational Culture
Worked and lived in
India, Oman, Netherlands, Switzerland
English, Malayalam, Hindi