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Viewed 9523 times | Published on 2020-04-20 | Updated on 2022-08-08 20:45:00



Most recent update: 2022-08-08

Available for new roles/missions from 2022-08-29

If you work in project, program, portfolio, product, change, service, vendor management, you are welcome to connect on PMI's ProjectManagement.com

About me: since the 1980s, worked in multinational companies in Italy and abroad across various industries, working mainly in English, French, Italian, also as negotiator/PM/vendor coordination&audit

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CV in English, 2-pages, updated 2022-06-08

Main activities: data-driven decision support since the 1980s; cultural/organizational change since 1990

Citizenship: Italian / EU (born in Turin, Italy), resident abroad from late 1990s, re-registered in Italy in 2012, willing to relocate again

Currently looking for:
- PMO roles up to 2 years (negotiable) in multinational contexts
- permanent roles in organizational development, but only for final customer companies
- both directly and indirectly, until 2023-07-18 I cannot accept missions whose final customer is either CNH Industrial or Ivecogroup (due to a 12-months non-competition agreement limited to the customers of my latest mission, started 2021-07-19 and ended 2022-07-18)
- as currently I am repositioning, for contract work I will have some exclusions based upon my interactions in Turin, Milan, Rome, Brussels since 2000; hence, I might be available for permanent roles but not for contract roles for some customers

Main target industries: automotive, banking, logistics, outsourcing/BPO, retail; interested in start-ups

Personal related interest: social/political impacts digital/green transformation, UN SDGs, ESGs, related

Professional skills

-Controlling, PMO / Project / Vendor Management, Budgeting, BPR, HR plan
- Account / Negotiation / Consulting interacting at the CEO/CFO/CIO level and senior management
- Cultural and organizational change, designing and delivering training curricula / methodologies
- From 1990, business / marketing planning for start-ups, system integrators, software publishers
- Worked as freelance or owned company (all VAT-registered) in 1990, 1993-1998, 1998-2011, 2018
- sample projects under "projects" on Linkedin

Courses with certifications
Note: for SAP courses, followed to either get informed on new products/modules, or to be updated on trends (e.g. sustainability); for data science/AI, to update on past knowledge and learn (since 2020) on AI applications (including hands-on ML); for Scrum, Agile, Lean, Design Thinking, Product Management: to both cross-check prior knowledge and update knowledge
- Data Science and AI (including those taken on Kaggle and SAP+HPI)
- List of Kaggle 2020-current
- List of OpenSAP and HPI 2017-current
- Product Management (including those taken on SAP+HPI)
- Quantum computing and cryptography (in German on HPI)
- Scrum, Agile, Lean, Design Thinking (including those taken on SAP+HPI)
- Sustainability (including those taken on SAP+HPI)

Announces on new publications, articles, videos on change: https://twitter.com/changerulebook

Video presentations on change: https://robertolofaro.com/ctr-channel

Full list of books on change published since 2013: see here

See also dataset releases since 2019 (current focus: NextGenerationEU, UN SDGs, related)

Career summary
_started working in 1986 as Mainframe Programmer, then also Business analyst (automotive and banking), first QC/QA/PMO/vendor control role in 1987 (banking), first Project Management activities in 1988, Senior Project Manager and Management Consultant since 1990, Negotiator and Account Manager since 1990, Program Manager since 1993 (cultural and organizational change)
_since 1990 two main lines: cultural/organizational change and data-related activities, working as Management Consultant, Partner, Account Manager, Negotiator, Project/Program Manager, PMO
_multinational/multicultural experience across industries mainly in English, French, Italian, working with CEOs, CFOs, CIOs since 1988, both for customers and service or product vendors
_used to work also remotely across timezones (as team member or manager/coordinator)
_mainly in Italy 1986-1997, based abroad from 1997, resumed full-time in Italy 2012


Profiling tests results
_2008-05-09 in French (banking role - management)
_2020-01-27 in Italian (banking role - data)
_2020-04-23 in English (cross-industry culture fit from CWJobs/Good&Co)
_2021-05-05 in English (update to check the impacts due to COVID-induced constraints and ensuing initiatives adopted, same source)


Social media presence



Sample experiences by industry (1986-2022)
_Automotive/Mobility CNH/Iveco 1999-2001/2012/2015-2018/2021-2022, SKF, FIAT 1986/2002, Magneti Marelli 1988
_Banking Arcafondi, Cedacri, Banco Santander Finconsumo, Credit Suisse Private Banking, Credit Suisse, Crédit Agricole du Var,UK-based risk/ALM software companies, Federazione Toscana Casse Rurali ed Artigiane, Sanpaolo Invest, Sanpaolo
_Software Brio, MIP, Applix, Retek, TM/1, Comshare/Arbor; support to other UK-based
_Gas/Logistics Sappi, DHL, Novogas/Liquigas, Intertransport, SAV; see also "Retail"
_Government Sviluppo Italia, Ministero dell'Interno, office work within the Italian Army
_Retail Filasport, EPA/Coop, Carrefour, Retek, Comshare, CEDIS Migliarini, GS, Autogrill
_Start-ups Watchbook/kanshu, TOHF, TheCruize, Teknemedia, others; support mainly in B F IT UK USA
_Consulting Sys-Tek 2004-2007, Reply (various business units), Client Focus; CGI; Andersen/Coritel 1986-1990
_Non-profit Trees of Hope (USA/Rwanda) 2008-2010 and support to start-ups 1998-2011 in Italy, UK, USA