Co-Leader, Productivity and Innovation Center
The Conference Board
John Metselaar leads the global Innovation & Productivity Center as well as Europe's Innovation Council, which is based in Brussels. He also serves as a senior fellow in innovation, leadership, strategy, culture and change, as well as digital transformation.
Metselaar is professor of management practice in “Leading and Living Innovation” at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (ULB), and serves as academic director of the school’s flagship EMBA program. He also is also a keynote speaker, facilitator, and executive advisor on innovation, leadership, strategy, digital, human capital, and organizational culture and change.
Before moving into academia, Metselaar spent 30 years working for Proctor & Gamble. His global leadership responsibilities included serving as global director of innovation, during which, he worked in Cincinnati, Ohio and Kobe, Japan. He was also site leader for P&G’s Brussels Innovation Center.