Emilian Dan Cartis is a Strategic Thinker and Product Designer, leading the discipline of Product Design + Innovation for PepsiCo Europe. Emil spent 14 years in New York City with several top design studios and corporations, lastly with PepsiCo Global Design Innovation. He completed a Masters in Industrial Design at Pratt Institute as Fulbright Scholar, and Masters in Product and Strategic Design at Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland.
In efforts to #giveback, he initiated in 2014 Romanian Design Council with the role of educating, advocating collaborating and growing design as a strategic discipline for innovation and growth for Romania. As well, he began teaching at his Alma Matter, University of Art and Design Cluj-Napoca the first ever Design Innovation course.
He loves to sail and race, and has been skipper and member of the New York sailing community since 2008 with the Manhattan Sailing Club. He may be spotted sailing in Caribbean or Mediterranean waters, during cold winter months.