Luigi Laporte

Ph.D.(c) in Operations Management, IE University.

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Luigi Laporte is a full-time professor at the Business School and has over 20 years of experience as a management and technology consultant. Throughout his career, he has imparted his expertise in courses on Operations, Technology, and Supply Chain Management, catering to various academic levels such as MBAs, Executive MBAs, executive education programs, and undergraduates. Laporte has lectured in renowned institutions worldwide, including the prestigious MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics (USA) and IE Business School (Spain).

Beyond academia, Laporte is a founder and Managing Partner at Kastor, a boutique consulting firm devoted to helping companies to achieve their best version. His consulting journey has entailed collaborations with clients such as Coca-Cola, Pepsico, Vale, ArcelorMittal, Megalabs, Consultatio, Aerolíneas Argentinas, and MRV, spanning multiple countries. Before his venture at Kastor, Laporte held executive positions at top-tier consulting firms like Accenture and Infosys, serving in Brazil, Spain, and Argentina.

Laporte's career is a testament to his insatiable curiosity and passion for knowledge, always striving to generate tangible business impacts. His research interests revolve around supply chain management, digital transformation, and strategy execution, all rooted in his practical outlook on how organizations can enhance their performance through the adoption of superior processes, technology, and policies. At present, he is engaged in researching
advanced analytics to optimize retail operations. 

Central to Laporte's philosophy is the belief that theory and practice are inseparable, 
mutually enriching one another. He perceives the most fruitful knowledge creation to occur precisely at the intersection of academia and organizations, fueled by real-world problems and challenges affecting these organizations and society at large. Moreover, he firmly holds that new knowledge can only reach its full potential when put into practice within organizations. It is at this pivotal interface that Laporte channels his efforts into teaching, conducting research, and providing consulting services.

Laporte's academic journey is a testament to his relentless pursuit of knowledge. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Operations Management from IE Business School, IE University in Spain. Additionally, he has earned a Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from MIT (USA), an Executive MBA from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, and a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in Brazil.