Robert Paul Schwippert

Expertise

Robert Paul is a cultural expert with particular focus on cultural change and integration, having in-depth practical knowledge and understanding of change management in complex organizations.

Professional Experience

Robert Paul has over 20 years consulting and management experience, working mainly in Europe, but also in Australia and the United States.

He has led many strategic change and transformation programmes, such as large-scale re-organisations, cultural integration and leadership development programs as well as mergers and acquisitions. Since his time with THT, he works closely together withFons Trompenaars, acting as trainer and consultant. He has consulted/trained with companies such as BP Oil, Castrol, Philips, Bearing Point, Shell, Schneider Electric and SHV. 

Robert Paul is very much a pragmatic businessperson and sees culture and business as going hand in hand. He is a respected speaker on international conferences on culture, leading change and transformation. 

Background

A native of The Netherlands he developed his passion for culture through working internationally for most of his career. He understands the cultural context where business issues manifest themselves and is actively looking for the ‘courageous conversations’ that will companies help to achieve improved performance.

Robert Paul graduated from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam School of Management. He holds a postgraduate degree in Change Management from the VU University, Amsterdam and completed the Coaching and Consulting for Change Program (INSEAD), leading to a degree in Organizational Psychology.

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  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
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    The Nation NewspaperEngineers push for safety in manufacturing, othersThe Nation NewspaperShe called on participants to focus on building a strong and sustainable safety culture for business and economic progress. Also speaking against the backdrop of building collapse and other unfortunate incidents in the construction industry, the Group … For the full art […]
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