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You are seeking a new professional challenge and you are looking forward to cooperating in an international team? You can identify yourself with icunet's values and company guidelines? In this case we are looking forward to your application!

Alexander Höpfner

Head of Intercultural E-learning & Assessment

"Level up! Together with my team I am enabling people to gain intercultural competence in a virtual environment and furthermore make it possible to measurably illustrate this – any time, any place."


The culture shock after a very intensive year abroad in Honduras influenced me so strongly that I decided to study the impact of culture on people. For this reason I studied psychology in the Netherlands, Germany and Great Britain and eventually graduated in cross-cultural psychology. I gained my first work experience directly in the branch of intercultural consulting with the main focus on change management and organizational consulting. I started at icunet in the end of 2014 in the field of intercultural assessment. Since the summer of 2015 I am leading the fascinating division of itercultural e-learning and assessment. A great task where I can, together with many clients and colleagues, implement unique projects worldwide.


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For me the "orange spirit" stands for meeting challenges with innovative solutions.

Carina Stemplinger

Head of HR Administration

“After 12 years of employment with the company I rather belong to the senior staff members and know every corner of icunet. My experience combined with my curiosity help me contributing in different aspects to the corporate success.”
 
Already during my apprentice programme at icunet as office administrator I discovered my passion for HR topics, psychological testing procedures and accompanying new employees with their start in a new country. This is why I decided to continue managing a key account and our online tools after finishing my apprenticeship. Furthermore, putting my passion into practice I became the head of training within the company. Over time my affection toward HR related topics developed further. That is why I successfully specified as a business administrator with the focus on HR alongside my occupational activity. Since then I am working as icunet’s personnel officer. Additionaly, I am operating as head of HR administration since 2016.
 
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“Intercultural” for me is an attitude to life. As a genuine Bavarian with a fondness for the view beyond my own nose I am combining the love of my native region with the curiosity for foreign countries and cultures. For me, Orange is this passion to move new things every day and to be happy with what oneself is doing!

Julia Bindrich

Head of Global Strategy

“I am very empathic and I believe it my strength to empower and further develop others – both my team as well as the participants of my trainings.”

Other cultures and mentalities have always been fascinating me which is why, already at a young age, I travelled a lot and learned many languages such as Chinese. During my studies of languages, business and cultural regions in Passau I promptly encountered like-minded people. Within the framework of my thesis I eventually conducted research together with icunet in Spanish enterprises.
Subsequently I started at icunet as an intercultural trainer for Spain and China as well as assistant to the executive board. Additionally I made an on-the-job apprenticeship as a trainer. I was able to gain a direct insight in corporate action during my two years as assistant to the executive board. This is why I got the opportunity to found a subsidiary of icunet in China. As managing director I together with my continuously growing team in Shanghai established icunet as a brand within the German community and adapted our services to the Chinese market. After two years I switched to Munich into the position head of global mobility. This was due to passing on my experiences of location setup and to advance the company’s international strategy. My team is allocated on three continents. On an ordinary working day my contacts vary from the colleague in Switzerland via the client in northern China to the pitch in south Brazil – and all remote. This requires intercultural competence every minute.

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To work with passion and full dedication to always delight the client – no matter where in this world – with the perfect final touch.

Eileen-Rabea Westphal

Key Account Manager

“I like it to continually learn new things and meet new challenges. At icunet there hasn’t been one boring day in three years.”


My parents themselves were travelling the world as expats. As a four-year-old this is how I got to know what it means to be confronted with language as well as intercultural barriers. And how important it is to face this obstacles with frankness and a healthy degree of curiosity.
After my studies of international business and culture I did an internship at icunet. I realized that I can ideally bring in my knowledge and interests in this dynamic surrounding.
Meanwhile as a Key Account Manager I am advising one of our major clients from the automotive sector considering all intercultural topics. Similar to most companies, signs there point to global networking. Equipping employees, executives, spouses or teams in new international fields is an immensely great task.


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With icunet I found an employer who lives intercultural competence and passes the knowledge with an enormous amount of passion, professionalism and charm. Being a part of this team is motivation over and over.

Bassam Elemam

International and Intercultural Business Consultant

“I have a distinct positive way of thinking and the will to make the best out of every day. This motivates me daily to enthuse the participants of my intercultural trainings with intercultural topics and to enable and also encourage them to interchange with other cultures.”


As native Egyptian who has been living in Germany for nearly 15 years, I consider myself a German with Egyptian roots nowadays. Since my childhood I have always been living and working in different countries – privately and for business. My experience taught me to mediate between different cultures and it gives me great pleasure to play the role of the “bridge between cultures”. After my business studies at the University of Cairo I worked several decades in different positions, including management positions, in different companies. With starting 2011 as an intercultural consultant at icunet I turned my passion into profession. Every day I enjoy the diversity within the cooperation, both in-house in the team of intercultural consultants as external with multiple clients and cultures.


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For me orange means to always stay in motion, to do the daily work with passion and to link cultures appreciatively with each other.