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Who we are
Thanks to our experience of sixteen years, we are able to provide international business services, ensuring growth solutions in foreign markets. In what way? We build the best project for your business, based on your specific needs, and offer innovative and targeted services.
Our goal is to help companies looking to expand in foreign markets to sell: through the presence of our offices and our strategic partnerships we are able to operate throughout the world, supporting in the best way the export operations of our client companies. The experience accumulated over the years has allowed us to know in depth the characteristics of the countries in which we operate, and has allowed us to acquire the skills needed to lead the process of internationalization of businesses.
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.
Enrico Perego Senior Partner
Law degree with subsequent specialization course in International Economics and intervention policies in the NIC. Master in International Marketing.
Six years of experience as an export manager at a major Italian company in the ceramics sector, then consultant and trainer in the areas of marketing / sales and development for a consulting firm in Milan and for the IFOA Institute of Reggio Emilia. Till 2001, Marketing director of an important manufacturer of machines for metalworking in Modena.
Founder and Senior Partner of Octagona. Extensive experience in ceramic, food & beverage and food processing.
Languages spoken: Italian (mother tongue), English, French.
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