Pontus is an Innosight partner who was based in the Singapore office for 9 years and is now based in Switzerland. During his tenure, he has worked across the region and has helped clients address the challenges of innovation and new growth. He has worked extensively on innovation growth strategies and capabilities and regularly advises senior managers on these topics. He has worked across a range of markets, particularly in India, Singapore, Australia, China, the Philippines, UK, Turkey and Thailand. Pontus speaks and writes regularly on the topic of innovation, and he is the co-author of the Harvard Business Review articles, “Persuade Your Company to Change Before It’s Too Late,” and “Build an Innovation Engine in 90 Days” published in 2014. He is also the co-author of the MIT Sloan Management Review article “The Next Wave of Business Models in Asia” published in 2016. Pontus has a keen interest in digital transformation and disruption and its impact on businesses across the world.
Prior to joining Innosight, Pontus was the CEO of a biotech company that was founded together with the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. He has published numerous articles on cancer cachexia and sudden infant death syndrome in journals such as The British Journal of Cancer, Experimental Cell Research, and Frontier in Neurology. He is also a co-author on a patent on the treatment of cancer cachexia. Before his biotech career, Pontus worked for The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen, and Hamburg. During his five-year career at BCG, he worked across multiple industries including industrial and consumer goods, healthcare, logistics, banking, and retail.
Pontus has an MBA (honors) from the Helsinki School of Economics, MPhil (honors) from Cambridge University in International Relations, MPhil (honors) from Glasgow University in Russian and East European Studies, and a BA in History from Hamilton College.
“Fostering Customer-Centricity in the New Pharmaceutical Company”
Innosight, September 2022
“Persuade Your Company to Change Before It’s Too Late”
Harvard Business Review, December 2021
“Own the Future of Law”
Innosight, May 2020
“Australia’s Transformation Champions”
Innosight, May 2019
“Extending Your Business in the Digital Era: Do You Move Capability-Out or Customer-Back?”
Innosight, October 2018
“Three Steps to Jumpstarting Digital Transformation”
Innosight, February 2018
“Build an Innovation Engine in 90 Days”
Harvard Business Review, 2014