A leading global manufacturer of adhesive tape represented in over 100 countries, and a wholly owned affiliate of Beiersdorf AG.
tesa plant Hamburg, and later tesa SE, have been my clients since 2008. I supported tesa’s investments in Suzhou, China and in Sparta, USA by working directly with the Project Leader as a cross-cultural communication consultant and trainer. My work included raising cross-cultural awareness, preventing and solving cultural conflict and misunderstandings, and trainings for key project members. The project in Suzhou demanded highly skilled interventions as we were navigating both cultural and politically sensitive situations (German investor and Taiwanese supplier building a high-tech plant in China). This very complex and challenging project was finished on time and under budget due to great project leadership and outstanding teamwork, but also due to the cultural sensitivity and empathy.
Within the Sparta project I assisted the German manager who took on the leading position in the Sparta plant.
During my 10 years with tesa I have also delivered long-term trainings and courses in cross-cultural communication and emotional intelligence to employees from several departments including,production, SCM, complaints, HR and engineering.