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Enrico Villa

Advisor - Interim Manager

Italy

Bio Summary

Goal-driven executive, able to deliver complex projects across diverse contexts, in the private and public sectors.

Competent advisor, with deep problem solving and communication skills combined with hands-on management experience, both in large corporations and SMEs/startups.

Experienced team leader, with broad exposure to international and multicultural environments.

Employment History

Advisor - Interim Manager

September 2016 - present

Started free-lance activity in September 2016 and since then delivered a number of projects (listed in the dedicated section) including both interim management roles (e.g. interim CEO for a SME turnaround) and advisory-consul ...see more

Director

Mubadala

August 2010 - July 2016

The Technology Development Committee (TDC) was a multi-stakeholder entity established initially within Mubadala Investment Company and subsequently under the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, to support and coordinate the developm ...see more

Associate Partner

McKinsey & Company

January 2000 - August 2010

Responsibilities in the Associate Partner role included leading multiple project teams, managing the relationship with clients’ executives and conducting knowledge and business development initiatives. From September 2007 ...see more

Selected Project Experience

Project Description:

Stokke AS acquired the Italian startup Mukako.com in Spring 2021 - the project is related to the post merger management activity, involving the coordination of a cross functional Stokke and Mukako team and the definition of the practical approach to integrate Mukako's products in Stokke's portfolio across the different geographies (North America, Europe and China) and channels (phisical stores and digital). Other areas of activity included the assessment of Mukako's processes and team, as well as the design of new processes and organizational model.

Industry: Consumer Products

Topic(s): Project & Program Management


Project Description:

Abu Dhabi Nanotechnology is a startup in the advanced materials (carbon nanotubes) sector - The project included the definition of the business case and ongoing support to the capital raising activity.

Industry: Material

Topic(s): Strategy & Planning


Project Description:

Laudarte was an Italian boutique producer of luxury decorative lighting. The company had a new team of investors and went through a full turnaround (sales-marketing-branding, product development, operations).

I covered the interim CEO role, focusing on restructuring sales activities and conducting business development

Industry: Consumer Products

Topic(s): Restructuring & Turnaround


Project Description:

Visyond is a tech startup developing software for cloud-based, advanced spreadsheet modeling. The strategy advisor role entails the definition of the overall business development and marketing strategy for the company.

Industry: Technology

Topic(s): Strategy & Planning


Project Description:

Amaka is a traveltech startup developing a web platform for booking and customizing complete journeys, after a 16M EUR series A round in 2019.

The project role is focused on supporting the team by overseeing deal making and integration with suppliers and partners in the travel sector, as well as structuring and cordinating the product development and sales departments.

Industry: Technology

Topic(s): Sales & Marketing


Project Description:

Stokke AS acquired the Italian startup Mukako.com in Spring 2021 - the project is related to the post merger management activity, involving the coordination of a cross functional Stokke and Mukako team and the definition of the practical approach to integrate Mukako's products in Stokke's portfolio across the different geographies (North America, Europe and China) and channels (phisical stores and digital).

Other areas of activity included the assessment of Mukako's processes and team, as well as the design of new processes and organizational model.

Industry: Consumer Products

Topic(s): Project & Program Management


Project Description:

Abu Dhabi Nanotechnology is a startup in the advanced materials (carbon nanotubes) sector - The project included the definition of the business case and ongoing support to the capital raising activity.

Industry: Material

Topic(s): Strategy & Planning

Education

Master's in Chemical Engineering Politecnico di Milano 1998

Master's in Business Administration/Management INSEAD 2002

Language Skills

English Italian

Country Experience

France Germany Italy Spain Sweden Turkey United Arab Emirates

Skills

Economics, Policy, and Social Studies
Economic Planning, Policy Development

Business
Change & Implementation, Transformation Management Office, Continuous Improvement, Support Functions, Balance Scorecard, Dashboard Development, KPIs, Monitoring & Evaluation, Organizational Excellence, Performance Management System, Strategy Execution, Project Management, Interim Management, Benchmarking & Best Practice, Business Case, Business Planning, Business Unit Strategy, Corporate Development, Corporate Strategy, Feasability Studies, Growth Strategy, Operating Model, Operational Excellence Business Development,

Education and Training
Program Management

Environment
Carbon & Energy Economics, Climate Change, Decarbonization

Industry Experience

Material
Chemicals

Principal Investors
Venture Capital, Private Equity