Fons Trompenaars
Guest Keynote

Fons Trompenaars

Authority on Leadership and Cultural Diversity
A Dutch organizational theorist 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. 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 globalization, mergers
and acquisition, HR and leadership development.
Author of Riding the Waves of Culture, Understanding Cultural Diversity in Business now in its 4th
edition. This book sold over 200,000 copies and was translated into 16 languages amongst them
Chinese, Estonian, French, Dutch, German, Hungarian Korean, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish
and Turkish, . He is co-author of Seven Cultures of Capitalism, Building Cross-Cultural Competence,
Riding the Whirlwind and 21 Leaders for the 21st Century with Charles Hampden-Turner. Recently he
published 100+Management Models with Piet Hein Coebergh (2014). Fons has co-written an article
with Peter Woolliams entitled “Lost in Translation” regarding culture and failure, which was published
in the April 2011 online issue of the Harvard Business Review. Most recently, he has co-authored Nine
Visions of Capitalism: Unlocking the Meanings of Wealth Creation, Servant Leadership Across Cultures,
M&A Tango on Mergers and Acquisitions and Rewarding Performance Globally.
Voted one of the top 20 HR Most Influential International Thinkers 2011 by HR Magazine.
He is also ranked in the bi-annual Thinkers50 ranking as one of the most influential management
thinkers alive in 2011, 2013 and 2015 and shortlisted as making substantial strides in the contribution to
the understanding of globalization and the new frontiers established by the emerging markets in 2011.
He was inducted into the Thinkers50 Hall of Fame in November 2017.
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Thursday, 29 September, 2022 / 09:00 AM - 09:45 AM BST
Guest Keynote: Cultural Transformation – Leveraging Diversity

In his keynote, Fons will showcase how managing complexity in a heterogeneous environment is a major challenge for today's corporate leaders as well as a critical component of long-term success. Leveraging his entertaining and thought-provoking style, Fons will explain how reconciling cultural differences in the workplace can be a competitive advantage.

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