Claudio Carpano is the founder and president of Management inSites (MI). He is also the Honorary Consulate of Italy for the State of North Carolina.

He is Associate Professor Emeritus at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte – Belk College of Business, where he was the Director of the International Business Graduate Programs and taught international management and strategic management. He teaches MBA international business courses in the IMBA program at LUISS University in Italy.

He has delivered executive seminars and lectured at a variety of universities including: University of South Carolina; American University in Washington, D.C.; Bocconi, the University of Torino, and the University of Ancona (all in Italy); EGADE - Monterrey Tec (Mexico); Universidad de Desarrollo (Chile); and QUT (Australia).

Claudio’s research on the topics of international business strategy, organizational structure, and foreign direct investment have been published in several leading academic journals, including The Journal of International Business Studies and the Journal of Business Ethics, which the Financial Times has listed among the 40 most influential scientific business journals. In addition, his articles have been published in European business publications.

He held the top management position at Simem America, Inc. and Biesse America, Inc. While the CEO of Simem America, he was also the Director of Global Operations and Planning of Simem America’s parent company, Simem S.r.L. Before beginning his academic career in the U.S., Claudio worked in Italy where he held product and brand management positions with FIAT Lubrificanti and Ethicon S.p.A. (a Johnson & Johnson company). At the present time he is also the CEO of Comi Polaris Systems.

He was a member of the Charlotte International Cabinet (formerly Mayor’s International Cabinet) and of the Executive Directory of the European-American Business Forum, of which he was the president. In addition, he served on the board of a number of companies as well as the Board of the International House of Charlotte.

Claudio holds a Ph.D. in International Business and Strategic Management and an MBA. He received his doctorate from the University of South Carolina. Before studying business in the U.S., he earned a degree in philosophy from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”.