Alexis Goncalves

Professor Goncalves is the Global Director of IT PMO and Innovation Catalyst at Coty Inc. in New York – a global beauty products manufacturer founded in Paris, France in 1904. Prior to joining Coty, Professor Goncalves worked as an executive for Pfizer, Citigroup, American Express and Accenture, where he led many innovation and operational excellence programs across different businesses and geographies (both domestically and internationally). He enjoys building innovation and operational strategies using creative and analytical problem solving, and serving as a skilled facilitator for cross-functional teams tackling complex issues.

Since 2007, Professor Goncalves is an Adjunct Professor at the John F. Welch College of Business, at Sacred Heart University, in Fairfield, CT, where he teaches Innovation Management for graduate students. He is also a member of the Harvard Business Review’s Advisory Council, a member of the Editorial Review Board for the Six Sigma Forum Magazine — published by the American Society for Quality (ASQ) — and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Globalization, Competitiveness and Governability, published by Universia (Spain). At ASQ, Professor Goncalves is a Fellow since 2005 and a National Director elected for the term 2008-2012. (ASQ is the American Society for Quality – i.e., the largest society of six sigma practitioners in world with 90,000+ members).

Professor Goncalves is the author of several articles on Innovation and Operational Excellence published in English, Spanish and Portuguese. He is also the author of three books including: “Innovation Hardwired: embedding innovation and new value creation in your company’s organizational DNA”, published by the Innovation Insight Network (USA). As well as the booklet “Herramientas Avanzadas de Innovación” published by INOVA (Vigo, Spain).

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