Dr. Gabi Kratochwil

  • award winning provider of intercultural training, coaching and consultancy on the arab world, diversity management, women & leadership
  • counting a large number of the world’s leading international enterprises and organisations on her list of clients
  • member of the board of directors of the ghorfa arab-german chamber of commerce and industry since 2006
  • initiated the arab-german businesswomen dialogue in 2006
  • her intercultural business handbook on the arab world has been ranked No. 5 in the top management books by the financial times
  • her book on successful women in the arab world set a milestone
  • as a high impact change maker she advises policy makers, academics and business leaders
  • winner global diversity leadership award 2017
  • winner world women leadership achievement award 2015

Dr. Gabi Kratochwil

Founder & Owner CrossCultures Network │ Chairwoman GAWBL-Summit 2018

“Building bridges across cultures, connecting people and empowering women are strategic imperatives for successful economics and sustainable development on a global scale. They are key drivers for creativity, innovation and growth to help find answers to the many challenges of our 21st century.“

Dr. Gabi Kratochwil, Chairwoman GAWBL-Summit 2018


Building Bridges between the Arab World and Germany

The Ghorfa Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry has promoted sustainable business relations between Germany and the Arab world for over 40 years now. We offer our members and the wider Arab and German business community a comprehensive range of services, to assist them in finding valuable partners to strengthen and expand their business. The main focal points of our chamber are information, communication and networking. We provide our members with quick access to industrial and political decision-makers in Germany and the Arab countries, offer direct, reliable and efficient personal networks, and provide a variation of up-to-date and in-depth information regarding special issues, countries, and sectors. All German and Arab companies are invited to become part of the high-level network for professionals and business leaders of the Arab-German business community.

Business match-making and wide information pools provide companies with what they need in today’s markets. In order to profit from existing networks for the expansion of German-Arab business, Ghorfa cooperates with governments, public and professional associations and institutions in Germany and the Arab world. The support Ghorfa enjoys from the Arab Chambers of Commerce and Industry and the Arab Embassies in Germany opens unique possibilities in Arab markets and serves as an excellent basis for the development and extension of business cooperation.