Thomas Baumer is the founder and director of the CICB Center of Intercultural Competence Ltd.
He studied business economics (graduating as a business economist HWV / FH) and has 20 years of managerial experience in different international companies. As an assessor, he has carried out more than 500 assessments since 2001.
Thomas Baumer is a member of the Association of Management Consultants Switzerland (ASCO), the Swiss Institute for Board Directors and Managers (SIVG) and the Swiss Management Association (SMG).
In addition to his activities with the CICB Center of Intercultural Competence, he is a speaker at universities, member Top 100 Excellent Trainers and Keynote-Speaker at Speakers Excellence. He was director of the A+O Career Group (assessments, outplacements, international assignments and coaching) from 2001 to 2008.
He worked for the Swiss airline Swissair as a Division Manager and Deputy General Manager until 1999, and was responsible for business administration, marketing, network management, purchasing and sales at the Swissair Training Center (recruiting pilots and managers for Swissair and other companies, organising courses and further training for pilots and flight attendants, in Human Aspects Development).
In the course of business and personal travel, he has visited more than 100 countries. He is a member of Traveler's Century Club and Senior Research Fellow of the International Society for Philosophical Enquiry (ISPE). His working languages are German, English, French and Spanish, with knowledge in Italian and Russian.
For many years, he has occupied himself with the topic of intercultural competence. In addition to writing other works on the subject, he authored "Evaluating intercultural competence" and the Handbook Intercultural Competence (2 volumes), which is recognised as the standard work on intercultural competence by many experts in the field. He has developped the Prognostic Assessment and coined this concept. In May 2000 he founded the CICB Center of Intercultural Competence.
Since April 2003, Dr. Jörg Sorg is member of the Management-Team within CICB, where he is responsible for the the departments Courses and Marketing. He has studied at the ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich). He was partner of a venture-capital financed enterprise in the USA and first CEO of the WWF Switzerland. As Coach and Trainer within numerous companies he gained important awareness and experiences about the topic "uniqueness". He is an executive consultant and director of the network J. T. Sorg & Partner.