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Meet our team

Working with a global network of expert consultants and business culture thought-leaders to help your organization to build winning cultures.

With three decades of experience in worldwide training and consulting, THT is a top player in the field of international business culture. We work to improve the integration between people (values, attitudes and potentials) and organizations (structures, systems and processes).
 
Successfully addressing differences in cultural orientations – whether national, organizational, functional or disciplinary – is vital to the sustainable growth and performance of organizations. At THT, we have a passion for business culture. We believe that understanding how it impacts your organization can help you in many ways – from accelerating successful communication and decision-making to improving your overall business performance.
 
With our diagnostic tools, we support individuals, academic and corporate organisations from the first step of Recognising cultural differences with keynotes, moderations, workshops and trainings towards Recognition, Reconciliation and Realising with consulting.

Meet also our world class network

Fons Trompenaars

Fons Trompenaars

Fons is recognized around the world for his work as a consultant, trainer, motivational speaker and author of various books on all subjects of culture and business. Fons is a Dutch organizational theorist and founder and director of intercultural management consultancy Trompenaars Hampden-Turner (THT), he has spent over 30 years helping Fortune

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Charles Hampden-Turner

Charles Hampden-Turner is our esteem co-founder, a distinguished business consultant and academic researcher and is the co-founder and director of THT. Charles has worked as a consultant for leading companies including Apple, Shell, BP, Digital Equipment, The Economic Council of Canada, BBC, Philips, Nissan, DSM, Dow Chemical, AMD and Sematech.

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Peter Woolliams

Peter is our esteem knowledge partner. He has worked extensively as an academic and management consultant throughout the world with many leading organizations. One of Peter’s vital contributions at THT has been to support the development of our unique cross-cultural

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Phyllis Stewart

Phyllis is Fons’ assistant and operations manager.  She manages the day to day function of the office with direct support for clients and licensees. She is your main contact person and can support you when you have questions or get

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Maarten Verburg

Maarten leads Trompenaars Hampden-Turner’s digital transformation and innovation. Maarten joined us in September 2020 as Technology Implementer in the broadest sense supporting Trompenaars Hampden-Turner’s digital transformation and innovation. He is a Chemical Technological Engineer and a graduate from Ingenieursbureau Badger

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Meet some of our interns.  We value our interns enormously and provide the relevant work experience that helps students put their education into practice, develop their leadership skills and give them a competitive advantage that matches their academic and personal interests as they pursue a permanent position or further studies.  In turn, interns help us to be keep at the height of innovation in our field.  We welcome their inclusion into our very diverse team – not only do they develop their confidence, they enrich us with confidence also..

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Maria Mitrovgeni

I interned with THT from Feb to July 2020 from Vrije Universiteit, ​Amsterdam, the Netherlands studying for Master International Management

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Milou Jansen

Interning with THT during 2018 was a pleasure as it provided a space for development after my masters before deciding

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Ayoub Nassiri

Interning at THT (2015-2016) provided an opportunity to intern also at KPMG NL as a Junior Project Manager working on

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History

"Trompenaars Hampden-Turner began with Charles and I in 1989, I remember Charles saying, when I was young, I wanted to keep everything to myself, now that I am older, please use it."
Fons Trompenaars

Riding the Waves of Culture, 4th ed.

The bestselling guide to leading effectively in a global business environment―now updated to address radical changes in politics, society, economics and tech