Ardi Bouwers

Founder
"WE AIM TO BUILD BRIDGES AND CONNECT PEOPLE."

A professional with 35 years of experience in intercultural management, communication and education. With a journalists curiosity and eagerness to dive deeper into cultures.

Ardi Bouwers has a broad experience in cross-cultural communication, management and journalism. She teaches at universities in the Netherlands on China in the 21st century and in China on journalism and intercultural communication. She also hosts workshops on cross-cultural communication and she is the author of a book on communication between Dutch and Chinese people.

Watch a video of Ardi's Pecha Kucha presentation in Guangzhou, China, on the Dutch identity and 'square' communication style - 3 lessons about the Netherlands - here.

In media management, as deputy editor-in-chief of Radio Netherlands Worldwide, she has been responsible for over 200 professionals from around the globe. Furthermore, she is an experienced interviewer and moderator.

She has in-depth expertise and experience in the international media industry. Through decades of intensive cooperation with colleagues from China, the Arab world and Africa, she has learned to effortlessly switch between different perspectives.

Tao Yue

Culture and Business Case Expert
"I AM DEVOTED TO INTERCULTURAL UNDERSTANDING AND BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT."

Provides customized East-West intercultural training and coaching. Develops insightful business case studies and executive training materials.

Tao has delivered cross-cultural training in Europe, the US, and China for such international clients as Shell, Siemens, Bosch, KLM Air France.

Tao is currently also Managing Editor at the Rotterdam School of Management’s Case Development Centre, working closely with academia and business to develop case studies and other educational material. Previously She worked as a journalist with Bridge News (acquired by Dow Jones) and Agence France Presse in Shanghai and as an International Programmes Manager at Leiden University.

Tao took her BA in English language and literature at Fudan University (1998) and MA in social sciences (cum laude) at the University of Amsterdam (2002). She publishes regularly in Chinese and English. Her debut novel Hong Xishuai was published in China in 2012 and came out in Dutch (Schemering boven Shanghai) and English (Shanghai Blue) translation in 2015.

Andy Clark

Expat and media specialist
"I LOVE STORIES ABOUT LIFE WITH THE DUTCH, STORIES THAT MAKE YOU LAUGH AND CRY."

Decades of international broadcast experience as a journalist and manager of intercultural teams. Founder and host of special podcast for expats 'Here in Holland'.

Andy is a British-Dutch journalist and podcaster with many years of media expertise and cultural understanding. As a professionally qualified journalist, he has worked for newspapers, radio and online and has considerable management and project management experience.

Currently, he is the host of the podcast for internationals in the Netherlands, Here in Holland, offering new insights, tips and advice to get the most out of life in the Netherlands. He also offers podcast production and training. Through podcasting, he helps companies unlock their stories, build stronger teams and achieve their goals.

Bei Wang

Communication consultant
"I AM HERE TO HELP YOU BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN EUROPE AND ASIA."

An experienced media consultant and communications strategist with cross-border and cross- industry expertise. Bei is an experienced business consultant and media entrepreneur specialised in public sector, private sector, media and creative industry.

She was born in China and has lived in Europe since 2000. Her cross-border and cross-industry expertise ranges from luxury, culture, fashion to media, education and healthcare.

In addition, Bei has been a successful manager in an international media organisation for many years.