Dr Paul Christodoulou
Principal Industrial Fellow
Paul joined IfM ECS in 2002 where his role as a senior practitioner is 'putting the outputs of research into practice'. This involves working closely with partner companies and IfM's research centres to develop and deploy methodologies via collaborative projects. Paul has led major collaborations - using IfM tools such as roadmapping, make-or-buy and global manufacturing network design - with leading companies including Beiersdorf, Bombardier, Caterpillar, Electrolux, Grundfos, Huntsman, IKEA, Invensys, LEGO, Rolls-Royce, SABIC, Schneider Electric, Sealed Air, Shell and Wavin. These projects typically involve working closely with senior cross-functional teams in tailoring and applying IfM tools and embedding them within the company's strategic business processes.
Before joining IfM ECS, Paul spent 19 years in senior management roles in multi-national manufacturing companies based in the UK, USA and France working for Invensys, BOC, Blue Circle and Lafarge. Starting as a graduate engineer, Paul had leadership roles in production, design and sales before heading up corporate strategy projects covering global manufacturing, marketing, M&A and post-M&A integration.
Qualifications and publications
Paul has a first-class engineering degree from Durham University, an MBA (with distinction) from INSEAD, and a PhD from Cambridge University (in the field of global manufacturing network strategy). He is co-author of the following IfM reports: