Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) @
A dynamic international Chief Executive with a commercial & business development flair. An experienced business leader in international technologies companies, exuding an ambition and drive for entrepreneurship, global expansion and growth. Brings unique global experience having worked in EMEA, Americas and Asia. Solid track record in creating unique business strategies and driving performance improvement, in a variety
A dynamic international Chief Executive with a commercial & business development flair. An experienced business leader in international technologies companies, exuding an ambition and drive for entrepreneurship, global expansion and growth. Brings unique global experience having worked in EMEA, Americas and Asia. Solid track record in creating unique business strategies and driving performance improvement, in a variety of autonomous technology businesses, both large to small in scale and simple to complex in business models.
Experience and competences include: high technology OEM business start-up in consumer electronics; turn-around of various regional B2B commercial businesses in buildings and infrastructure; business & portfolio expansion as well as acquisition and integration of adjacent B2B businesses. Experience also includes : new product / business development in industrial products and scientific instrumentation ; organisation change management in complex go to markets models. Adept at crafting and visioning a clear strategy and inspiring people to pursue this with high energy and a sense of urgency. With an MBA and a degree in Physics, skilled at balancing technology and commercial aspects of a business, whilst at the same time, having a keen sense and appreciation for the people dimension and cultural diversity.
Chief Operating Officer @ Intelligent Energy is an energy technology group which develops efficient and clean hydrogen fuel cell power systems for the global automotive, consumer electronics, distributed power and generation markets - from powering zero-emission vehicles to compact energy packs for mobile devices and stationary power units for the always-on infrastructure.
Working with international companies, Intelligent Energy aims to embed its technology in mass market applications to solve the challenges of continuous power and productivity, by creating everyday energy solutions to power people's lives. The Group's intellectual property and expertise is based around proprietary fuel cell technologies, which are the product of over 25 years of research and development. Its patent portfolio includes more than 400 patents granted (and over 600 patents pending) across more than 300 patent families. The Group also maintains a significant body of confidential know-how and trade secrets. From March 2015 to Present (8 months) Non Executive Director @ Axisto, founded in 2006, is an international consultancy firm specialized in performance management, innovation and behavioral change. Axisto has worked together with some of the best companies within different sectors like high tech manufacturing, engineering, packaging and the process industry. The team consists out of dedicated and network experts have a track record of delivering outstanding results for clients. Each project team is carefully selected to ensure the best fit with the client and the challenge. From March 2015 to Present (8 months) Amsterdam Area, NetherlandsManaging Partner @ From May 2013 to February 2015 (1 year 10 months) Amsterdam Area, NetherlandsCEO & Executive Vice President, Lighting EMEA @ From January 2009 to April 2013 (4 years 4 months) Amsterdam Area, NetherlandsCEO & SVP Professional Lamps Europe @ From January 2006 to December 2008 (3 years) CEO & SVP Digital Projection Lighting @ From April 2000 to December 2005 (5 years 9 months) BelgiumGM & VP The Americas @ From April 1999 to March 2000 (1 year) Greater Boston AreaGeneral Manager EMEA @ From April 1997 to March 1999 (2 years) Enschede Area, NetherlandsInternational Product & Marketing Manager @ From April 1995 to March 1997 (2 years) Enschede Area, NetherlandsApplications Manager @ From April 1990 to March 1995 (5 years) Greater New York City AreaApplications Scientist @ From September 1988 to March 1990 (1 year 7 months) Cambridge, United Kingdom
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Hons, Applied Physics, Honours course @ Dublin City University From 1982 to 1988 Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), summa cum laude @ Twente University From 1997 to 1998 Master of Business Administration (MBA) @ Pepperdine University, The George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management From 1997 to 1998 Financing Entrepreneurial Business @ London Business School From 2013 to 2013 The Challenge of Leadership @ INSEAD From 2009 to 2010 Finance for Senior Executives @ Harvard Business School From 2005 to 2005 Strategic Marketing @ Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management From 2008 to 2008 St Aidan's CBS Garrett Forde is skilled in: General Management of..., Strategic Business..., People Leadership &..., Commercial Leadership, International Business..., R&D, Hi-Tech Product..., Business Start-ups &..., Industrial Operations, Strategic Planning, Management, Leadership, Product Development, Change Management, Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Cross-functional Team..., Strategy, Marketing, Business Strategy, Team Building, Entrepreneurship, Business Development, Start-ups, Product Management, New Business Development
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