Anat Kedem, M.A.
President, A&H International
Anat Kedem is an experienced professional with over 12 years of experience in cross-cultural training and facilitation. She was born and raised in Israel, and has lived in South Africa and the United States. Her experiences outside Israel and her re-entry into Israeli society shaped her cultural perspective on Israeli culture and triggered her interest in the nature of the cross-cultural encounter. Within Israel, she worked on the rifts dividing Israeli society, assisting Israeli Arabs, new immigrants and American Jews in trying to understand and interact with mainstream culture. As a consultant and trainer in Israel, she worked with government and nonprofit clients, focusing on internal diversity within Israeli society and its impact on organizational effectiveness. With Lucy Shahar in Israel, Anat worked within the corporate world assisting global teams. She facilitated workshops related to international employee relocation, multicultural team formation and management, as well as global cross-cultural business effectiveness, focusing on American-Israeli interaction.
Anat and her family relocated to the United States five years ago. Thus, her fourth expatriate experience, in Silicon Valley, has provided her with further opportunities to draw on her knowledge of cross-cultural issues, particularly as they relate to Israeli and American contact in the business world. Anat's insight into both American and Israeli cultures contributes to global professionals' abilities in communicating and navigating across cultures.
Co-author of Cultural Detective Israel