Associates & Partners

Associates:

Alena Ipanova

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Alena works across sectors providing customized group training, coaching sessions and develops larger educational programs in the field of Intercultural and Global Competence for non-profit and business sectors since more than 10 years. Alena holds Master degrees in Education, Psychology and Intercultural Communication from the leading universities in Russia and Sweden. She currently resides in Sweden.

John Frost

UK Associate

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John works with clients to design and deliver tailor made leadership development solutions that support their organisational strategic intent. He is currently delivering leadership development programs for Global clients in Europe, North America and Asia. John resides in England.

Karen Frost

UK Associate

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Karen has designed and delivered leadership and team development programs for senior leaders in a variety of global organisations in Europe, North America and Asia. She is also a qualified coach with extensive experience of coaching senior leaders from more than 40 nationalities. Karen lives in England.

Gabriela Ribeiro

Brazil Associate

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Gabriela is an Intercultural Psychologist and Trainer with 12 years of experience in the field. She prepares and supports International Executives, Expats and Exchange Students, for adaptation, communication, and negotiation with foreign cultures. She is Brazilian and currently living in London.

Nadine Ivaskevicius

Russia & Israel Associate

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Nadine has over 15 years of international experience living and working across the world. Originally born in Moscow, Russia, she was raised in Israel. Nadine’s academic background is in law, and she has worked, among other places, in Finland training corporations in Russian Business Language and Culture. She resides in London, UK.

Christina Kwok

SE Asia Associate

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Christina is a cross-cultural expert delivering leadership coaching and workshop training. She is Malaysian, and as the offspring of second generation immigrants from southern China, she was raised observing traditional Chinese customs and practices. Today Christina resides in Switzerland working with European and Asian clients.

Maria Chow

SE Asia Associate

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Maria has over 30 years of experience in leadership development and organizational development. Capitalizing on her first-hand knowledge of leadership needs in Asia and drawing from her own success with careers in American and European corporations, Maria is skilled in designing and delivering training and development solutions for businesses today. Maria is based in Singapore.

Martin Králik

SE Asia Associate

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Martin’s background combines global business experience in Asia and Middle East with rigorous academic training in Oriental Studies and Asian languages and civilizations. For several years, he headed centers of excellence at INSEAD business school’s Abu Dhabi and Singapore campuses. Martin is currently based i Kuala Lumpor and speaks Mandarin and Malay.

Ragini Yerragudi

India Associate

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Ragini has a Masters in Psychology and is a certified Business Coach. As a Business Coach and Trainer, her focus has been to enable executives and individual contributors operating outside their home culture to improve business performance by integrating Individual, Organizational and Cultural dimensions. She has lived and worked extensively in the US and Sweden and currently works from Bangalore, India.

Leena Dhankher Joshi

India Associate

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Leena’s field of expertise is Market Communication. She worked for various Tata Group companies in India as well as started up an operation in Public Relations in Sri Lanka. She has managed sensitive external communications, business-critical marketing assignments and technical business projects, in an international business setting. Leena currently resides in Sweden.

Kyoko Jansson

Japan Associate

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Kyoko’s primary occupation is with strategic cooperation between Japanese and Swedish companies within the field of innovation. She has more than 15 years of experiences as an international relations and marketing strategist at International companies. Her work experience covers Japan, Hong Kong, Switzerland, England, Sweden and Estonia. Kyoko lives in Sweden.

Peter Mårtenson

Middle East Associate

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Peter has nearly 40 years of experience of international business, having worked 22 years in Austria and Australia for large local manufacturers expanding their export activities. Established and managed, as a partner, a subsidiary of the Australian OEM in Dubai for 7 years. Ran his own company in Dubai for 7 years. Vast hands-on experience in cultural differences. Peter today resides in Sweden, where he supports companies doing business mainly in the Middle East.

Partners:

Name: Richard Lewis Communications

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Richard Lewis Communications was founded by Richard D Lewis in 1990 and has one language division and one cross cultural division aimed at training management teams to navigate cultural obstacles in international business. Richard Lewis Communications’ headquarters are at Riversdown House, Hampshire England.

Name: CultureActive

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CultureActive Ltd is the company behind the web-based resource tool hinged on Richard Lewis’ model of cultural categories.