Department: Supply Chain Management
Programs: Global Supply Chain
Center: Global Supply Chain Institute
Title: Clinical Assistant Professor, Academic Director, Executive MBA for Global Supply Chain
University of Genova, Italy, Ph.D., Chemical Engineering
University of Genova, Italy, B.S., Chemical Engineering
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Executive MBA, Global Supply Chain Management
Andrea Sordi holds a bachelor degree and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering with a focus on food processing and biotechnology from the University of Genova, Italy. He also holds an Executive MBA in global supply chain management from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he has been guest lecturing for the past 3 years.
With 20 years of experience in the fast-moving consumer goods in dustry(including at Danone, Kraft and Mondelez), Sordi has filled several supply chain and strategic leadership positions both in Europe and U.S. Most recently, he was head of global procurement strategy and capabilities and head of global indirect services sourcing for Mondelez Global LLC in Chicago, IL. Additionally, he has led large organizational transformations focused on digitization and data science, process simplification, leading-edge technologies and innovation and cost leadership in indirect services.
Sordi has served on executive advisory boards for procurement software companies and has been a speaker in procurement international forums (Procurement Leaders, ProcureCon). He has also been cited and interviewed for specialized papers (SCM World) on digitalization, innovation and cost leadership, and wrote several research articles on food biotechnology.
Sordi places strong value in people, diversity, trust and authenticity; his personal purpose is “nurturing others to fulfill their potential and find their success to create a better world.”