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Owner & Chairman
AMMIRATO FOODSOwner & Chairman
Sep. 2009IndiaFounded a multinational corporation providing a high quality selection and supply of fine Italian products (e.g. wines, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar) through the international hotel, retail and catering channel from Italy to India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives Direct the company in keeping with the vision outlined for the company by the Board of Directors Partner with high-level officers to grow the company, strengthen it and ensure its sustainability Represent the company as required, including attendance of important functions, industry events and public meetings Work closely with the CFO (Chief Financial Officer) to prepare annual budgets, complete risk analysis on potential investments, and advise the Board of Directors with regard to investment risk and return Work closely with Human Resources (HR) regarding hiring practices, payroll and benefit disbursement Oversee quality control throughout the company, establishing goals for each department in partnership with division managers
Founder Property Investment
HOMEFLATFounder Property Investment
Dec. 2008Bologna Area, ItalyFounded an entrepreneurial property investment and development company focused on delivering a varied range of luxury properties in Italy Development of project acquisition and funding strategies(Identifying potentialsites for new construction and/or rehabilitation, negotiations with potential property sellers and keeping abreast of new and existing funding programs) Preparation of financial and physical feasibility analyses of potential affordable housing sites and developments Selection and supervision of architects, consultants, contractors, and property managers Representing the company before public agencies, elected officials, community groups and financial institutions. Supervising, training and providing technical advice and guidance to Project Management and/or housing development staff, as required
Shareholder
SIX ZOLAShareholder
Mar. 2009 - Jan. 2016Italy• Formulate strategic policies and plan recommendations to the board • Facilitated efficient communication between board and contractors for property purchase and development • Executed property investment by interfacing between company and banking executives
Business Owner
OK Business Owner
May. 2005 - Jun. 2009Italy• Established and manage two roasted food and pizza stores offering a full line of traditional Italian food, situated in two strategic locations in the heart of Bologna • Effectively managed supervisors to ensure the efficiency of a team made up of twenty people from diverse cultural backgrounds • Implemented advertising and marketing strategies that increased sales by 250% in four years • Prepared annual business plans, budget proposals and financial statements required for the successful running of the business • Developed business relationships throughout the city with big business owners and government officials. Developed a relationship with the public by providing the best quality food and by managing and employing staff from various backgrounds of skills, work experience and ethnicity.
Public Security Officer & Bailiff Manager
Italian Ministry of the Interior – Department of Public SecurityPublic Security Officer & Bailiff Manager
Dec. 1998 - May. 2005Italy• Handled dangerous criminals involved in kidnapping, drug trafficking and terrorist activities • Managed a team of eight junior officers to solve multiple kidnapping and criminal cases • Operated Anti-Kidnap Squad by helicopter as part of solving complex cases • Served as the Commander of Naval Unit of the State Police
Coast Guard
Italian Ministry of Defence – Marine AcademyCoast Guard
Jan. 1998 - Jan. 1998Italy
Founder & Chairman
AMMIRATOFounder & Chairman
May. 2010Sri LankaFounded a multinational corporation providing a high quality selection and supply of fine Italian products (e.g. wines, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar) through the international hotel, retail and catering channel from Italy to India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives Direct the company in keeping with the vision outlined for the company by the Board of Directors Partner with high-level officers to grow the company, strengthen it and ensure its sustainability Represent the company as required, including attendance of important functions, industry events and public meetings Work closely with the CFO (Chief Financial Officer) to prepare annual budgets, complete risk analysis on potential investments, and advise the Board of Directors with regard to investment risk and return Work closely with Human Resources (HR) regarding hiring practices, payroll and benefit disbursement Oversee quality control throughout the company, establishing goals for each department in partnership with division managers
Founder
AMMIRATOFounder
May. 2010Sri LankaFounded an investment company focused on delivering shareholders value by investing in businesses across Sri Lanka Responsible for providing well-founded and documented advice on investment strategy and other aspects of investment management Responsible for preparing separate reports on the investment management activities
Founder & CEO
AMMIRATOFounder & CEO
Jul. 2009Italy• Founded a multinational corporation providing a high quality selection and supply of fine Italian products (e.g. wines, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar) through the international hotel, retail and catering channel from Italy to India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives • Advanced the company’s mission and objectives by developing strategic activities to promote revenue profitability, and growth as an organization • Formulate polices and plan recommendations to effectively manage overall performance of the company and oversee brand marketing and promotion, and the delivery of quality products and services • Prepare yearly budgets and manage the organization’s resources within budget guidelines ensuring the organization and its mission, programs, products and services are consistently presented in a strong, positive manner to relevant stakeholders • Oversee business development strategies with staff ranging from 11 to 50, and annual revenues ranging from $70k to $100k • Developed a business process evaluation program, that allowed field service teams to assess facility performance, report & forecast modifications, and provide realistic benchmarks for proposed improvements • Created operations that include; sourcing, vendor selection, cost analysis, and inventory planning • Consistently research consumer trends and adapt product line to increase brand awareness
Business Strategist
The Golden HubBusiness Strategist
Aug. 2016MaltaDevelop an understanding of the client’s business environment and strategy Collaborate with our team to define project objectives, set key performance metrics, and establish project approach Conduct research, stakeholder interviews, brainstorming sessions, and on projects conducting things like, features and functionality workshops Oversee audience research activities (in conjunction with client or 3rd party) research teams Perform competitive analysis and identify gaps and opportunities in the marketplace Assemble strategic insights into presentation materials for mid and senior level clients Keep abreast of emerging behaviors, technologies, and companies that are changing our client’s businesses Lead or collaborate client engagements on a day to day basis Be able to lead executive / expert interviews and client presentations Select appropriate frameworks, tools and approaches to use in solving client problems Demonstrate domain knowledge and expertise in a range of skills, such as business model development, financial modeling, product portfolio planning, organizational strategy, channel and go-to-market models, customer / market research etc. Manage consulting engagements Contribute to business development and thought leadership activities
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