Head of R&D Digital and Partnerships
Alberto is the global Head of R&D Digital and Partnerships at Unilever. He leads the Digital Transformation of R&D to maximize the value of data and AI for scientific discovery, process engineering, and new business models. He also leads external ecosystem engagements to accelerate innovation through collaboration.
Prior to Unilever, Alberto set up and led the Digital Innovation Accelerator at Royal Philips to boost innovation and a culture of entrepreneurship. During that period, he chaired the AI Council, providing oversight and steer on company-wide AI-related investments in innovation. Previously, he led the innovation transformation program that delivered the first wave of Philips connected consumer products (IoT) and new business models.
Alberto started his professional career in management consulting, followed by executive roles at NEC, Symbian Software, and Nokia. He graduated in Engineering and Economics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany) and holds an MBA from INSEAD (France).
Executive Fireside Chat
Unlocking Innovation Along the Consumer Product Value Chain
Consumers want more from brands: sustainability, transparency, and products that support their health and quality of life. But companies cannot develop innovative products that delight consumers in a vacuum. Join our discussion with Unilever’s Alberto Prado and Novozymes Anders Lund to learn how specialty ingredient suppliers and consumer good brands can partner to co-create innovative products that meet the needs of both consumers and the planet.