Professor Vince Pizzoni
Professor Vince Pizzoni has a portfolio career in international business, academia, executive search and career coaching and business mentoring. Alongside an engineering background he spans the whole career lifecycle from school to university, executive and board level, and has made it his mission in life to inspire, motivate and mentor future generations into STEM/Engineering careers of whom many are women.
With 30 years’ global business experience incorporating executive management and board positions in blue chip companies including ExxonMobil, Suez, V. Ships, Nalco and P&G, Vince has led teams in over 60 countries, winning the prestigious Chairman’s Award as the highest performing global GM.
As Head of Professional Guidance at Cheltenham Ladies’ College he directly influenced the careers of several thousand pupils many of whom chose engineering and continue to be mentees.
Today Vince combines a career as Professor in Chemical and Environmental Engineering coaching students in employability, consultant in a boutique energy executive search firm, and career coach to students at prestigious UK business schools. He privately mentors dozens of individuals, the vast majority of whom are women in the energy sector and also support start-ups in the circular economy within the Circklo Business Configurator Academy as a business mentor.
As keynote speaker and advocate for promoting women within engineering, Vince has delivered speeches on gender equality to energy sector executives at major conferences and to dozens of schools, universities and business schools in the UK and globally.
Vince is a Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineering and a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, Associate Fellow of the Women in Engineering Society and Fellow of the Energy Institute. Additionally he chairs Bridgnorth Multi Academy Schools Trust, and is a Trustee/Non-Executive Director of both MyBigCareer, an educational charity working with students from disadvantaged backgrounds, and Focus Expatriates Organisation.