The most important asset of a consulting company is its people. Our experienced consultants have backgrounds in business, behavioral psychology, intercultural communication and organizational development. Although formalized in 2003, the Managing Partners of IGB have worked together for the past 25 years and comprise a tight-knit team.
1.Dr. Nori Furuya is CEO and Co-Founder of the IGB Network, Visiting Professor of University of Missouri St.Louis in the United States
Dr. Nori Furuya has been involved in global business management for more than 25 years at Japan Airlines, and also in the training & consulting field for more than 13 years. He has lived and worked in the United States, UK, Kuwait, and Bahrain. During this time, he served as expatriate manager of Japan Airlines. He holds a Bachelor Degree of Social Science of Waseda University, and Master of Busienss Administration of Aoyama Gakuin University. He also holds Ph.D. of Tsukuba Unviersity in the area of Global Human Resource Management.
In addition, he is a licensed master THT consultant, a master CentACS trainer, and a certified FGI coach. He served as Adjunct Professor on Management Program of Kanagawa University. He is also an International Business Advisory Board Member and Visiting professor of University of Missouri, St.Louis in the United States.
Currently, Nori Furuya is involved in research & consulatancy activities on Global Human Resource Management and has been working in the areas of global management development, and transnational cultural management as a consultant, trainer or coach.
2.Jimmy Niblock is Managing Partner and co-founder of the IGB Network, Adjunct Professor of McGill/MBA
Jimmy has been involved in the training and consulting field for more than 25 years and has worked in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Qatar, Germany, UAE, UK, Thailand, and Japan. During this time, he served as trainer, facilitator, and consultant to a wide range of industries, including the electronics, energy, financial services, maunfacturing, automobile, and chemical industries, as well as the military. Jimmy’s doctoral work is in Organization Development, while his two Masters degrees are in Education and in Organization Development. In addition, Jimmy is a licensed master THT consultant, a certified FGI coach, a master CentACS consultant, and a licensed NLP practitioner. He also serves as Adjunct Professor on the McGill MBA where he teaches Organization Behavior, Global Leadership, and Cross-cultural Management.
Currently, Jimmy works with clients in the areas of: global organization development & integration, global HR issues, culture change, integration processes, leadership and team development, and intercultural competence. Jimmy works both nationally and internationally and he often works with senior management teams to help build cohesiveness and trust.
3.Tim Rabone is Managing Partner and co-founder of the IGB Network.
Tim has been involved in Human Capital development for the last 20 years of which 18 years have concentrated on intercultural communication. Having spent his early years in Africa, and twenty years in the Far East, he has spent most of his life away from his native Britain, refining his understanding of techniques to leverage culture as an asset for better business results. Tim is a licensed master THT consultant, a licensed master CentACS trainer, and a certified FGI coach.
Currently, Tim works closely with clients from various cultural and professional backgrounds in order to increase awareness, deepen understanding, and hone competencies and skills necessary for people in intercultural business contexts.
Tim works both nationally and internationally and his special interest area is Japanese organizations making the transition from international to global structures and strategies.