Born in 1981 in Northern Hesse, Harald Penner completed his Master’s degree in Media Studies with a focus on Intercultural Communication.
Since he likes to discover new things and learn about the way people live in different countries and environments, he travels a lot. Especially the region of South-East-Asia and particularly China always attracted him. Harald Penner also lived out his great interest in Asia and Asian culture in his professional activities and was thus able to gain a great deal of experience as a managing director of the Asia-Pacific Forum Berlin, a consultant for project management in Southeast Asia and the management of PR and events and as a lecturer at the Chinese-German University College (CDHK) of the Tongji University Shanghai before joining CONTUR. Now he is working as trainer, consultant and coach for CONTUR-Consulting Shanghai and CONTUR GmbH Germany. His further qualifications as a certified mediator (Institute for Communication and Conflict Studies, Berlin), CELM (Certified European E-Learning Manager) and the successful participation in “The Trainer Training” (CONTUR GmbH) complete his profile. With the aim of building bridges between different horizons of understanding, Harald Penner works as a consultant for intercultural collaboration and communication. He is also active in the areas of team development, conflict management and mediation. As an IT specialist, he is responsible for the design and implementation of various virtual, hybrid and blended programs in the Digital Product Development team.
Besides traveling, his hobbies include running, cycling, playing badminton and soccer, climbing, reading or doing a jigsaw. He is also passionate about singing karaoke songs. Of these, Pengyou(朋友) by Zhou Hua Jian (周华健) is his absolute favorite.