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Kiko Suarez, Ph.D.

Kiko Suarez, Ph.D.


About Kiko

Dr. Juan “Kiko” Suarez likes to be described as a global citizen. Born in Europe (Spain), Kiko brings a unique blend of global experience in marketing and communications, corporate responsibility, information technology and strategic philanthropy. With an earned doctorate in Leadership and Change (his dissertation focused on the role of wisdom in organizations and innovation processes) Dr. Suarez is a trusted advisor to senior leadership teams in the innovation and talent sectors globally and serves on several company and nonprofit boards.

Dr. Suarez brings specialized expertise in delicate international transactions and before governments and organizations such as the United Nations, European Union and the Inter-American Development Bank. Due to his passion for education and creating shared value, Kiko led the Communications and Innovation divisions for Lumina Foundation, the largest private foundation with the national goal of raising the percentage of Americans with quality post-secondary credentials. Kiko also served in corporate leadership positions in two global Fortune 500 companies - CEMEX and DuPont. Kiko brings a depth of entrepreneurial experiences including being owner and CEO of two of his own startup companies as well as serving in leadership roles in other firms in various capacities.

Kiko lives in Indiana (USA) with his wife Susana and two daughters, Sofia and Eva. His interests include coaching & teaching kickboxing and boxing, supporting and promoting physical and educational programs for underserved individuals and communities, and serving as an advocate for the advancement of scientific and technological knowledge as they relate to social change.

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