Lars Sudmann is an entrepreneur, facilitator, speaker and international consultant on leadership and communication. His focus is on global organizations.
The former Chief Financial Officer (Belgium) of the #1 leadership company Procter & Gamble has had a business career of more than 10 years in management, strategy, and finance.
Lars Sudmann has lived and worked in Germany, France, Singapore, Denmark, and Belgium and led significant business initiatives such as a country turn-around and several large-scale investments as well as the post-merger integration of several business units. From an organizational side, he has led projects such as an award-winning global virtual organization project; an overall employee engagement improvement as well as several high impact work/life balance initiatives.
Lars Sudmann has also more than 10 years experience in professional keynote presenting, training and coaching. He has led sessions with thousands of managers in the areas of leadership, communication and work/life balance. His in-depth experience speaking to and training a variety of audiences led also to several training and speaking awards. He is, for instance, the 5-times Belgian and one time European Champion of Public Speaking, and is frequently invited to speak at major European events such as TEDxFlanders or MPI EMEC 12.
His clients and business experience include, for example, KONE International, McKinsey & Company, The Boss Group, RWTH Achen University, Management Engineers International Consultants, HTC Taiwan, Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, Project Management Institute, Management Circle.
Lars has a university education in business administration (RWTH Aachen University, summa cum laude), and social sciences and psychology (Hamburg University). He is a member of the Global Speakers Federation and an Advanced Communicator with Toastmasters International.
He is married with two kids and a resident of Belgium. Lars speaks and trains in English, German, and Dutch
Industry Expertise (3)
Areas of Expertise (5)
European Champion of Public Speaking (professional)
Chief Financial Officer of Procter & Gamble Belgium (professional)
Leader of Virtual EMEA Organization at Procter & Gamble (professional)
RWTH Aachen University: MBA, Business 2000
Summa cum lauda
- Global Speaker Federation (GSF)
- German Speaker Association (GSA)
Fay Simcock, Co-Organizer | Project Management Institute - Annual Benelux Event
“Lars gave one of the highest rated presentations at the 2011 PMI Benelux Day where he talked on how to make virtual presentations inspiring and engaging. His talk was full of useful advice, tips and tricks but more importantly it inspired all of us to go and try those ideas out. Lars has a real gift of building confidence in his audience. He's not there to make himself sound good or important, he wants to build skills in everyone who listens to him. I'd definitely recommend Lars as a speaker and as a coach.”
Natalia Filchakova , Event Organizer | Toastmasters European Conference 2011
“I engaged Lars as a presenter at a three-day European conference with 300 attendees. He ran an excellent workshop of highly relevant business content and demonstrated impeccable quality in every aspect of the workshop preparation and delivery. His session was practical, engaging and inspiring. The collaboration process was smooth and efficient thanks to the high level of professionalism with which Lars approaches all business matters. Based on the participants' feedback and my experience of working with him, I am confident that any organization or business will greatly benefit from engaging Lars as a speaker and trainer.”
Sylvie Badoual, Training Manager, KONE International | KONE International meeting
“Lars gave a keynote presentation on ‘Time and Email Management’ that we all enjoyed. Lars was able to move beyond the concept very quickly, giving us excellent tips and tricks on how to better manage our emails flow. He managed to get us thinking about what these new insights mean for us and how to use these. We learned a lot and have now started to change our habits with regards to time and email Management”
Event Appearances (6)
Engaging and Inspirational Virtual Presentations
Meeting Planners International - EMEC 12 Budapest
TEDx Ghent Ghent, Belgium
On Public Speaking
TEDx Flanders Antwerp
The need for change
European Commission Celebration event Brussels
Decision Making Psychology
Management Circle Controller Conference Frankfurt, Germany
The Speaking CODE
Powertalks Vienna Vienna
- Workshop Leader
- Author Appearance
- Corporate Training