Joachim von Heimburg is one of the most experienced innovation practitioners in Europe/Middle East/Africa. He designs and implements innovation and R&D strategies, processes and structures and makes them operational creating value for the business.
From 2006 to 2009 he led the culture change of Procter & Gamble from traditional R&D to Open Innovation in EMEA. From 2010 to 2012 he was General Manager Innovation and Corporate Program at SABIC, one of the leading global chemical companies, creating e.g. SABIC’s Corporate Research and Innovation Centre at the Saudi Arabian elite university KAUST. At present he works as the Managing Director of jvhinnovation LLC, a boutique consulting firm on innovation and industrial R&D, on state-of-the art innovation capabilities and structures helping companies and other organizations to innovate how they innovate.
He has extensive multi-cultural working experience in 7 countries. He holds a Ph.D. in theoretical physics of the University of Marburg, Germany and studied economics at the University of Frankfurt, Germany. He is an individual member of EIRMA (European Industrial Research Management Association), a certified Innovation Standards Professional (PDMA) and Vice-President of the Board of the Chemistry & Industry Section of the German Chemical Society (GDCh) and has been working in R&I committees of the EU (EPC) and the European Chemical Industry (CEFIC). More on his LinkedIn profile www.linkedin.com/in/jvhinnovation.