Institute of Directors International Trade Group – Danny Kalman

IoD International Trade Group – Danny Kalman – ‘Cultural exchange: surviving, thriving and transforming a business as a foreigner’.

Danny worked as the first non-Japanese HR Director of Panasonic’s European operations. He was responsible for HR staff in 15 countries, worked closely with the Business Domains in Japan and was a Board Member of Panasonic Europe. Interestingly he also worked with long time member of Fortis Consulting London and cross-cultural communication guru, Barry Tomalin!

David Stringer-Lamarre, MD, FortisCL said “Very interesting to hear about challenges and successes, and hear Danny place significant importance upon effective inter-cultural engagement. I particularly noted the comments about nemawashi.

“The competent event host was Vanessa Dal Busco, Vice-Chair, IoD International Trade Group and the introduction to Danny was delivered by Rie Hamaguchi, Vice-Chair, IoD Japan Business Group.”

Image right to left: Rie Hamaguchi, Vanessa Dal Busco, Danny Kalman and David Stringer-Lamarre