Public speaker, researcher, published author, and international consultant, Prof. Dr. Gandolfi serves as the Vice Chancellor, and Dean - School of Management and Business at Manipal International University (MIU). Prior to his current role, he held deanships and senior professorial appointments at the Canadian University of Dubai, the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji Islands, California Baptist University in Riverside, California, and Central Queensland University in Sydney, Australia. Prof. Dr. Gandolfi also holds an adjunct professorship in leadership with Georgetown University in Washington DC, a global top 20 research university. Franco is an active researcher and writer. He is the principal author of seven books and chief editor of a seminal leadership book. Prof. Dr. Gandolfi’s scholarly portfolio includes more than 60 peer-reviewed research articles published in top tier international journals. He serves on a number of international boards and committees and has been a key judging panel member for the prestigious Australian Human Resources Awards. Prior to his academic career, Prof. Dr. Gandolfi held various management and senior consulting positions at Novartis, Roche, UBS, and Credit Suisse in Switzerland. Having served as a first-lieutenant in the Swiss Army Forces, he honorably retired in 2007 having attained the highest non-active duty military rank in the Swiss Army Forces.
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