Expert in cross-cultural management, leadership development, and negotiations
With more than 1000 Business workshops and presentations under his belt for over 40 multinational organisations, conference speaker Oscar Van Weerdenburg is considered one of Europe’s leading experts in the field of cultural differences within the business environment.
Oscar Van Weerdenburg is the co-founder and Managing Director of Intercultural Business Improvement and a Strategy Academy associate partner. A visiting professor at INSEAD in the Executive Education Programmes, he has also lectured at the Michigan Business School and the Rotterdam School of Management.
Oscar Van Weerdenburg, after working as a lecturer at the University of Rottderdams’s Studies Department, began collaborating with Fons Trompenaars in 1992. His time with the organisation saw him successfully work with people from a wide range of national and cultural backgrounds.
By creating the Intercultural Readiness Check (IRC), Oscar Van Weerdenburg has given people the ability to measure intercultural competencies. This check has been widely received by both the academic and business community. Amongst the numerous companies he has worked with are included PepsiCo, Qantas, Royal Dutch Shell, DaimlerChrysler, and Goldman Sachs.
With regards to his education, Oscar Van Weerdenburg attended both Amsterdam and Heidelberg Universities. He has published numerous articles on the topics of intercultural management, literature, and philosophy and has also contributed to one of the daily newspapers for many years. Oscar also received the Lecturer of the Year award from Chalmers Professional Education in 2008, and is the author of the well-received ‘Intercultural Readiness: Four competencies for working across cultures’.
Oscar Van Weerdenburg – Speaker
Considered an expert in cross-cultural management, leadership development, and negotiations, conference speaker Oscar Van Weerdenburg is known for his sharp, humorous methods of captivating cultural diversion and suggested means of reconciliation in this regard within a business environment. He is frequently invited to speak on cultural issues at international corporate conferences. Living in the Netherlands, Oscar Van Weerdenburg is fluent in Dutch, English, and German.
“Toyota is truly a multi-cultural company with all challenges such environments will bring. Oscar provided a very concrete approach how to manage these challenges and he created a great learning environment with his vast knowledge and warm personality. I could definitely recommend to attend his sessions.”
“Oscar is an entertaining and experienced presenter. It was amazing to see how he was able to use some of his observations during the morning program in his keynote speech at the end of our conference.”