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Antonio Somma, Partner & Director

Overview of Antonio

Public and Private sector Executive, Advisor, Board Member, Speaker, with over 25 years experience.

Member of the Board of Directors of Solutions Capital Management SpA (SCM), a financial advisory company focused on wealth management, traded on the Euronext Growth market in Milan (Italy). From 2016 to 2021, he was an Independent member of the Board of Directors of the Development Bank of Kazakhstan, where he also served as the Chairman of the Risk Management Committee, member of the Audit Committee, Strategy Committee and Nomination, Remuneration and Social Affairs Committee. From 2009 to 2016, he was an Economist and then Head of the OECD Eurasia Competitiveness Programme, focusing on developing more competitive economies in Central Asia, South Caucasus and Eastern Europe.

His prior experience includes banking and investment finance; strategy consulting as Project Leader with The Boston Consulting Group and Principal with A.T. Kearney; CEO of The PlayCo Group (formerly Quality Time Group), also serving as Chairman/CEO of four group companies. Antonio authored or co-authored over 20 publications on policies for competitiveness.

Expertise

  • Public policy, competitiveness, companies-public authorities’ relations.
  • Strategic analysis, organizational and planning expertise in several sectors, including retail and corporate financial services, fast moving consumer goods, automotive, fashion, business services, and investment services.

Education

MBA from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management – Northwestern University
BSc from Bocconi University of Milan (Economics and Business Administration)
Executive courses on “Audit Committees in a New Era of Governance” and “Risk Management for Corporate Leaders” at Harvard Business School.

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