Francesco Stefanelli

International Business Manager | PhD

deloitte M&A

“Follow your dreams”.

That is what I reminded in the Summer of 2019. Literally re-vamping me to aim to what I have been started a long ago. Job, Industry, Location: I changed everything to follow my dream.

Therefore, I moved in New York City, joining the M&A Restructuring and Turnaround Industry, with Deloitte M&A US.

Ph.D at MIT

Sometimes dreams come true.

After TOEFL Test (ETS, Milano), I was definitely encouraged by Nobuyuki Tamaru (JMA Director, Tokyo) and Jim B. Rice (MIT, Boston) to start a PhD at the same time of Consulting. I decided to start the path at UNIVPM of Ancona.
My Research Activity has been mainly developed in the United States of America, at Boston MIT.

Some achievements:

– Executive Track in Industrial Eng. at UNIVPM, 1st in the School History

– Double Ph.D Title with Dean Merit

– Involved in a Supply Chain Strategy Project for Intel Company
– Lecturer, Supply Chain Adaptability, GC-LOG MIT Scale Network Program


– awarded with: “Driving Strategic Advantages” (MIT-CTL, for Executives)
– awarded with a pass for  “Crossroads 2014” Conference, hosted by MIT-CTL
– MIT as Official in my PhD European Committee

– awarded  with US Green Card, being recognized as “National Interest Resource”

Papers, Publications, Interviews and Mentions:

– Financial Times, here

– MIT-CTL Journal, here

– by the New York Times, here

– by the Ministry of Trade and Industry of Singapore, (Future Tense, 3rd edition, Dec.2015) here

– by L’espresso, here.

– Industry Week, here

– Leadership&Management Magazine, download the article here

– IESM 2015 Official Proceedings (JMAC Europe re-published internally, here)

– Supply Chain Management Review, (July 2017), here

– European Business Review, Magazine details are enclosed here

– Journal of Supply Chain Management Systems, details are enclosed here

– ISPI online (details, here)
– 6th IESM Management Conference (IESM 2015)

– “Industry 4.0: Advanced Manufacturing Strategies” Conference (Milan, Fall 2015, look at the brochure, here).

– NZZ, (Milan, Spring 2016), here

– FutureMakers Seminar: “Liquid Business” (Ancona, September 2017). Infos here.
– Wired Digital Day 2021. You can find the Program here.


– IEEE 2018 International Workshop on Metrology for Industry 4.0 and IoT (Brescia, April 2018, look at related info here)

– “International Journal of Lean Six Sigma” (Glasgow, UK, since Sept. 2019, for further detail click here).

Editorial Member since 2021.

Industry experience

In Spring 2017 I decided to try a new exciting experience with Ariston Thermo Group.

Ariston Thermo Group is a rising Global Company in the Thermic Comfort Industry,  operating in the entire World with >30 Production Plants and >150 Sites.

My role in few lines:

– Supply Chain Finance.
Designed & Headed Global Working Capital Reduction Program at Group level (EU, APAC, NAFTA areas). Improved >10 M€ working capital at year 1, as main highlight.
– Operations/Global Supply Chain Areas.
Performance Improvement Program Supervisor across selected manufacturing plants & logistics hubs across Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Russia and France.
– Supply Chain Strategy and Digital Transformation.
Footprint activities to support the Operational Due Diligence (M&A Team) and the Technology Roadmap (Strategy Team).

global consulting

Passion, Proud and Experience – I joined  JMAC Europe, in the 2010 and it was the most exciting period of my life.

7 years recap below:

– Operations/Global Supply Chain Areas

Focus on post M&A activities on Integration, Turnaround and Performance Improvement Systems.
Served >30 different Clients in >55 projects, across >15 industries, being working and living across 5 Countries (Italy, Sweden, France, Seychelles Islands, Spain, Japan).
– Promoted as EM in 2016, as Associate in 2015, as Consultant in 2013.
Managed a Team of 4, been trained in Japan.
– Involved as Lecturer and Project Leader in the EMEA Area, in collaboration with profit/no profit players (i.e. Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, University of Bologna, Istituto Olivetti) on Supply Chain Strategy and Industry 4.0


After June 2009, I studied IELTS test of English and I achieved the Advanced Level and I became a member of the Italian National Border of Engineers, class A, Sector Industrial Engineering, since that time, it was year 2010.

I was also awarded with a fellowship to attend Economics at ISTAO Business School to pursue an Economic extra-Course.


I have been attending both BSc and MSc in Industrial Engineering from 2003 to 2007. 

My final dissertation has been published in the University’s database, and I placed myself in the 93rd percentile.


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