LEESA SOULODRE

CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICER.  DIGITAL DIRECTOR. NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. ADJUNCT.

LEESA SOULODRE

In less than 10 words, I am a pioneer, mentor, super connector and educator. For two decades I have had a portfolio career, as a management 
consultant, serial tech intra/entrepreneur, Digital Board Director and Adjunct. My purpose is to "make a difference".

When I'm not imagineering, I have 3 passions - my family, design and journalism.  

Pioneer - I have had the privilege to lead tech and consulting companies from seed to $14B USD into new markets, and to share the exhilaration of 1 IPO, a number of exits and the hard knocks of lessons learned. I hold more than 15 years of Digital Director and Board Advisory experience in the not for profit, the academic and private sectors and have supported in the raising of over USD35M in seed to Series C investments. 

I am the Chief Innovation Officer globally for Inspirit IoT, Inc and advise as an Expert on ICT Disruption and Innovation to the European Commission Research Agency. I am a Board Member of Runway Geelong, the incubator funded by the Victorian Government in Australia, and serve as Board Advisor to Raiven Capital, StartupToken.com and Asia Accelerator. Through my angel venture R3Intell r3iventures.com, I support the rapid growth of a portfolio of the world's most promising SaaS, Mobile and Analytics companies.

Mentor - As a career Management Consultant, I have worked on the cutting edge of competitive strategy, risk management and innovation, engaged with more than 400 of the world's largest multinationals in 19 sectors across Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas. I hold deep industry expertise in financial services and insurance, technology, fashion, beauty and luxury, education, transport, healthcare and biotech. Recent projects include the strategy development for the digital risk transformation of the world's leading insurance company and the development of new due diligence analytics tools for corporate M&A and PE teams focused on Seed to Series B innovations.

Educator - Passionate to pay it forward and as a commitment to continuous learning, I have served as an Adjunct Faculty Member for over a decade in France and Singapore. Today I am an Adjunct Faculty of the IE-SMU MBA Programme and Singapore Management University MBA Programmes teaching Critical Thinking. I support Executive Education through contribution of Digital Mindset, Digital Transformation and Masters vs Robots programs for the Singapore Institute of Directors Program and SMU Executive Education Programs.

An accomplished moderator and speaker, I am active across the European and Asia Speakers Circuit, and am a registered Keynote Speaker for the London Speakers Bureau. 

Foundations - In 2014, I was the first Australian female Graduate of the TRIUM EMBA Programme, the #5 Financial Times ranked EMBA Program of NYU Stern, the London School of Economics and HEC School of Management, graduating in the top 7% of my class. I hold various other qualifications in Fashion Design (London College of Fashion), Marketing (USQ), Sustainability (Harvard), Risk Management (AGSM), Reputation Management (Reputation Institute) and Tech Entrepreneurship (Stanford). 

I am a Member of the Reputation Institute, the Global Association of Risk Professionals, the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Public Relations Consultants Association.

Superconnector - I am a proud Ambassador of Masters & Robots and supporter of SingularityU Warsaw Chapter, Women on Boards, Women in Technology, and the Forte Foundation. I served since 2016 as Chair of Digital Transformation and Governance and Chair of Ethics on the Management Committee of Australian Alumni Singapore (AAS), the umbrella organisation for the 140,000 Australian Alumni based in Singapore where I spearheaded the AAS Digital Village, a virtual Clubhouse for the collective Alumni of 43 Australian Universities. I also collaborated as an Entrepreneur in Residence for Singex as the Platform Architect for Interchange.network - the exclusive international community for IoT, Industry 4.0 Fintech, Healthtech, Last Mile Logistics and NextGen Retail. I am an Alumnus of international elite Universities and their global Alumni networks internationally.

Latest Events

European Economic Congress 2018

THE FUTURE OF TECHNOLOGY & WORK 

Artificial intelligence and an ocean of data #europeanstartupdays        #EEC2018 

Financials Hidden in Plain Sight

Leesa Soulodre joined Former Enron CFO Andrew Fastow, En Zakie Ahmad Shariff, CEO of The Malaysian Directors Academy, Wee Hock Kee, Managing Director & Founder of CG Board Asia Pacific and En Nik Mohd Hasyudeen Yusoff, former Chairman Securities Commission Malaysia.

Strategic Risk Forum 

Panelist for the Strategic Risk Forum "Managing Reputation Risks" with John Ludlow, former IHG Chief Risk Officer and Brian West, global Managing Director, crisis and issues management at FleishmanHillard.

TBLI Asia - Insead 

Leesa joins the Institutional investment community to explore "Trends in ESG integration" and discuss "reputation risk management and sustainability" in the context of financial strategies.