FOCUS ON OCTAGONA
Who we are
Thanks to our experience of 16 years, we are able to provide international business services, ensuring growth solutions in foreign markets: during these years, our company, already a provider accredited by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, by Emilia Romagna region, Lombardy region and Veneto region for the provision of international business services, has supported more than 450 Italian and foreign companies and institutions. Our goal is to help businesses that want to grow in foreign markets, through innovative and targeted strategies: the presence of our direct offices and our partnership allow us to operate successfully worldwide.
Starting February 2017, Bonfiglioli Consulting, the first Italian consulting company that offers predictive solutions for business organization, functional to business growth, has decided to invest and become part of our company, acquiring a minority shareholding. The strategic partnership with Bonfiglioli Consulting arises from the need to better assist our customers, ensuring successful performance on international markets: the goal is to become the first international Italian consulting firm.
What we do
Be the Italian excellence in international business services and, consequently, be able to create wealth for our clients, organization and the territories we are present in
We find solutions, resolve problems and make our clients’ export value to increase
We widen our clients’ horizons through a direct presence on markets and thanks to developed managerial competencies. We guide company’s international growth with concrete and measurable actions. We grow because we make our clients grow in international markets.
Pragmatism, Passion, Transparency, Innovation, Ethics
These are our guiding values that allow us to reach ambitious objectives through our people that, every day, accompany our clients during their growth on the foreign markets.
We are a firm made up of a multi-ethnic team of experienced professionals specialized in the internationalization of enterprises.
Alessandro Fichera Managing Director
He graduated from the University of Wales (UK) in European Business Management, with a specialization course in International Marketing at IFOA of Reggio Emilia. From 2000 to 2002 marketing consultant for important Italian organizations such as ISMEA and ISTAT.
For the next two years Group Marketing Manager for an important manufacturer of machines for working metal Modena, with business development activities in overseas markets.
Currently Managing Director of Octagona and Trainer in Ca ‘Foscari, Nibi and other training entities with a strong international vocation. Extensive expertise in internationalization and specialization in mechanics, food, fashion and retail.
Languages spoken: Italian (mother tongue), English, French, Spanish.
Michele Bonfiglioli Senior Partner
Michele Bonfiglioli is CEO of Bonfiglioli Consulting since 2002.
He holds an MBA diploma at the University of California, Berkeley (USA) and a Manufacturing Engineering degree at the University of Bologna (Italy). He was researcher at the Manufacturing Engineering and Operations Management School of the University of Nottingham (UK).
His subject matter expert is Lean Thinking and Lean World Class® applications, in all processes and in all industry sectors. He is founder of a cutting edge training school: Lean Factory School®.
Co-author of several publications.Head of International Benchmarking Studies about Operational Excellence