Over the past 20 years, Lionel Laroche has provided cross-cultural training and consulting services to over 100,000 people in 20 countries. Lionel specializes in helping professionals and organizations turn the challenges often associated initially with cultural differences into a source of creativity and innovation. Lionel is a very dynamic, entertaining and educational speaker. He teaches courses regularly in several business schools; he is the author of three books. Born and raised in France, he obtained his Diplôme d’Ingénieur from the Ecole Polytechnique de Paris and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology.