His name comes from an ancient Indian civilization, but Arya was actually born and raised in a French and Indonesian family with Chinese roots. He initially wanted to be a diplomat but was more driven by the energy of the fast moving business world, which is why he decided to study international business.
Arya joined Innate Motion in 2008, after his graduation. Since then, he has grown his many talents as a researcher, visual communicator, and brand strategist, all while fulfilling his passion in crafting great ideas that touch people’s lives. After having lived in Indonesia, France, the UK, Italy, and the Netherlands, Arya is now living in Singapore to further extend his multicultural base. He yearns to have the superpower to teleport himself to enjoy authentic food from different corners of the world, to find a good wave to practice surfing, and to get more serendipity.
Arnaud sees people and their creativity as the principal source of transformation. After years of experience at big corporations like Accenture, Unilever, and Coca-Cola, his curiosity pushed him to go his own way and to become an entrepreneur. After founding his own company, he created a new catering concept involving Michelin star chefs and launched a new type of outsourcing model, leveraging the expertise of retired industry experts. Now he has joined Innate Motion, bringing his multidimensional experience in marketing, innovation, and entrepreneurship to the table, adding a deeper human sense to those fields. At Innate Motion, Arnaud has served various companies from high tech to food companies, from global business players to local players in the development world. He has been our main force behind our investment and the launch of Baobab Express, a company that improves mobility in rural Africa through new transportation system. Arnaud is pragmatic and, as such, enjoys pushing strategies towards actionable principles that make them happen.
Mike is a lover of marketing with a passion for futurism. He strives to ensure that every decision we make today will be the right decision for tomorrow. People are faced with multiple challenges from every facet of life and society, which affects the way in which they interact with the world and the people in it. These interactions are dynamic and in a constant state of flux, feeding off each other and morphing into complex challenges. Mike is a master at simplifying this complexity. He sees the dots, in all their different kaleidoscopic shades, and finds ways to join them together into a story that is both meaningful and easy to understand. A timeless story that is rooted in the now, but sets the foundation for a beautiful future that ensures a better life for our world and the people that live in it.
Felipe has a bachelors degree Business Administration by PUC-SP and International Executive MBA at FIA – Fundação Instituto de Administração, with an international module in China. Having worked most of his career in marketing, Felipe has developed innovations, business and brands in consumer goods, financial services and sports in companies like Whirlpool, ABN Amro Bank and Santander. Throughout his career, Felipe witnessed and experienced how brands and people moved by a strong purpose have more powerful and compelling energy to succeed, influence and motivate people towards action, which has turned him into a passionate strategist for purpose-driven change. Felipe is a curious mind, passionate about traveling, sports and people.
Silvia is a truly passionate Italian, brought up in Parma in Italy, land of amazing food and great, open people. After getting her degree in economics, Silvia joined Unilever, where she spent 15 years of her career in marketing. She worked at the company’s international European and global brand development centers, where she developed solid experience in brand visioning, positioning, and innovation. At Innate Motion, Silvia enjoys being in touch with people from different cultures and brands, and loves to find new perspectives to make brands more relevant both for the business and their consumers. Silvia is very fond of food, so she likes working on food design and food innovation projects.