Professorial Teaching Fellow in Management and Sustainability
Executive Director of Global Student Experience
Paolo Taticchi is Professorial Teaching Fellow in Management & Sustainability and Executive Director of Global Student Experience at Imperial College Business School.
He teaches modules on sustainability and competitive advantage, strategy, global operations and projects, and the future of cities. Paolo formerly served as Director of the school’s top-ranked MSc Management and Global Online MBA.
Alongside his work at Imperial, Paolo is regularly invited to teach on international MBA and EMBA programs in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. In the recent years he has visited and hold teaching appointments in top business schools like EADA, ESAN, and NYU. He has teaching experience in 14 countries in total.
Paolo’s research on performance measurement and management, business networks, and corporate sustainability is internationally recognised. He has authored over 50 published academic journal articles, and edited and co-authored the books “Business Performance Measurement and Management: new contexts, themes and challenges” and “Corporate Sustainability” (over 90,000 chapter downloads), published by Springer. He is regularly invited to give keynote talks at academic, governmental and industry conferences.
Outside of the academy, Paolo has significant consultancy experience in the fields of strategy, operations, and sustainability. He has worked in this capacity for firms of various sizes, and in a range of different industries including cement, chemical, construction, education, energy, food, health care, industrial supply, information technologies, manufacturing, pharma, textile, and waste. Today, he serves in the advisory board of influential organisations such as Mercato Metropolitano (which is revolutionising public markets) and Global Futures Group (a worldwide network of experts who guide both public and private clients in creating smart cities).
Paolo is also active in the entrepreneurial space, co-founding three firms in the fields of engineering and consultancy and serving as an advisor to tech start-ups in the UK, and a social venture in India. Between 2009 and 2014, Paolo successfully co-founded and directed six New York-based international summer schools associated with prestigious universities, and is co-founder and co-organizer of the Taiwan-Italy International Internship Program.
He has received numerous awards for the impact of his projects, which have been covered by influential newspapers in the UK and Italy. His projects, quotes and opinions have been featured over 200 times in media outlets like The Financial Times, Forbes, The Telegraph, Semana Sostenible, La Republica, Inspire, Sole 24 Ore, La Nazione, Corriere della Sera, La Stampa, RAI, Sky News, Sky News Radio, Mediaset, and CNN.
In 2018, Paolo was chosen as one of Poets & Quants’ top 40 business school professors under the age of 40, after being nominated by 100 staff and students at Imperial. In the same year, Paolo received the title of Knight of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic. In 2019, Paolo received the “Talented Young Italian Award” from the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the UK.
Paolo holds a BEng and MEng in Mechanical Engineering (cum laude), and a PhD in Industrial Engineering with a focus on operations management from the University of Perugia; and an MBA with a focus on innovation from the University of Perugia and the Bradford School of Management. He has also completed Harvard Business School’s High Potentials Leadership Program.
Prior to joining Imperial, Paolo was an Associate Professor and Director of MBA Programmes at the University of East London’s Royal Docks Business School; Director of Studies of the Bradford-Perugia MBA; and an Assistant Professor in Business and Management Engineering at the University of Perugia.
Slowak AP, Taticchi P, 2015, Technology, policy and management for carbon reduction: A critical and global review with insights on the role played by the Chinese Academy, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol:103, ISSN:0959-6526, Pages:601-619
et al., 2015, A review of decision-support tools and performance measurement and sustainable supply chain management, International Journal of Production Research, Vol:53, ISSN:0020-7543, Pages:6473-6494
Formentini M, Taticchi P, 2014, Corporate sustainability approaches and governance mechanisms in sustainable supply chain management, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol:112, ISSN:0959-6526, Pages:1920-1933
et al., 2014, A review of decision-support tools and performance measurement and sustainable supply chain management, International Journal of Production Research, ISSN:0020-7543
Taticchi P, Tonelli F, Pasqualino R, 2013, Performance measurement of sustainable supply chains: A literature review and a research agenda, International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol:62, ISSN:1741-0401, Pages:782-804