Beginning July 2013, Michele Angelo Verna has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Assolombarda – Confindustria Milano Monza e Brianza, the largest Italian territorial association of the entire entrepreneurial system in the country (Confindustria). Assolombarda counts around 6.000 member companies with 350.000 employees.
Verna comes to Assolombarda after important international experiences, at Techint Group, as Global Human Resources, Organization and Communication Manager (media relations, internal and external communication, brand) and, formerly, at Vodafone Group as Human Resources and Communication Manager in Italy and Southern Europe.
He was also Board Member and CEO at Vodafone Germany and, finally, Group Organization Effectiveness and Change Director in London.
Verna began his professional career with La Fondiaria Assicurazioni, later moving to Procter & Gamble, where he was among other roles Brand Manager, European Recruiting Manager and Corporate Plans Manager in Rome, Cincinnati (USA) and Brussels.
Michele Angelo Verna was born in Rome in 1968 and holds a Degree in Business Law from Florence University and a Master in Global Business Development at IMD Lausanne.
He is a Professor of Creativity and Communication at IULM University of Milan, Board Member of Italian and International companies and author of a number of articles and papers on Organization Development, Management, Enterprise Communication, Customer Management, Work and Human Resources topics.