Friday, August 14, 2020

An insight into Vittorio Massone’s expertise in digital innovation

 Team "diversity" as a fundamental feature for long lasting business, and digital innovation as a key to be competitive in the market: Vittorio Massone is a successful Strategic Consultant and Digital Advisor who held roles of great responsibility in management and innovation during his career.

Vittorio Massone

Vittorio Massone: current activities and the beginning of his career

An expert in the development of digital transformation projects, Vittorio Massone is currently dedicated to helping "digital native" companies to grow and develop, and to supporting important traditional companies in the processes of digital innovation. In February 2020 he has undertaken a new professional challenge by becoming the Executive Director and Vice President of Alkemy S.p.A. - a leading company in the business model evolution of large and medium-sized companies - whose activities in the field of digital innovation are supported by the expert manager. Vittorio Massone's academic path begun with a Degree in Economics, which he obtained with full marks from the Sapienza University of Rome in 1989, and continued with a Master in Business Administration from the Bocconi University of Milan in 1992. His professional career started in 1989 when, soon after graduating, he joined Klopman Textile Industry (Burlington Group) as a Business Analyst. Four years later he moved to the management consulting firm Value Partners, serving as an Associate. In 1994 the beginning of his experience at Bain & Company, where he was appointed to the positions of Manager (1995), Partner (1999), and then Director (2004). This led him to gain deep experience in the advisory business, particularly in the fields of digital, telecommunications, media/entertainment, industrial services, government, and automotive. In the same period, Vittorio Massone was involved in the turnaround of Seat Pagine Gialle (1997-2001), the acquisition of Virgilio/Matrix (1999) - his first one in the Italian digital sector - and the turnaround of Poste Italiane (2002-2008).

Vittorio Massone's professional life abroad: Bain & Company Africa

Vittorio Massone's long career includes a significant experience he had abroad since 2010: that year, indeed, the manager joined Bain & Company Africa (Johannesburg) to hold the position of Managing Partner. During this professional adventure, which lasted 9 years, he started up the operations of the company, which managed to achieve market leadership in South Africa in a few years. His support was key also in the creation of a large team, which went from nil to almost 200 people and was particularly focused on digital transformation projects. The leading figure for Bain & Company Africa until the end of 2018, while in South Africa Vittorio Massone supported many other companies and achieved a remarkable success in managing the turnaround of Telkom SA, a telecommunications company whose shares on the stock market grew from 14 to about 90 Rand. He was also Member of the Board, and then President of the American Chamber of Commerce in South Africa, and Member of the Council at BLSA (Business Leadership South Africa). A current Member of YPO, the Premier Leadership Organization of Chief Executive Officers, Vittorio Massone believes in teamwork and team "diversity": only those companies that allow the development of personal potential can be productively enriched and succeed in the long term.

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