Peet van Biljon

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Senior Advisor, North America

Background

Peet is a well-rounded international executive with deep consulting, high-tech and advanced industry experience. He is regarded as an innovative strategist, a creative problem-solver and a thought leader on ethical innovation.He has many years of experience as an innovation practitioner and executive-level advisor. Peet managed McKinsey & Company’s global innovation practice from 2010 to 2015 where he served clients on innovation across a breadth of industries. Before that he led several operations and strategy programs for senior executives at CEB (the Corporate Executive Board), including its Research & Development Leadership Council formerly known as RTEC.

Peet is an author and speaker on business ethics, where his mission is to lift corporate decision-making to a higher ethical standard. He sees innovation as a means for companies to transform their business models to meet the highest ethical standards.

Peet’s articles on innovation have been published in MIT Sloan Management Review, Research-Technology Management and on mckinsey.com.

Areas of expertise

  • Business model innovation and redesign
  • Innovating for more ethical business models
  • Growth and innovation strategy
  • Innovation management, governance and processes
  • Organizing for innovation, including special innovation structures such as hubs and incubators
  • Open innovation and external collaboration
  • Innovation and R&D portfolio management
  • Workshop facilitation: creativity and problem-solving techniques
  • Innovation culture, leadership and change management
  • Best practice capture and knowledge management

Education

  • B.Eng (Electronics), University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • B.Com (Accounting and Economics), University of South Africa
  • Hons.B.Com (Economics, cum laude), University of South Africa

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