Cross-Cultural Training

Africa - Middle East - India

Our trainers are in
the following countries:

  • South Africa
  • Egypt
  • UAE (including Dubai)
  • India – several locations
  • Saudia Arabia
  • Burkina Faso
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • For other locations, contact WorldWide Connect

Sample Bios

We have several specialists in this region. View a few bios below.

Middle East
Global Business Expert

One of our trainers is an international consultant who specializes in business establishment, growth and sales channel development in the Middle East and Africa.  He brings over thirty years of experience in sales, marketing and operations development as well as use of Manufacturers Representatives/Agents in the Middle East, Africa, EU and USA where he managed products, solutions and services to the process industries for Fisher Controls/Fisher-Rosemount/Emerson Process Management.  During his global career, he spent 16 years on international assignments in England (6 yrs), Dubai (3 yrs) and Saudi Arabia (7 yrs). As a result, he is intimately familiar with the culture, customs and local living conditions of this area

He has led the recruitment, selection, development and establishment of overall representative management programs including goals, evaluations, contracts, consolidations and terminations.  His business contacts and experience include the countries of Saudi Arabia, U.A.E., Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Egypt. In addition, he has traveled and/or worked in Libya, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon. He also has permanent resident status in the United Kingdom.

He has a B.S. degree in Engineering Management from the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy (now called Missouri University of Science & Technology, in Rolla, MO) and was an officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  He is also currently a member of the Middle East Policy Council, Theta Tau Professional Engineering Fraternity, Rotary International, ITEBS & Associates, Iowa Council for International Understanding (Board of Directors), Iowa State University–College for Seniors Curriculum Committee, and the Greater Des Moines Committee on Foreign Relations.

This trainer is a consultant for various companies and has resided for over two years in Saudi Arabia or Abu Dhabi since 2002.

South Africa
Global Leadership Expert

Another consultant we work with is an international consultant, author, speaker and environmental expert based in South Africa, He has worked with clients, ranging from governments to small NGOs around the world.  He has worked in Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Finland, the United States, and several African countries.

After spending about five years in a board level marketing position, he worked for 20 years

at a senior management level as the Human Resources Director.  In 2007, he founded Sirocco Strategic Management, a consulting firm specializing in assisting organizations in designing and implementing effective business strategies.  Sirocco has a strong focus on Triple Bottom Line sustainability.

Prior to establishing his consulting firm, Tony served for five years as the Chief Executive of the WWF (World Wildlife Foundation) in South Africa, was on the WWF Global Operations Executive (The Charter Group) and served on the WWF Global Conservation Programme Committee.  He also served for two years as the President of the Institute of Personnel Management (Southern Africa, 1991-1992), the largest professional human resource management body in Africa.  He was a member of the Advisory Boards of the Wits University School of Business Administration and the SHRM Global Forum of the International Society for Human Resource Management.

He is a member of the Minister of Environment Affairs Advisory Forum (NEAF), the South African Biodiversity Institute, the Johannesburg Securities Exchange Sustainability Index Advisory Committee, and the National Business Initiative Sustainable Futures Advisory Board.  He has also served on the Percy Fitzpatrick Advisory Board and was the

President of Rotary Stellenbosch.

This trainer also regularly delivers presentations on the subject of strategies in business and, in particular, the importance of people in making strategy work.  He uses the invaluable lessons of our natural heritage to bring these talks alive, to illustrate the points made, to emphasise the critical state of our Planet and the role that people and organisations can play in fixing it.

He has published a book on the subject of organisations and management entitled “After the Rain” and has new books in the pipeline.  He also writes a regular column on environmental issues for a regional newspaper and regularly talks on these topics on the radio.

A fifth-generation South African, he was educated at Queen’s College, Queenstown and at the Universities of Natal, Cape Town, South Africa and Wits. He has represented South Africa in athletics and was for many years a senior commentator for SATV on Athletics with a highlight being the opportunity to commentate on the Atlanta Olympics. He is a keen photographer, a private pilot and is passionate about the natural heritage of our Planet and particularly South Africa.

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