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2000 – 2000

MIT, Massachusetts, USA

International MBA Exchange Program Participant

1999 – 2001

London Business School, London, UK

Reading for MBA degree
Dean's List (Top 10% of MBA Class)

1987 – 1993

Polytechnic University, Milan, Italy

Degree in Nuclear Engineering. Final grade 100/100 summa cum laude
Awarded study merit scholarship for 4 years
Conclusion of university dissertation thesis published on "Journal of Physics"

1982 – 1987

Liceo Classico Gonzaga, Milan, Italy



2000 – 2000

Morgan Stanley Dean Witter – Fixed Income Division, London, UK

  • Ten weeks program with training and rotations in all FID’s desks; intensive period on two specific projects

  • Asset Liability Management: analysed the relation between firms’ financial results and corresponding credit ratings in Retailing, Airlines and Oil industries

  • Global Structured Products: modelled a cross border transaction involving seven companies consolidated into two groups. Presented a framework to assess tax arbitrage transactions’ required return and profitability

1996 – 1999

GEA Management Consultants (strategy consulting boutique), Milan, Italy



  • Reorganised the manufacturing plant and reviewed the purchasing procedures of a FMCG manufacturer, achieving a 2% decrease in cost of labour and a 50% increase of stock rotation

  • Developed the business plan for a joint venture with a Czech Republic cooking equipment manufacturer. Negotiated the terms of the agreement in conjunction with the client

  • Proposed and guided a reorganisation in the leading Italian boiler manufacturer’s IT department, reducing internal complaints by 75% and raising the response time by 40%

  • Suggested to leverage on the Internet and re-intermediate the sales force. Defined the software spec with the Sales department. Supervised the software development (boiler manufacturer)


Junior Consultant

  • Designated to GEA’s recruiting committee

  • Co-ordinated the new product development and the launch of a highly innovative boiler, working for the client as a rented manager

  • Devised a methodology to reduce product complexity in refrigerators’ product development. Prepared an action plan that led to more than 2% savings on a specific component purchasing cost

  • Optimised the Spanish supply chain of a FMCG producer. Implemented a plan to reduce its working capital by 33%. Conducted the same project for a general food and a health food producer



  • Appointed as Information Systems manager in GEA, set up company's intranet

  • Collaborated in the design and led the development of the software used to optimise a watch producer’s after-sales department. Participated in the implementation of an ERP system

  • Developed practices and specific procedures for the order fulfilment process within an industry-wide EDI implementation project (electric equipment industry)

1994 – 1996

ComitSiel S.p.A. (FinSiel Group), Milan, Italy

  • Wrote the ISO 9001 manual for the company’s software department

  • Supervised teams of external consultants as project manager in IT development

  • Redesigned the training course for the new-hired employees


  • ’93 - ’94: compulsory national military service. Promoted from Soldier to Corporal and Major Corporal

  • Other interests: ancient literature, travels, motorbiking, and music (piano, ballroom dancing)

LANGUAGES Italian (native)