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SKEMA Alumni - Project management club's meeting

Wednesday 16 January 2019
19:00 - 22:00

SKEMA Alumni and the team of Project Management Club ambassadors are organising an event on

“Multicultural teams on the same project - how do you turn the challenge into opportunities?”

Get the opportunity to discuss with our three guest round-table participants.

Robert de Quelen is a coach and trainer in cross-cultural project management. He has 25 years of experience in communications consulting. While working at Edelman Public Relations, he set up and managed multicultural teams in France and abroad (Singapore, the Philippines, Great Britain) for major projects. Based in Paris, he implements group coaching techniques such as co-development and appreciative inquiry for big companies as well as startups. In January 2017, Robert co-founded Asianoveo, a Franco-Asian business community, with Asialyst, the French language news website covering all of Asia. Robert is a master coach certified by the International Coaching Institute and has also trained in appreciative inquiry.

Sandra Walker is a consultant, trainer and public speaker with around 30 years of experience abroad (Europe, Middle East and North America). She has successfully developed and run workshops for academia and corporate clients to iron out communication issues within cross-cultural project teams. Sandra works in French as well as English and has extensive experience running training sessions for not only large groups but also individuals. She teaches at KEDGE Business School, SKEMA Business School, IDRAC Lyon, and Université Charles de Gaulle. She is also a consultant for the European Training Center. Additionally, she conducts research into optimal approaches to leadership in project teams and coaches managers-in-training through their self-inquiry.  Finally, she manages a long-term humanitarian project in North Africa for the development of rural areas and of microcredit for entrepreneurs in developing countries.


Robert Wisnewski is a senior project manager and PMO manager. He has 10 years of experience in PMO leadership and project portfolio management. He has managed multicultural teams in the United States, India and France. Currently, he works for BCD Travel where he manages a portfolio of 30 projects in around twenty countries. Robby is American and based in Montpellier since 2011. He is certified in PMP, Prince2 and AgilePM. Since September, he has also been managing a programme of four projects in three different countries.

For more information, please contact Charlène Malterre.

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