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17 additional CEOs and Managers of multinational companies including Amazon, KPMG, Glovo, join the Corporate Advisory Board of Rome Business School, to date there are 82 members.

  • There are 16 new members of the CAB, among them the CEOs and top managers of Amazon, KPMG, Oracle, Glovo, Canon, Mastercard, Carrefour, IBM.
  • 81 leading global companies now make up the Corporate Advsory Board, including Microsoft, IKEA, EY, Deloitte, Valentino, Procter and Gamble, Nokia, Sony, Enel, Coca-Cola HBC, Eataly, Bvlgari, Warner Media.
  • Through workshops, guest lectures and networking meetings RBS students will have the opportunity to meet top managers from 15 different business sectors including finance, fashion, consulting, HR, energy, telecommunications, arts and culture.
  • The CAB contributes to the continuous improvement of the RBS training offer within the Quality Assurance Process, thanks to constant inputs and specific meetings it leads to the development and enrichment of the Masters, according to the new trends and needs of the job market.
  • The committee will have a real impact on Master’s curriculum, final capstone projects and student recruitment opportunities.

Rome, February 22, 2022. Rome Business School, a post-graduate training institute, part of Planeta Formación y Universidades created in 2003 by De Agostini and Planeta Group, further expands its prestigious Corporate Advisory Board with 16 more members of the highest level. The experience, knowledge and input of new CEOs and managers from some of the world’s leading companies and multinationals, including Amazon, KPMG, Oracle, Glovo, Canon, Mastercard and IBM, will help to train up-to-date, innovative professionals capable of seizing and creating business opportunities, in order to excel in the world of work.

Rome Business School promotes talent with a view towards continuously improving the quality of its educational offerings by providing multiple opportunities for growth and professional advancement to its students.  For this reason, it welcomes additional companies, including Tableau, Hays, and Carrefour, to its Corporate Advisory Board, the RBS committee composed of leaders, managers, and professionals who collaborate with Rome Business School, by providing inputs,, knowledge and insights towards the enrichment and enhancement of RBS programs, activities and initiatives.

“I am very pleased with the further growth of our Corporate Advisory Board – says Antonio Ragusa, Dean of Rome Business School – It demonstrates the increase in our relationships with the corporate environment and high-level managers. This will translate into a constant improvement in the quality and relevance of Rome Business School’s training programs because, thanks to the stimuli of our CAB, we are able to shape a cutting-edge value proposition that fully meets the needs of a constantly evolving job market.”

The Corporate Advisory Board is one of the key elements of the Quality Assurance Process, the process of continuous improvement of the RBS management training offer, aimed at ensuring the quality standards required by EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development). An offer where the over 2000 students per year not only learn the core skills of their Master of choice, but also get involved through Business Practice Labs, meetings with companies, webinars with international partner schools, company shadowing and international bootcamps (Silicon Valley, Barcelona, Paris), and get to know, meet and gain direct experience of the reality of today’s management world, the daily work of CEOs and managers, acquire expertise and benefit from the advice and opportunities that CAB offers to the young managers of tomorrow.

Giuseppe D’Amelio, new member of the RBS CAB, Director Marketing and DS Strategy at Canon, says:

“I am honored to be part of this community of professionals and business leaders, where we can discuss the challenges and trends of the current job market and influence the training offer in an innovative and pragmatic way. At the same time, I look forward to meeting the young talents of Rome Business School to share with them the experience I have gained over the years in multiple environments and sectors, but most importantly to have the opportunity of exchange with those who will be the leaders of the future, in an atmosphere of continuous and mutual growth.”

The presence of a CAB composed of companies of international scope, leaders in innovation, has already led RBS to update and create a compelling value proposition closely linked to the corporate world: for 2022 RBS offers new learning opportunities, the personalization of the training path through elective courses, new programs such as the Master in Artificial Intelligence and the Master in Digital Marketing and Business Transformation.

“In the beginning, the RBS CAB was a project on paper but with a clear purpose and goal. Today we are proud to be counting more than 81 top managers on the Board from 15 different industries, but more importantly, we are also proud of the relationships that RBS builds every day and the impacts that managers have on the student’s educational journey. We will continue to strengthen our relationship with CAB and our collaboration with outstanding professionals who promote the creation of a true connection between the corporate world and our Business School. This is the key to creating today the managers of tomorrow”, explains Ema Di Petrillo, Academic Supervisor of the Rome Business School.

Rome Business School students will have constant access to up-to-date knowledge and skills that are immediately applicable in the world of work, including the soft skills that are more important today than ever, as stated by Francesco Tilli, new member of CAB and Chief Institutional Relations and Indirect Channels Officer of SIMEST:

“I am honored and excited by the opportunity to participate in the CAB because I find it essential to pass on not only the technical knowledge but above all the positive curiosity and humility that still allow me to work with full professional satisfaction and human pleasure.”

For 2022, 6 CAB workshops are planned where CAB members will be invited to meet with faculty and other professionals from the same field. The first CAB Workshop on Agribusiness was held on January 24 and welcomed members of the Corporate Advisory Board for a discussion of future trends and the sharing of experiences and reflections.  In the coming months – from February to April – the 81 members will be involved in 5 more workshops, specifically in the areas of CEO & General Management, Marketing, Sales and Communication, HR, Operations&IT and Finance.

Acknowledging the importance of post-graduate training is Valeria Rubeo, Head of Operational Risk Management at Nexi:

“My academic path has allowed me to enrich my cultural background, technical skills but above all it has allowed me to focus more on my work objectives. I decided to join the CAB to contribute to the development of the leaders of the future by sharing my experiences and my professional path. I strongly believe that the synergies between the academic context and business realities can give even more value to the development of the new managerial class.”