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Mr. Italian In Tokyo

About Me:

Coming from Italy, I have lived more than 2 years in Japan. Expert of RPA and Machine Learning, I am a senior consultant at EY and co-founder of a start-up that uses ML algorithms to detect with COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases. Currently publishing my Master’s thesis in a top 9 financial journal. Zazen and yogi practitioner.


Undergrad School: Politecnico di Milano

Undergrad Major: Industrial Engineering

GPA: 4.0

GMAT: (710-740)

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: Master of Engineering, GPA 4.0

School Name: Tokyo Institute of Technology

Extracurriculars: EY Ripples - No-profit foundation of EY, JA Italy: teacher of entrepreneurship to high-school students and judge and business idea facilitator at regional, national and European level

Work History:

Title: Senior Business Consultant

Industry: Consulting

Company: Big4

Length of Employment: 3 yrs, 6 mos

Title: Co-founder and CFO

Industry: Healthcare

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: , 6 mos

Big Life Wins:

Out-of-turn promotion to senior consultant thanks to my projects using RPA and ML with Investment Bank clients. “EY Innovator of the year” in 2018 and top-performer in 2019, awarded with more than double of my year bonus. With my startup I have so far won more than 5 competitions in Italy, Sweden, Lithuania and one organized by the European Council.

Post MBA Goal:

Move full-time to entrepreneurship in the short term; I want to focus on how to apply new technologies to traditional industries and in less developed countries where distruptive ideas can offer a better life to people.


Target School: Harvard

Status: Open

Considering: MIT Sloan, Wharton


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 32%

  • MBA Prep School | Odds Assessment: 35%

    Hi Mr. Italian in Tokyo, Kristen from MBA Prep School here. There is a lot to like in your profile: your international exposure (and coming from an often under-represented country amongst US MBA programs), your excellent academic performance in engineering, your consulting success, your involvement in volunteerism, and your hustle to run a start-up in addition to your full-time role. While a typical EY consultant might not turn heads at HBS, you certainly are not typical! I agree that having a Master’s already can raise questions about your motivations and whether or not you are a degree-collector, so you want to be very clear about why an MBA is needed to make the leap to entrepreneurship and why now.

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 30%

    Hi Mr. Italian in Tokyo! This is Kate Richardson, Senior Admissions Consultant, weighing in on your profile. While Harvard is always a bit of a long shot, I think you’ve got a decent chance. In particular, I like your strong academic background in engineering, your experience living/working in two markets that are a bit less represented in the MBA applicant pool, and especially the momentum you are seeing from your startup. I think you could tell a very powerful story that HBS would want to get behind. One concern I have is your existing Master’s and how that connects to your reasons for doing an MBA, as you don’t want to seem like someone who is jumping too quickly to the next degree. Btw, I …

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 5%

  • 5% | 1 month ago

    Odds at HBS below 5%. Reason? EY. Enough said.

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