Karolos A. Papadas

University of York - United Kingdom

Karolos is an Associate Professor of Marketing at the University of York, U.K.. He has been a visiting professor at the Copenhagen Business School, University of  Vienna and University of Athens. His main research and teaching interests lie in the areas of strategic marketing, corporate sustainability and branding. His research has been published in leading journals including Journal of Business Research, European Journal of Marketing and International Marketing Review, while his work has been regularly presented at the leading marketing conferences across the globe such the American Marketing Association and European Marketing Academy. He also serves as member the editorial review board of Journal of Business Research (CSR & Business Ethics section) and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Sustainable Marketing.

Karolos is the co-editor of the book “Ethical Consumption” which was published in May 2023. To date, he has gained a funding of £250,000 in total for research projects with environmental and social impact in Europe and West Africa. In his current funded project, Karolos teamed up with a Ghanaian SME and a local University towards the development and branding of a new cereal product. This project has gained support from both the UK and Ghanaian government as it is anticipated to make a positive impact on areas such as the education inclusivity, poverty alleviation and local community regeneration in the North region of Ghana.

Karolos has also served as advisor on sustainability to CEOs (APIVITA, Landmark Environmental) and he has extensive experience in executive education in the energy and banking sector. In the past, he has been invited to deliver keynote speeches to academic and organisations (HM Department of Business & Trade-UK government, National Bank of Greece, Allianz, PUIG Group, among others).

He has been a regular contributor to British and Greek Media both for press and TV.