Minas N. Kastanakis is Professor of Marketing and Director of Research at ESCP Europe London campus. He has completed his PhD in Management at Cass Business School, City University, UK (2010). He also holds an MBA with Distinction from the University of London, UK (2001) and a Law Degree from the University of Athens (1999).
Professor Kastanakis is a world-renowned expert in luxury consumption and luxury products management. His other research interests revolve around the role of the self-construal and personality traits as predictors of consumer behaviour; symbolic consumption and identity; cross-cultural consumer behaviour; psychoanalysis and consumerism; and ethics.
His scientific output includes many articles in leading academic journals as well as several Best Conference Paper Awards. Currently, he serves as an Associate Editor for the European Management Journal; while he has also guest-edited Special Issues in top-ranked Management Journals.
In addition to his academic profile, Professor Kastanakis has extensive managerial and consulting experience with large corporations - incl. L'Oréal and the Richemont Group of luxury companies. He is also a trained and qualified Barrister. He frequently acts as marketing and strategy advisor to companies in the UK, Russia, Central Europe, France, and Greece – in different sectors such as luxuries, FMCG, real estate, banking, venture capital investments, and telecoms.