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I am a seasoned professional with extensive experience in Executive Search and Management Consulting across European and Asian markets.

Having spent years in China, I built a successful track record of value creation within structured corporations. Upon returning to Italy, I honed my expertise in Executive Search and Talent Management, particularly in the North East region.

I have a deep understanding of the local business environment, providing customized, accurate, and impactful services to both SMEs and multinational corporations.

In 2022, I joined VP Executive Search, a prestigious consultancy firm specializing in Executive Management recruitment, boasting offices and local experts worldwide. Based in Padova, I oversee the local branch, focusing on the industrial, manufacturing, and automotive sectors.

I hold a Master’s Degree in Asian Studies and Business Management from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, and I am fluent in English, Mandarin Chinese, and Japanese.

WORK HISTORY

JAN 2022 - TODAY

ASSOCIATE PARTNER

Villa & Partners Executive Search S.r.l.

In my role as an Associate Partner and Manager of the Padova branch of VP Executive Search, I lead a dynamic team in executing comprehensive search projects, spanning both local and international domains. 

With a specialized focus on Manufacturing, Automotive, and Industrial sectors, I am committed to delivering tailored solutions and exceptional outcomes for our clients.

FEB 2021JAN 2022

SENIOR CONSULTANT

Jefferson Wells (Manpower Group)

Jefferson Wells, the Executive Search and Management Consulting division of Manpower Group, boasts a widespread presence with numerous offices and local experts spanning across all continents.

In my role as a Senior Consultant stationed in Padova, I oversaw both local and international projects, with a particular emphasis on the EMEA and APAC regions. My focus primarily revolved around the industrial and manufacturing sectors.

FEB 2018JAN 2021

SENIOR CONSULTANT

AIMS International (Verona, ITALY)

AIMS International, a globally renowned Executive Search consultancy, maintains a strong presence worldwide. In Italy, AIMS operates through offices located in Milan, Rome, and Verona.

During my tenure, I served as a Senior Consultant, specializing in Executive Search, Talent Acquisition, and Management Consulting, with a particular focus on EMEA, Asia-Pacific Countries, and the Americas.

My responsibilities encompassed:

  • Managing local and international executive searches.
  • Driving business development initiatives and managing client accounts.
  • Spearheading the Asia Desk, with a concentration on projects related to China and Japan.

My expertise spanned across various industries, including Industrial, Automotive, Manufacturing, ICT, Fashion & Luxury, and Food & Beverage sectors.

JAN 2015FEB 2018

EXECUTIVE RECRUITER

Dotto Research | Penrhyn International (Pordenone, ITALY)

Dotto ReSearch is an Executive Search firm founded in Pordenone in 1985. Since 2015, it has been a member of the Penrhyn International network.

In my capacity as an Executive Recruiter, I specialized in sourcing and recruiting C-Level and Middle Management professionals for both Italian and International companies operating in East Asia.

Additionally, I spearheaded business development initiatives and fostered relationships with Chinese and Japanese companies with subsidiaries in Europe.

My primary focus areas included Automotive, Industrial, Manufacturing, ICT, and FMCG sectors.

APR 2013DEC 2014

HR CONSULTANT

Zhenbang Group - Zanussi Elettromeccanica Co.,Ltd (Tianjin, CHINA)

ZEL China was established in Tianjin as a licensee of Zanussi Elettromeccanica Italy in 1987, marking the inception of the first joint venture company in China's compressor industry. In 2013, Beijing Zhenbang Aerospace Precision Machinery Co., Ltd became ZEL's principal shareholder through the acquisition of equity shares from ACC Compressors Italy.

During this period, I served as an HR Consultant, entrusted with overseeing the selection process for Italian executives (including GM, Sales Director, COO, CFO, Quality Manager) for the recently acquired company. My responsibilities encompassed headhunting, conducting interviews, and providing Italian-Chinese interpreting services.

I directly reported to the CEO of Zhenbang Group in Beijing, ensuring alignment with strategic objectives and effective communication channels.

OCT 2010SEP 2011

ASSISTANT SALES MANAGER

Nantong Fujitsu Tongfu Microelectronics Co.,Ltd (Nantong, CHINA)

Nantong Fujitsu Tongfu Microelectronics Co., Ltd, a Chinese joint venture of the renowned Japanese Fujitsu Group, specializes in supplying semiconductors and electronic components to various Chinese and Japanese manufacturers.

Following a successful internship, I was appointed as Assistant Sales Manager, overseeing relations with Japanese clients at its subsidiary, Nantong Jinjue Car Accessories Co., Ltd.

My primary responsibilities included:

  • Managing foreign correspondence and providing interpreting services.
  • Assisting the Sales Director in driving business development efforts.
  • Supporting marketing and advertising activities.
  • Representing the company at automotive fairs in China and Japan.

I reported directly to the Sales Director of the company, ensuring seamless communication and alignment with strategic objectives.

OCT 2008SEP 2009

JUNIOR RECRUITER

Risfond Executive Search (Shanghai, CHINA)

Risfond Executive Search, established in Beijing in 2008, has expanded its operations globally, boasting over 2,000 employees, serving more than 20,000 clients, and operating through 86 branches worldwide.

During my academic tenure in China, I undertook an internship at the Shanghai subsidiary of Risfond Executive Search Co., Ltd.

As a Junior Recruiter, I collaborated with senior consultants on various projects, primarily focusing on sourcing and recruiting foreign middle managers and professionals for Chinese plants and subsidiaries of European, US, and Japanese companies.

My main areas of expertise included Automotive, Industrial, and Manufacturing sectors.

EDUCATION

Sep 2005SEP 2012

MASTER'S DEGREE IN ASIAN STUDIES AND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, 110/110 SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Ca' Foscari University of Venice (ITALY)

Laurea Magistrale in Lingue e Istituzioni Economiche e Giuridiche dell'Asia Orientale.

Chinese and Japanese Economics, Business Administration, Marketing and Sales, Market Entry Strategies, Business Development, Negotiation, China and Japan Business Law, Import-Export, Taxation Systems, Logistics, Insurances and Incoterms, International Contracts, Cross-cultural Management.

Languages: Advanced proficiency in Chinese, Japanese and English.

JUN 2011AUG 2011

Chinese Language Course (Advanced and Business)

Nanjing University (Nanjing, CHINA)

Three Months Intensive Course at Nanjing University.

  • Business Chinese comprehension and production, adept at crafting commercial and contractual documents.  Good understanding of specialized lexicon and behavioral norms, enabling effective communication in work occasions, meetings, and negotiations.
APR 2008SEP 2008

Japanese Language Course (Upper Intermediate)

IUC - Shibuya Language School (Tokyo, JAPAN)

Academic Semester at Shibuya Gaigo Gakuin of Tokyo (IUC Member).

  • Development of skills essential for conducting contacts, meetings, negotiations, and fostering business relations with representatives of Japanese companies.
20002005

HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA

Liceo Scientifico XXV APRILE, (Portogruaro, ITALY)

Skills

CHINESE - UP. INTERMEDIATE (B2/C1)

Upper Intermediate Proficiency

JAPANESE- INTERMEDIATE (B2)

Intermediate Proficiency

ENGLISH - ADVANCED (C1/C2)

Advanced and Business Proficiency

ITALIAN - MOTHER TONGUE

Native Speaker

SKILLS

SOFT SKILLS:

  • Confident, professional, and personable demeanor in client interactions.
  • Proactive in driving business development initiatives and adept at negotiation.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively within cross-cultural teams and multinational settings.

COMPUTER SKILLS: 

  • Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Android systems. Office and Google suites.
  • Use of professional social media, boolean search and internal databases.

AUTHORIZATION

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