Christian Erfurth
Culture and Management consultant

After studies in engineering and business administration he worked for a German company in Stockholm during 1973/74. In May 1974 he left for a year in Malaysia where he took time to travel around in Asia and to get contacts for starting his company, SWEDECHRIS in 1974.

During the rest of the 70-ties he worked as a consultant for Swedish companies to set up their businesses in Asia. In 1979 he became a lecturer for 6 years in International Business at Lund University. He also joined MiL, (Management in Lund), where he worked with international management development programs until 1994.

In 1984 he met Professor Geert Hofstede and the year after he joined itim, (Institute for training in intercultural management). Itim, today Hofstede Insights is an international network of consultants who use Hofstede’s research on intercultural management as a base, especially his 6-D Model©.

For the last 30 years he has been conducting intercultural management workshops for Swedish/Nordic multinational companies and their activities anywhere in the world. Beside Europe and the USA, he has also conducted many workshops in the Asia Pacific Region. In recent years Africa, the Middle East and East&Central Europe have come more into focus. In Russia he has been involved in 12 assignments. With his German background he has also works with German and Swedish integration.

He was born in Malmö. Today he lives in Lund, close to Malmö in Southern Sweden. He speaks fluent Swedish, German and English.

For further information, please contact:

Christian Erfurth, SWEDECHRIS AB
Gyllenkroks Allé 13A, SE–222 24 Lund, Sweden
Telephone: +46-(0)46-147054
Mobile: +46-(0)70-5907388 
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A member of Hofstede Insights since 1985.


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