Ian Lobo, Managing Director, Strategy & Innovation, Accenture Development Partnerships
As the Managing Director of Strategy & Innovation with Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP), I lead shaping our social impact businesses’ strategy to unleash the power of Accenture and the private sector to address the world’s most complex social and environmental challenges.
Over the last 24 years, I have led consulting engagements in growth strategy, social innovation, shared value partnerships and new venture start-ups. I have had the honor of working with leading social impact companies (Unilever, Microsoft, Coca Cola, Google), United Nations agencies (WHO, WFP, UNICEF), Foundations (Rockefeller Foundation, Shell Foundation, UN Foundation), International NGOs (Aspen Institute, Fair Trade, World Vision, The Nature Conservancy), and partnerships (World Economic Forum’s SAGCOT & Grow Asia, Medicines Patent Pool, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves).
I am passionate about equality and social justice and I have led initiatives to create employment opportunities for refugees and opportunity youth, accelerate access to medicines in low-income countries, and expand energy access in rural communities.
In 2017, after 20 years living abroad in London, Geneva, Sydney, Nairobi, and São Paulo, I returned to Toronto where I continue to focus on creating social impact in Latin America, Asia and Africa as well as at home in Canada.