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Introducing SousZen

See how Xinova partners with PepsiCo and Innit to launch the new Seattle restaurant tech startup, SousZen, that aims to digitize ‘back of house’.

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Innovation Opportunities

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Yong Sung Kim

Chairman APAC

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As CEO of a large Korean manufacturing company for more than a decade, I found I was always puzzled by one question. Even though I knew exactly how much I spent on innovation and R&D each year, I was always asking myself, “Do I know the actual yield being gained from this spending?” Even though my technology guys would tell me that everything was on the right track, even with some delays, I always wondered if this was the best way for us to be developing new technologies. In other words, innovation was a black box for me, making me eager to understand it and to find better ways to improve effectiveness of innovation.

When I heard about the Xinova business model – that these innovation problems can be solved through its global network, not only for developing technologies but also for successful commercialization, I was fascinated by the notion and the concrete examples. I also felt that my previous career as a management consultant, venture capitalist, and CEO would be helpful in creating stronger Xinova. Now I am in charge of the Korean operation, trying hard to make Xinova’s proposition come true, which is also very meaningful to many Korean companies with relatively scarce resources.

Our Team

Jorma Ollila

Executive Chairman

Patrick Ennis

Chief Technology Officer

Yong Sung Kim

Chairman APAC

Jason Huemer

Chief Operating Officer

Ted Leung

Vice President of Engineering

Raine Hermans

Managing Director, Innovation Programs

Sridhar Divakaruni

Vice President of Business Development

Ernst Stottinger

Partner | Innovation Programs

Rob Dhat

Vice President of Innovation Partnerships

Al DeNooyer

Innovation Business Development Representative

Matt Ferguson, PhD

Vice President of Innovation Services

Kevin Williams

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Nick Milanovich

Director | Innovation Services Group

Hsiu-Wu (Jason) Guo

Innovation & Commercialization Development Director

Brett Hertzberg

Legal Consultant

Mark Klopp

Business Development Consultant

Masanobu Katoh

President of Xinova Japan

Madeline Song

Managing Director

Kaori Iguchi

Office Manager

Paul Levins


Ernst Stottinger

Partner | Innovation Programs

Mai Huong Tran


Dan Dongil Kim

Executive Vice President of Finance

Imran Sajjad

Staff Accountant

Stephen King

Entrepreneur in Residence

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