Founder &President, CurioCT
Experienced Innovation Senior Executive with experience in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Food & Beverage and Flavor & Fragrance industries & startup innovation ecosystems.
Demonstrated strong track record of proactively anticipating emerging disruptive technologies, as well as developing and executing winning strategies in R&D and Innovation to support commercialization of consumer and customer preferred products. Extensive experience in organizing, leading and motivating R&D to deliver innovative, differentiated technical and business solutions against company objectives to maintain strong competitive advantage, thereby also contributing to building and expanding the business against aggressive timelines. Led the development of multiple open collaborative innovation initiatives (connect+develop) and 'company without walls' modalities in different organizations. Actively engaged as the company's driving force and spokesperson in novel innovation ecosystems with startups and novel industry wide collaboration models. Experience in intellectual property management, licensing, due diligence, acquisitions and effective strategic supplier relationship building. Led the restructuring and building /coaching of international R&D organizations for strong business alignment and execution (both technical and commercial) with excellence.