derek ariss profile

Derek Ariss

Head of Innovation Education at Lightbulb Capital

Management Consultant

Derek is Head of Innovation Education at Lightbulb Capital and is responsible for building the education practice, focusing on creativity, design thinking, technology, culture, and mindset conducive to innovation in finance.

He previously provided guidance to the company as an Advisory Board Member.

Prior to his current role, Derek was the Head of Innovation at LendLease. He was responsible for designing processes to deliver improved products and systems, nurturing a culture of innovation in Asia, and developing productive relationships with organisations that focus on innovation and growth. Before his position as Head of Innovation, he was Head of Retail Operations overseeing the retail assets managed by the company across Asia. 

Derek also teaches the Innovation Culture Catalyst programme, and part of the SMU Certificate in Fintech and Innovation course at Singapore Management University. Derek holds an MBA in International Marketing and Strategy and Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the University of Windsor, Canada, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Biology (Honours) from McMaster University.

In addition to his innovation work, actively Derek writes children's stories, paints, and studies how to optimise human performance.



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