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Michael A. Buchmann

Dr. Michael A. Buchmann


We can’t eliminate differences. But we can build bridges, leverage differences and create synergies.

I’m grateful for 50 years of international life and work, encounters and experiences. A pioneer in intercultural management (in a 17.000 people organization in 130 countries) and in bringing international leadership development to companies. Intercultural management and bridge building have become my passion and profession. My three adult daughters followed in my footsteps, each in her way, living and working abroad in several countries just as I / we did. – However, living far apart is ;-( – so who am I saying this to?

Countries

Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, United States, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates

Languages

German, English
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Professional background

  • Native Germany
  • Expatriate as employee, England, Crane, Houghton and Crane, Chartered Accountants & Auditors, London
  • Expatriate as advisor, Thailand, National Economic and Social Development Board, Prime Minister’s Office
  • Lead change manager, developed and introduced worldwide GTZ’s Project Management System
  • Expatriate as team leader, Integrated Regional Development Programme Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Manager international leadership development, introduced intercultural management
  • Contacted and learned from Hofstede personally
  • Founded IMTEAM – International Management Team (formerly Intercultural Management Team): international leadership and executive training, consulting, coaching, international team facilitation, international synergy consulting, international master programmes lecturing
  • Initiated and supervised intercultural country studies, assessed culture dimensions in several countries

Experience as coach or trainer

  • 40 years as trainer, consultant and coach
  • Hundreds of intercultural / international trainings
  • Facilitated ca. 100 international team start-up and team development workshops
  • Prepared and coached ca. 100 managers, executives and diplomats for foreign assignments
  • Worked in ca. 40 countries, and with about 100 countries.

Additional work experience

  • Second Lieutenant, adjunct to the G4 of an Armored Division, early in my life learned to assume responsibility for the lives of others
  • Team leader of an international development program during the fiercest time of civil war in Sri Lanka, kept it on track successfully
  • Researcher and team speaker, Collaborative Research Centre “Development Strategies”, DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft / German Research Foundation)

What people say about me

“You were a star for all the attendees today. They are still raving about you and your good combination of theory and application. Each had things they were going to do differently.”
Fay Kandarian, Ken Blanchard Senior Consultant and Trainer; preparation of a team of managers (female) to enter East European markets

„Sie sind überall sehr gelobt worden, was Sie gebracht haben und wie Sie es gemacht haben. Ich möchte deshalb noch mal auf Sie zukommen und zwar zum Thema ….“
Uli Böpple, Personalvorstand, ARAMARK Holdings GmbH & Co. KG; based on that work – with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Personalführung DGFP – ARAMARK received the “International Innovation in Diversity Award” of the Profiles in Diversity Journal, and the industry award “Caterer of the Year” in the category “Mitarbeiter & Motivation / Staff and Motivation”.

“Fantastic presenter, very knowledgeable of content, with relevant personal experience.“ / “Quite interactive and with concrete proposals” / “Very interesting, useful and with real examples that help a lot.”
Eckhardt Rümmler, CEO / Cord Landsman, CFO and COO Solar / Amaan Lafayette, Country Manager, E.ON Climate and Renewables; preparation for Saudi Arabia

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