Emmanuel Stefanakis has more than thirty years of leadership experience in the private, academic, and international development sectors. For most of his career, he has been engaged in sustainable economic development advising on strategy, business planning and policy implementation in more than 40 countries.
As an entrepreneur, he has formed companies that implemented sustainable development strategies for profit including affordable, “green” housing and recycling of industrial byproducts for organic food production. His clients have included Fortune 100 corporations, international development organizations (e.g., UN, World Bank, EBRD) and Central Banks.
He has been a volunteer mentor to dozens of start-ups through the MIT Venture Mentoring Service, MIT Sloan School $100K Competition, Clean Tech Open, and Mass Challenge.
He has served as faculty at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Arthur D. Little Management Education Institute. He has lectured at numerous universities and designed executive education seminars in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Southeast Europe and Middle East.
He was born, raised and currently resides in Cambridge Massachusetts and has practiced for extensive periods in Greece, Bahrain, United Kingdom and the Czech and Slovak Republics. He earned professional degrees from Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.