Alejandro Litovsky is the Director of the Volans Innovation Lab, at Volans Ventures in London. He works with business, investors, governments and entrepreneurs in developing and scaling solutions to social, environmental and governance challenges. He has led the design and implementation of collaborative innovation projects for over ten years in countries like Tanzania, Ecuador, India, Philippines, Brazil, South Africa, Russia and Indonesia.
He is an advisor to the Tällberg Foundation in Sweden, and from 2004 to 2008 was Senior Advisor to AccountAbility in London, where he helped create the Collaborative Governance program and advised investors such as the World Bank, the Shell Foundation, and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation on collaborative innovation strategies to increase their impact. In 2004 he was awarded the Hobhouse Memorial Prize by the London School of Economics where he obtained a MSc in Political Sociology. During this period he worked with the Shell International Future Scenarios team in London. Prior to 2003 he was an investment manager for the AVINA Foundation in Latin America based out of Buenos Aires. He holds a BA in International Relations from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Argentina, where he was awarded the gold medal in 1999 for his work on the political economy of the collapse of Argentine fisheries in the 1990’s. He has been recently awarded a Fellowship by the Royal Society of the Arts in the United Kingdom for his contribution to the advancement of social innovation.