Arthur D. Little (ADL), today announced the appointment of Michaël Kolk to lead its global Technology & Innovation Management (TIM) Practice.
A Partner based in ADL’s Amsterdam office, Michaël has been with the company for 19 years. During this time he has built a reputation for thought leadership around innovation management, collaborating actively with teams in the TIM Practice globally. He has worked with CTOs and R&D leaders in industries ranging from Chemicals & Materials, Oil & Gas and Medtech, covering all aspects of innovation, from growth acceleration and innovation excellence to applying digital technology and agile approaches.
Michaël takes over from Rick Eagar, the previous head of TIM, who has retired and been recognized as a Partner Emeritus for his long service and valuable contribution to the firm. Working with the senior team within the TIM Practice, Michaël will continue its breakthrough growth and ensure that it remains at the forefront of innovation.
Ignacio García Alves, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Arthur D. Little comments: “The Technology & Innovation Management Practice addresses our clients’ needs to manage their innovation capabilities and drive breakthrough innovation in a swiftly transforming world. The Practice is seeing rapid growth and Michaël’s appointment aims to accelerate this progress, thanks to his experience and thought leadership. I’d like to thank Rick Eagar, the retiring TIM Practice leader, for his contribution to ADL over the course of his long career with the firm.”
Michaël Kolk, Global Practice Leader, Technology & Innovation Management Practice at Arthur D. Little adds: “Enabling innovation has never been more important for organizations – at a time of digitalization and enormous change, it is those companies that successfully manage their investment, ecosystem, and capabilities that will thrive. Working closely with the team and other Practice leaders I look forward to collaborating with our clients to help them realize their innovation ambitions.”
Before joining ADL, Michaël worked for Shell Chemicals as a workgroup leader in its Amsterdam Technology Center. He holds an MSc in biochemistry from the University of Amsterdam and a PhD in biophysical chemistry from Radboud University. In addition, he has attended the Executive Education program of Insead, France.
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