Nelson Granja


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.

Recent Posts by Nelson
Getting Nuts with Innovation: Embedding Innovation in Your Organization
By Nelson Granja
Embedding innovation into an organization requires collaboration and asking for help. It's not a job that can be done alone.
Why Doing Agile is Not Enough
By Nelson Granja
Doing agile is challenging but being agile is transformative. Where is the right place to start? There is no one right answer. But first things first. What is the difference between doing agile and being agile?
my innovation mindset
Why I was wrong about my innovation mindset
By Nelson Granja
When I decided to focus my career on helping organizations innovate, I also set out to develop my “Innovation Mindset.” For me, this meant not being afraid to try new things, takings risks, and doing my best to be creative.
  1. Spanish
  2. English
Areas of Expertise
  1. Innovation management systems
  2. Business strategy
  3. Innovation consulting