Our leadership team

We are a team of strategy and innovation experts, with cross-industry experience and deep expertise in key functional areas: strategy, innovation, organisation and leadership.

Ioan Carpus

Partner

Ioan helps companies pursue organic growth by innovating with them to create profitable business models, appealing products and services and amazing customer experiences. He also enables organizations to innovate systematically, by strengthening their innovation capabilities and by driving culture change.

His success stories include companies such as Heineken, Bridgestone, AstraZeneca, Goodrich, GSK, 3M, Money Supermarket and ALD Automotive. Ioan has an MBA from INSEAD – France / Singapore and is Blue Ocean Strategy certified expert.

John van der Linden

Partner

A former Global Open Innovation Manager at Procter & Gamble, John is now an innovation consultant based in Brussels, visiting professor at Solvay Business School and investor. His last P&G assignment was a highly strategic one, as he managed P&G’s Connect & Develop Program.

With a proven ability to understand and improve the value generation of innovation and brand building, John helps organizations improve their strategic innovation output. John mentors a range of start-ups and is a board member of an Accelerator in Belgium.

Brigitte Small

Partner

Brigitte has spent the last 20 years creating and growing successful innovative businesses as an entrepreneur, as well as, large companies such as Barclays PLC and Admiral Group. She is a passionate changemaker who believes that doing better business today includes honouring the communities in which businesses operate and our planet. As an investor and ex-banker, she also appreciates the risk mitigation and value creation benefits of taking a sustainablity lens to innovation. 

Brigitte is a trained coach and holds an MBA from INSEAD, a BSc in Investment and Financial Risk Management, and has taught entrepreneurship, technology innovation, and sustainability topics at universities across Europe. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. 

Nitin Batra

Partner

Nitin has two decades of experience helping companies deliver growth from innovations. He has worked as the Global Head of Innovation at Johnson & Johnson, held senior marketing strategy roles at Pfizer, and led strategy projects as a consultant at McKinsey.

He is also the founder of HatchCube, a company that uses technology to create innovations. Nitin has an MBA from INSEAD (2007), Bachelors in Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology (2001), a Management Certification from Tuck Business School, and has coached with WhatIf Innovation Company.

Client testimonials

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say

Maintaining a high level of creative and innovative research in plant breeding is essential for the Dutch biotechnology company KeyGene N.V. The two-day Creative Thinking and Innovation Workshop gave us new concepts and tools to assist management and employees in their creative and innovative thinking and also in improving our own works council daily work.


Dr. Diana Rigola, Scientist

KEYGENE N.V.

Our Blue Ocean Strategy project with Six Paths resulted in internalizing new tools and ways of thinking, followed by successfully launching innovative products targeted at under-addressed customer groups. I was in particular impressed by the depth and thoroughness of their approach to the subject matter, creating tangible added value for us as their clients. It made a difference for us and warmly recommend their work.

Paul Markovits, Marketing Director

Heineken

Continuum of innovation is key in a startup. The lean startup process is always at the verge of new products development. Fast prototyping and validation of concepts must become a religion. Hence, when in the field, it is good to get someone with an external point of view who can take one step behind before you make the big jump. This is what Six Paths is all about. Supporting growth and helping you staying the course are the main assets they will bring to you.

Georges Caron, CEO

Keemotion

Our clients

Some clients we’ve had the pleasure to work with

Heineken - product innovation
Bridgestone - marketing transformation
Goodrich - business model innovation agency work
3M - blue ocean strategy training
GSK - innovation workshop
AstraZeneca - go-to-market
Keemotion
Materialise - strategy transformation
eurid
eurocontrol - innovation consulting firm case
Money supermarket - organisation business design
kuub3
ACV International
MSD
ALD - service innovation consultancy case
HP
keegene
ConTeyor
FIA - Federation Internationale d'Automobiles
TLANT food innovation
Transelectrica - energy innovation
Benvitec plastics
South Africa
Malaysia