Stefan Palarie, M.A.
Intercultural Trainer & Consultant—Interact Romania
Stefan is a native Romanian, having lived his childhood under the Communist regime. After the revolution in 1989, he was involved in intercultural affairs while a student at the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest and became a member of AIESEC. During a very active six-year membership, he worked for AIESEC in Romania, Turkey and Belgium. He was involved in preparing students all over Europe for successful international exchange experiences. He designed, prepared and delivered intercultural training sessions for hundreds of students, and delivered "Train the Intercultural Trainers" programs. He facilitated and chaired conferences in more than 15 countries all over the world.
After returning to Bucharest from Brussels, Stefan worked as an IBM Human Resources consultant for Procter & Gamble, where he was responsible, among other things, for the Expatriate and Relocation Services of P&G in seven Balkan countries.
After his experience with IBM and Procter & Gamble, Stefan started organizing "Integration to Romania" training programs for companies such as ABN AMRO and Electrolux. He recently joined INTERACT Romania where he is involved in designing and delivering intercultural training programs for expatriate top executives working in Romania.
Stefan holds a Master's Degree in Communication and Human Resources Management, and he is passionate about traveling (particularly in Asia and Africa) and exploring new cultures and continents.
Co-author of Cultural Detective Romania