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Introduction to the GCV Powerlist 2021 by James Mawson, editor-in-chief, Global Corporate Venturing

GCV Powerlist 2021: Contents

Contents list for the GCV Powerlist 2021

GCV Powerlist 2021: #1 Rajeev Misra & Marcelo Claure

The top 25: Rajeev Misra, CEO, SoftBank Investment Advisers; Marcelo Claure, COO, Softbank Group

GCV Powerlist 2021: #2 Martin Tschopp

The top 25: Martin Tschopp, CEO, Prosus Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: #3 Jeffrey Li

The top 25: Jeffrey Li, managing partner, Tencent Investment

GCV Powerlist 2021: #4 John Somorjai

The top 25: John Somorjai, executive vice-president of corporate development, Salesforce Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: #6 David Goldschmidt, David Lee, Sung Hoon Yang

The top 25: David Goldschmidt, VP and MD, Samsung Catalyst Fund; David Lee, EVP, Samsung Next; and Sung Hoon Yang, GM and VP, Samsung Ventures America

GCV Powerlist 2021: #7 Gen Tsuchikawa

The top 25: Gen Tsuchikawa, CEO and CIO, Sony Innovation Fund and Innovation Growth Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: #8 Anthony Lin

The top 25: Anthony Lin, head and US managing partner, Intel Capital

GCV Powerlist 2021: #9 Derek Idemoto

The top 25: Derek Idemoto, senior VP of corporate development, Cisco Investments

GCV Powerlist 2021: #10 Meghan Sharp

The top 25: Meghan Sharp, global head, BP Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: #11 Quinn Li

The top 25: Quinn Li, global head, Qualcomm Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: #12 Anja König

The top 25: Anja König, global head, Novartis Venture Fund

GCV Powerlist 2021: #13 Chris Picariello

The top 25: Chris Picariello, president, Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JJDC

GCV Powerlist 2021: #14 Maggie Wu

GCV Powerlist 2021: #14 Maggie Wu, director and chief financial officer, Alibaba

GCV Powerlist 2021: #15 Barbara Dalton

The top 25: Barbara Dalton, senior managing partner, Pfizer Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: #16 Arvind Purushotham

The top 25: Arvind Purushotham, global head of venture investing, Citi Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: #17 Annabelle Long

The top 25: Annabelle Long, founding and managing partner, Bertelsmann Asia Investments

GCV Powerlist 2021: #18 Alokik Advani

The top 25: Alokik Advani, managing partner, Fidelity International Strategic Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: #19 William Taranto

The top 25: William Taranto, president and general partner, Merck Global Health Innovation Fund

GCV Powerlist 2021: #20 Girish Nadkarni

The top 25: Girish Nadkarni, president, Total Carbon Neutrality Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: #21 Lisa Lambert

The top 25: Lisa Lambert, founder and president, National Grid Partners

GCV Powerlist 2021: #22 Tamara Steffens, Mony Hassid, Samir Kumar

The top 25: Tamara Steffens, Mony Hassid and Samir Kumar, managing directors, M12

GCV Powerlist 2021: #23 Jacqueline LeSage

The top 25: Jacqueline LeSage, managing director, Munich Re Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: #24 Geert van de Wouw

The top 25: Geert van de Wouw, managing director, Shell Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: #25 Stefan Gabriel

The top 25: Stefan Gabriel, MD and CEO, Hitachi Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: Ben Wright

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Ben Wright, managing director, 3M Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: Kurt Kaltenegger

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Kurt Kaltenegger, group vice-president and head of technology, ABB Technology Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: Héctor Shibata Salazar

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Héctor Shibata Salazar, director of investments and portfolio, AC Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: Thomas Lounibos

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Thomas Lounibos, global managing director, Accenture Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: Tarik Galijasevic

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Tarik Galijasevic, managing director, Allstate Strategic Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: Suzanna Chiu

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Suzanna Chiu, head, Amadeus Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: Paul Bernard

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Paul Bernard, director of worldwide corporate development, Amazon Alexa Fund

GCV Powerlist 2021: Harshul Sanghi

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Harshul Sanghi, global head, American Express Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: Kenny Man

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Kenny Man, head of international investments and post-investment, Ant Group

GCV Powerlist 2021: Sanjiv Parikh and Steve Bernardez

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Sanjiv Parikh, managing partner, and Steve Bernardez, partner, Avanta Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: Anand Kamannavar

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Anand Kamannavar, global head, Applied Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: Sergio Escobar

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Sergio Escobar, CEO & partner, BCF Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: Markus Solibieda

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Markus Solibieda, managing director, BASF Venture Capital

GCV Powerlist 2021: Lisa Smith

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Lisa Smith, managing director, BTomorrow Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: John Banta

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: John Banta, president and managing director, Blue Venture Fund

GCV Powerlist 2021: Scott Caruso

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Scott Caruso, director of strategic ventures, CableLabs

GCV Powerlist 2021: Jaidev Shergill

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Jaidev Shergill, senior vice-president and head, Capital One Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: Michael Young

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Michael Young, director, Caterpillar Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: Gonzalo Galindo

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Gonzalo Galindo, head, Cemex Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: Barbara Burger

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Barbara Burger, president, Chevron Technology Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: Andrew Cleland

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Andrew Cleland, managing director, Comcast Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: Stéphane Longuet

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Stéphane Longuet, co-founder and managing director, Convivialité Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: Tony Cannestra

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Tony Cannestra, director of corporate ventures, Denso International America

GCV Powerlist 2021: Rob Coppedge

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Rob Coppedge, CEO, Echo Health Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: Fernando Impuesto Nogueras, Luis Emilio Martínez Gavira, Sergio García García

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Fernando Impuesto Nogueras, general manager of Enagás Emprende; Luis Emilio Martínez Gavira, head of open innovation and corporate venturing; Sergio García García, head of venture building

GCV Powerlist 2021: Crispin Leick

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Crispin Leick, managing director, EnBW New Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: Johann Boukhors

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Johann Boukhors, managing director, Engie New Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: Bernhard Mohr

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Bernhard Mohr, managing director, Evonik Venture Capital

GCV Powerlist 2021: Sunita Parasuraman

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Sunita Parasuraman, head of investments, Facebook New Product Experimentation

GCV Powerlist 2021: Blake Luse

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Blake Luse, managing director, Ferguson Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: Andy Ting

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Andy Ting, head of strategic planning and portfolio management, GC Ventures America

GCV Powerlist 2021: Matthew Tsien

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Matthew Tsien, president, GM Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: Robert Günther and Paolo Bavaj

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Robert Günther and Paolo Bavaj, co-heads of corporate venturing, Henkel Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: Kip Frey

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Kip Frey, executive vice-president for New Ventures, The Heritage Group; managing partner, HG Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: Nick Sugimoto

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Nick Sugimoto, CEO, Honda R&D Innovations

GCV Powerlist 2021: Murray Grainger and Kamal Vasagiri

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Murray Grainger, former managing director and head, and Kamal Vasagiri, interim managing director and head, Honeywell Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: Joshua Berg

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Joshua Berg, director of Innovation Ventures, Magna International

GCV Powerlist 2021: Mark Johnson

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Mark Johnson, vice-president of corporate venture capital, Husqvarna Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: Henry Chung

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Henry Chung, senior vice-president and head of Silicon Valley office, Hyundai Cradle

GCV Powerlist 2021: Erik Ross

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Erik Ross, managing partner, Nationwide Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: Angie Grimm

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Angie Grimm, managing director, IBM Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: Kitty Agarwal

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Kitty Agarwal, partner, Info Edge Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: Oliver Keown

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Oliver Keown, director, Intuitive Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: Amy Daniels Burr

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Amy Daniels Burr, president, JetBlue Technology Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: Osei Van Horne

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Osei Van Horne, managing partner and global head of sustainable growth equity investing, JP Morgan Private Capital

GCV Powerlist 2021: Faran Nouri

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Faran Nouri, managing director, Lam Research Capital

GCV Powerlist 2021: Dong-Su Kim

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Dong-Su Kim, CEO, LG Technology Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: Oreoluwa Adeyemi

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Oreoluwa Adeyemi, managing director and head, HSBC Strategic Innovation Investments

GCV Powerlist 2021: Rocky Daehler

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Rocky Daehler, managing director, Motorola Solutions Venture Capital

GCV Powerlist 2021: Takashi Sato and Jon Soberg

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Takashi ‘Tak’ Sato and Jon Soberg, co-managing partners, MS&AD Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: Lakshmikanth Ananth

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Lakshmikanth Ananth, CEO and managing partner, Next47

GCV Powerlist 2021: Paul Asel

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Paul Asel, co-founder and managing partner, NGP Capital

GCV Powerlist 2021: James Orchard

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: James Orchard, CEO, QBE Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: Harrie Vollaard

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Harrie Vollaard, head, Rabo Frontier Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: Saemin Ahn

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Saemin Ahn, managing partner, Rakuten Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: Andrea Birolo

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Andrea Birolo, head of corporate venture capital, Reale Group

GCV Powerlist 2021: Carole Nuechterlein

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Carole Nuechterlein, head, Roche Venture Fund

GCV Powerlist 2021: Aruna Subramanian

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Aruna Subramanian, global head, Sabic Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: Minas Apelian

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Minas Apelian, vice-president of internal and external venturing, Nova by Saint-Gobain

GCV Powerlist 2021: Arindam Bhattacharya

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Arindam Bhattacharya, managing director, Schlumberger New Energy Venture

GCV Powerlist 2021: Emmanuel Lagarrigue and Heriberto Diarte

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Emmanuel Lagarrigue, chief innovation officer and member of the executive committee, Schneider Electric; Heriberto Diarte, founder and managing partner, SE Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: George Gogolev

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: George Gogolev, general manager, Severstal Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: John China

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: John China, president, Silicon Valley Bank Capital

GCV Powerlist 2021: Nicolas Sauvage

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Nicolas Sauvage, managing director, TDK Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: Keiichi Enjoji

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Keiichi ‘Kay’ Enjoji, head, TEL Venture Capital

GCV Powerlist 2021: Richard Osborn

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Richard Osborn, managing partner, Telus Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: Hiroshi Saijou, George Kellerman, Jim Adler

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Hiroshi Saijou, vice-president of business development and strategy of Woven Planet Holdings (Woven Planet) and director of Woven Alpha, and George Kellerman, head of investments and acquisitions, Woven Capital, Jim Adler, founding managing director and board member, Toyota Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: Dontá Wilson and Vanessa Indriolo Vreeland

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Dontá Wilson, chief digital and client experience officer and member of Truist executive leadership team; and Vanessa Indriolo Vreeland, head, Truist Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: Rahul Ray

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Rahul Ray, director, Tyson Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: Christopher Bartlett

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Christopher Bartlett, head, Verizon Ventures

GCV Powerlist 2021: Basil Darwish

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Basil Darwish, managing director, fintech and enterprise IT lead, Wells Fargo Strategic Capital

GCV Powerlist 2021: Shinichiro Hori

26 – 100 in alphabetical order by company: Shinichiro Hori, president, Z Venture Capital

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