Gazprom International Training (GIT) held a session on cross-cultural communication and cooperation at the 4th meeting of the Joint Coordinating Committee (JCC) of Gazprom and Shell in the Hague.
The session gathered more than 80 people, including the JCC Heads, Sergey Khomyakov, Deputy Chairman of Gazprom’s Management Committee, and Maarten Wetselaar, Member of the Executive Committee of Royal Dutch Shell. GIT Director for Training & Development Rob Veersma and Member of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation and Cross-Cultural Communication Expert Svetlana Kuznetsova moderated the session. The theoretical part and brief interviews with the JCC Heads preceded an open discussion on the specifics of national communication models and the importance of cross-cultural interaction. The participants also shared their practical experiences related to cultural diversity integration.
All the participants emphasized the importance and necessity of such meetings with open discussions helping multinational teams work together more effectively.
Gazprom International Training is a specialized training center that organizes and conducts training courses that meet international standards. With an office in the Netherlands, Gazprom International Training is accessible to experts from around the world, allowing for the use of resources provided by its partners, major international educational and industrial centers operating in the region.
Shell is an integrated energy company aimed to meet the increasing global demand for energy resources abiding by the principles of economic, environmental, and social responsibility. Today, Shell, among other foreign majors, directly invests in the Russian economy. Several companies and joint ventures involving Shell operate in the Russian Federation, specifically, Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd. (Sakhalin-2 operator) and Salym Petroleum Development (the Salym Group of fields development).