A CIMBA Spotlight with Marco Parisi: from Veneto to Hong-Kong

Originally from the Veneto region, Marco is now based in HK, working as a General Manager Apac for Brioni.
We are excited to share his journey: from a CIMBA MBA student to a general manager position in an international company!

How did you get started on your current career path?
Professionally everything started with CIMBA: within the alumni network, I got in contact with a student who was working in Switzerland for Hugo Boss. After the experience with Hugo Boss, I moved to Milan for Ermenegildo Zegna. Following that, to Shanghai for Sergio Rossi and Bottega Veneta. Finally, I landed in HK for Brioni.
I believe that if I am working abroad now, for 6 years already, is also the result of the international teamwork I have done during my MBA.

Reminiscences of your experience in the CIMBA program.
What are some of the things that changed your way of thinking?

The CIMBA program sets itself precisely as a crossroad between a selected university school program and a business environment on which teamwork makes the difference for the final outcome. For me, CIMBA was an inspiring yet challenging year. The key takeaway for me, besides the amazing people I met, was realizing how much challenges can shape you.

What advice would you give to a current or prospective student?
I would suggest embracing the program both on a professional level as well as a personal developmental one.
The level of courses and teachers mixed with a truly Italian landscape and culture makes CIMBA a unique MBA experience that will always be remembered.