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.
Raised in a bi-cultural family, educated in Belgium and in the United Kingdom, Pascale has worked in Spain, in France, in the ...
Finance and Budget Committee Member | Board member
Raised in a bi-cultural family, educated in Belgium and in the United Kingdom, Pascale has worked in Spain, in France, in the United Kingdom, in the Netherlands, and in Belgium. She has been living and working in the Sudan, in Senegal, in Zambia, in Uganda, in Ethiopia, in Kenya, in South Africa and in Israël. After a career in international trade, in executive education and in Not-for-profit activities, Pascale has returned home and is an intercultural trainer, consultant and coach specialized in enhancing the cultural differences for an improved performance. Pascale has authored several papers on intercultural collaborations published in both business magazines and in scientific journals. On the Sietar Europa Board, she represents the direct members. Besides her work activities, Pascale enjoys opera and painting. She is involved in a number of charities.