Alexander Manu is a strategic innovation practitioner, international lecturer and author. He is a Senior Partner at Equilibrant, a boutique consultancy that provides strategic counsel and future based advisory to executive teams in Fortune 500 companies in industries as diverse as consumer packaged goods, media, logistics, advertising, communications and manufacturing. He is a Professor at OCADU University in Toronto, a visiting lecturer at the Wallace McCain Institute and since 2007 on the faculty of the Schulich Executive Education Centre (SEEC) at the Schulich School of Business. In 2018 Alexander became the Global Innovation Steward at :, a vibrant London (UK) based startup that empowers the sharing economy by attaching a digital layer to spaces and the objects inside them. Between 2007-2019 Alexander was an Adjunct Professor at Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, where he introduced Innovation, Foresight and Business Design in the MBA curricula.
In his client and research work, Alexander is involved in transforming organizations by integrating disruption in everyday business and defining new competitive spaces, the development of new strategic business competencies and creation of imaginative innovation methods. He believes that the exploration of possibility requires imagination as a prerequisite for strategic change and innovation. For over 30 years he has enabled global companies as diverse as Motorola, LEGO, Whirlpool, Nokia, Navteq and Unilever, to develop policies and strategies that address emerging issues through strategic foresight and pre-competitive business models.
He is the author of nine books, the most recent of which – “Dynamic Future-Proofing: Integrating Disruption in Everyday Business” – was released both electronically and in hard cover print in February 2021, by Emerald Publishing Group.