Prof. Dr. Christoph Barmeyer, a banker and graduate in international cultural and business studies, is Chair of Intercultural Communication at the University of Passau. He has completed various qualifications as an intercultural trainer (SIIC Portland, USA) and systemic consultant (ISB Wiesloch). He has been working as an intercultural senior consultant since 1995. His clients include German, French, Swiss companies from sectors such as automotive, banking, chemicals, energy, IT, insurance. From 2000-2008 he had intensive contacts with French people as a university lecturer at the French business school Ecole de Management Strasbourg with responsibility for personnel and projects.He assumes that cultures emerge in dialogic reciprocal processes. Therefore, cultural differences are not only a problem, but a resource that can be used in complementary and synergetic ways by detecting and combining strengths. He is married and lives between Bavaria (Germany) and Provence (France).