Gradiola Kapaj

Project Manager | Head of Steering Committee A post graduated in International Business Management, previously Project Manager of SIETAR Europa Congress in Dublin and Advisory at SIETAR Italy. Currently Project Manager for SIETAR Europa 2019 Congress.

Marie-Therese Claes

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 […]

Carla Cabrera

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 […]

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

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 […]

Dimitris Polychronopoulos

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 […]

Sunaina Vij

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 […]

Livingstone Thompson

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 […]

Anke Lindemann

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.

Anna Zelno

Experienced intercultural trainer and Diversity & Inclusion consultant. Current president of SIETAR Spain and co-founder of SIETAR Poland.