Nelson Granja is an innovator by heart with an intrapreneurial spirit. Nelson has ten years of experience working in the intersection between business, strategy, and technology. His field of expertise is innovation management and he has worked with corporations in Latam, the US, and Europe to design and run innovation capability programs, strategies, and cultural transformation processes to lead disruption. Some of his most recent clients include Procter & Gamble, Walmart, Fox, and Femsa.
With a focus on ambidextrous organizations, he supports organizations to explore innovation opportunities, while keeping their core business running. Before joining Axialent, Nelson worked with startups, private and public organizations.
Nelson holds a master’s degree in Technology and Innovation Management from the University of Queensland, Australia, and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas, Ecuador.
Nelson was born in Ecuador, and he is based in Guadalajara, Mexico. He enjoys spending time with his friends and family and he is passionate about mountain climbing, hiking, and trail running.
Rolf has been working for 10 years with Axialent and other international consulting firms, specializing in leadership development for senior executives. Rolf worked with senior leadership teams at several companies across the world including France’s largest insurance company, Brazil’s largest retailer, and one of the largest United States banks. In each case, he helped design and implement culture change programs and acted as a coach to the leadership team. Before that, Rolf worked for four years as a founding partner at Sustainomics, a consulting firm focused on supply management, low-cost country/global sourcing (mainly focused on China) and organizational transformation.
Before this, Rolf was a senior principal with the international consulting firm A.T. Kearney, where he worked for 10 years in the New York City office. In this role, he led various projects in strategy, organizational design and the supply chain area. As a leader of the Strategic Sourcing practice, he led various international projects, yielding more than $400 million in annual savings. Rolf also developed a performance measurement tool for A.T. Kearney that linked shareholder value to individual performance indicators. Rolf was also responsible for the training and recruiting of consultants, both at A.T. Kearney and Sustainomics.
Rolf worked in various parts of the world, also doing projects with Andersen Consulting in Germany and Braxton Associates in London.
Rolf has a Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School of Finance and a postgraduate diploma in economics from the London School of Economics.
Today, Rolf lives in Munich, Germany. He is married and has two children. Rolf loves to play tennis, and he recently achieved a personal goal, completing the New York City Marathon in less than four hours.