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Alessia Di Iacovo. MBA
Alessia is a Senior HR professional with digital mindset and global perspective. She has a 360° experience in HR with focus on international career development, digital transformation, and setting up scalable people processes...and above all, passion for the development of people and organizations. She is the best in managing complex projects in dynamic and fast growing environments and promoting creative and practical solutions to respond to business challenges. Known bookworm and foodie, passionate dancer and traveler.
M.Sc. Charlotte Paetzold
Charlotte is a young, dedicated trainer and consultant at TWIST Consulting Group in Munich, Germany. She finished her M.Sc. in Business (major Organizational Behavior) and Intercultural Communications at Ludwig-Maximillian’s-University Munich. After having studied and worked in various countries around the globe, she is convinced: the more people from different backgrounds you meet, the more you start to reflect and challenge your own values, beliefs, and cultural sight. In her eyes, this is what lifelong learning is about and hopes for this valuable process to keep continue. Charlotte considers herself a very indulgent person and was thrilled, when the sixth dimension was added to the Hofstede Dimension Model. She supports TWIST as facilitator for international assessment centers as well as (intercultural) communication trainings and is passionate and hungry for more – especially on the intercultural playing field.
Nationality: New Zealander.
Coordinator and Designer: Honours Intercultural Communication course – Model To Practice Dialogue™ (MTPD™). I have lived outside my native country New Zealand now for more than 30 years. As an expat, I have lived in several countries working in sustainability and higher education. As a consequence of such a nomadic lifestyle certain themes became recurring around the issue of culture and misunderstanding, which provoked the creation of the MTPD™. The MTPD™ explores and embraces the kaleidoscopic cultural landscape of difference, with a goal of creating space and respect for the vast and varied interpretations that the students share with one another within the course assignments.
Reiko Tashiro is a passionate intercultural trainer, co-founder and partner of CQ Lab, Japan. After graduating Sophia University in Tokyo in foreign studies and receiving a diploma from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, she joined K.K.Kyodo News Service, a global financial information company as a major account manager and represented Kyodo at the NY head quarter of Dow Jones Telerate. Business experiences in culturally diverse workplaces made “bridging cultural differences” her life-time passion. She is currently a front-running Japanese intercultural trainer with AFS Intercultural Programs, a global exchange program which operates in 116 countries sending approximately 2,700 students annually. She has trained more than 2,000 exchange students, program staff, support volunteers, and host families. She also trains Swiss nurse college interns to Japan. In 2021 she co-founded CQ Lab which provides intercultural training and coaching to a wide range of people including business persons, educators, municipalities, and individuals. CQ Lab’s mission is to use "Cultural Intelligence" and Dr. Hofstede's 6D theory as the primary means of bringing people together and to establish a peaceful world.
Diederick Zanen. LLM International Law and Latin Studies
Diederick Zanen graduated from Leiden University with a Master’s degree in International Law and Latin American Studies. His international career began in Mexico where he interned for The European Commission. Upon returning to The Netherlands, he worked for the United Nations ICTY International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. Diederick now is Section Chief of the Language Services Section of The Registry of The International Criminal Court.
José Kukulu Kapinga Luwa.
José Kukulu Kapinga Luwa is a Court Interpreter at the International Criminal Court (“The Court”). After graduating in Education and reaching out to Youth with learning challenges, he worked in Curriculum development projects as School Administration Officer for few years before going back to school and start learning interpretation and translation. In 2006, one year after he graduated, he received an offer from the Court as African languages interpreter and grabbed the opportunity to interpret for the first trial ever at the Court, The Prosecutor vs Thomas Lubanga Dyilo. Today José Kukulu Luwa is also a speaker in conferences for various universities and organizations on interpretation and translation in International Criminal Justice settings. At the Court, he now puts his 15 years’ experience in recruiting, training, and deploying free-lance field interpreters working mostly with African languages.
Nationality: Cross-Cultural Hybrid
Pedro Vodquevich is a professional cross-cultural communications trainer who currently resides between Madrid, Spain, and Buenos Aires, Argentina. With a 15-year career in Marketing and Communication at leading European companies such as L'Oreal, Zalando, Uber, Neuca Clinical Trials & Takeaway.com, Pedro has accumulated vast experience in the corporate world. Pedro understands businesses' struggles in achieving their KPIs due to cross-cultural communication challenges. He has also participated and helped during various mergers and acquisitions in his career. Pedro has a Master's Degree in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of Warsaw and a postgraduate degree in "Job Coaching – Modern Professional Advice and Career Coaching" from the University of Social Sciences and Humanities (SWPS). Having lived across the world from the United States, Poland, Argentina, France, Germany, Spain, Ukraine, and the Netherlands, Pedro has mastered cross-cultural communication strategies, as he has been an eternal expat. Pedro speaks eight languages fluently: Spanish, English, Polish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Russian & Ukrainian. He writes articles for various Argentinean press and studies journalism at Universidad de Palermo in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Pedro has received the "Emprendedores 2023" award in the small business category by Fortuna Magazine, part of the Perfil Group.