Authorized InnovationIQ Assessors

The following individuals have met or exceeded qualification standards for conducting innovation capability assessments on behalf of organizations seeking an InnovationIQ certification.

Organizations seeking to obtain InnovationIQ score and certification must have this assessment conducted by an Authorized InnovationIQ Assessor. Accreditation as an Authorized InnovationIQ Assessor signifies that the practitioner has met or exceeded performance quality metrics in a battery of criteria, including education, experience and ongoing professional development. Authorized InnovationIQ Assessors operate all over the world, handling requests from all major industry verticals in 19 languages. These professionals lead high-performing teams that bring a diversity of experience, skills, knowledge, personas and cultures to the analysis of innovation capabilities. These assessors have a proven track record of analytical skills, academic achievement and exceptional results, alongside a deep cultural understanding of the purpose and value of innovation.

North America

Susan L Wright, Washington DC, USA

Previously a healthcare senior executive, Susan is currently an innovation consultant that has accumulated extensive experience and knowledge in healthcare strategic development and execution, business development, and operational excellence. Having worked for more than 25 years in behavioral, medical, and population health settings, she has a broad perspective and vision to support organizations and businesses grow new revenue through innovative offerings in new and emerging markets. As healthcare delivery evolves, she has demonstrated great leadership and collaboration ability with internal and external stakeholders while developing proficiency in product and service development through incubation and commercialization for the portfolio of the day after tomorrow and beyond.


Johannes Jarl, New York, USA

Johannes has a broad expertise in Business services, which he acquired working as consultant and analyst in Sweden, China and the U.S. He has an international management profile that he solidified during his work as a Manager for the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce in New York, which provided him with an extensive network of contacts and proficiency for cross-border enterprise challenges and opportunities. Johannes is currently working as Director for Innovation360 out of their New York office, where his work as an innovation expert traverses the spectrum from high-growth startups to Global 100 companies.


Dr. Taofeeq Ashiru, Louisiana, USA

Dr. Taofeeq Ashiru is an innovative leader and strategic problem solver. He is an Innovation360® Licensed Practitioner, NVivo Certified Expert (qualitative analytics), Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Chartered Supply Chain Practitioner (MCIPS) with over 29 years’ experience spanning the energy industry, manufacturing and academics. He is an independent consultant and Adjunct professor at Southern New Hampshire University and New England College of Business both in the U.S.

Educational background includes a DBA (Doctor of Business Administration) with a specialization in project management, MBA (Executive Masters in Business Administration), Diploma in Supply Chain Management from the Institute of Procurement and Supply, United Kingdom, and B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering.

Areas of specialization include business model generation, business case development, project maturation, value engineering, business strategy formulation and planning, innovation management, change and continuous improvement management, business intelligence/analytics (qualitative and quantitative analytics), and training.


Gerry Purcell, Toronto, Canada

Gerry is responsible for ICG’s North American business. He has over 25 years of experience as an operations executive and a principal consultant in leading global consultancies including BCG, A.T. Kearney and in several boutique firms.

An intuitive thinker and an experienced advisor, Gerry has a confident, collaborative and personable working style. A classically trained consultant, he has worked as an analyst, program manager and engagement executive in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East, along with executive roles at two national financial institutions in Canada.

His experience and understanding of the underpinnings of how strategy execution works, and the social, physical and structural dynamics of organizations, enables his clients to harness their entrepreneurial spirit, break new ground, communicate broadly, uncover new ideas, and seek that thought unattainable.  He has had delivery oversight for product development and execution as an executive, and draws upon this experience to help clients to develop and execute their own business strategies.
Gerry derives insight into the root cause of complex business problems, works with clients to develop a road map to address them and to harvest tangible results and sustainable outcomes.

Europe

Dr. Kelly Clark, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Kelly is passionate about innovation and transformation. She is adept at creating great ideas and making them happen (even when people and processes seem to be conspiring against it!).

Kelly was Head of Public Sector Reform in Northern Ireland, responsible for innovation in government and the Northern Ireland Innovation Lab (one of the first and leading European labs). She led high profile projects for the Northern Ireland Executive, including an OECD Review of Public Governance, the Cross Cutting Reform Programme (a programme of more than 30 highly ambitious reform projects operating on a cross departmental basis), the Public Sector Transformation Fund (£700m fund to support staff reduction schemes across the public sector) and Northern Ireland’s first Open Government commitments.

Kelly is an experienced Consulting Director with a Big 4 background (KPMG). She led internal consultancy services for the Northern Ireland Civil Service and an international consulting business for OCO Global.


Paulo Malta, Lisbon, Portugal

Paulo Malta is Managing Partner at Innovsky and Innovation 360 Licensed Practitioner since 2015. He has 25 years of professional experience and a strong track record in achieving business results in short, medium and long-term. Specialized in the areas of Innovation Management, Business Model Innovation and Customer Experience Innovation, Paulo uses methodologies like LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® and Design Thinking in his projects and workshops. This way, he manages to unlock the participants’ creativity and ensure a human-centered approach. Paulo was Senior Advisor to the Minister of the Presidency and Administrative Modernization in the Portuguese Government, having been responsible for driving Public Sector Innovation, ICT Strategy and the creation of competency centers in the Legal and Digital areas. During that assignment, Paulo created LabX, the experimentation Lab for the Portuguese Public Administration with the purpose of embedding an innovative culture within the public administration.
During most of his career, Paulo worked for technological multinationals, like Cisco and Alcatel, building and leading sales, pre-sales and consulting teams in several market sectors. He was awarded Cisco Chairman’s Club and Alcatel President’s Club due to his performance and proven results.
Paulo’s background in Electrical and Computers Engineering is enriched by post-graduate degrees in Management and in Investments & Financial Markets. This set of skills, in the areas of technology, management, and finance, allows him to help companies innovate in their business models and take advantage of digital transformation. He is an experienced public speaker and an innovator committed to making things happen. He provides mentoring and coaching to start-ups, on a regular basis, in the areas of Management, Business Models, Business Development and Team building.


Munir Khawaja, London, UK

Graduated in Computer Science, Munir is a Senior Innovational Transformation consultant with over 17 years of experience within the UK and Middle East covering Healthcare, Energy, Finance and Govt sector advisory.

He has helped organisations discover path-breaking strategies and embed turnaround roadmaps by shaping, defining and leading complex integrated initiatives.

With a passion to make a real difference in the world and a higher perspective view of life, Munir blends his Anthropological style with realistic measurable approach to solving problems through Innovation pathways. He also actively works with various charities on capability ramp-up programs and runs coaching and mentoring workshop.


Maurizio Grassi, Italy

Maurizio Grassi is an experienced management consultant and serial entrepreneur with more then 20 years of overall experience, among which 13 years of Management Consulting and 7 years as C-level manager in technology-driven companies matured in Europe, India & Singapore. An IT professional evolved into a business manager, Maurizio has a profound passion for innovation and strongly believe in innovation for competitive advantage. Among all the other engagements, Maurizio has been for 8 years Adjunct Professor of management for the University of Perugia (IT) teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Business Organization, E-Business and Innovation Management.

Africa

Moustafa Khater, Cairo, Egypt

A young man, Moustafa invented more effective ways to build and establish schools in poor areas, changing both how they were built and how education was organized. At 25, he had raised $3.5M funding, and built 182 new schools in Egypt, enabling collaboration between the US and Egypt, creating immense social impact. Post-university, he worked as a designer and architect, and among other projects he designed the American University Campus in Gouna, Egypt which is now the largest startup hub on the Red Sea.
Later he joined Shell, operated for 12 yrs in more than 50 countries, and filled several leadership roles in sales & marketing, operations, strategy & investments, launching and scaling award winning top performing global teams and marketing playbooks. Traveling the world, he was later promoted into even more sensitive & influential roles. Combating bribery & corruption, money laundry and monopolization in post-war Iraq was the start to advising top Shell directorates at group level on key policies.
Covering 14,000 employees, fighting against the misconception that ethics slow down businesses, Moustafadesigned tones for leadership that made sure the culture sinks into peoples’ diverse hearts and minds.
Offering programmes for co-creation as part of his partnerships, Moustafa is becoming one of the most sophisticated innovation names and the first futurist designer for MENA located at the top African VC/PE investment destination, EGYPT. Moustafa’s medium term goal is to lead a wide-range design-led investment authority into an impactful macroeconomic journey with focus on MENA; hence the name of his latest startup for super-adequate contextual innovation, ‘design-led’, which offers the full array of Innovation 360 Group’s consultation products & more.


Dr. Isaiah Engelbrecht, Pretoria, South Africa

Isaiah Engelbrecht is an Innovation Growth expert. He partners with organisations to achieve with sustainable growth through building innovation capability. He believes that without innovation it is almost impossible for companies to survive and thrive in a turbulent business environment. In his career he has observed that most employees in organisations have great ideas and solutions to organizational challenges but more often than not, it is never uncovered…let alone implemented. Through consistent building of innovation capability, employees are enabled to contribute and co-create the organisations future resulting in measured value.

Throughout his illustrious career that spans over 25 years he has worked in various organisations in leadership positions. Before he founded The GROWTH™ System Pty Ltd he led innovation teams and established innovation departments in Eskom and at the IDC. After he founded The GROWTH™ System Pty Ltd he had partnered and consulted with many organisations including Transnet, Novatis,  City of Tshwane, CPSI (Centre for Public service innovation), merSETA, ADvTECH, SANBS, and others. He has developed solutions and frameworks that systemically improve innovation capability, which in turn leads to value creation and ultimately sustainable (limitless) growth. His organisation’s goal is to partner with a minimum of 5000 organisations on a journey of building innovation capability in order to bring large scale impact.

Asia

Dr. Siti Rohani Md Yusof, Malaysia

Well rounded professional with more than 25 years industry experience in the capacity of senior manager and consultant, 10 years as academic and researcher in institutions of higher learning.

Well exposed to the manufacturing, telecommunications, central banking environment. Familiar with the work culture of multinational corporations (MNC), government led corporations (GLC), government statutory body.  Directly involved in strategizing and implementing key organizational transformation initiatives, led change management projects, developed change management intervention programs, and facilitated business process re-engineering.


Dr. Soo Beng Khoh, Penang, Malaysia

Dr Khoh has more than 25 years of industrial experience with a wide spectrum of roles in manufacturing, design engineering, IT, 6-Sigma Black-Belt, program management, Innovation Champion and Inventor Mentor in Fortune 500 MNCs based in Malaysia and abroad.  He is a change agent and experienced trainer in his expertise areas, where he frequently shares his knowledge as trainer, guest lecturer & keynote speaker at public events, institutions of higher learnings/universities and conferences. He is instrumental in establishing the CREST’s Connected Healthcare Cluster & Malaysia Telemedicine Development Group; where he works closely with medical practitioners, healthcare professionals and regulatory bodies to advance the use of ioT in healthcare delivery.

Dr Khoh’s technical expertise include real-time embedded systems, IoT, automotive Controller Area Network (CAN) bus, fieldbuses, digital dashboards, IT, knowledge management, Six Sigma improvement methodologies & tools, product design & development, design thinking and innovation.

Dr Khoh holds a PhD in Electrical & Electronics Engineering. He has published actively with more than 50 papers in IET, IEM, IEEE, SAE transactions, Six Sigma and professional research journals and conferences. Dr Khoh is a member of IEEE, IET, and IEM.


Khaled Adas, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Khaled is a change agent professional offering 27 years of progressive leadership experience with Fortune-100 companies like Intel Corporation and Microsoft impacting organization growth and profitability. Expert in designing, developing and leading innovative large scale thought leadership strategic initiatives for sustainable socio-economic impacts in collaboration with multi-stakeholders like governments, multilaterals, NGO’s, academia and private industry leaders.
His passion about innovation led to the successful implementation of various community outreach development programs enabling 21st century innovation learning in schools, delivering technology innovation programs for underserved communities, fostering STEM innovation, and building entrepreneurial capacity for youth that resulted in inspiring over 2 million individuals in the Middle East region.
Khaled is a consultant for fostering innovation and a certified innovation management practitioner for assessing organizations business capabilities, culture, leadership, and strategy for sustainable profit and growth. In addition, he is a senior corporate trainer for design thinking, strategic planning, and innovation for creating customer value and has facilitated several innovation training to management. Furthermore, Khaled has outstanding track record of leading the management of developing business and innovation strategies for multinational organizations covering Europe, Middle East and Africa during the past two decades
Khaled is an inspiring public and thought leadership speaker and has delivered various social innovation camps for youth to address global sustainable development goals and community challenges. He sets in the board of expertise on various associations to promote innovation for economic empowerment and has been honored with many prestigious government recognition awards for his valuable contributions to the community.


Krishnan Naganathan, Chennai, India

Krishnan has over 25 years of varied industry experience spanning steel, automotive, FMCG and business consulting. His functional expertise includes operations excellence, supply chain, strategy development and execution as well as product development. Prior to consulting he has worked for more than a decade at organizations such as Ford, Castrol/BP, Ashok Leyland and Jindal. In his consulting career, he has worked with both MNC’s, such as FLSmidth, Novozymes, Odense Steel shipyard, Castrol, as well as Indian companies such as TAFE, Kansai Nerolac paints, TVS group, Ramco Industries, HNGI, Murugappa Group, Maini group etc.

Krishnan works with organizations in managing business transformation, managing Innovation, establishing a robust break through thinking environment and process and aligning the organization to customer centricity, while maintaining efficiency

Oceania

Peter Glasheen, Sydney, Australia

Peter Glasheen is an experienced consultant and senior Executive with multinational company and international exposure (Australasia, Western Europe, Middle East, SE Asia, USA).

He has a creative approach and balanced Technology / Commercial / Operational / Strategic outlook to getting better business results. Originally Technically qualified through to R&D, Innovation, Sales, Marketing & General Mgt with MBA qualifications.


Greg Collier, Australia

Greg is an experienced people leader, facilitator, coach and innovation expert. He has a passion for unleashing the potential of people and cascading that through organisations and communities. Clients have described his facilitation style as inclusive, perceptive, witty and relaxed yet captivating – this allows him to take people on a powerful journey. His unique style combines story telling with NLP, and his vast corporate experience, to gently guide his audience toward transformational and practical insights.

During his career he has held accountability for the design, development and delivery of training and change management projects in Australia and throughout the Asia Pacific Region. It is estimated that he has personally facilitated to a combined audience of over 45,000 people. He lead the Global Training Delivery team for a major bank implementing Advanced Facilitation techniques that redefined how training was delivered across multiple curriculum.

After a successful career in Learning, Organisational Development & Human Resources, Greg was appointed to a range of Senior Management roles running a multi-billion dollar financial services business with leadership accountability over a number of years for 300 people, twenty-eight retail sites and more than 300,000 customers. During his tenure this businesses achieved record growth in sales, profitability, customer satisfaction, market-share and staff engagement.

Greg has worked throughout Australia and internationally in Dubai, Singapore, Vietnam, China, India, Pakistan, New Zealand, The Philippines, Papua New Guinea and Fiji. He has collaborated across a broad range of industries and organisations including ANZ, ASG, Athena Software, CBA, Telstra, NAB, CPA Australia, Asialink, Hydro, ISGM, Computershare, Ducere, Edgelabs, Powercor, Holden, IBM, Royal Fiji Police, United Nations Development Program, State Bank of Vietnam, CSIRO, UTAS, Bank South Pacific, Canberra and Deakin Universities.