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New York

I am a passionate innovation strategist, helping clients define innovation aspirations, elevate innovation capabilities and build new businesses. I enjoy helping my clients navigate disruptions, shape the future of their business, and tap into new growth opportunities. Today, most of my work is in the financial service space, but I still love to play at the intersection of the adjacent insurance & consumer business industries.

I am a passionate researcher in innovation theories and practices. During my PhD, I investigated the key success factors of corporate venturing and still enjoy conducting theoretical research and publishing new findings in innovation journals. In my leisure time, I teach innovation strategy at the University of San Diego and University of Amsterdam, and I am always amazed by inspiring interactions with my students.

Prior finding my passion in innovation, I advised clients on a range of topics including corporate strategy, marketing & sales transformation, mergers & acquisitions, organizational design, and operation management.

Education

PhD (Dr.) Innovation Management – University of San Diego

What Inspires Me

Travelling and connecting with people from different cultures; Running / Jogging in the nature; South American Dance (e.g. salsa); Sailing or driving boats on the Atlantic sea; Surfing