Santiago Gowland

General Manager, Systems Innovation, Sustainable Business and Innovation


Santiago Gowland leads the Systems Innovation Function at NIKE Inc., which seeks to accelerate and scale innovation by catalyzing external resources and new ways of collaboration. Within Systems Innovation, Gowland is driving NIKE’s innovative external engagement agenda and developing network mobilization capabilities to catalyze knowledge, capital, creativity, and connectivity. As one example in this capacity, he leads the partnership with LAUNCH for NIKE INC. LAUNCH’s mission is to maximize human potential by transforming our existing human systems into new ones that are more sustainable, accessible, and empowering. Previously, Gowland held various roles at Unilever where he put sustainability at the heart of Unilever’s corporate strategy, redefined the company’s mission statement, and became the backbone of Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan.