I am an expert in Competitive and Strategic Intelligence.
My research focuses on how managers, CEOs, and board members build and improve
their strategic planning and/or competitive intelligence function to avoid
I am a public speaker ( I presented in 2012 in Davos on "Sensing Weak Signals").
consultant at McKinsey & Company, I gained first-hand practical experience
while managing competitive intelligence, business development and strategic
planning at CAE Inc. My career began at ING Bank in the Netherlands and in
Poland, studying the financial risks of expanding into emerging
As adjunct professor at McGill University, I teach with Henry Mintzberg. I am also a guest lecturer at International
Masters Program in Practicing Management led by Lancaster University, McGill,
the IMB (India) and INSEAD and regularly teach at IMD (Lausanne). I was the recipient of the Arista Sunlife Award
for „Entrepreneur of the Year – 2000“ and was a finalist in 2001 for the
Award „Women of Merit“ from the YWCA.
I am a past board member of World Youth Canada and the Grands Ballets Canadiens.