Mark Esposito is a member of the Teaching Faculty at the Harvard University's Division of Continuing, a Professor of business and economics, with appointments at Hult International Business School and IE Business School. He is an appointed Research Fellow in the Circular Economy Center, at the University of Cambridge's Judge Busines School. He is also a Fellow for the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government in Dubai.
At Harvard, Mark teaches Systems Thinking and Complexity, Economic Strategy and Business, Government & Society for the Extension and Summer Schools and serves as Institutes Council Co-Leader, at the Microeconomics of Competitiveness program (MOC) developed at the Institute of Strategy and Competitiveness, at Harvard Business School.
He is Founder & Director of the Lab-Center for Competitiveness, a think tank affiliated with the MOC network of Prof. Michael Porter at Harvard Business School and Head of the Political Economy and Sustainable Competitiveness Initiative. He researches the "Circular Economy" inside out and his work on the topic has appeared on top outlets such as The Guardian, World Economic Forum, Harvard Business Review, California Management Review, among others.
He is the co-founder of the concepts of "Fast Expanding Markets" and "DRIVE", which represent new lenses of growth detection at the macro, meso and micro levels of the economy.
He is also an active entrepreneur and co-founded Nexus FrontierTech, an Artificial Intelligence Studio, aimed at providing AI solutions to a large portfolio of clients.
He was 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 thinkers, on the rise.
He is a prolific author and his articles can be found on ResearchGate and his books on Amazon.
Mark consults in the area of Corporate Sustainability and Competitiveness worldwide, including Board of Directors, Communities and National Governments. He has advised the President of the European Parliament, on the systemic nature of the EU crisis and serves as a cross-theme contributor to the World Economic Forum’s reports on Innovation Driven Entrepreneurship in Europe and Collaborative Innovation as well as the Circular Economy Project. He is also part of the "Future of Production" network at the WEF, where he was nominated as Global Expert.
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.
Grounded in both Humanities and Economics of Strategy, Mark has a B.A. and a M.A. in Human and Social Studies from the University of Turin in Italy, a Master of Business Administration in Organizational Theory from Columbia Southern University in the US and a Doctorate in Business Strategy and Economics from the International School of Management, on a joint program with St. John’s University in New York City as well as an Executive Doctorate in Business Administration at Ecole des Ponts Paris Tech (2018)
From 2009 to 2011 Mark has attended Post-Doctoral Education at the Harvard Business School, where he refined his pedagogical skills on leadership and case method, complimenting them with doctoral seminal work on Competitiveness and Strategy.
Mark speaks around the world on topics of growth, mega-trends, markets and socio and economic complexity. His speaking engagements are managed by Insight Bureau, Thinkers50Direct; Connect Speakers Bureau
Mark 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 thinkers, on the rise:
In the non academic endeavor, Mark is a Black Belt in Judo and he holds the title of Renshi
(Black Belt 4th Dan) and the rank of Yondan, in the International Budo Institute in Canada.
In his earlier years, Mark was a professional ice hockey player and he still goes on the ice, when
he chases speed....