Associate Professor, University of Wageningen
Gert Jan Hofstede (born 1956, population biology, PhD), son of Geert, is a biologist of human social behaviour. In his career he tackled various subjects: trust and transparency in international networks, simulation gaming, computational social simulation. In most of his work the role of culture, an essential part of human social biology, is large. Gert Jan is also a charismatic speaker. He has worked with audiences in business and academia around the world.
Managing Partner, the hofstede centre / Founder of itim International
Bob is the founder of itim International in 1985 and the hofstede centre, He is an economist who has worked for the ILO, a UN organization and for industry. Since 1969 he travels extensively and his work has taken him to over 65 countries. Starting around twenty five years ago he has developed quick scans to measure actual and desired cultures of organizations, based on additional research conducted by Geert Hofstede in the 1980's. Moreover, he has developed a fully integrated tool kit to assist management consultants to help their clients in meeting their objectives in the best possible way.
Ph.D. Professor, Faculty of Commerce, Waseda University
As an expert in International Business and Cross-Cultural Management, Dr. OTA has published a number of books, papers, articles, and cases primarily focusing on Global Strategy and Cross-Cultural Management. His current research focuses on how Japanese service business companies can sustain their competitive advantages in this complex globalization. He also analyses how Japanese managers could be developed into real global leaders from the lens of cross-cultural management.
NTT Communications Corporation
Vice President, Internet & Mobile Services, Network Services Division
In 1988, joined NTT (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation).Since the 10th year he joined the company, He had been consistently involved in the development of global services, the United States 5 and a half years to Australia as President five and a half years, representative of the total 11 years through the experienced leadership in different cultures.Moreover, He has commanded the organization of the service group of the greatest service brand “OCN”(Internet and mobile) in domestic since 2015, and the organization which plans and develops the service relevant to the service group of the global IP network service of the world’s largest class.
Executive Director Human Resource Division & Dentsu Diversity lab.
After career experiences in Creative Division and Account Division, moved to Asia Regional Office in Singapore. Established the Corporate University at that timing.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
General Manager, Asia and Oceania business management department
Joined Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. in 1990. Most experienced in Sales and Marketing of overseas business operations. Worked overseas for 12.5 years - 3 years in New Zealand, 3 years in South Africa, 4 years in the U.S.A., and 2.5 years in China. Have also had the opportunity to work as the Technical Assistant to COO for 2 years which enabled me to understand and experience how corporate leaders used culture as a driver to succeed in global management and leadership.
Representative Director and President of CORESCO Inc.
Senior Fellow at Mercer Japan Inc.
Tsuyoshi worked for Nippon Life Insurance Company, McKinsey & Company, and Mercer before starting his own company, CORESCO, in autumn 2014. While providing management advices to the senior executives of major companies, he also coordinates external professional resources to deliver wide range of services by leveraging his unique network. He has been involved in supporting disaster-affected Tohoku area’s reconstruction since 2011 by running a not-for-profit organization “Let’s Talk Foundation.”