Karina R. Jensen

Founder and Managing Director

Dr. Karina Jensen is an international management consultant, change facilitator, and educator with 20+ years of experience in launching and managing international business and education initiatives. She introduced and managed global products, programs, and services across EMEA, Asia-Pacific, and the Americas for multinational organizations such as Adobe, Hyperion (now Oracle), NEC, and Symantec. As the Founder and Managing Director of Global Minds Network, she has developed strategic planning, communication, and execution solutions for facilitating multicultural collaboration and global innovation performance.

Karina is also a Practice Director of the Centre for Leadership and Effective Organizations and a Professor of Global Innovation and Leadership at NEOMA Business School in France. She conducts research and consults multinational firms on global innovation strategies, leadership, and multicultural team collaboration. Her new book ‘Leading Global Innovation’ is based on research with over 200 leaders and 45 multinational firms in Asia, Europe, and North America. She has taught courses in global innovation management, leadership, organizational change, and multicultural team collaboration at business schools and executive education programs in the Americas, Asia, and Europe. Presentations and workshops have been delivered to managers and executives across industries and countries.

Raised in Europe and the US, Karina has enjoyed business trips and travel adventures to nearly 50 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. She enjoys volunteering her time to improve education programs for children and women in impoverished communities, currently developing Global Minds Network’s social action program, the ENACT social entrepreneurship project in Nepal. Karina holds a PhD in International Management from ESCP Europe Business School, a MBA in International Business from Ecole des Ponts Paristech, and a BA in Public Relations from California State University-San Jose.