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Katherine Tatarinov


Katherine Tatarinov is Research Director at the Center for Innovation & Partnerships at the Geneva School for Economics and Management at the University of Geneva and Managing Director of the Geneva Innovation Movement (GIM), a non-profit association enabling organizational innovation as a force for good. She is an expert in social innovation and works on helping organizations improve their efficiency and effectiveness through innovation, digital transformation and managing partnerships to address the grand challenges. 

In her role at the Geneva Innovation Movement, Katherine manages a broad network of senior leaders and translates her research findings into applicable insights and community building. She advises the UN and International NGOs on their innovation work, including launching new innovation units, scaling and capacity building; and is regularly invited to participate as a mentor and judge for innovation funds and challenges particularly in healthcare, technology, trade and accelerating women entrepreneurs.

Katherine holds a PhD in Management from the University of Geneva; Masters’ in Management and Marketing from Universidade NOVA de Lisboa and ESADE respectively; and a Bachelors in International Relations, Global Business from the University of Southern California. Her academic research is regularly presented at leading conferences, published in top international academic as well as practitioner journals and received several prestigious awards. She teaches Corporate Strategy in the Masters for Managing Technology and Entrepreneurship at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL).

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