Richard Loomans

Richard Loomans

Richard is passionate about making a practical difference in the day-to-day work of international companies by solving cross-cultural misunderstandings using analytics & expe­ri­en­tial learn­ing experiences.  


As a former International trade consultant for more than 20 years, Richard's expertise lies in improving awareness, growth and managing compliance risk profiles for small & medium sized companies and multinationals such as ASML, 3M and Katun Corporation. Having been exposed to cutural differences throughout his entire life and having experienced the misunderstandings created by the lack of cultural awareness of leaders, he joined Hofstede Insight as Associated Practioner in 2023. 

Richard holds professional degrees in Customs & Supply chain compliance, International trade policy and is certified in Intercultural Management with Hofstede Insights.

Before becoming an Assiociated Practioner, Richard worked as International  Trade compliance consultant for several multinationals. He was, as subject matter expert, part of global, multi-year, multi-country and multifunctionality global trade implementation project. He consulted on a global level and was also part of a company's international expansion by mitigating trade risk, managing the day to day operations and in his capacity travelled extensively. 



  • Professional diploma International trade policy ( International trade Institute, Ireland)
  • Accredited International trade consultant by Institute of Export and International Trade , UK
  • Licensed Optimal Performance Leadership coach/trainer by Mind5 

Expert in

Global Expansion Strategy, Project Management, Compliance


Management, International Business


Intercultural Management

Worked and lived in

The Netherlands, Germany


Dutch, English, German

Travels from

The Netherlands