> Rebecca Penna spent over ten years working in the field of international diplomacy at the British Consulate-General, Marseille <

Rebecca occupied a number of positions, including Consular Assistant, IT Systems Administrator, Commercial Assistant, rising to become Commercial Attaché in the position of Vice-Consul (Commercial).

Rebecca Penna

Within that time she spent a highly rewarding seven years working for the UK's international trade department "UK Trade & Investment" advising and accompanying British companies with their export strategy in France, undertaking tailored market research, managing teams and projects such as sector specific trade missions, high profile business events, marketing campaigns as well as writing Ambassador briefings and speeches.

In 2007 she moved into international management consultancy and training, and one of her key activities is designing cross cultural corporate events in the South of France for foreign companies and professionals. Rebecca facilitates their integration and designs tailor made training and consulting to accompany clients and facilitate their success in the local business world.

In 2008 she also joined the IBI team delivering tailor-made training in French and English across Europe in cross-cultural communication, working effectively across cultures in diverse teams, and global client management. She has successfully delivered programmes recently for Arval, BNP Paribas, HSBC, Areva, Redcats Group, CFAO and also lectures at the ESCP Europe on International Business Development with Nathalie Prime.

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