Virginie Vinel Kolovos MCIM

Virginie VinelVirginie is an Executive and Team Coach, a catalyst in the business transformation required to take innovations to market.

Public, private technology accelerators in water, energy and electronics as well as corporates benefit from 26 years’ Consultant/Director international experience in entrepreneurship, strategy, business development, commercial partnerships and organisational development.

Virginie has been on the Future Water Board since 2016. She is also a coach for Horizon2020 SME Instrument where she has accompanied more than 35 European SMEs as an Innovation Coach in the past 3 years, establishing lasting collaborations with water utilities.

For decades, she designed hundreds of market entry strategies and demand generation campaigns for enterprise accounts like Apple, Analog Devices, Nokia and Texas Instruments as well as many SMEs.

Since 2010, as a Director, she has been organising and optimising marketing departments to modernise or upscale businesses. This transformation often includes leading teams to adopt digital and marketing automation solutions – e.g. Oracle Eloqua – to reduce time to revenue.

SMEs that belong to business incubators or the Horizon2020 SME Instrument programme seek her expertise in market validation, marketing strategy, value propositions, customer experience and enterprise upscaling.

French native, fluent in 4 languages, her work experience is 100% international since 1992.

Three things keep Virginie highly motivated: 1. Intense teamwork 2. The complexity of innovation to commercialise 3. Strategy for breakfast. No need for caffeine!

With a 30% in energy demand and by 2040 and a 40% shortfall in water supply by 2030. She is committed to helping resolve water challenges by accelerating innovation commercialisation.