André Teixeira

Dr. Teixeira was general manager of Innovation at BBD in Australia from 2016 to 2018. From 2015 to 2016 he was entrepreneur in residence at CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Australia). From 2012 to 2015 he was chief R&D and quality officer at Goodman Fielder Ltd., in Sydney. He was vice president, International R&D, at Campbell Soup Company, between 2007 and 2010. Before that, he worked as a consultant at eemPOK, an experiential innovation management company he founded in Belgium. He is currently a partner of Keiryo Packaging, a polymer technology start-up based in Luxembourg, and he is also a member of the board of Wine With Spirit, an innovative wine business based in Lisbon.

Prior to that, he was vice president, Global Innovation and Development, at Interbrew (subsequently InBev) and worked for Coca-Cola for 23 years in five continents, in positions ranging from R&D, innovation, and operations to general management. He was managing director of Coca-Cola Services and also president of Coca-Cola Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus. For twelve years, he was a member of the board of directors of ProLogis, a major NYSE-listed industrial real estate company, and for five years he was a director at EskoArtwork in Belgium/Denmark.

A creator of an ideation technique now used worldwide and of a management development program based on the classics, Dr. Teixeira publishes regularly and he is a frequent guest speaker at conferences worldwide. He is a visiting professor of innovation management at the CEIBS/Zurich Institute of Business Education and professor at the University of Antwerp’s Management School. For six years he was chairman of the board of the International School of Brussels, the largest English-language school in the Benelux, where he is now an honorary trustee. He holds undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in philosophy, industrial chemistry, food science, and business from Cambridge, Reading, and Oxford Universities.

Dr. Teixeira has Belgian and Brazilian citizenships and speaks English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, and Russian.