David Solomons was formerly chief executive of CultureSmart!Consulting. Now an independent cultural specialist, he has been appointed cultural consultant to a number of leading management consultancies in Europe and the US. His expertise is in delivering a uniquely holistic approach to all aspects of cross cultural orientation and international management training for corporates, public bodies, NGO’s and charitable institutions globally.
Born and raised in England, David Solomons’ background is in behavioural psychology as well as training and business. Having lived, worked and run organizations in the U.S., The Middle East, Spain, France and the U.K., he is fluent in four languages and also trained as a psychotherapist.
As one of the world’s leading experts on Cultural Intelligence, David delivers papers, lectures and speeches on cross cultural and human understanding throughout the world, and has been a regular speaker at the world renowned Conference for World Affairs in Boulder, Colorado. He was also on the steering committee of a British cross-party parliamentary initiative working for the establishment of a Ministry for Peace.
He has also created and delivers courses on Cultural Intelligence as a visiting lecturer at a number of International Business Schools, including being on the faculty of Bologa University’s School of International Affairs as visiting Professor. He works for a number of NGO’s in Sarajevo, Israel/Palestine and in the International Criminal Court in The Hague. He is also the official Cultural Intelligence trainer to the British Olympic Committee.
David is also a member of New Blue Earth, an international group of 70 of the world’s top influencers working to create a planet-friendly paradigm shift in the world’s Social, Economic, Environmental, Technological and Educational environments
Work in the media has included co-writing and presenting the ‘Crossing Cultures’ feature in BBC World TV’s weekly travel programme ‘FastTrack’. David Solomons regularly writes columns for publications and broadcasts throughout the world.