Lisa Papa




Throughout her 29 year career at Procter and Gamble, Lisa held positions of increasing responsibility. Lisa was most recently Global Leader of Innovation Capability for the 9000 person Research and Development organization at P&G reporting to the Chief Technology Officer. In this role Lisa helped to elevate the game of the R&D organization and enabled increased transformational and disruptive innovation, driving mastery and capability and strengthening the supporting infrastructure of Front End of Innovation. Lisa led the strategic thinking and was the architect of the plan to disseminate the R&D Action Plan.


Over her career as R&D manager and executive she has experience in many consumer categories including, Beauty Care, Laundry, Feminine Care, Baby Care, Food & Beverage, managing the myriad sub functions from upstream research, consumer insights, process, packaging, external relations, to in plant quality assurance.

Consulting Expertise

  • Innovation Portfolio
  • Innovation Capabilities
  • Adjacencies and New Business Development
  • Idea Incubator / Innovation “Nursery”
  • Front End Innovation / Disruptive Innovation
  • Consumer Insights


Present Global Innovation Capability and R&D Leader, The Cincinnati Consulting Consortium
2009-2012 Global Leader Innovation Capability—Building Organizational Culture, Capabilities and Systems, Procter & Gamble
2005-2009 Category R&D Leader Baby Wipes and Toddler Care, Procter & Gamble
2003-2005 Global Leader Corporate R&D —In store First Moment Of Truth shopper experience, Brand Architecture, Value Tiering and Commercial Innovation, Procter & Gamble
1999-2003 Category Leader for New Business Development, Global Food and Beverage —Creating New Business Organization and Portfolio, Procter & Gamble


  • United Way Women’s Leadership Executive Board
  • 21st Century Education Board
  • STEM Innovation Collaborative
  • 100 Wise Women WINGS steering team founder and liaison to Womens Leadership Council


Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (with Honors)

Awards and Patents

(patents and publications available upon request)

  • 12 Patents
  • Development of Top Technical Talent award
  • Cost Innovation Award Winner
  • Baby Care Presidents Award
  • Neil McElroy Award winner