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15 new managers from multinationals including Google, Max Mara, Enel in the Rome Business School Corporate Advisory Board

To date 96 members have joined
  • 15 new members joined the Corporate Advisory Board (CAB) of Rome Business School including top managers from Red Bull, Nestlé, Max Mara, Expedia, Enel, Google;
  • 96 the total number of leading companies that make up the CAB, among them: Glovo, IKEA, Bulgari, Porsche;
  • Rome Business School students, in the course of their studies, have the opportunity to meet CAB members, managers from 15 different business sectors including finance, fashion, HR, food, energy, IT, arts and culture, through workshops, guest lectures and networking meetings;
  • The CAB contributes to the continuous improvement of RBS educational offerings by leading to the enrichment of Master’s programs according to new trends and labor market needs;
  • The committee has a real impact on master’s curriculum and student recruitment opportunities.

Rome, Feb. 7, 2023. Rome Business School, a postgraduate training institute part of the Formación y Universidades network of De Agostini and Grupo Planeta, welcome 15 new top-level Managers and CEOs to its Corporate Advisory Board, which to date has more than 96 members. The experience, knowledge, and input of the new CAB members from some of the world’s largest companies and multinationals, including Enel, Google, Nestlé, and Toyota, will contribute again this year to the training of professionals who are ready to face the new challenges of the market, up-to-date, innovative, responsible, business creators, and attentive to sustainability.

Rome Business School aims to make the link between education and the world of work tangible through opportunities for continuous discussion with corporate managers throughout the course of study. With this goal, it welcomes 15 more members to its Corporate Advisory Board, who will provide valuable insights, input, and knowledge aimed at enriching students’ programs and educational experience.

“I am very pleased with the further growth of our CAB,” 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 result in 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 an ever-changing job market.

CAB members participate daily in multiple Rome Business School initiatives and activities, including Business Practice Labs, Company shadowings, Company meetings, Guest Lectures, Capstone Project Challenges and Virtual Coffee with CEOs. Through all these activities, students can touch the reality of the management world, learn about the daily work of CEOs and managers of leading companies and the latest news from the business world, while benefiting from all the career advice and opportunities CAB offers them.

“Being a CAB member is, a unique opportunity to play a key role in shaping the future of higher education and impacting the lives of many students. I really look forward to bringing my more than 20 years of experience in designing and executing business strategies to Rome Business School and sharing my thoughts with such an extraordinary group of colleagues,” says Emanuele Cacciatore, Head of Digital Offering & Go-to-Market at Engineering Ingegneria Informatica.

In 2023, RBS has increased from 6 to 8 the CAB Workshops, opportunities for discussion designed ad hoc by Rome Business School among CAB members, faculty and professionals, for reflection and debate on business needs, future trends, skills and professionalism most in demand, which will allow RBS to adapt the programs and thus make students future managers more ready and able to put their talents to use in business realities around the world. The workshops for the Fashion & Luxury area and the Sports, Tourism & Food area will be added to the 5 already present in the last edition (areas: HR; Operations & IT; Finance; CEO & General Management; Marketing & Sales, Communication & Arts). The first CAB Workshops HR area and Operations & IT area will be held on February 9 and 16, respectively, and will feature Glovo, Google, Hays, Max Mara, IBM, among others.

For Francesco Laviano, Logistics Sales Manager at Poste Italiane, being a CAB member is “an important opportunity to meet other senior managers from globally relevant companies. Since in recent years I have dedicated myself to different aspects of management and logistics services, I would like to explain to students how to sell and develop a business proposal to propose integrated logistics and supply chain management solutions, integrating this knowledge to academic course curricula that normally focus on management and operational characteristics of the supply chain.

The presence of a CAB composed of companies of international scope, leaders in innovation, has led RBS to offer a compelling value proposition closely linked to the corporate world, and contributed with Rome Business School to the employment growth of students with a placement rate of 98% percent today.

“We are proud of the more than 90 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 relationships with the CAB and 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 tomorrow’s managers today,” explains Ema Di Petrillo, Academic Supervisor of Rome Business School.

Maurizio Lettieri, Head of Large Partners Solutions Italy at Google, now a member of the CAB explains, “midway through my career, it is time to do something for the community, and given what I have received from my education, I am delighted to contribute to improving higher education with a leading institution like the Rome Business School. With my 20 years of experience in consulting and the digital industry, I hope to provide students with examples of professional trajectories, with current and future topics that are relevant to them. In particular, by brainstorming with other managers in the industry, I would like to be able to enhance the students’ experience during their educational journey to prepare the next generation of managers and leaders.”