Melissa Gonsalves

Principal Consultant

Melissa is an expert in foresight and consumer insights. She excels at helping clients to understand the significance of global trends and designing responses that are relevant and actionable.

Melissa joined Urban Foresight from Unilever where she worked as a Foresight Strategist with a focus on sustainability, culture and trends. A scientist by training, Melissa has extensive experience in the fast moving consumer goods sector and started her career in R&D at Procter & Gamble’s Newcastle Innovation Centre.

Melissa has a deep understanding of developing and emerging markets and is a specialist in cultural coding.

She is passionate about products and services with a social purpose and messaging that breaks stereotypes. This includes championing Unilever’s global commitment to the #Unstereotype movement to change the perception of people and the world that they live in.