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Innovation & Product Development Experts

BCG's consultants and industry experts focusing on big data and advanced analytics continue to partner with leading companies to arrive at solutions in innovation strategy, R&D, and more. These are our global and regional leaders on this topic.

Global Leadership

Ashish Iyer

Senior Partner & Managing Director, Global Leader, Strategy Practice


  • Long-term strategy
  • Growth
  • New-market entry
  • Scenario planning

Andrew Taylor

Senior Partner & Managing Director


  • Leads BCG's global work in innovation strategy
  • Leads BCG's work in chemicals in North America
  • Research and production innovation
  • Strategy enablement

Local Experts

Heitor Carrera

Partner & Managing Director

São Paulo

  • Leads BCG's Strategy and Private Equity and Principal Investing practices in Brazil
  • New business development and strategic planning
  • Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and divestitures
  • Business to consumer (B2C)

Silvia Sonneveld

Partner & Managing Director

São Paulo

  • Leads BCG’s Women’s Initiative in South America
  • Leads BCG's Consumer practice in Brazil
  • Grocery retail transformation
  • Retail format innovation

Douglas Woods

Partner & Managing Director

São Paulo

  • Leads BCG's Health Care practice in Brazil
  • Biopharma, medtech, and health care payers/providers
  • Consumer goods, with a focus on food and beverages
  • Retail

Rim Abida


São Paulo

  • Consumer insight
  • Marketing and sales
  • Innovation and product development
  • Global development

Featured Experts

Michael Ringel

Senior Partner & Managing Director


  • Leads BCG's work in biopharma R&D
  • R&D strategy
  • Operations
  • Innovation

Hadi Zablit

Senior Partner & Managing Director


  • Leads BCG's work in automotive in Western Europe and South America
  • Leads BCG's work in innovation in Europe
  • Digital transformation
  • Lean engineering

Markus Lorenz

Partner & Managing Director


  • Lead's BCG's work in machinery and components in Europe
  • Operations
  • Research
  • Marketing and sales

Justin Manly

Partner & Managing Director


  • Innovation and R&D
  • Growth strategy in consumer products
  • E-commerce
  • Return on marketing investment

Wendi Backler



  • Intellectual property
  • Technology commercialization
  • Innovation strategy
  • Innovation discovery, intelligence gathering, and opportunity identification

Alan Iny

Associate Director

New York

  • Corporate vision and objectives
  • Idea generation
  • Scenarios and war gaming
  • Long-term planning across industries
Innovation & Product Development