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PhD, John Bing
John has a Ph.D. in International Education from the University of Massachusetts 40+ years of experience as a researcher and consultant to business and government in international management training and global teams. Clients have included Johnson & Johnson, Colgate-Palmolive, the United Nations, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, the American Management Association, Avon Products, Inc., Sarnoff Research Laboratories. He is the founder and chairman of the American Consulting firm ITAP International, which specialized in multicultural, cross-border consulting, with extensive line and staff experience in multiple sectors. His company has a proven track record in analyzing domestic, global, virtual, and multicultural team issues to design practical and cross-culturally appropriate solutions. John has published more than 30 scientific papers and publications. He was endorsed by Professor Emeritus Geert Hofstede, who said in multiple forums that his work reflects the essence of his research appropriately.
Catherine Mercer Bing
Cass has 30+ years of experience in people and organization development. She spent more than eight years working as an internal corporate HR professional and 20+ years as external communications, HR, and cross-cultural consultant. She has traveled and worked with international partners in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland, India, Ireland, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, the Philippines, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the UK. Cass is the author of the book "Many Cultures, One Team. Build your Cultural repertoire." This book describes the journey that team leaders and consultants take when they support high-performance global teams. The content addresses organizational practices and team member cultural values and how this impact (negatively or positively) the success of teams. Her book has been used and recommended by NASA in the USA.
Irena van Nynatten-Janikowska
Nationality: Polish and Dutch.
Irena is the director of the Honours Programme at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS). She strongly advocates new international and interdisciplinary program, connecting stakeholders and initiatives. As an appointed member of the International Education Committee of the National Collegiate Honours Council (NCHC, USA), Irena invests her professional expertise, time, and resources to contribute to NCHC's mission of advancing honors education. Her master's thesis focused on the influence of organizational culture and communication on knowledge management. In her 30-year career, she has always been involved in talent development and challenging educational culture and organization practice. As a senior lecturer at the Amsterdam School of International Business, Irena shares Her knowledge and practical experience in the main business languages, communication, culture, and advanced leadership development courses.
Nationality: Mexican American.
Herman is a Mexican American researcher, business consultant and professor. He has three PhD degrees from UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México), IPN (Instituto Politécnico Nacional México), and UDLA (Universidad de las Americas de Puebla). His research lines are focused on Psychology, Culture, and Organizational Behavior. He has published more than 20 scientific articles published in internationally peered journals. Herman has received several awards based on his work's quality: Organizational Behavior Award in 2007,2012, and 2014 by the Academia de Ciencias de la Administración, Organizational Psychology Award in 2013 by Sociedad de Psicología Aplicada (Society of Applied Psychology in Mexico). From 2020, Herman is co-leading with Conscious Performance GmbH five research programs in Organizational Culture based on Geert Hofstede's framework and its correlations with Occupational Health, Talent Strategy, Leadership Effectiveness, High Performing Teams, and Performance factors.
PhD, Felipe Uribe Prado.
Felipe is a Mexican researcher, consultant, and professor in the faculty of psychology of UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México); author of several books on burnout, mobbing, occupational health, and working climate. After intensive research, he defined and integrated the Mexican scales of labor violence and occupational attrition in the workplace. Author of more than 40 scientific articles published in internationally peered journals. He has given multiple lectures on organizational psychology topics in México, Spain, and several Latin American countries. As a researcher, he had a residency at the University of Valencia in Spain. Felipe has advanced certification and a diploma in mathematics and statistics. As a professor, he has been responsible for several research lines related to occupational health in public and private Mexican universities such as UNAM, ITESM (better known as Tec de Monterrey), and Universidad Anáhuac. His professional experience in the corporate world is as a human resources executive at BBVA Bancomer and Resistol. Felipe is a member of Conacyt's national system of researchers in México, focusing on topics such as assessment centers, occupational health, psychometrics, and power management in organizations.
PhD, Claudia Harss.
Grown up in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, Claudia always wanted to go all out to see (and explain) the world. She holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Dortmund and has 30+ years of work experience as HR consultant in Germany and overseas. In 1990, she founded TWIST Consulting Group – an international consulting group supporting multinationals, small or medium businesses, as well as governmental organizations and private people in all requests regarding personnel and organizational development. Coaching, trainings, and assessment centers are her daily business. She has published numerous books and studies on (intercultural) management topics and has, alongside her own business, lectured at various universities in Germany. Claudia worked very closely with Geert Hofstede, the pioneer of the Hofstede cultural dimensions, and with ITAP international. As a passionate and experienced intercultural researcher, she can be considered an expert on the field.
PhD, Elba Ramirez.
Elba Ramirez is a lecturer and programme leader of the BA in International Studies in the School of Language and Culture at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) in Aotearoa New Zealand. Elba has been a lifelong traveller, which has taken her around the globe and given her opportunities to experience life ´interculturally´. Her research and pedagogical interests include the role and development of the intercultural dimension in language teaching and education, teaching Spanish in Aotearoa New Zealand, language teaching education, interculturality and gender studies, and intercultural pragmatics.
PhD, Ryu Miyabayashi
Ryukichi is a senior consulting director in the field of marketing and technology, and a researcher specializing in global leadership development. With 15 years of experience in sales and marketing at DENTSU Inc., Ryukichi worked in technology investment projects and contributed to successful IPO launches in and outside of Japan for the DENTSU Innovation Initiative. While leading various international projects in different countries including the U.S., India, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Israel and in Europe, he has realized the importance of Cultural Intelligence (CQ). He was fortunate to study under Professor Geert Hofstede, an authoritative figure in the field of culture quotient. His knowledge and expertise have allowed him to develop a leadership program called “CQ,” targeted at his colleagues working abroad. He also helped provide leadership training programs for more than 50 executive managers at subsidiary companies abroad. His focus has been on cross-cultural management, not only in the context of international relationship between Japan and other countries, but also partnership between enterprises and startup companies as well as collaboration between academia and industry. After leaving DENTSU, Ryukichi founded a venture capital company specializing in the field of IoT and data technology. He also serves as an associate professor at Graduate School of Project Design as well as a visiting researcher at Waseda University, Global Strategic Leadership Research Institute. Under the theme of “Project Design and Global Leadership,” his consulting services extend to management training and marketing strategy development. Furthermore, he teaches marketing and strategy as a partner faculty at GLOBIS University. He is a research fellow of CQ Lab. Educational Background BA in Economics from Keio University MBA from IESE Business School Ph.D from School of Business Administration, Hitotsubashi ICS
Chika is an International Cultural Facilitator, Leadership Coach,Consultant. With more than 25 years of experience as a leader in corporate communications and public affairs at HP and GE in Japan, Chika led various multi-cultural/cross functional projects and initiatives. She has worked with people from over 50 nationalities with a keen awareness of the impacts of cultures on people and organizations. Chika brings a rich depth of experiences across the globe and provides consulting, facilitation, and coaching for multinational institutions and global professionals in countries including Japan, the U.S., U.K., Spain, France, Germany, Slovakia, Singapore, and Thailand. Chika’s style is known to tap individuals and teams to collaborate effectively in multi-national organizational and varietal cultural contexts. In 2013, she encountered the Hofstede model to visualize and quantify cultural differences and similarities between countries, which helped her to identify the causes of her past failures in working in a culturally diverse team. She was also blessed with opportunities to learn directly from Professor Geert Hofstede in his late years, who is well known for his pioneering research on cross-cultural groups and organizations. Chika has dedicated herself in the field of cultural transformation within organizations, leadership skill development and organizational development. She is currently based in Tokyo, Japan and is enthusiastically working as a CQ facilitator and a Leadership/Team coach to make a bridge between “cultures, organizations and people”. As co-founder and managing director of Lincqord as well as principal of CQ Lab, she is strongly determined to bridge and leverage differences within organizations and to promote the notion of Cultural Intelligence (Q) in Japan.
Miguel Gurrola. MA
Miguel is responsible to align, coordinate, integrate and prioritize efforts of the research team. He is a passionate and effective global entrepreneur with exceptional career experience, robust capabilities in inter-cultural management, organizational performance, talent and leadership effectiveness, building high-performing teams (co-located and virtual), occupational health, and business strategy alignment. He has more than 24 years of professional experience in the Corporate world in HR and Human Capital Business Functions in multiple industries: aeronautic, consumer goods, chemical, metal mechanic, mining, and pharmaceutical. In his last corporate position, he worked for the Pharmaceutical Company Boehringer Ingelheim based in Germany, and was responsible for the Global HR strategic plan in the following Corporate Divisions: Business Strategy & Development, Finance & Administration, Information Systems IS, Purchasing, Audit, Legal, Global Business Services GBS. In 2014, he founded the Strategic Intelligence Center Conscious Performance GmbH in Koenigstein im Taunus, Germany. This company has a proven track record in building and co-creating research-based business solutions to help individuals, teams, and organizations achieve sustainable growth. Miguel was responsible for publishing Geert Hofstede's book "Cultures and Organizations. Software of the Mind", first edition in Latin American Spanish in August 2019, under the title: "Culturas y Organizaciones. Software Mental"