Robert Paul Schwippert


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. 


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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  • Programme 2: Follow up from RT4L TV Series 'Hoe maakt u het' December 16, 2017
    The programme broadcast 16 December explored Corporate Culture. For further information about the Apps mentioned in the programme MandA App   Innovation App   Change App  […]
  • Programme 1: Follow up from RT4L TV Series 'Hoe maakt u het' December 9, 2017
    You can download the App free from the Apple App store (IOS version) or Google Play store (Android version). Just search your app store for ‘Culture for Business’. For more information on the Intercultural Team App see here Watch this video clip of Fons (90 seconds) explaining the rationale for digitising culture tools and introducing the CFB App. […]
  • 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 […]