Spotlight: Nunzio Quacquarelli, Managing Director, QS Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd, Member Since 2010

Nunzio Quacquarelli, is founder and managing director of QS Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd, which aims to be the world’s foremost provider of independent information on top careers and education.

QS links high achievers from  graduate, MBA and executive communities around the world, with top universities, graduate schools, business schools and with employers. QS organises the largest series of business and postgraduate education events in the world, the QS World MBA Tour and the QS World Grad School Tour, amongst an extensive product range including print and online publications and software solutions.

Nunzio took his MBA at The Wharton School in the USA, where he won the Glockner Prize for Management, after gaining an MA at the University of Cambridge. At Wharton, Nunzio also led the team that won the Moot Corp Business Venture Award in 1990, in competition with teams from all the top US and European business schools. Before starting his own business Nunzio worked in strategy consulting for Mercer Management Consulting and Bain & Company, in the UK and Italy.

A respected journalist on management education and careers, Nunzio has written regularly for The Times of London for the past fifteen years and is also a contributor to other key media around the world such as The Guardian (UK), Handelsblatt (Germany), South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) and Corriere della Sera (Italy). In his journalistic capacity Nunzio has personally interviewed several hundred CEOs, partners and executives of major international corporations.

Nunzio is responsible for the annual Applicant and Recruiter Research, producing several reports including the annual report ‘Global 100 Top Business Schools’. He also Research Director for the annual THES – QS World University Rankings in partnership with The Times Higher Education Supplement. He is recognized as an authority on the strengths, weaknesses and specialisations of business schools and universities around the world. He regularly is invited to address government education ministers and speak at conferences and seminars on matters of postgraduate education, careers and curriculum development.

Committed to QS setting an example in socially responsible leadership, Nunzio has given this reality by establishing the charitable foundation, QS Education Trust, which provides scholarships for higher education for young people who have already demonstrated socially responsible leadership. QS Education Trust is funded by the QS Asia Pacific Professional Leaders in Education Conference – an event which, each year,  brings together many hundreds of leading educators from around the world to discuss international partnerships and developments.

Nunzio is married with four children.

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