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Raffaele Riva

Raffaele Riva is the Founder, Co-owner, and Managing Partner of advisory companies and a board member at various international companies. Raffaele Riva is a global business leader, investor, and entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in investment banking, private equity, and corporate strategy. He was the head of K.P.M.G.’s Investment Banking Division for Italy and Head of Investment Banking Europe for Southern Europe. He also served as a Director on the Board of Macerich (U.S.A.), H&M (Sweden), Unilever (U.K.), and Nice Systems (Italy).

  1. Education

He holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Turin and a Master’s degree in Management Science from Boston University.

  1. Professional Experience

He has worked for K.P.M.G., McKinsey & Co., Amec Foster Wheeler, and Hovnanian Enterprises. Raffaele Riva is a distinguished Trustee of the Young Presidents’ Organization (Y.P.O.), an Honorary Lifetime Member of Young Engineers, an Honorary Director of I.B.D.A. (Italy), and a consultant to the Italian Government on taxation and natural resources.

  1. Awards

He holds various awards and recognitions, including: “Top 100 of the World’s Best C.E.O.s” by Chief Executive Magazine in 2009; Entrepreneur of the Year 2009, by Ernst & Young in Italy; “Best International Director” by Euromoney in 2010; “Top 25 of the Best Managers in Italy”, by Profil magazine and Financial Times in 2010 and “Business Leader of the Year 2011”, by Business Online.

  1. Achievements

Raffaele Riva is considered one of the best career entrepreneurs in Italy and has founded or co-founded companies with a market value of over U.S. $100m, employing over 200 people.

  1. Partnership

He is an advisor of the Development Bank of Southern Italy, Founding Director of the European Business School (Germany), Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner at Cepioni & Partners International Corp. (Milan, Italy), as well as Advisor to Permimirch Industries S.A.R.L. (Milan, Italy) and a member of Deloitte Advisory Board in Global Health Care (Milano, Italy).

With an extensive experience and knowledge in both the private and public sectors, Raffaele Riva has broadened his expertise to include Asian countries, academia, and Government. As a business leader, he has over 30 years of experience financing, developing, and managing companies in various sectors, including real estate, technology, and health care. He is now focused on helping entrepreneurs build their businesses from the ground up. Visit this page for more information.


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