Banu Golesorkhi

Visiting Professor of Intercultural Management

Banu Golesorkhi is Professor of Intercultural Management at the Stockholm School of Economics (Executive Education) and a Visiting Professor at Vlerick Business School. Her expertise includes building trust in teams and organisations and developing intercultural competence. 

Banu designs and teaches research-based and highly interactive programs for increasing the intercultural awareness and competence of managers working across cultures.  She also specialises in building trust and trustworthiness in teams. 

Born in Iran and raised in Switzerland, Banu then studied in the United States. She currently lives and works in Brussels.

At Vlerick, Banu teaches on various customised programmes.

Who am I?

  • Visiting Professor at Vlerick Business School
  • Member of the international faculty at the Stockholm School of Economics, Executive Education (Sweden)
  • Doctor in Human and Organisational Learning at the George Washington University (USA)
  • Master in Sociology and Bachelor in Human Ecology at Utah State University (USA)
  • Certified in numerous psychological instruments designed to assess and develop intercultural competence
  • Volunteer at Oxfam Belgium and at the Red Cross Belgium

My expertise

Assessing cross-cultural adaptation and performance

Intercultural awareness and competence for teams working internationally or across cultures

Building trust and trustworthiness in teams