Beatrice Hunt is sole proprietor and founder of BE Consultants International, a cross-cultural communications consulting firm located in Berlin, Germany.
Beatrice has more than 12 years of experience in intercultural communications having worked in several multinational organizations including positions at the Embassy of the United States of America in Berlin and the German Pharmaceutical Research Based Industry Association. Ms. Hunt organized and managed conferences and industry-to-government meetings in support of the international corporate community. Following her career in government and various NGOs, Beatrice established her own business and has continued to share her knowledge and experience on how to manage and improve business and personal relationships in key markets, particularly the countries and markets of the Middle East.
Ms. Hunt has lived for over seven years in the Republic of Turkey and the Middle East, from 2008-2012 resided in the Republic of Korea, and from 2014 onwards, she resided in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. She has conducted and organized seminars on cross-cultural awareness at chambers of commerce, large and medium sized companies and universities in Germany, Kuwait and Korea. Throughout her career as an intercultural trainer, Beatrice has advised and counseled business executives from diverse cultural backgrounds. Her clients include: SAMSUNG, General Electric, United Technologies, Pratt and Whitney, Honeywell, and the American University of Kuwait and SABIC. Together with her Arab business partners, she consults medium-sized companies in Germany for their market entry in the Arabian Gulf countries. Beatrice attended professional development seminars offered by The Summer Institute of Intercultural Communication in Portland/OR, USA and received her intercultural trainer certificate. From May 2010-May 2012, Beatrice volunteered for Vice President of the German Club Seoul (www.germanclubseoul.org). In 2012, she got certified as a Conflict Competent Coach (Eckerd College, FL/USA). Since 2014, Ms. Hunt has been a visiting professor for intercultural management at the European University Viadrina.
Ms. Hunt holds a Master of Arts degree from the Free University of Berlin (arts and literature). Beatrice is a German citizen. Ms. Beatrice Hunt speaks German and is proficient in English, French and Spanish. Beatrice also has a working knowledge of Turkish.