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Nicola Balestra



contact details:
  Nicola Balestra
via Principale 11
Correzzana (Milano)
tel: +39 039 6065384
fax: +39 039 6065384
mobile: +39 335 6057689
email: nbalestra@aliceposta.it


Key Services Offered:
Business Support and development

Core Experience of Principal:

  • Over 35 years proven expertise in development, manufacturing, business development, marketing and sales in the electronic industry gained with multinationals leader in their industry: Marconi Ltd-3years ST Microelectronics-14years Toshiba Electronics-20years
  • Executive accountability for P&L, strategic planning, staffing, and sales development.
  • Management of change within the demanding and pressurised business environment.
  • Changed sales and marketing organisation in Europe from country based to segment based across Europe, eliminating duplications and improving efficiency.
  • Reduction of Selling G&A expenses in line with best in class.
  • Established new sales companies in South Europe, with excellent performance - higher sales per head and lower cost of trading.
  • Implemented a new distribution channel in Europe based on few pan European ones instead of many local ones increasing sales and reducing costs.
  • International experience coupled to an entrepreneurially-minded personality.



Qualifications & Accreditations:
Masters Degree in electronic engineering. Professional training and development in International Sales and Marketing, Leadership, Corporate Strategies. Fluent in English.
Accredited Associate, Institute for Independent Business (AInstIB).

Industry Sectors worked in:
ICT, High-tech in general, electronics, semiconductor.

Worldwide work experience and contacts in the Electronics - Semiconductor industry.

Extensive experience with start-ups, new products/markets.

Worked in the UK, Germany and Japan.

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