EU Managing Director – Barcelona, Spain
Paving his career path through project management, Maroane has focused on Open Innovation for the last five years after his MBA graduation at Hult International Business School in San Francisco. He manages a team of five Innovation Advisors and helps large corporations in the elaboration of their Open Innovation strategy and implementation, including trend spotting and startup scouting.
He created the US accelerator for Alcatel One Touch in Silicon Valley, which includes coaching/mentoring the startups as well as the corporate members. Also, he started the international network called the Global Open Innovation Network, where he designed, developed, and implemented activities to foster the Open Innovation Community in both Silicon Valley and Boston. The Network was then extended to New York, Paris, and China. He holds dual citizenship from France and Morocco and currently lives in Spain taking his wife for some salsa spins.