Emile Schmitz

Managing Director, BoP Innovation Center

Emile is a business development professional with 13+ years of strategic marketing, business development and communication experience. He has a specific interest in Base-of-the-Pyramid strategies, concept development and social marketing. Emile supports countless multinationals and locally- based African and Asian companies in developing and implementing strategies focused on creating sustainable opportunities for low-income communities. Besides regular visits to BoP markets, he has lived and worked in Nepal, Uganda and Myanmar which provides him crucial insights into local aspirations and opportunities for innovation.

Emile holds a Master’s Degree in International Management, Marketing, from the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Toulouse,  France.