Our esteemed fellow, Massimo Falcioni has joined the International Advisory Board of Al-Khalifa Business School.

Mr. Massimo Falcioni is the Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Credit Insurance, the national export credit agency of the UAE, mandated to reinforce the country’s economic diversification programs as well as to support its export and international trade and investment activities.

A seasoned and dynamic leader in the financial industry with over 28 years of solid business experience spent in the private and public sectors and led efforts focused on job creation, trade, economic development, multinationals and government companies’ growth. He has constantly produced sustained revenues and EBITA growth in both mature economies (Europe) and fast-growing markets (the Middle East & Africa), through a deep understanding of economic cycles and import/export trade flows.

He has held various CEO and directorial positions for multinational companies including Exxon-Mobil, Philip Morris International, Volkswagen Financial Services, Euler Hermes (Allianz)and Coface. A full mark graduated in Business and Managerial Economics from Sapienza University of Rome in 1991, Massimo is an international lecturer and expert in cross-cultural work settings, strategizing for various economies and organizational changes. His enthusiasm in these fields has earned him distinctions from various award- giving bodies.

In 2019, Massimo Falcioni was ranked 13th as the Forbes most influential executive heading local company, he was also honored with the Best CEO for Export Credit Agency Middle East and Africa by the Burj CEO Award and as well the Global Leadership Award by World Leadership Awards. In 2017, the President of Italy conferred him with the Knighthood of the Order of the Star for promoting relations of other countries with Italy.

A champion of entrepreneurship and excellence, Massimo is a pioneer and an active member of some of the world’s most prestigious business organizations. He is currently the Vice President and Secretary-General of the Italian Business Council for Dubai and the Northern Emirates. He is also a founding member of the French Business Council Dubai and Northern Emirates Healthcare Committee; and a member of the Rotary Jumeirah Club.

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