Contents list for the GCV Powerlist 2020

About the Powerlist selection process and methodology

GCV complies its annual Powerlist of the top 100 heads of corporate venturing units out of more than 2,000 that we cover globally. We use a series of metrics to select the list, which drawn on our GCV Analytics insights-as-a-service data platform.

In addition, we look for strategic and leadership measures, such as thought-leadership, vision and motivational abilities, including who from the team was part of our Rising Stars awards selected in January at our GCVI Summit in Monterey, California.

Some of the strategic and leadership measures we look out for include:

  • Any examples of corporate acquisitions of portfolio or venture-backed companies
  • Business unit partnerships and development with portfolio companies
  • Product or strategy road maps and public leadership positions in conferences, associations and societies.
  • Team members included in GCV Rising Stars and other industry awards
  • Team expansion and recent promotions.

Passing strategic inflection point creates new challenges
Introduction to the GCV Powerlist 2020 by James Mawson, editor in chief, Global Corporate Venturing

Confronting the far-reaching Covid-19 challenges
GCV Powerlist 2020 Foreword by Young Sohn, GCV Leadership Society’s chairman and Samsung Electronics’ corporate president and chief strategy officer

The Top 25

Jeffrey Li
Tencent Investment

Maggie Wu
Alibaba Innovation Ventures

Amy Banse
Comcast Ventures

Larry Illg
Prosus Ventures (formerly Naspers Ventures)

Francis Ho and Shankar Chandran
Samsung Catalyst Fund

David Krane
GV (formerly Google Ventures)

Wendell Brooks and Anthony Lin
Intel Capital

Barbara Dalton
Pfizer Ventures

Anja König
Novartis Venture Fund

Rajeev Misra and Marcelo Claure
SoftBank Vision Fund

Gen Tsuchikawa
Sony Innovation Fund

Nagraj Kashyap
M12 (Microsoft Ventures)

Quinn Li
Qualcomm Ventures

Geert van de Wouw
Shell Ventures

Lisa Lambert
National Grid Partners

John Somorjai
Salesforce Ventures

Jacqueline LeSage Krause
Munich Re Ventures

Bill Taranto
Merck Global Health Innovation Fund

David Hayes
BP Ventures

Annabelle Long
Bertelsmann Asia Investments

Arvind Purushotham
Citi Ventures

Girish Nadkarni
Total Carbon Neutrality Ventures

Carole Nuechterlein
Roche Venture Fund

Robert Coppedge
Echo Health Ventures

Barbara Burger
Chevron Technology Ventures

26 – 100 in alphabetical order

Ore Adeyemi
HSBC Strategic Innovation Investments

Kitty Agarwal
Info Edge Ventures

Saemin Ahn
Rakuten Ventures

Lak Ananth
Siemens’s Next47

Roy Bahat
Bloomberg Beta

John Banta
Blue Venture Fund

Chris Bartlett
Verizon Ventures

Josh Berg
Magna Innovation Ventures

Paul Bernard
Amazon‘s Alexa Fund

Jasper Bos
Merck Group’s M Ventures

Kenneth Bronfin and Scott English
Hearst Ventures

Gareth Burns
Equinor Ventures

Tony Cannestra
Denso Ventures

Scott Caruso
CableLabs

Suzanna Chiu
Amadeus Ventures

Iain Cooper
Schlumberger

Scott Darling
Dell Technologies Capital

Heri Diarte
Schneider Electric Ventures (SE Ventures)

Kay Enjoji
TEL Venture Capital

Kip Frey
HG Ventures

Stefan Gabriel
Hitachi Ventures

Tarik Galijasevic
Allstate Strategic Ventures

Javier García
Femsa Ventures

Jesús García and Héctor Shibata Salazar
Arca Continental and AC Ventures

George Gogolev
Severstal Ventures

Irene Gómez and Guenia Gawendo
Telefónica Connected Open Innovation and Telefónica Innovation Ventures

Phil Graves
Patagonia’s Tin Shed Ventures

Angie Grimm
IBM Ventures

Robert Günther and Paolo Bavaj
Henkel Ventures

Sven Harmsen
Nova by Saint-Gobain

Aldi Adrian Hartanto
MDI Ventures

Derek Idemoto
Cisco Investments

Takayuki Inagawa
NTT Docomo Ventures

Ram Jambunathan
SAP.iO

Ilonka Jankovich and Paul Jacquin
Randstad Innovation Fund

Kurt Kaltenegger
ABB Technology Ventures

Anand Kamannavar
Applied Ventures

Harumi Kato and Yuichi Kawakami
NEC Capital Solutions

Dong-Su Kim
LG Technology Ventures

Jonathan Larsen
Ping An Global Voyager Fund

Jon Lauckner
General Motors Ventures

Crispin Leick
EnBW New Ventures

Scott Lenet
Touchdown Ventures

Tom Lounibos
Accenture Ventures

Timmeko Moore Love
Entergy Strategic Ventures

Blake Luse
Ferguson Ventures

Kenny Man
Ant Financial

Brad McManus
Motorola Solutions Venture Capital

Dominique Mégret
Swisscom Ventures

Bernhard Mohr
Evonik Venture Capital

Søren Moller
Novo Seeds

Faran Nouri
Lam Capital

Karen Elisabeth Ohm Heskja
DNB Ventures

Rich Osborn
Telus Ventures

Sanjiv Parikh
Avanta Ventures

Jessica Peltz-Zatulove
MDC Ventures

Chris Picariello
Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JJDC

Bill Qian
JD Digits

Ingo Ramesohl and Philipp Rose
Robert Bosch Venture Capital

François Robinet
Axa Venture Partners

Erik Ross
Nationwide Ventures

Hiroshi Saijou and Jim Adler
Toyota Research Institute – Advanced Development and Toyota AI Ventures

Harshul Sanghi
American Express Ventures

Nicolas Sauvage
TDK Ventures

Brian Schettler
Boeing HorizonX Ventures

Mihir Shah and Yishai Lerner
JLL Technologies

Bonny Simi and Raj Singh
JetBlue Technology Ventures

Jon Soberg and Tak Sato
MS&AD Ventures

Sune Stilling
Maersk Growth

Jonathan Tudor
Centrica Innovations

Erin VanLanduit
Tyson Ventures

Harrie Vollaard
Rabo Frontier Ventures

Heather Wasserman
Eli Lilly

Ben Wright
3M Ventures

Michael Young
Caterpillar Ventures

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