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Mr. Energy Italian

About Me:

Ex Big4 senior associate in the application of international accounting standards in the context of complex transactions, mainly derivatives and M&A. Recently moved to the biggest Italian energy utility (Top 100 in the Fortune Global 500) as IFRS advisor in the context of complex transactions, mainly energy derivatives, debt issuance, and M&A.


Undergrad School: University of Roma Tre, Rome

Undergrad Major: Economics

GPA: 3.5

GMAT: 700

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: MsC in Finance (GPA 3.9)

School Name: University of Tor Vergata, Rome

Extracurriculars: Events entertainer (public, private and charity events), International travel and photography, Homebrewing

Work History:

Title: Big 4 Advisor

Industry: Consulting

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Title: IFRS Advisor

Industry: Power / Energy

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: , 6 mos

Big Life Wins:

Advised the constitution of the biggest group of local banks in Italy (€150 bn, 140 banks), being closely involved in the core values of cooperative credit. Recently moved to the Energy sector, making a big bet on my career. In few months I advised a €1,5 bn hybrid-bond issuance (writing a position paper about that) for renewables investments.

Post MBA Goal:

Coming back to my company as a manager and be an active part of the shift from carbon to renewables, leveraging the managerial skills and the relationships gained during the MBA in a top business school with an international exposure.


Target School: Columbia

Status: Open

Considering: London Business School, Berkeley Haas


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    Hi Mr. Italian Energy, this is Kristen from MBA Prep School. I think your recent job change makes you a more attractive MBA candidate. Accounting can be a tough industry to show leadership in, but you’ve advanced to a stage where you have handled more complex transactions and now you are using your finance skills within a more focused industry you are passionate about. it shows your willingness to step outside your comfort zone, a big plus! Another advantage you have is your international background; MBA programs don’t receive a lot of applications from Italian citizens so you would bring diversity to the class. One area to work on improving is your GMAT; bringing your score up by 20 points would really help you. Lastly, …

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