Dr Holger Siemons joined the University of Northampton Business School in order to further his rewarding and interesting experience as researcher, consultant and corporate trainer.
Earlier positions of Dr Siemons were with Deutsche Telekom in Germany in the CEO's department dealing with regulation, political communication and principles and later in Global Marketing for the company's wholesale business in sea cable and satellite connections. Dr Siemons substantially contributed to advancing a large Knowledge Outsourcing Provider (Evalueserve) in India through integrating a culturally diverse workforce of industry specialists and building the cross-cultural competence of the leadership function. Other important international consulting assignments were with:
- the European Chamber of Commerce
- the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce
Dr Siemons holds a PhD from the University of Delhi (India), Faculty of Management Studies, an MBA from Newcastle University (UK) and a Diplom-Kaufmann - equivalent to BA (Hons) - from Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Germany.
Dr Holger Siemons has longstanding experience in the cross-cultural field and is strongly active in the field of social change and entrepreneurship. He combines international leadership experience with a distinguished ability to consider the softer side of management and leadership. An innovative trainer, Dr Siemons employs learner-centered and self-reflective learning approaches with contemporary and relevant business issues in the global corporate landscape. He, additionally, provides solutions for the personal development of leaders and managers who need to be successful in navigating a diverse workplace.
His hobbies being jogging, hiking, mountain biking and travelling, he is a promoter of balance, at the workplace, in private life and in mind.
Dr Holger Siemons teaches a variety of content surrounding cross-cultural management. He does so for undergraduate and postgraduate courses as well as for the University's MBA programme. He is, further, engaged in offering cross-cultural training courses to the international corporate world.
Dr Holger Siemons' research interests lie in areas such as virtual team development, cross-cultural integration strategies, the culturally infused preferences for the difference in the selection of communication tools, as well as the culturally different application of personal development strategies. He recently added the convergence of established forms of social responsibility toward creating social change to his research portfolio.
- Kuku-Siemons, D., Johannesson, J. and Siemons, H. (2012) Cultural narratives, Early Occupy Movement and the TEA Party: are revolts against E-SCAD and SCAD. In: Kouzmin, A., Witt, M. T. and Kakabadse, A. P. (eds.) State Crimes Against Democracy: Political Forensics in Public Affairs. London: Palgrave. pp. 112-118.