In the seventh episode of the Future Ventures podcast, Sheetal Khullar engages in conversation with Belina Lee who is the CEO, Mandai Global and Deputy CEO Mandai Wildlife Group
The two discuss venture building, corporate innovation and entrepreneurship.
Key highlights of the discussion
Belina, a self-proclaimed career generalist, shares her views on fostering innovation among individuals and companies. She emphasizes the importance of sustaining the desire for innovation and integrating it within corporate strategy. Belina then elaborates on some of the key Innovation led objectives Mandai has set for themselves and the interplay of innovation with the corporate venture building.
The conversation then moves to addressing the key challenges toward establishing venture building as a key lever for growth in a corporate setting. Here they explore the role of technology and of the Mothership, towards supporting the different forms of innovation and leveraging on the opportunities that enhance customer experiences and transform the planet.
The discussion places significant emphasis on technology for venture building and Belina advises us on some of the steps corporates must take to structure the right venture/innovation boards and governance that could facilitate a more nurturing approach towards the venture.
Belina and Sheetal also discuss some of the biggest enablers of corporate venture building. The conversation particularly focuses on forward-thinking corporations using venture building to accelerate innovation.
Different types of innovation are examined, but Belina believes that the fundamental purpose of innovation is to improve the lives of people and the environment. Therefore, she asserts that everyone can be an innovator and changemaker. Belina cites examples of how her company has successfully fostered innovation using their unique approach. Her experiences and insights provide inspiration for both companies and individuals seeking to build scalable & transformative ventures that the world needs .