Mario Carandente

Entrepreneurship Award, MIT - Business

Mario's aspirations to make an impact in our society with technology and innovations have been the key drivers for him to undertake a career in engineering. Driven by enthusiasm for research and desire to specialize in automotive engineering, he has earned an Engineering Doctorate from WMG – University of Warwick. During his doctorate, Mario worked on a research project sponsored by Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) developing a new methodology for the design and assembly of lightweight vehicles. Mario has built his career in the automotive industry with experience ranging from R&D and product development, to manufacturing operations and programme management. Since 2018, he has been working at McLaren automotive leading the design and engineering workstreams of body components across all the vehicle platforms. Driven by the compelling need to make our planet sustainable, Mario is motivated to take on a leadership role driving sustainable transformations in urban mobility. The Fulbright Entrepreneurship Award will allow him to undertake a Sloan Fellows MBA at MIT focussing on the technological and infrastructural innovations that will be at the forefront of the future of mobility and transportation.