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Gradiola Kapaj is a post graduated in International Business Management. She is an intercultural training manager and a project manager...
Project Manager | Head of Steering Committee
Gradiola Kapaj is a post graduate in International Business Management. She is an intercultural training manager and a project manager organizing several international congresses. She is currently a board member of SIETAR Italy, project manager of SIETAR Europa Congress in Belgium and team member of IÉSEG and IACCM congress in Paris. She is specialized in virtual team management and voluntary team management.
Livingstone Thompson is an experienced intercultural trainer with specialism in world religions and interreligious dialogue ...
Head of Programme Committee
Livingstone Thompson is an experienced intercultural trainer with specialism in world religions and interreligious dialogue and conflict resolution. He has worked with a variety of international companies delivering training in cultural competence and leading global virtual teams. In his over twenty years of involvement in education and training at local and international levels, Livingstone has traveled to over 50 countries. From his experience, gained in cross-cultural contexts, he brings both common sense and critical learning to the areas of intercultural communication, cultural competence training and diversity management.
Carla was born in Valencia, Spain, where she started her studies in International Business and International Management ...
Head of Communications and PR committee
Carla was born in Valencia, Spain, where she started her studies in International Business and International Management. In Germany she finished the double bachelor and worked in international sales between Germany and the USA, while she got gradually more involved in SIETAR Europa. She is currently studying a master in Intercultural and International Communication at the School of International Service in the American University in Washington D.C. She is a Research Assistant and the current Community Development Director of the Graduate Student Council. She speaks fluently Spanish, English and German, and has a conversational level of French, Portuguese and Italian.
Dimitris Polychronopoulos is a multilingual professional in innovation, entrepreneurship, and the intercultural space, ...
Head of Finance and Budget Committee
Dimitris Polychronopoulos is a multilingual professional in innovation, entrepreneurship, and the intercultural space, with an MBA from Norwegian Business School in Oslo and a Master of International Studies from UP Diliman. Dimitris is currently working on the Diversophy Norway edition and is in the process of setting up the Oslo chapter of the Silicon Valley startup accelerator Founder Institute. He is a founding member of The Institute of Human Conductivity where he engages in issues of sustainability, governance, accountability and transparency at the local and global level.
Dr. Marie-Thérèse Claes, PhD, is a professor of cross-cultural management at Louvain School of Management, ...
Head of Academic Track
Dr. Marie-Thérèse Claes, PhD, is a professor of cross-cultural management at Louvain School of Management, University of Louvain, and at AIT (Asian Institute of Technology) in Thailand. In addition, she holds guest professorships at several other universities in Europe, Asia, and the United States of America, and has been Dean of the Faculty of Business at the Asian University Thailand. Marie-Thérèse is also consultant and coach for relocation, diversity management, and global leadership. She is a former president of International Association of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management (IACCM) the Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research (SIETAR Europa), and the European Women’s Management Development International Network (EWMD), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a Fulbright and a Japan Foundation alumni.
Marlies is an experienced communications advisor and coach, with specialism in interculturalism and storytelling ...
Marlies van Exter
Head of Congress Assistance Committee
Marlies is an experienced communications advisor and coach, with specialism in interculturalism and storytelling. She lived, studied and worked abroad for almost 20 years. Mainly in Brazil, but also in Suriname, South Africa, Argentina, Chile, England, the United States and recently Palestine.
Marianne van Eldik Thieme, SIETAR Europa Film Festival Coordinator since the congress in Sophia 2006 ...
Marianne van Eldik Thieme
Manager of the Film Festival
Marianne van Eldik Thieme, SIETAR Europa Film Festival Coordinator since the congress in Sophia 2006. I am from the Netherlands, currently living in Amsterdam and Nigtevecht. I graduated in Human Geography, worked as high school teacher and later-on also as trainer/coach for more than 35 years. Since 1986 I have been a SIETAR Europa member and I have acted as board member in SIETAR Nederland and in SIETAR Europa. Although I have been working mainly in the Netherlands, the most exciting moments to work were in Yemen where I was invited to conduct a training on Educational Television for the national and local TV crews…. great experience. the contract with the recent disaster can’t bigger. My most relaxing moments are behind the glassblowing pipe, working with the glass makes me forget about the world around me.
Indian-French language and cultural expert/ Professor FLE Alliance française de Bombay. I work with expats coming ...
Head of Pre-congress Workshops Committee
Indian-French language and cultural expert/ Professor FLE Alliance française de Bombay. I work with expats coming to India and Indians going to the U.S and Europe. I teach French, English and spoken Hindi. Teaching languages is my forte but cultural sensitization and intercultural communication is a major part of my workshops. I’m keen on taking cultural awareness forward in India.
Head of Registration Committee
Project manager and Scrum Master in multicultural/remote IT projects in a global company. M.A. Intercultural Communication and Cooperation. Interest in academic research of multicultural, remote and agile teams in particular which are relevant/beneficial for practice.