Carlo Capponi

Expertise

Dr. Carlo E. Capponi has a profound understanding of how differences in culture and international co-operation affect business, gained while working in various industries: consumer goods, financial service, retail, information technology, industrial goods, health care and transportation.

Professional Experience

Before coming to THT, he gained line experience at Montedison, an Italian conglomerate, in turnaround projects across Europe and in international business development. More recently, he has focused his practice around issues of global strategy development, cultural change management, facilitation of post merger integration, corporate governance and corporate social responsibility. He has authored articles on strategy, corporate planning and process re-engineering, and has assisted his clients in managing international strategies, international expansion, and global organizational development.

Background

Dr. Carlo E. Capponi studied business and economics at Bocconi University (Milan), where he was contract professor for Strategic Planning and Technology Management from 1995 to 1999. He is bilingual with Italian and German and has a good command of English, Spanish and Portuguese. He has 3 children, and lives and works between Amsterdam, Munich and Milan.

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  • Announcement September 12, 2017
    Trompenaars Hampden-Turner Consulting has decided to terminate its formal collaboration with KPMG. Having evaluated our working relationship we both concluded that a separation is in the best interest of both parties. This means that we and our holding Trompenaars Hampden-Turner Consulting B.V. will continue our consulting activities independently from KPMG. […]
  • We're getting multi-culturalism all wrong - Patheos (blog) June 4, 2017
    Patheos (blog)We’re getting multi-culturalism all wrongPatheos (blog)And here I have pulled Riding the Waves of Culture, by Fons Trompenaars and Charles Hampden-Turner, off the bookshelf. This was a book that was given to us as reading material when we were preparing for our expat assignment in Germany, and it was … For the full article, please see here: htt […]
  • The new geography of management - Chartered Management Institute April 7, 2017
    Chartered Management InstituteThe new geography of managementChartered Management InstituteCultural theorists Charles Hampden-Turner and Fons Trompenaars believe that such companies owe their success to ignoring Western advice and plotting a distinctively Chinese course. Their genius, they posit, has been to integrate elements that, to the … For the full art […]
  • Got Strategic Goals They Won't Happen Without The Right Corporate Culture - Mondaq News Alerts (registration) April 2, 2017
    Got Strategic Goals They Won’t Happen Without The Right Corporate CultureMondaq News Alerts (registration)It is therefore crucial to ensure that the firm’s values are lived by its individuals in their day-to-day work, and that they fully reflect the firm’s ambition and strategy. Thanks to the acquisition of the research firm THT, founded in 1985 by Pr. Dr … […]
  • Hard M&A Deals Need Soft Skills, Says Grant Thornton - CFO innovation ASIA March 28, 2017
    Hard M&A Deals Need Soft Skills, Says Grant ThorntonCFO innovation ASIAIt’s a statement backed up by Fons Trompenaars, a management consultant and author who specializes in intercultural issues. He has claimed that two out of three mergers fail due to not taking care of cultural issues. “The difficulty is not in the … For the full article, please see: ht […]