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2016 EB Candidate – Marco Villa

Name Marco Villa
Nationality Italian
Residence Milan, Italy
NomCom Recommendation Strongly recommended


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Professional Career I am a Partner of Training Factor, an international consulting group specialising in leadership and innovation and the owner and Managing Director of a boutique venture firms specialising in equity investments in high-potential start-up businesses. Prior to my consulting efforts I was involved in managing the global office of PwC, where I have also been the initiator and manager of the global leadership development program for high potential partners. I am a business angel and a co-founder of Italian Angels for Growth, the largest angel group in Italy.
AIESEC Experience Local Committee Member, AIESEC in Milano Cattolica, Italy, 1990/91 Local Committee Exchange Controller, AIESEC in Milano Cattolica, Italy, 1991/92 Local Committee President, AIESEC in Milano Cattolica, Italy, 1992/93 National Training Team, AIESEC in Italy, 1993/94 National Committee Vice President NCVPI, AIESEC in Italy, 1994/95 AIESEC International Support Team in 1997/98 Undertook a traineeship with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the United Kingdom in 1999/2000.
Alumni Experience Active alumnus for the past 20+ years, Chaired various conferences in Italy and abroad (including IPM), Member of the AI Supervisory Group 2003-2005, Inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame (2004), Recipient of the Italian Alumni Contribution Award (twice), Vice President of AIESEC Alumni Italia (2012-2014), Presently Senior Advisor of AIESEC Alumni Italia and member of the Supervisory Group of AIESEC in Italy.
What is your vision for AAI? To fully awake the sleeping giant and become bigger, better, more relevant and more connected than any other Alumni organisation on the planet could ever dream to be.
What skills and perspective would you bring to the Executive Board? As a seasoned corporate trainer and guest lecturer on leadership and innovation, I believe I can actively contribute to AAI’s effort towards the Global Alumni Leadership Initiative. My experience in creating innovation ecosystems can be beneficial for the growth of the ISUM initiative. Generally speaking, I am known for making things happen and the fact that I am on the road for almost 300 days every year can be helpful to connect with Alumni worldwide and promote AAI and its various initiatives.
What, specifically, would you most like to work on as an EB member? I believe the fact that I constantly visit different countries can be a real asset, that can be exploited in accordance with the indications of the EB. Other than that, I have a specific interest for GALI, ISUM and A Groups.
Are you willing and committed to undertake responsibility for developing, implementing and overseeing specific tasks at AAI? Yes
Will you be able to attend two in-person meetings per year and participate in monthly calls? Yes
Please provide (optional) links to your social media such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Xing. LinkedIn
Will you be in Warsaw for the election on August 21? Yes
What is your term availability? Available for any term up to three years
Salvatore Lombardo  

Professional experience
Head of Special Situation BNL – BNP Paribas previously 14 years in pwc – advisory in deals

AIESEC and Alumni experience
National committee in Italy (VP finance and HR) and Malta. Now AIESEC ALUMNI ITALY President

I have known Marco since Since 1997 – he involved me in AA ITALY.

He has a fantastic feeling with Aiesec and Aiesec alumni in Italy and worlwide. He has a strong relationship both professionally and personally. I believe is a great asset for the association, with a strong leadership and an incredible international background.

A great international background. He has worked in all continents with success. He is a professional trainer with a great track record and very high level relationship both at work and AiesecAlumni environment.

Gavin Ng

Professional experience
Financial Investment Specialist

AIESEC and Alumni experience
MCP, Singapore 1986-87 / President, AIESEC Alumni Asia Pacific 2013-15

I have known Marco for four years.

Marco exhibits the passion and motivation required for the role and being a frequent traveller globally for his work, this makes him ideal to meet AIESEC alumni as well in many countries to promote AAI.

Training and HR skills as well as global connections.

Additional documents provided by the candidate
Marco Villa – CV


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