J. André de Barros Teixeira

Associate Partner
Innovation
Portugal / Belgium

Dr. Teixeira is a partner of Keiryo Packaging (a polymer technology startup based in Luxembourg), a member of the board of Wine With Spirit (an innovative wine business based in Lisbon), a director of the NASDAQ-listed Flowr Corporation in Canada, and advisor to Holigen Limited in Malta. He is an executive professor at the University of Antwerp’s Management School, visiting professor of innovation management at the CEIBS/Zurich Institute of Business Education, and he is also a consultant and visiting professor at the University of Fortaleza in Brazil.

His broad international background in management and executive positions, includes roles as general manager of innovation at BBD in Australia (2016 to 2018); entrepreneur in residence at CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) in Australia (2015-2016); chief R&D and quality officer at Goodman Fielder Ltd., in Sydney (2012-2015); vice president, International R&D, at Campbell Soup Company (2007-2010); in addition to his role as a consultant at eemPOK, an experiential innovation management company he founded in Belgium.

Prior to that, Dr. Teixeira was vice president, Global Innovation and Development, at Interbrew (subsequently InBev) and worked for Coca-Cola for 23 years in 5 continents, in positions ranging from R&D, innovation, and operations to general management. He was managing director of Coca-Cola Services (Europe) and the Global Development Center in Brussels, and also president of Coca-Cola Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus. For 12 years, he was a member of the board of directors of ProLogis, a major NYSE-listed industrial real estate company in the USA, and for 5 years he was a director at EskoArtwork in Belgium/Denmark.

A creator of an ideation technique now used globally and of a management development program based on the classics, Dr. Teixeira publishes regularly and he is a frequent guest speaker at conferences worldwide. For 6 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. He is an associate partner at Globalpraxis.