Fons Trompenaars

Authority on Leadership and Cultural Diversity

Fons Trompenaars is known all over the world for his work as consultant, trainer, motivational speaker and author of many books on the subject of culture and business. As founder and director of Trompenaars Hampden-Turner, an intercultural management firm, he has spent over 20 years helping Fortune 500 leaders and professionals manage and solve their business and cultural dilemmas to increase global effectiveness and performance, particularly in the areas of globalization, mergers and acquisition, HR and leadership development.

As founder and director of Trompenaars Hampden-Turner (THT), an intercultural management firm, he has spent over 25 years helping Fortune 500 leaders and professionals manage and solve their business and cultural dilemmas to increase global effectiveness and performance, particularly in the areas of globalisation, mergers and acquisition, HR and leadership development.

Fons is the author/co-author of 13 books, including the best seller and “Book of the Year” Riding the Waves of Culture, Understanding Cultural Diversity in Business (1993). His other books include: the Culture for Business series, which comprises four books (2004-5), Riding the Whirlwind: Connecting People and Organisations in a Culture of Innovation (2007), and Innovating in a Global Crisis (2009). His most recent publication is The Global M&A Tango (2010). In 2011, the Harvard Business Review published his co-written article with Peter Woolliams entitled “Lost in Translation” regarding culture and failure.

The Management of Strategic Dilemmas
International Team building
Multicultural Management
The Challenge of International Business