After a 36-year career with Procter & Gamble, Noel retired in 2019 as Vice President of Global Procurement. Noel was instrumental in bringing innovation “from outside in” collaborating across functions and suppliers. He was at the forefront of P&G’s Connect + Develop drive from the early days.
Noel’s expertise is in “making innovation ecosystems work” — specifically, around negotiation strategies, supplier relation management, leadership behaviors, organizational constructs, legal toolboxes, and new business models exploration.
Noel holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Leuven University and has given guest lectures on “Making open innovation work” at the Vlerick Business School, the Solvay Brussels School and EM Business School Lyon.