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Adam Burden

Adam is an HR and OD professional of long-standing working with multinational companies such as the Kingfisher Group and TNT. His work in Kingfisher (B&Q) was to manage the International Training and Development department. As a precursor to those responsibilities, he played a leading part in a project to train Chinese commercial recruits in retail selling skills for the highly sucessful run-out of B&Q stores all over China. At TNT, in the Netherlands, his remit was more in the Organisational Development field, where he drove through an Investors in People accreditation process.

Before joining the East Asia Business clan, he also built up five years of experience as a cross-cultural consultant. Although he can happily deal with any cultural issues that his clients throw at him, his specialism in the intercultural field is China and Taiwan where he lived for seven years (and found his wife).