Francesco Formiconi                                  Resume


Personal Data:


Date & Place of birth:  21.09.1964 Filottrano (Ancona, Italy),                           Nationality: Italian


Permanent address: Mita, Meguro-Ku, Tokyo (Jpn)

Tel. & Fax No.:+81 – 3– 3760– XXXX                                         Mob. No.:+81– 90 – 8032– 9258  

E-Mail:                                           Homepage:




Languages and Computer Literacy:


Spoken languages:                    Italian (mother tongue),                       Japanese (working level),

                                                English (working level),           German (working level)


Computer Literacy:                     - Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Office products

- Midas System (Misys)

- SWIFT Alliance

- Sun System

- Reuters

- IBM AS400

- Disaster Recovery Procedures & Planning



Key Strengths:


·         High international exposure in multicultural environments in Italy, Japan, Germany and Hong Kong;

·         Fluent in Japanese, English and German (Italian as mother tongue);

·         More than fourteen years past banking experience in one of the largest Italian commercial banking group;

·         Currently Controller in the Japanese subsidiary of one of the world leader in brand eyewear production as sales with direct responsibility of Accounting, IT, HR, Purchases and Logistic (an overall team of about 35 people between permanent and part-time staff)

·         Strong knowledge in accounting management, tax planning, budgeting, trade finance, IT projects, business planning & restructuring operations, personnel and general administration, combined with a strong business acumen;

·         Good as teem co-ordinator as well as individual player;

·         Good listener, hard worker  and highly flexible person;

·         “Hands-on” approach and good capability to work under pressure;

·         Holder of the work permit in Japan and in the entire EU, currently holder of Hong Kong working visa (Hong Kong I.D. No. P988297 (2)).




Professional Career:


June 2007 – Present:

Safilo Japan Co. Ltd.




December 2000 – May 2007:

Banca Nazionale del Lavoro – Hong Kong Branch


Vice President / Operations Manager and Head of Administration Division


November 1997 - December 2000:

Hesse Newman Bank AG – Hamburg (Germany) / Subsidiary of BNL Group


Prokurist / Deputy Operations Manager


November 1992 – November 1997:

Banca Nazionale del Lavoro  –  Rome H.O. and several domestic Branches


Management Associate


May 1992 – November 1992:

Bocconi Commercial University  Milan (Italy)


External co-operation with the Institute of Economic Studies for South-East Asia for the publication of the book “The furniture market in Japan” commissioned by the External Trade Office of Lombardia Chambers of Commerce .


March 1991 – April 1992:

Italian Trade Commission – Osaka (Japan)


External full-time consultancy contract for the organisation and supervision of the major promotional events organised by the Italian government in Western Japan with regards of fashion, food and furniture products.


October 1989 – March 1991:

Hitotsubashi UniversityTokyo (Japan)


Research fellowship, financed by Monbusho (Japanese Ministry of Education) upon the “network organisation of Japanese enterprises”, under the supervision of Prof. Ken-Ichi Imai (Business Research Institute).



Latest School Records:


Ø       April – September 1989 - Osaka University for Foreign Languages

Japanese Language intensive Tuition (financed by Monbusho);


Ø       March 1989 - Bocconi UniversityMilan (Italy)

Full mark graduation in Social and Economic Sciences (all together 5 years of graduate and post-graduate course) with a thesis about the role of Japanese Direct Investments in EU and Italy (with a case-study about the joint venture Fiat Allis – Hitachi Construction Machinery).



Other Remarkable Information:


Ø       1998 and 1999 - finalist at the Sir Peter Parker Awards for Spoken Business Japanese Held at SOAS – University of London - and sponsored by JETRO (all together 7 finalists coming from all over Europe);

Ø       1993 - Winner of the First Japanese Language Speech Contest for Italian businessmen held at Bocconi UniversityMilan and sponsored by JETRO and JAL (the first prize consisted in a Business Class return ticket to Japan).

Ø       May 2008 – Area Leadre of Alumni Bocconi Tokyo