Having spent 10 years in the technology sector in business development and operations management executive capacities, I consider myself extremely lucky for having the opportunity and time to go back to academia, where I can develop my knowledge, skills and toolset around the subject that is on top of every executive’s agenda: INNOVATION.


My PhD research at the Stockholm School of Economics focuses on innovation management frameworks and the handling of innovation failure at technology-intensive start-ups and mature firms. At the same time, I consult companies on how to increase their innovation capabilities and performance and enjoy working with start-ups and venture capitalists. Having lived in Japan for 10 years and being fluent in Japanese, I often work with established and start-up companies on entering the Japanese market.


My personal mission is to act as a facilitator and “cross-pollinator” for engaging the corporate sector, public and private R&D centers and academia – especially the enormous creativity and innovation potential of students – to work together on social and technological challenges that will shape our future.


I hold a B.A. in Economics and an M.E. in Environmental Engineering, both from Osaka University, Japan.