Board of Innovation Opens its Inaugural APAC Office
and Appoints Jean-Francois (JF) Legourd Managing Director APAC
We’re proud to announce that we have launched an Asia-Pacific hub in Singapore and appointed Jean-Francois (JF) Legourd as its Managing Director, effective March 1. He will be joined by William De Vos, who is relocating from our Antwerp HQ
JF joins Board of Innovation from Singtel and HaloLife, where he served as Group Director – Strategy, and CEO, respectively. JF will be bringing his experience in corporate strategy, innovation, and entrepreneurship to Board of Innovation to accelerate the emergence of Southeast Asian innovative global champions. Additionally, Board of Innovation will benefit from JF’s past experience as:
- Samsung (APAC) Head of Digital and Regional Strategy Lead
- Samsung (Korea) Chairman Office, Group Strategy
- Gartner (CEB) EMEA Director of Research & Consulting
Jean-Francois holds an MBA from INSEAD and an MSc from Audencia. He has lived and worked across Korea, ASEAN, South Africa, the UK, and the US for most of his career.
Board of Innovation is a business design and innovation strategy firm. For more than 10 years, our consultants have helped Fortune 500 organizations uncover new opportunities for growth by developing innovation strategies, innovation capabilities, and new businesses using their assets and core strengths.
Board of Innovation operates from offices in New York, Amsterdam, Antwerp, and Singapore with clients in health/life sciences (Roche, Novartis), banking/finance (ING, NN), heavy industry (Lafarge Holcim), fast-moving consumer goods/retail (Danone, Estée Lauder), telco (Liberty Global, Telnor), mobility/aviation (KLM, Volkswagen), and more.
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