- Regional General Manager East Europe & Asia
Date of birth: Jan. 3, 1960
Hometown: Genoa, Italy
Number of years in Japan (cumulative): 4 (as of May 2019)
During my professional life I traveled a lot in Asia, but by chance I had never arrived in Japan. The first thing that impacted me was this feeling of surprise. It's a country that's certainly in Asia, but with very different features compared to all of their neighbors.
“Love and do what you want.” A phrase from St. Augustine that sums up the value of loving, respecting, understanding and helping others by living your life according to your own principles, values and aspirations.
If I can say, after more than 35 years of professional life in the tourism industry and airlines, I am proud to have experienced the impressive developments that this sector has seen, contributing my expertise to serve strong change. During my appointment in Japan, I developed Alitalia connections from Asia to Italy: Two daily flights from Tokyo to Rome and Milan, four weekly flights from Korea to Rome and one daily flight from New Delhi to Rome.
Continue to know and learn more about the life and culture of the country that hosts me, consolidating and developing the ability of Alitalia to offer the best service to our faithful Japanese passengers, combining Italian passion, creativity and ingenuity with taste, culture and the sophisticated beauty of Japan.
Be open, listen and understand. Do not rush. Accept the rhythms and local habits without losing your own characteristics, your passions. Be curious, never intrusive. Appreciate the differences and do not be afraid to show yours. Be kind and never rude or crude. You will receive, over time, much more than you expect.