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Mark Esposito

Professor, Harvard University Extension / Grenoble School of Management
Research Fellow, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge


Dr. Mark Esposito teaches Business Government and Society and Economic Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education since 2011. He also serves as Institutes Council Co-Leader, for the Microeconomics of Competitiveness program (MOC) at the Institute of Strategy and Competitiveness, at Harvard Business School, led by Professor Michael Porter.
Beside his role at Harvard, Mark is a senior professor at Grenoble Graduate School of Business and a Senior Associate for the University of Cambridge, Institute for Sustainability Leadership, and a Research Fellow at the Judge Business School. where he is involved with the Circular Economy Research Initiative.
Mark consults in the area of corporate sustainability, economic complexity, circular economy and competitiveness worldwide, including advising to, among others, the United Nations Global Compact, National Banks, Governments, NATO Executive Development Programs and municipalities in Massachusetts.
He is the Founding Director of the Lab-Center for Competitiveness, which is a research center affiliated with the MOC program at Harvard Business School. The Lab-Center is the largest producer of cluster-based case studies in the world.
Mark is also active institutionally and from 2013-14, he advised the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, in the analysis of the EU systemic crisis and worked as cross theme contributors for the World Economic Forum reports on Innovation Driven Entrepreneurship and Collaborative Innovation. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Academy of Business in Society in Brussels and in the Advisory Councils of the Institute for Innovation and Competitiveness in Italy, the Netherlands Institute for Competitiveness and the India Council for Competitiveness. He holds Fellowships with the Social Progress Imperative and with the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils in Washington D.C.; as well as with the Center for Disruptive Innovations at Ashridge-Hult in San Francisco
He has been named one of the emerging tomorrow’s thought leaders most likely to reinvent capitalism by Thinkers50, the world’s premier ranking of management thinkers and inducted into the “Radar" of the 30 most influential business thinkers in the world, on the rise.
Mark holds a PhD in Business and Economics from the International School of Management, in a joint program with St. John's University in New York and he is candidate to the Executive Doctorate of Business Administration at ENPC Paris Tech in Paris.

He is fluent in 6 languages and in his non academic life, he holds the rank of Master Instructor, Black Belt IV Dan, at the International Budo Institute in Canada. He tweets as @Exp_Mark.