Marcela Navarro is the founder and CEO of Business.Cubed; a visionary organisation based in the UK, dedicated to accelerating innovation, driving performance and helping multi-nationals around the world address imbalances in the value chain.

Marcela is a Senior International Business Banker, with over 20 years practitioner's experience in South America, the US and the UK and a career dedicated to purpose-led transformation and ‘banking with future’. Until July 2015, Marcela was Head of Customer Innovation at the Royal Bank of Scotland -RBS, where she worked across all levels of the bank and reported to the Deputy CEO.

In 2014, leveraging her global experience in 'all things banking'  specifically value chain, risk and liquidity, where she successfully connected corporates and SMEs, Marcela designed, launched and led the RBS Innovation Gateway; an innovative and effective open innovation model to unlock innovation, markets and finance. Marcela was highly commended as Leader of the Year by Business Green 2015, for her work and impressive results. Marcela continues to build on her commitment to help corporations addressing imbalances in their value chain and is currently working with a diverse group of customers including a global conservation non for profit organisation and a fortune 500 engines company.


- Innovate UK Business Development partner, SME mentor, board member of profit and non for profit organisations.

- AMP INSEAD, Fontainebleau – 2010
- AMP IESE, Barcelona 2008/2009 




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About the team

About Marcela Navarro

Business.Cubed offers the best practitioners in the open innovation and value chain space, hands down. We pride ourselves in working with the best professionals and subject matter experts in their field, at a local, regional and global level. Creativity, rigour and discipline are core to our success, powering open collaboration and ensuring optimal delivery and results. Our open innovation programmes count with the support of an exclusive group of subject matter experts and partners including University of Cambridge, ECCI and BRE.

Marcela’s career-long commitment to diversity and inclusion is exemplary. In 2013, she created the Supplier Diversity and Inclusion Code of Conduct, which gives SMEs and diverse suppliers the opportunity to work with large corporations. The code is endorsed by WEConnect International and Social Enterprise UK and has been supported by a series of global businesses including RBS. 

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