Jeanne Boden (包德贞), PhD in Oriental Languages and Cultures UGent, AMP Solvay Brussels School Economics and Management established ChinaConduct® (2002) and Cultural Quantum, an organization assisting companies and organizations to optimize international cooperation. She has trained and coached thousands of people, including C-level managers, business and governmental top leaders. She is widely respected for her extensive knowledge, her practical approach and for her coaching in Cross-Cultural Leadership Excellence.
Jeanne began studying Chinese in 1989, a symbolic year for China and also for her. During her MA Oriental Languages and Cultures she selected courses such as Comparative Cultural Studies, which opened her eyes to the complexity of cross-cultural cooperation. She has spent many years in Asia (Greater China) working in a variety of functions in academic, business and government-related environments. Each year, Jeanne deeply immerses herself in the Asian world for several months. These are periods of intensive observation, research and work, which she finds very enriching. Her addiction to new challenges brought numerous projects to her door. The combination of wide practical experience in Asia and ongoing research make her the cultural expert she is today. She has been fascinated by Asian societies, by what it means to be an individual in group-oriented contexts, by organizational dynamics and leadership inspired by different traditions, and by finding balance between apparent incompatible systems. Throughout the years she has built an extensive knowledge network with business people, lawyers, scholars, writers, and artists.
In 2017 she received a working grant from Pascal Decroos Fund for her project on One Belt One Road.
Jeanne’s PhD research was nominated for the CCAA Contemporary Chinese Art Critic Award 2011, an award established by Uli Sigg in 1997.
In 2009 she received a working grant from Pascal Decroos Fund for Investigative Journalism for a project in Xinjiang in North West China. The result of this project – the book Xinjiang. De nieuwe grens van China – was nominated by the Association of Research Journalism for the De Loep 2011 award and the VVOJ yearbook.
Sworn translator Chinese – Dutch/English
AIB-Vincotte International Certified Trainer 2003
QFor Certified (100% Client Satisfaction) 2006
QFor Certified (Process Scan) 2009