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

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.

Ginger Grant, PhD, Toronto, Canada

Dr. Grant is an expert in creating innovation cultures and is a well-rounded professional with more than 25 years industry experience as a consultant. As an Innovation Researcher and Academic Entrepreneur and Activist, Ginger’s passion is creativity in business – the design, development and implementation of narrative gameplans that transform corporate culture, and drive employee engagement and high-performance teams for competitive advantage. A frequent international speaker, she has held senior leadership positions and consulted in a variety of fields including engineering, telecommunications, education, transportation, government, law, software development, gaming and the creative industries.

She is an Associate Dean at the Humber Institute of Advanced Learning in Toronto, Canada and a Visiting Professor at the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark where she teaches change management and leading innovation.

Erin Mosley, Chicago IL, New Orleans LA, Boston MA, USA

Erin (Pink) Mosley’s proven programs help people (and organizations) get the results they want by honing deep innovation and influence skills. She has worked within and alongside hundreds of organizations: all levels of government from small towns to federal agencies and departments, private companies, educational institutions, and non-profits of many kinds. Prior to founding her own firm, she was a Vice President and Global Director of Innovation, Technology, and Management Consulting at a Fortune 500 engineering consulting firm. She has also served as an active volunteer and Board Member for two large environmental professional organizations, the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at Harvard University, and local arts and cultural organizations.

South America

Durval Garcia, São Paulo / Campinas, Brazil

Durval Garcia has more than 20 years of experience developed through technical and leadership positions at the specialty chemicals segment focus on pulp & paper, water treatment, leather processing and sugar & ethanol industries mainly developing global innovation strategies, establishing and improving culture of innovation engaging the R&D staff and other areas of the company (as MKT, Production and sales) in the innovation process. Professional highly experienced in project and portfolio management, leading cross-functional teams. Strong skills as strategic thinking, problem-solving, long-term future vision and creative. Also experienced on mapping innovation trends through patents database, articles and technology reports. Has successful developed a Sectorial Cluster for Innovation on Pulp & Paper business in Brazil also Developed a global innovation strategy in chemical companies.

Major experience on technical areas as biotechnology – enzymatic technology and biocides (synthesis, and applications); polymers (acrylic and co-polymers), anti-scale, corrosion inhibitor and analytical chemistry.Also added experience in quality management systems, continuous improvement and process optimization; Regulatory Affairs, Post-sales technical services, technical marketing; procurement focusing on global negotiations; strategic sourcing; technical/economic feasibility studies, technical school and undergraduate professor.

Currently is the Head of Innovation at GAC BRASIL, in charge of developing innovation strategy for the consultancy operation in Brazil, new innovation services, innovation services improvements understand the dynamics and customer needs, develop and train a consultancy team for innovation services and represent the consultancy in other organizations.


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.

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.

Beda Meienberger, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Beda has been a consultant, mentor and coach in innovation projects for 13 years. As an entrepreneur and lecturer, he knows the needs of companies and individual stakeholder groups. The focus is on customer results through creativity and the will to change.


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.

Femi-Stevens Oluwafemi, Lagos, Nigeria

A senior business transformation expert with broad industry, management and technical expertise in Next Generation Business and Operations Support Systems (NGBOSS), System Integrations, Exponential Technologies (Internet of Things (IoT), 3D Printing, Artificial Intelligence, Machine-to-Machine (M2M) etc.) and Architectures. A thought leader in strategic planning and key management principles. He is the President at Professional360 and Afrinnovation (Professional / Organizational Capability and Competence Development).

I360 Framework Profile (Key Attributes): WHO – Ardent professional of Value Growth in exponential and Radical scale (innovation of scale) as Need Seeker and Technology Driver.WHAT – With core drives for Service, Business Model and Process Innovation Types. HOW – Engaging the leadership styles of Cauldron, Pacman and Explorer with significant attributes of innovation personas such as Anthropologist, Cross-Pollinator, Collaborator, Experience Architect and Caregiver and using innovative systems such as The InnoSurvey and Sherlock, Ideation360 etc essential for successful management of the Innovation Assessment with Recommendations (IAR) process and Innovation Management System (IMS) for organizations.


Dr. Soo Beng Khoh, Penang, Malaysia

Dr Khoh Soo Beng has > 28 years of industry experience in Design, Manufacturing, IT, Lean, 6-Sigma, Program Management, Intellectual Property Management, Innovation Champion and Inventor Mentor in Fortune 500 MNCs based in Malaysia and abroad. Dr Khoh understands disruptive technology (Industry 4.0, IoT, AI etc), and how to leverage and align them with business strategy to create new values. He helps his clients in automotive, digital health, MedTech, electronics, semiconductor sectors, amongst others to develop innovative solutions.

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.

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

Usamah A. Jan, Saudi Arabia

Passionate about enabling Innovation in corporates, building people capabilities, and facilitating strategic & creative workshops, capitalizing on 15+ years of experience working for different sectors (Government, Telecommunication, IT, & Banking).

Capable of enabling organization to boost the creativity & innovation in their culture, supporting organization in structuring their innovation and forming the innovation roadmap, and building their employees capabilities to adopt innovations mindsets and use innovation tools & techniques in their day to day work.

Dr. Satnam Singh, MAICD, Malaysia and Australia

Dr. Satnam is an experienced and motivated Group Managing Director with expertise in business transformation, sales and revenue enhancement, governance, marketing and social selling. Over the years, He have finessed his ability to identify and resolve complex commercial issues through meticulous attention to detail and strong sense of innovation. Utilizing structured methodologies such as LEAN and Six Sigma techniques, Dr. Satnam have assisted multi-million clients in achieving business process improvements, management strategies and process redesign, leading to their overall enhancement and growth.

Dr. Satnam has lead innovation to increase efficiencies through cost reductions, productivity, revenue generation and improvements, achieved through focused strategy, policy development and best practices’ implementation. He has identified and resolved substantial issues by demonstrating a strong sense of innovation, confident leadership and meticulous attention to detail.

Dr. Satnam executed many business transformation projects for multi-million dollar clients whilst liaising directly with CEOs and Board Directors as an external consultant. He had collaborated with multiple stakeholders to develop and implement business transformations. He communicates effectively by demonstrating superior emotional intelligence, interpersonal skills and cross-cultural communications.


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.