Stephan Klashka

Stephan Klaschka is an awarded innovator, executive consultant, entrepreneur, intrapreneur and investor with over 25 years of international work and management experience in the Healthcare and Life-Sciences industry in Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas.  In addition to founding his own businesses, he has worked as a consultant to academia, governments and international pharmaceutical firms.

In his current position as Director for Global Innovation Management with Boehringer Ingelheim, a privately held bio-pharmaceutical and FORTUNE Global 500 company, Stephan’s focus is on non-molecular and disruptive innovation to create and seize business growth opportunities in the “Pharma 3.0” landscape across all businesses of Boehringer Ingelheim worldwide. This includes building intrapreneuring programs, incubators, accelerators, seed-fund intraprises, creating cross-disciplinary networks, alliances and partnerships, scouting emerging technologies as well as developing new business models and “next practices” for accelerated innovations.

He is a renowned expert and public speaker around ‘Innovation in Large Organizations’ with topics ranging from strategic innovation, leveraging diversity and intrapreneuring to bridging generational differences and managing a virtual workforce.

Stephan founded Stephan Klaschka Consulting and also manages iQuit! Productions.

Stephan holds Masters Degrees in Computer Science and Management, an Executive MBA as well as advanced degrees in strategy, innovation, and leadership from schools in Europe and the Unites States.  He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), blogger on, fund-raiser for humanitarian causes and an active adviser and mentor to industry and non-for-profit institutions.

  • Company:Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Job Title:Director, Global Innovation Management
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