Stefano Cortiglioni

Director & Regional Manager

Toyota Lean Academy Italy

Stefano started his career in production with a Masters' degree in mechanical engineering completing an Executive MBA in Bologna Business School. He has worked within a number of leading Italian manufacturing companies including ENI, Merloni and Ducati before joining Toyota in 2005. 

This provided him with the opportunity to experience Toyota Production System training in Japan and the USA, and he then took the role of Chief Operating Officer for Toyota's Italian factories leading the Lean Transformation. Today he is responsible for the Toyota Lean Academy in Italy and for the Southern Europe. He is author of the book "Toyota Methods and Operating Models", Kogan Page 2020.

Years in the industry: 20

Skills: Management Consulting, Operations, Logistics, Supply Chain

Stefano Cortiglioni


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