Lars Sudmann: Biography highlights

Lars is an advisor, keynote speaker and executive trainer on leadership, strategy, innovation and communication for global corporations and their leaders.

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Lars Sudmann’s background

He is the owner of Sudmann & Company, a consulting and management training network. Lars is drawing on his business experience (e.g. as CFO Belgium of Procter & Gamble) as well as consulting expertise with Fortune500 companies to help companies achieve better business and organizational results.

Lars Sudmann supports executive teams in times of change, strategic redirection, performance improvement, and turnaround both as an advisor as well as an operational/interim manager.

He is a speaker with background in business leadership, finance and strategy, for instance as former CFO of Procter & Gamble Belgium. Lars has in-depth experience in engaging leadership and was featured on BBC Capital, Fast Company, Inc., the Chicago Tribune and many more. He is a lecturer at the universities of Braunschweig and Aachen (DE) and is frequently invited to speak at major conferences as e.g. The Project Zone conference.

Additionally, Lars spends his time analyzing what makes businesses and individuals successful, e.g. as lecturer at the universities of Braunschweig (business leadership), Lüneburg (organizational change & virtual teams) as well as the RWTH Aachen University (innovation in communication).

He also frequently shares these insights at conferences in Europe, the US and Asia. He is the 6-times Belgian and 2-times European Champion of Public Speaking and you can watch his appearance at TEDx.

Lars consults, speaks, and trains in English, German, and Dutch.




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Great leaders transform organizations by thinking INSIDE the box | Lars Sudmann | TEDxLuxembourgCity
Great leaders transform organizations by thinking INSIDE the box | Lars Sudmann | TEDxLuxembourgCity
Will we still need leaders in a world of A.I.? Keynote speech on Leadership and AI
Will we still need leaders in a world of A.I.? Keynote speech on Leadership and AI
Great leadership starts with self-leadership | Lars Sudmann | TEDxUCLouvain
Great leadership starts with self-leadership | Lars Sudmann | TEDxUCLouvain
The Spaghetti Principle of Innovation | Lars Sudmann | TEDxUBIWiltz
The Spaghetti Principle of Innovation | Lars Sudmann | TEDxUBIWiltz
Speech at PMI Belgium National Event, May'10
Speech at PMI Belgium National Event, May'10
Deutsche Post DHL

“Lars Sudmann gave a great keynote on global leadership and business storytelling at our 2015 Global Procurement Conference. He was able to give practical strategies that can be directly applied. Additionally, he kept the international audience fully engaged. On top, Lars Sudmann provided valuable ideas also on overall change management communication, which was highly productive and full of targeted advice. I very much look forward to working with Lars Sudmann again”

Dr. Mike Niessen
Executive Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer
European Commission

“Lars Sudmann conducted an outstanding senior management program on “Communication with Impact”. It was a great combination of short and powerful best practice sessions as well as in-depth feedback and highly targeted coaching advice in the individual sessions. I was able to immediately apply with success the ideas and tools learned. I truly enjoyed it – highly recommended.”

Nicola De Michelis
Deutsche Post DHL

“Lars Sudmann moderated a multi-day strategy event for our global procurement leadership board. He guided us through a process of strategy creation which was highly engaging and enabled powerful discussions. The outcome was highly actionable and concrete and we are able to immediately communicate the strategy to our stakeholders.”

Matthias Schwartz
Vice President, Head of Global Services Sourcing
Advanced Racing Computer

“Lars Sudmann of Sudmann & Company did a great job of motivating the whole group with his professional and enthusiastic style.”

Eric Snick
KONE International

“Lars Sudmann gave an outstanding executive training series on “leadership of global remote organizations” for the senior leaders of our Global Development organization. The training focused on the virtual environment of our organization and was highly appreciated by our senior leaders, ranking among the best programs that we had overall in KONE. Our senior leaders especially pointed out the actionability of the program, which enabled them to directly transform the way they lead their virtual organizations.”

Sylvie Badoual
Learning & Development Manager
Procter & Gamble

“Lars has been our regional and global owner for the presentation skills area and always recognized as a true master of the topic, not only because of how personal abilities but also because of being able to teach and coach others on that.”

Francesco Mantovani
Head of Leadership Development Europe
Microsoft Belgium

“I worked with Lars as part of a change leadership workshop. Lars led sessions to help leaders tell a compelling business story and with clarity and business impact. He truly worked with us to get results via a combination of practical ideas and tools as well as inspiring personal examples and convincing speaking style. I look forward to working again with Lars.”

Saskia Schatteman
CEO Var (VRT – Belgium) and former Head of Marketing
MasterCard Europe

“Lars Sudmann recently delivered an inspiring session to us on leadership.
He spoke on the importance of self-leadership in today’s changing business environment, where working remotely has become the norm. What I appreciated most was the fact that I learned strategies and practical tips that I could directly apply and I am still using today.”

Rhonda Oucha
Vice President
Delaware Consulting

“Lars Sudmann gave a keynote speech on “Leading in the New World” to the managers and partners of Delaware consulting. The presentation and discussion was very well received and highly valuable to us as Lars shared practical tools in an inspirational and engaging way.”

Steven Fleurent
Chief Information Officer
PMI Germany/FFM

“Lars gave a leadership seminar for our senior project managers at the PMI Frankfurt Chapter which received a perfect score. We are looking forward to working again with Lars.”

Ingo Kusch
Vice President
PMI FFM chapter

“I have known Lars since 2012 and have interacted to arrange Leadership seminars, but had a chance to meet and attend a Leadership workshop recently in Frankfurt. Needless to say about the vast experience he brings in as a business leader and speaker of popular conferences like TEDx, his enthusiasm and passion in delivering the content is extraordinary. I am sure that following the tools and best practices he provides will improve anyone’s personal and leadership skills. Am eager to explore opportunities to attend interesting workshops in the future.”

Sriganesh Natarajan
Manager SAP and Vice President

“Lars offered great guidance in narrowing the focus of my talk down to the 18 minutes allowed and offered advice of how best to present the material as a speaker. The talk was very well received and I don’t think I could have done that without him”

Dan Brodsky-Chanfield
5 times World Champion of Skydiving

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