Meet The Team

Leadership Team

Mohammed Ali

Managing Director, APAC Sales

As Managing Director for Asia pacific, Mohammed Ali is responsible for sales and business development activities for Lux Research across the APAC region. Ali brings to the position a successful track record of more than ten years in the ...

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Marianna Ballinger

Managing Director, EMEA Sales

Marianna Ballinger is the Managing Director for EMEA Sales, leading the team of new and existing business in the EMEA region. Marianna is a visionary leader with a customer-centric approach to business growth who takes a long-term view on daily ...

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Michael DiPietro

Chief Customer Officer

Michael Di Pietro is the Chief Customer Officer at Lux Research with three main focus areas: retention of clients, new business and day to day operational efficiency while also leading our global Client Engagement team. ...

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Cort Isernhagen

Senior Vice President and Managing Director, International

Cort Isernhagen is the Senior Vice President and Managing Director for the international divisions of Lux Research. Overseeing the commercial activities of the firm in Asia and Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Cort is responsible for driving the ...

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Kazuki Seki

Managing Director, Japan

Kazuki Seki is the Managing Director for Japan operations of Lux Research. Kazuki is responsible for overseeing the commercial activities and executing growth strategies in Japan.

Kazuki has more than 20 years of experience in ...

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Andrew Stockwell

Senior Vice President, Research, Product, & Operations

Andrew Stockwell is the SVP of Research, Product, and Operations at Lux Research leading the company’s global research, product, consulting, and marketing teams. Andrew brings nearly two decades of experience at market insights firms ...

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Marcel van Galen

Managing Director, Americas

Marcel van Galen is Managing Director for the Americas overseeing commercial activities and implementing growth strategies in this region. Marcel has an extensive background, spanning 20 years, in building businesses around data and insights and ...

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Research and Consulting Leaders

Michael Holman, Ph.D.

Vice President, Research

Michael Holman is VP of Research at Lux Research, helping to lead an analyst team that assists clients, primarily large global corporations, with new business opportunities in emerging technology areas. He has been with Lux since 2005, ...

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Naveen Krishnamurthy

Director, Consulting

As a Director at Lux Research, Naveen Krishnamurthy leads several consulting engagements in energy, materials, life sciences, and related verticals with corporate and financial services clients.  

Prior to Lux Research, Naveen ...

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Cosmin Laslau, Ph.D.

Director, Research Products

Cosmin Laslau manages Lux’s data science team. He and his team develop next-generation research tools and features, including applied machine learning and other innovation-focused analytics, data source selection and implementation, and ...

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Jonathan Melnick, Ph.D.

Director, Research

Jon is a Research Director at Lux, and leads the Digital Transformation of Physical Industries research program. Jon and his team help clients understand the impact and use cases of digital technologies in their industries, potentially ...

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Sara Olson, Ph.D.

Director, Research

Sara Olson is a Director of Research at Lux, and leads the Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health research program. In this role, she provides strategic advice to clients across the agrifood and health ecosystem, monitoring opportunities ...

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Benny Ong

Managing Consultant, APAC

Benny is the Managing Consultant in APAC for Lux Research, based in the Singapore office. He brings over 20 years of professional services and consulting experience to Lux, most recently at Hexagon PPM. Specifically, he has experience providing ...

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Kevin Pang, Ph.D.

Vice President, Consulting

Kevin leads Lux Research’s dedicated global team of expert consultants that help top executives in the Innovation 1000 make critical decisions about markets, technologies, and strategy to better position existing businesses for growth and ...

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Kevin See, Ph.D.

Vice President, Digital Products

In his role as VP, Digital Products, Kevin is responsible for the development and deployment of technologies to support research products within Lux, and for providing solutions externally to clients in the digital space. During his career at ...

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Samhitha Udupa

Managing Consultant, EMEA

Samhitha is a Managing Consultant at Lux. Her contributions in advisory projects have facilitated commercialization of technologies in advanced building materials, nanomaterials manufacturing processes, building-integrated ...

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Arij van Berkel, Ph.D.

Director, Research

Arij van Berkel oversees the global Energy and Water Intelligence practices for Lux Research. Arij and his team provide strategic insights in the rapidly changing landscape of energy supply to mobility, residences and industry. Prior to ...

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Katrina Westerhof

Director, Research

Katrina Westerhof is a Research Director at Lux and leads the Digital team’s coverage of the digital transformation of industrial operations. Katrina’s research interests include IoT security, industrial analytics, and ...

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