Emile Schmitz

Managing Director

Emile is an inclusive business leader with 15+ 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 has supported countless multinationals, including Unilever and Mastercard, 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 low-income 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. Emile also teaches Inclusive Business at MIT Professional Education.