Curious by nature, I like putting culture to work:
as a change enabler, as a factor of impact, as a pathway to excellence.

Dr. Federica Carlotto is a leading pioneer in the field of culturally-intelligent business strategy.
Italian born, London-based and educated across Europe and Asia, Federica has been exposed since early childhood to cultural diversity. This has prompted her to look beyond the first impression, in search of the deeper meaning of things.
Scholar of the Japanese Ministry of Education from 2005 to 2010, Federica completed her third master and a Ph.D in Fashion Sociology at Bunka Gakuen University (Tokyo), where she undertook research projects on Japanese fashion consumption. In 2015, she received a triple-accredited MBA degree in Luxury Brand Management from Grenoble Ecole De Management.

In 15+ years, Federica’s career has been successfully developing across business and academia.
She has worked as global sales representative for the multi-brand showroom Progetto Milano (Milan), managing the B2B sales for Armani, Nicole Farhi, Philip Treacy, Sophia Kokosalaki, Hussein Chalayan, A.F. Vandevorst, Alessandro Dell’Acqua. In Tokyo, she was marketing executive at Onward Kashiyama, where she was responsible for the business development of the “New Designer Fashion Grand Prix”. Most recently, she has been Director of Research for Danzi Consulting. Among the latest brands she has collaborated with in independent projects are Quintessentially and Fortnum & Mason.
In academia, Federica has taken on managerial and teaching responsibilities for universities in Italy and UK (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice; Bicocca University in Milan; Regent’s University London), while contributing to other institutions (Goldsmiths University, London College of Fashion, Istituto Marangoni, Winchester School of Art) in business-related subject areas: brand management, consumption behavior, market analysis and strategy. In 2018, she designed the course “Art of Luxury” for Sotheby’s Institute of Art, which she currently runs.

Federica is author of books, chapters and edited volumes. Her research outputs have been published in peer-reviewed journals (“Journal of Design, Business and Society“, “The Society for Fashion Business”) and conference proceedings. Her industry insights have been featured in the international press (Elle Canada, la Repubblica, Artribune), and she is regularly invited to industry panel discussions and speaking events.

Find out more about Dr Federica Carlotto here.