Simona Botti

Simona Botti

Professor of Marketing: Chair, Marketing Faculty, London Business School

Professor Botti joined London Business School in 2007 after two years as Assistant Professor of Marketing at the S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University.  She received an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, and an MBA and PhD in Marketing from the University of Chicago.

Professor Botti teaches the Brand Management elective and co-directs (with David Faro) the open enrolment executive education course Strategic Branding: From Behavioural Insight to Business Growth. In 2017 she received the MBA Best Teacher Award and the London Business School Excellence in Teaching Award.

Professor Botti’s research focuses on consumer behaviour and decision making, with particular emphasis on the psychological processes underlying perceived personal control and how exercising control (freedom of choice, power, information) influence consumers’ satisfaction and well-being.

Her work has been published in leading psychology and consumer behaviour journals, including the Journal of Consumer ResearchJournal of Personality and Social Psychology, and Psychological Science. She is Associate Editor at Journal of Consumer Psychology, Journal of Consumer Research, and  Journal of Marketing.

She also served on the Association for Consumer Research Board as International Perspectives Director from 2016 to 2018 and is currently a member of the ACR Ombuds team.