Jean Vanhoegaerden

Jean Vanhoegaerden

Organisational Change, Cross Cultural Management, Globalisation

Jean Vanhoegaerden specialises in international management, different aspects of this are: Leadership and Organisational Change, and Cross Cultural Management and Globalisation. He is a permanent member of the faculty of Ashridge Business School. Jean has consulted to numerous firms in most parts of the world, and has taught executive courses in North and Latin America, Europe, Singapore, South Africa, Australia and the Middle and Far East. Jean speaks regularly at in-company conferences around topics such as leadership, change and cross cultural differences. He also teaches at Gordon Institute of Business science in Johannesburg and the Hong Kong University of science and technology.

His interests are linking the strategic aspects to the ‘softer areas’ in business. His responsibilities at Ashridge are mainly in developing and delivering management development programmes for international clients. His business and academic experience is situated as human resources manager in a European business unit of Honeywell and management development manager at Honeywell’s European HQ. He was responsible for the development and design of management development programmes and trainer on several courses in teambuilding and performance management at a European level. He also worked for a Swedish consultancy group working on recruitment, assessment and coaching for clients in various business sectors and in many countries. His early career was spent as research assistant with the Centre for Organisational and Personnel Psychology in Belgium. He worked on outdoor training, group dynamics and teambuilding, and organisational culture.

Jean has a Masters degree in Organisational and Personnel Psychology and has followed courses at Thunderbird, Harvard University and at Tuck School of Business. His recent research is situated in global mindset and decision making.