Alessandro FicheraManaging Director, Octagona Group
Alessandro graduated from the University of Wales (UK) in European Business Management, specialized course in International Marketing all’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 Modena group manufacturer of machines for working metal, with business development activities in overseas markets. Currently Senior Partner of Octagona and Trainer in Ca’ Foscari, NIBI and other educational institutions with a strong international vocation. Extensive expertise and specialization in internationalization in mechanics, food, fashion, and retail. 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 Group and Trainer in several 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.
Mechanical Engineer with a Management Degree in International Business with over 19 years of business development experience. Has worked extensively for Japanese and Australian enterprises with a focus on consumer products, electronics, infrastructure, and renewable energy. Was the India Representative for an Electronics major from Japan for six years and thereafter the South Asia Team Leader at the Australian Trade Commission. Specialises in India market entry and operational support to foreign companies seeking business solutions.
Languages Spoken: Hindi (mother tongue), English & Japanese (basic).
Graduate in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (New Delhi); MBA from Bombay University Management School and a second degree with honors in Law from the University of Delhi. He has 30 years of experience in corporate law and he is specialized in the fields of intellectual property and telecommunications. Founding partner of the law firm “Satinder Kapur & Associates” and partner of Octagona India Pvt. Ltd. Satinder was registered as a lawyer of the High Courts of England and Wales by the Local Solicitors Regulation Authority and was invited to be a member of the Law Society of England and Wales. He is a member of Bar Council of Delhi, Delhi High Court Bar Association and International Bar Association.
Languages Spoken: Hindi, English, and Punjabi (mother tongue).