Maarten Asser's engaging and highly interactive presentation and facilitation style, his professional insights, and personal anecdotes have made him a highly regarded speaker and facilitator on a variety of leadership and management topics around the world. His areas of interest and expertise are Globalization and Integration, Global Leadership, Change, and Dilemma Management, High Performing Teamwork and Intercultural Competence, and the process of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Maarten is a strong proponent of corporate collective intelligence and uses business driven action-learning principles in his designs and facilitations to keep work sessions focused on the current operational and strategic development challenges of his clients. He also masters the required intercultural management skills and competences that he learned through his intense 12.5 year association with Fons Trompenaars and Charles Hampden-Turner.
Maarten facilitates some of Duke CE's premier executive development courses worldwide and collaborates with various international business schools especially Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and the Indian School of Business, in Hyderabad, India.
Maarten uses his experience and expertise to show decision-makers how management of assumptions of culture, style, and expertise can create better relationships, innovative processes, and team building, and can lead directly to improved and sustainable organizational performance. His list of international clients includes Novartis, Corning, Telenor, Goldman Sachs, Vattenfall, Dubai Government, Tata & Sons. Ltd., Hydro, Standard Bank, Campofrio Food Group, IBM, Intel, Enrichment Technologies, HSBC, Mahindra, PGS, ING, Genzyme, Starwood Hotels, and Thomson Reuters and others in the private and academic world.
Maarten graduated from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Faculty of Law, with a degree in International Organizations and Intellectual Property, which still catches his interest. Further studies included an MBA in Innovation, Strategy, Information and Technology from THESEUS International Management Institute in Sophia Antipolis, France, and extensive coursework at NYU, New York, USA.
Maarten worked for nearly 10 years in the international scientific, technical, and medical publishing industry in New York City, before his MBA launched his true passion for learning and development. He co-founded Culture Learning Group to support the broader scope of the work with our partners.