Find Your Innovation Advisor

An innovation advisor is a seasoned expert in innovation who provides guidance and support to Innovation Managers, enabling them to succeed in their role by effectively overcoming obstacles and complexities both within and outside the organization.

The innovation advisor also acts as a trusted advisor to the CEO, supporting them in translating innovation into practical actions and building a highly innovative organization.

Innovation Advisors For Innovation Managers

Innovation Advisors For CEOs

Is your Leader not supporting innovation investments but still demanding results from innovation?

Is your company’s culture getting in the way of achieving groundbreaking innovation?

Are your chosen outcomes too incremental and not moving the needle towards your innovation goal?

Are you struggling to build a clear innovation strategy about where to play that is aligned with your organization’s short and long-term strategy?

Do you know how to drive innovation by speaking a common language inside your company?

Do you know how to build sustainable partnerships and networks to propel collaborative innovation? 

Do you want to build a high-performance innovation organization and stay ahead of your competitors?

Do you want to unleash your organization’s creativity to drive meaningful new growth?¬†

Do not face these challenges alone.
We can match you with a seasoned Innovation Advisor, equipped to conquer any complex challenge by your side!

GIMI Matches You With A Seasoned Innovation Advisor To Solve Any Challenge Related To Innovation

Imagine having the equivalent of a sherpa to climb Mount Everest for your innovation organization! 

The innovation advisor will deliver two sets of values: 

Be successful in your role

Build a highly innovative organization

Maximizing Your Time With An Innovation Advisor

The GIM Institute Innovation Advisor will provide you with their expertise on your individual and personalized challenges, therefore it is important to be aware of what and where your most demanding challenges lie. 

Follow the process to best maximize the outcomes from the sessions with your Innovation Advisor:

Reach out to us and get to know more about the service.

Select your package

Set the Context

Define your challenges

Prioritize Issues

Meet your Advisor

Select the package that will best meet your innovation needs.

Submit the company’s current situation regarding innovation.¬†

Identify your challenge and burning questions prior the session.

Prioritize the issues you would like to tackle in the session.

Have a 1.5 hrs meeting with your coach before the first session to meet and go over the materials.

First Session

Meet with your advisor for your first session.

Meet our

GIMI Innovation Advisors

Our GIM Institute Innovation Advisors are experts in innovation with 10-40 years of experience on the subject and have held high positions in some of the major consulting companies in the world.

Premium Advisors

Managing Director

Adi Alon is a senior strategy and business development executive with 30 years’ experience in corporate strategy, business development, innovation, and corporate transformation with the Monitor Group and Accenture. As a Managing Director at Accenture, Adi led major cross functional innovation, growth and transformation programs which include Marketing, Product Development, IT and Finance with Accenture’s largest clients. 

Areas of Expertise:

Company Sizes: Fortune 500 Companies

Countries: Global

Industries: Consumer goods, financial services, and energy

Founder of and of The International Association of Innovation Professionals 

Dr. Brett Trusko is a global leader in innovation science, a PhD, a Distinguished Professor, award winning best selling author, founder and editor of International Journal of Innovation Science, and a serial entrepreneur. He is also the founder and chair of the International Association of Innovation Professionals. ( A sought after speaker, Brett has delivered hundreds of dynamic speeches in the science of innovation across the globe. 



Areas of Expertise:

Company Sizes: Medium-sized companies and SMEs

Countries: Global

Industries: Innovation Management, Health Information Technology, Engineering, and Technology

Director at IXL Center

Hitendra was a senior leader and co-founder of Monitor Group’s Innovation Practice and was responsible for Asia and Latin America. Prior to Monitor, he was a senior manager at Arthur D. Little. As a management consultant, he has made lasting impact with all types of companies by helping them identify new engines for growth and develop their own capacity to innovate.



Areas of Expertise:

Company Sizes: Fortune 500 Companies

Countries: Global

Industries: Food & beverages, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, banking, material, insurance, and economic development


IXL Center Board Member

Ron has over 50 years of consulting experience while leading the growth and innovation practices at Arthur D Little, and the Monitor Group prior to his last 12 years at IXL. He is the Co-founder of the Global Innovation Management Institute (GIMI), the largest Innovation management training and certification organization in the World. Ron has also been leading GIMI‚Äôs research and training advances in ‚ÄúInnovation 4.0‚ÄĚ focusing on the next generation of advanced/digitally-enabled innovation capabilities & tools.


Areas of Expertise:

Company Sizes: Fortune 500 Companies

Countries: Global

Industries: Energy, O&G, Health Care, Mining/resources, Health Care, Education/Training, Econ Development, Finance, Public Services, and Infrastructure

Innovation Advisors

Innovation Consultant at King Abdullah II Center for Excellence

¬†With more than 20 years as a serial entrepreneur and innovation expert who founded different startups in diverse industries, Dr. Zuraik’s mainly objective is to help companies and organizations to grow by capitalizing on innovation & intrapreneurial capabilities using robust and cutting-edge processes and frameworks, also by creating an excellence culture and promoting collaborative alliances between businesses and their partners. Dr. Zuraik has extensive experience in different industries, both as a CEO / founder and as a consultant.


Areas of Expertise:

Company Sizes: Small, medium and large-sized companies

Countries: Jordan, USA, GCC

Industries: Technology

Consultant at IXL Center

In his 20 years of consulting experience, Alexandre was responsible for leading project development and execution as well as client relationship with multiple sectors, including large corporations, public sector entities, universities and SMEs. He has lead teams of 25-30 experienced and trained innovation consultants on worldwide projects to identify new opportunities and solutions to corporations and executed multiple consulting projects on strategic planning, organizational restructuring and new business development. Prior to IXL Center, Alexandre served as associate at Bank of America’s Latin American Private Equity Fund.

Areas of Expertise:

Company Sizes: Small, medium and large-size companies

Countries: Brazil, US, Colombia, Germany

Industries: Healthcare, pulp&paper, mining, food and beverage, machinery, public sector, retail

Consultant at IXL Center

Alicia has more than 10 years of experience as an advisor to the Colombian government in the design and execution of one of the largest strategies that have been carried out in this country in terms of business innovation. She has led team alignment processes at a national level across different organizations such as Chambers of Commerce, Governments, Consultants, Entrepreneurs, and other actors focusing on business and country innovation growth.


Areas of Expertise:

Company Sizes: SMESs, governments, universities

Countries: LATAM

Industries: Government, Education

 Director of Business Development at IXL Center

During her 15 years of experience, Carolina has worked with more than 50 companies of different sizes and industries to identify growth pathways and strategic choices in Barcelona, Mexico, Miami, Bogot√°, Barranquilla, Cucuta and Cartagena. She has led projects and worked as a consultant for huge companies in their fields such as one of the largest food companies in Colombia, Casa Luker, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, Sanofi, one of the largest beauty companies in LATAM, Belcorp, and one of the largest Oil and Gas companies in LATAM, Promigas, among many others.

Areas of Expertise:

Company Sizes: medium size companies and corporates

Countries: LATAM, SPAIN, USA

Industries: Energy, oil and gas, beauty and wellness, pharmaceuticals, universities, government, food and beverages

 Director at the IXL Center Colombia

David has provided services to more than 600 companies in the last 4 years. He has carried out mentoring and consulting processes for more than 45 companies in different sectors. He has worked as Director of Innovation in Colombia for the largest Vegetable Fats and Oils firm and in new innovation projects for the largest cosmetics company in Brazil. He has more than 9 years of experience in the successful introduction of new products to the market.

Areas of Expertise:

Company Sizes: SMEs

Countries: LATAM

Industries: Industrial, Food, Construction, Dairy, Cement, Electric, Oil & Gas, Sugar Cane, Bakery, Palm Oil, Healthcare, Consulting, Universities, Manufacturing, FinTech, and AI


Edwin is an experienced entrepreneur with a proven track record of creating and managing successful businesses for over 20 years. He has founded five companies in diverse locations such as Colombia, Hong Kong, Mexico, France, and Costa Rica, spanning various industries including solar energy, automotive, clean fuels, construction, prototyping, manufacturing, and metal-mechanics. In addition to his entrepreneurial endeavors, Edwin has also made a significant impact as a mentor, providing guidance and support to over 60 companies across different industries. 


Areas of Expertise:

Company Sizes: startups, SMEs, medium companies

Countries: LATAM, Spain

Industries: Energy, Manufacturers, Automotive, Construction, and Metal

 Director of Partnerships at IXL Center

Erila manages a network of 25 senior training & consulting companies to supports them to grow markets on innovation management training and consultancy in their regions ranging across US, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Asia. She has consulted 500 Fortune companies in hospitality, travel, finance sector, food industry to drive sales, identify growth areas and build innovation strategies. She has mentored and co-instructed more than 300 professionals on innovation management, more than 1000 MBA students and more than 100 start-ups. She has co-developed several innovation training, workshops and audit programs. 

Areas of Expertise:

Company Sizes: startups, SMEs, universities, associations, medium sized companies

Countries: Europe, LATAM, USA, Asia, Africa

Industries: Education, Hospitality, Tourism, FMCG, Financial services, Retail, public services, and innovation ecosystems

Principal at the IXL Center

Fernando has more than twenty-five years of experience in management consulting working on strategy and organization projects in different sectors and continents. He worked at Arthur D. Little in the Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) practice helping companies identify and develop new growth opportunities. Before consulting, Fernando worked at IBM, JC Penney and Constru√ß√Ķes e Com√©rcio Camargo Correa.

Areas of Expertise:

Company Sizes: SMEs, corporates

Countries: Brazil, USA, Canada, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Paraguay, Japan, China, Singapore, South Africa, Nigeria, UAE, France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Finland, Denmark,Portugal, Spain, Italy, Switzerland

Industries: Healthcare, mining, food and beverage, machinery, public sector, retail

Lab Manager at Smart Waterloo Region Innovation  Lab

Grayson has formed and lead strategy initiatives and operations for start-ups, established multinationals, and governments around the world. He is recognized for his ability to unlock innovation through compassion and for his ability to safely navigate and operate in chaotic environments and through disruptive change. He is a trusted advisor to individuals, companies, and governments faced with uncertainty. He researches networks and social impact measurement and has a passion for social justice and economic empowerment.

Areas of Expertise:

Company Sizes: governments, education institutions, startups, multinationals

Countries: Canada, USA

Industries: Education, social services

Director of Executive Programs at GIMI

Larisa has more than six years of experience in consulting, training and mentoring individuals, companies and governments to create powerful and innovative solutions that generate sustainable and breakthrough growth. Larisa led the creation and start-up of a new business unit in the oil and gas industry in Bogotá (Colombia), she’s guided 20+ cross-industry companies in Colombia and Spain to generate 10X growth, she’s been part of the design of the Valle del Cauca Innovation District and Brazil’s SEBRAE’s Leadership Program focused on impacting 2000+ micro companies.

Areas of Expertise:

Company Sizes: SMEs, associations

Countries: LATAM, Spain

Industries: Innovation Ecosystems, Economic Development, Oil and Gas, Banking, Healthcare services, Retail, Culture, Tourism, Education

Food Ingredient Industry Executive

As a 30-year food industry veteran, Manish possesses broad and deep knowledge of starch-based products. He has been instrumental in building similar capabilities in the plant-based protein space. He led R&D team’s work on developing ingredients necessary to reduce sugar in many food and beverage applications, while supporting growth via acquisition strategy to build high intensity sweetener portfolio. Most recently, he was leading efforts to transform R&D digitally. His strategy, that has a vision of having human and algorithms work seamlessly for agile development of food formulations, is being implemented by the company.

Areas of Expertise:

Company Sizes: Large companies and Medium sized companies

Countries: Global

Industries: food innovation

Executive Director at IXL Center

Manuel is a Co-Founder and Global Managing Director of the Boston Innovation Gateway, an affiliated company of the IXL Center, focused on the internationalization of individuals, companies, clusters and governments. In this context, Manuel has already led more than 200 projects worldwide, from market entry strategy to business development and operations. Prior to his consulting experience, Manuel held executive positions in marketing, finance, and management for over 15 years, receiving numerous awards of significant recognitions.


Areas of Expertise:

Company Sizes: Startups, SMEs, associations, medium sized companies

Countries: LATAM, USA

Industries: Retail, entertainment, goods and services

Principal at IXL Italy

After having spent a decade working in strategy consulting and finance in Switzerland, Germany and the US, Massimo decided to ‚Äúgo the entrepreneurial way‚ÄĚ, setting-up his own venture firm, investing in the hospitality industry, cleantech and high-tech. Thrilled by the idea of continuous improvement and innovation, he served as head of finance of the digital technology department of TIS Innovation Park. What brings Massimo‚Äôs blood to boil is the idea of applying US models for capturing the social and economic value coming out of creative ideas.

Areas of Expertise:

Company Sizes: Corporates

Countries: Italy, Austria, UK

Industries: Banking, Insurance, Fashion, and retail

Partner at Sia Partners

 Rafael has developed his 17 years professional career in management consulting, having specialized on innovation management and strategic planning and strategy execution. He has led complex strategic transformation projects at the Whole of Government, notably the performance management frameworks of Barcelona, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, and Bahrain Government. In addition, Rafael has done extensively work with the UAE Innovation ecosystem.


Areas of Expertise:

Company Sizes: Government

Countries: LATAM

Industries: Transportation & Planning, Real Estate, Food Industry

Asia Country Director at IXL Center

In 15 years of experience, Rohan worked with more than twenty fortune 500 companies globally such as Eastman Chemical, Airbus, Sanofi, Cisco, Novelis & Sims Metal Management helping them identify new growth opportunities to bridge the future growth gaps. He specializes in development and design of cohort-based consulting programs and accelerators and have led several such programs supporting 100s of businesses across the globe.


Areas of Expertise:

Company Sizes: SMEs, medium companies, governments

Countries: Asia, USA

Industries: Banking, retail, food, goods and services, mining

 Managing Partner at the Open Innovation Lab of Norway

Truls Berg is a Norwegian serial entrepreneur, successful CEO and author of three books, with more than 30 years of experience from the IT industry. He holds a number of board positions, is a frequently used speaker and is a regular columnist in Computerworld and InnoMag. As the founding leader of Open Innovation Lab of Norway he’s probably Norway’s leading innovation specialist and he serves as the leader of Standard Norway’s Innovation Management committee.

Areas of Expertise:

Company Sizes: Large companies, multinationals

Countries: EU

Industries: IT, Oil and Gas, Telecommunication, and Digital Transformation


Innovation Advising Packages

Session-Based Pricing

Innovation Tune-Up
$ 700 Session
  • 60 Minute
  • Expert Advisor

Monthly Pricing

Innovation Booster
$ 2
  • One 60 Minute Session per Week
  • Expert Advisor

Yearly Pricing

Innovation Foundation
$ 12
  • Two 60 Minute Sessions per Month
  • Expert Advisor

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