Ralf is a senior project manager in Telecommunications and IT and an intercultural specialist with over 10 years experience in managing multinational teams.
After earning a Master of Science degree at Delft University of Technology, Ralf worked for large multinational companies as Vodafone, IBM and Shell in the Netherlands and Japan.
In 2014, Ralf joined Hofstede Insights with a focus on Intercultural Project Management. Intercultural Project Management combines Hofstede’s intercultural model, Hofstede Insights’ Global Virtual Management course and personal experience to prepare project managers for understanding the importance of culture in a world where project teams become more and more international, diverse and physically separated.
Besides spending time with his Japanese wife and two children, he likes to play squash, chess and to go paragliding.
Ralf is fluent in Dutch and English and maintains a conversational level in German and Japanese.