Peet van Biljon

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Peet van Biljon

Advisor, BMNP Strategies LLC

Peet van Biljon advises clients on strategy, transformation, and R&D and innovation management. He is a former consultant at McKinsey & Company and expert in the Strategy & Corporate Finance Practice. He also managed McKinsey’s global Innovation Practice.

As part of his strategy and transformation advisory work, Peet occasionally assists corporate clients with M&A. This covers the complete deal cycle from strategic rationale and business case creation through in-person negotiations, due diligence and deal closure, and on to post-merger management.

Peet previously held executive positions at several companies internationally. He led teams at the Corporate Executive Board (now Gartner), an advisory company; Algorithmics (now SS&C), a financial risk-management solution provider; and Honeywell Aerospace, a Tier-1 supplier of aviation systems. His leadership experience spans technology management, new product development, project management, and operations. Peet has deep experience in the technology and advanced manufacturing sectors, but he advises clients across all industries.

He is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy, where he created and has been teaching a graduate course, Innovation and Public Policy. The course inspired his latest book, Innovation for Value and Mission: An Introduction to Innovation Management and Policy, which covers innovation in both the public and private sectors, as well as public policy for innovation.

He is a long-standing member of IEEE. He co-chaired the General Principles Committee of the IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems, which established a comprehensive guideline for AI ethics that has formed the basis of multiple subsequent AI ethical standards.

Peet earned a B.Eng. (Electronic Engineering) degree from the University of Stellenbosch, and B.Com. (Accounting and Economics) and M.Com. (Economics) degrees from the University of South Africa. He is licensed as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in Ontario, Canada.