Milan office consultants

Meet the team

Paolo Pellini

President
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Paolo earned his PhD in Agriculture after graduating summa cum laude from Alma Mater Studiorum - Bologna University. He also holds an MBA in Economics from Bocconi University, Milan. He began his career with Bayer in the Agro and Pharmaceuticals Division before being appointed Marketing Manager for Hygiene and Household Division.

Paolo then moved to Imperial Chemical Industries Plc as Marketing Manager for Agro-Chemicals and then became the Sales Manager for Chemicals and Polymers. Later on, he joined the Eliolona Group as Sales and Marketing Director for Personal Care Products. He was appointed General Manager for the Automotive Division at Castrol (British Petroleum Plc), then General Manager at a tools manufacturing Group and later he became General Manager at a Company in the Consumer Credit sector.

In 1988, Paolo formed J. Egerton and Partners an Executive Search boutique Company now fully merged into Stanton Chase International.

Paolo manages executive search assignments at BoD and Divisional level for Consumer Products and Services, Industrial, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Technology, Natural Resources & Energy, Professional Services sectors.

Industry Practice Expertise:

  • Industrial
  • Consumer Products and Services

Anna Fortunato

Associate Director
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Anna joined Stanton Chase Milan in 2006 as an Associate Director after spending nearly twenty years with multinational Companies. After studying Languages, she began her career with Castrol (Burmah Oil Group), the world's leading specialist provider of lubrication solutions, as part of the Automotive Division's Sales and Marketing team.

Anna then joined Italy's largest private Chemicals Group, Montedison and its subsidiaries, Montell Polyolefins (from the JV with Shell Chemicals) and Basell Polyolefins, the former global leader in polyolefins technology, production and marketing. At the end of her career with Basell Polyolefins, Anna was part of Human Reourcesteam as Head of Internal and External Communications for Italy and a member of Federchimica's Communication Committee Team.

Her activity includes all key business functional areas. Since joining Stanton Chase, she has handled senior level andCEO/COO searches for multinational and international Companies operating in the sectors: Industrial, Consumer Products and Services,Life Sciences and Healthcare, Professional Services, Government, Education and Non Profit.

Industry Practice Expertise:

  • Industrial
  • Life Sciences and Healthcare
  • Natural Resources and Energy

Antonio Zoncada

Director
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Antonio earned his PhD in Economics and Business Administration from the Bocconi University, Milan. He started his career as an auditor with Price Waterhouse.

Antonio later joined Inmont Corporation as Assistant to the Chairman, first in the UK and then in the USA. He continued his career with Inmont in Italy, initially as Finance Manager and then as Vice General Manager. He later became General Manager of the Ink and Container Coatings Division of BASF.

In 1993 he became CEO of BASF Italia and then Chairman and General Manager; at the same time acting as the Country Manager, coordinating the activities of all the BASF branches in Italy. In 2005, he resigned as Chairman and CEO of BASF Italia but stayed on as a Board Member.

Other positions held include VP of Federchimica and Board Member of the Industry, Craft and Agriculture Chamber of Commerce in Milan. In 2007, Antonio was made President of the Vigilance Committee of the Pharmaceutical Holding Bracco. In 2009, he was made a Member of the Board of “Milan for 2015 Expo” and of Isagro, operating in the phytopharmaceuticals sector.

Between 2009 and 2010 Antonio was Senior Advisor to the Executive Search firm Korn/Ferry. He has been a Director with Stanton Chase International since 2012. His expertise is centred on the Industrial sector in general but particularly on the Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Banking sectors.

Industry Practice Expertise:

  • Industrial
  • Life Sciences and Healthcare
  • Government, Education & Non-Profit

Gian Carlo Balbi

Director
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Gian Carlo earned his PhD in Economics from Milan University. He began his career as a Market Research Officer with Hoechst Italia (Chemicals) before moving to Imperial Chemical Industries Plc as Product Manager for Agro-Chemicals. He then worked for Merloni Elettrodomestici (domestic appliances) as Export Manager for some years, followed by a term as Regional Manager with Indesit Elettrodomestici. He was also active in the aluminium packaging industry (Tubettificio Europeo) as Export Manager until he was appointed Managing Director of a German steel manufacturer. Gian Carlo then joined Stanton Chase International and specializes in a variety of sectors.

He manages executive search assignments at a group board and divisional director level in all management functions.

His main focus is in Consumer Products and Services, Logistics and Transportation, Professional Services and Industrial.

Industry Practice Expertise:

  • Consumer Products and Services
  • Professional Services
  • Government, Education & Non-Profit

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Milan Office
Via Vincenzo Monti, 16
20123 Milano,
Italy

Tel: +39 02 4810 0681
Fax: +39 02 4800 5228
E-mail: milan@stantonchase.com
Dr. Paolo Pellini, President