About Us

Anja and Maarten share a decade-long working relationship due to their affiliation with Trompenaars Hampden-Turner and numerous projects offering intercultural business solutions. At Culture Learning Group, they have joined forces to serve their clients with the best possible expertise with the support of a network of the best practitioners in the field.


Anja Langbein-Park

Anja Langbein-Park Anja's deep understanding of strategic leadership and intercultural business challenges is rooted in her professional career and personal life experiences in Europe, Asia and the US. Her career spans over twenty years in senior positions in academia and international corporate organizations.

Anja's work focuses on cultural intelligence as the indispensable context for developing collective leadership and organizational effectiveness. Her ability to guide leadership teams through strategic business dilemmas combined with her skills as an executive facilitator have made her a highly sought after expert in the design and delivery of leadership and team building programs for Fortune 500 companies worldwide. Anja's highly engaging style and interactive personality has earned her a strong reputation as an energetic and sought-after speaker on such topics as Cultural Intelligence, Leadership Teams, Dilemma Management and Organizational Effectiveness.

Throughout her career, Anja has worked with a wide range of international clients including AECOM, American Express, Boehringer Ingelheim, Conoco Phillips, Edelman, GE, General Motors, Harley Davidson, Iberdrola, IBM, the International Monetary Fund, Johnson and Johnson, Siemens, Lafarge, Novelis, Novo Nordisk, Philips, and Texas Instruments.

Anja is a graduate of the University of Greifswald in Germany. She holds graduate degrees from Tufts and Harvard University in Technology and Education. She studied at the MIT Media Lab under Sherry Turkle and Mitchel Resnick and completed extensive course work at the Harvard Business School and the Kennedy School of Government.

After working in Public Relations for several years, Anja joined Trompenaars Hampden-Turner (THT) in 2002. In 2012, she co-founded Culture Learning Group to offer her clients highly customized and targeted learning solutions.

Anja is a faculty member of Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, Tuck Business School at Dartmouth College and Smith College where she teaches courses within their respective corporate education programs worldwide.

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Maarten Nijhoff Asser

Maarten Nijhoff AsserMaarten 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.

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