About Us

The hofstede centre is operated by itim International, a network based consultancy. With the endorsement of Professor Geert Hofstede, the doors of the hofstede centre opened as the certifying and academic branch of itim International in the beginning of 2012. We reach out to all of those who want to get more insight into Professor Hofstede’s research.

the hofstede centre’s main goal is to offer high quality education in the field of culture and management based on academic research and practical experience. The centre services all those who want to become certified and who have been certified by us in the fields of Intercultural Management (ICM) and Organisational Culture and Change Management (OC).

Next, we want to meet two more objectives:

  • Based on our ever-expanding data bank and an increase of practical experience, we will develop our body of know-how so that we can service lecturers, practitioners and clients in an ever more effective, efficient and enjoyable manner
  • The more successful we will become commercially, the more we will sponsor research in our field of operations

 

 

 At the moment the following persons are working in the centre:

Karin Faase
Karin Faase
Certification agent in the field of OC
Misho Minkov
Misho Minkov
Senior Advisor
Carel Jacobs
Carel Jacobs
Certification agent in the field of Intercultural Education
Chika Miyamori
Chika Miyamori
Certification agent for Japan
Miguel Gurrola
Miguel Gurrola
Certification agent
Michael Schachner
Michael Schachner
Operations
Aleksej Shachlanskij
Aleksej Shachlanskij
Logistics and programming