Dr. Jerome Dumetz
Dr. Jérôme Dumetz has extensive experience as a cross-cultural researcher on the Eastern European management practices. He holds a diploma in international trade from ISEA in Paris, a bachelor’s degree with a focus on cross-cultural conflict resolution from Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Gröningen, a master’s degree in Eastern European business from the Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics; and a PhD from the Plekhanov University. He used to be a member of the Faculty of Business at the Plekhanov University, and has been the international programs coordinator at the Unicorn College in Prague, Czechia since 2009. He is also an independent cross-cultural management facilitator and consultant. Dr. Dumetz has had many professional positions in various cities globally such as San Francisco, Saint Petersburg, Paris, Moscow, Montréal and Prague. He has organized cross-cultural trainings for major global corporations such as Microsoft, Enel, Total, SuperJet International, Leroy-Merlin, NaDom, Auchan, and Ozon. In addition, he has been delivering cross-cultural managerial coaching sessions for managers at J.P. Morgan, PepsiCo, Danone, Alcoa, Servier, British Petroleum and others. Dr. Jérôme Dumetz has been an invited speaker at events organized by the American Chamber of Commerce, the European Association of Businesses, and the Franco-Russian and Franco-Czech Chambers of Commerce. His articles have appeared in academic publications as well as periodicals such as the Moscow Times, the Moscow News, Passport, and the RBCC Bulletin. He is the co-author of the first textbook in Russian on cross-cultural marketing. He is also the editor and co-author of a cross-cultural management textbook with renowned management specialists such as Fons Trompenaars, Ed Schein, Meredith Belbin, Dean Foster or Stephen Covey. He is fluent in French and English, and has a strong working knowledge of Russian, as well as some Spanish and Czech. He regularly teaches at the Plekhanov Academy and St Petersburg State University (Russia), ESSEC and ESCE (France), FH Steyr (Austria), VŠE and Unicorn College (Czech Republic), Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), Christ University (India), RMUTP (Thailand) or FH Würzburg (Germany).
Kurt Treumann started his career in private German enterprises. Later he moved to the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK), for which he has been working for the last twenty-three years. He studied economics at Verwaltungs und Wirtschaftsakademie Wuerzburg (VWA) and competed his studies as Betriebswirt (VWA) in 1999. Kurt Treumann started to work for the IHK as a consultant for International Affairs. In 2012 he became Referent, and he has been the Director for International Affairs / Bereichsleiter International since 2014. Mr. Kurt Treumann is responsible for the promotion of internationalization of Mainfranconian companies through the provision of various types of services such as export- and import consultancies, market development projects, events and meetings, international business travels, certification, and confirmation of special documents relating to foreign businesses. Together with Bayern International, a sister organisation of Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wirtschaft, Landesentwicklung und Energie, he has developed, organized and attended a number of official participations at international trade fairs for SMEs all over the world.
His employer, The IHK Wuerzburg-Schweinfurt, operates within the service network of 8 IHKs all over Germany, and 140 offices of the German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHK) in 92 countries. It has got 75 thousand members. The export-quote of Mainfranconia is over 43 percent.