Turnaround Strategy in Organizational and Financial restructuring: three examples

Don’t miss this event!

12th October, from 18.00 to 19.00

USI Executive Center, Blue Room
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Paolo Ciccarelli

Firstly, under the guidance of Dr. Paolo Ciccarelli, a brief analysis of the role of Schmit S.p.A. in the fashion industry, the reasons for the turnaround (2009-2013), the new business plan and its drivers, will be presented.
Dr. Ciccarelli is an expert in turnaround and he is actually engaged as CEO or Independent Director in significant operations in these three different industries.
Three concrete cases will be presented for promoting a deep analysis as a starting point of discussion.

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Dr. Paolo Ciccarelli is Chairman & CEO of SCHMID S.p.A Milano. In 1994 he became the Head of Administration, Finance and Control of “Consiglio di Borsa”, working on the privatization of the “Consiglio” and the constitution of Borsa Italiana S.p.A. February 1997.

In Borsa Italiana Group he was Director of Administration of the MIF S.p.A. and of the Clearing and Guarantee S.p.A. During the acquisition of the Borsa Italiana by the London Stock Exchange he was the Group CFO, Managing Director of BIt Systems S.p.A. and Securities Services S.p.A., Member of the Supervisory Board of MTS S.p.A. and Chairman of its Audit Committee.

Director of Finance of the London Stock Exchange until 2008, from 2008 to 2010 he was Chief Financial Officer of Barclays in Italy and President of Barclays Family S.p.A. Self-employed since 2011 (www.studio-ciccarelli.it), with the role of CEO he has successfully completed turn around in Bakery and Fashion sectors. He also followed a start-up in the Energy sector and has recently concluded an assignment of Temporary management for a private bank in Milan.

He is currently Chairman & CEO of Schmid S.p.A. (Fabrics and accessories for high fashion footwear) and non-executive director of Almaviva – The Innovation Company SpA , Lombardia Srl Management and member of the SB Metroweb Sviluppo SpA.

He is part of the panel of Gerson Lehrman Group for Banking and Financial sector.

In the academic year 2012/2013 he was the Chair of Economics at the Faculty of Engineering of the Polytechnic of Turin and author of articles published in specialized magazines.



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