Francesco Rattalino is Executive Vice-President and Dean for Academic Affairs and Student Experience of ESCP Business School. Previously he served as Dean of the Turin Campus for close to ten years. During his tenure, the Turin Campus experienced a remarkable growth of almost six times in terms of both student and faculty numbers. As a testament to its quality and success, the Campus earned accreditation from the Italian Minister of Education University and Research as a Foreign University. In 2024, the Campus will relocate to a state-of-the-art facility spanning over 7,000 square meters, centrally located in Turin's city centre.
His published research focuses on strategy execution, sustainability, family business and internationalisation theory. Notably, his research explores the survival and internationalization strategies employed by family firms over long periods of time.
Rattalino is in the steering committee of the NEWLEAD (Innovative Leadership and Change Management in Higher Education) consortium, an Erasmus+ funded initiative aimed at equipping university leaders to successfully steer complex institutional transformation agendas.
Professor Rattalino completed his MSc cum laude and PhD in Business Administration at the University of Turin. Additionally, he is an alumnus of the GLOCOLL Program at Harvard Business School.
Before entering academia, he gained valuable experience working for multinational companies in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Italy. Professor Rattalino also actively pursued entrepreneurship, developing and investing in several start-ups.