STUDY AT LUISS UNIVERSITY, Rome for 2019/2020
Located in the heart of Rome, Luiss University of Rome is specialized in the Social Sciences to educate over 9,000 students from around the world, offering programs both in Italian and English.
Since its founding, Luiss has developed privileged partnerships with the business community – through its relationship with Confindustria, the largest Italian industry association – as well as with the legal practice, governmental institutions, and civil society.
Luiss is an independent university recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education that offers an innovative educational approach at its four Departments: Economics and Finance, Business and Management, Law, and Political Science.
Its goal is not simply to convey knowledge but to instill flexibility in young people, giving them a sense of mastery over their future.
The Luiss educational model combines academic rigor with practical relevance. Luiss utilizes three approaches in the design and the development of its programs:
The #1 private university in Italy
Among the top 1% for the Luiss Business School and the Department of Business and Management
One of the Top 100 Political Science Programs in the world
Marco Ficarelli has served as Revlon and Elizabeth Arden’s Senior Vice President Asia since February 2014. He is responsible for the management and the development of the Revlon and Elizabeth Arden Affiliates, Distributors, Joint Venture and Ecommerce within the Region.
Prior to this role, he served several other positions within Elizabeth Arden International. He started in 2008 as General Manager of Italy where he developed the Elizabeth Arden brand with several successful projects and creating solid partnership with local retailers and successfully launching Prestige brands. Soon after, his role was expanded with the additional responsibility of the France affiliates on top of the Italian’s, before being promoted and moved to the International headquarter in Geneva as General Manager Europe (including Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and other neighboring high-growth countries), Middle East and North Africa for Distributor Markets,Travel Retail and Duty Free.
Prior to this joining Elizabeth Arden, Marco served Luxottica Group as General Manager for the Nordic European Region based in Sweden. He began his career in auditing within Deloitte before joining Unilever Italy, and after Ferrero Group in relevant, international and local marketing & sales positions.
Marco graduated in Management from the Luiss Guido Carli University in Rome, Italy and he was a one year exchange student at the University of Exeter, UK.
With almost 20 years of experience in FMCG – Luxury & Beauty Products, delivering sustainable top and bottom line growth and consistently building brand equity, Marco managed and lived in several countries developing a fast and in-depth understanding of diversified business models, consumer behaviors and cultures.
He believes in the potential of people and considers them as the engine of development and growth.
After a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Management, I enrolled in the Master’s program in Finance and participated in QTEM, an amazing experience both at an academic level and at a personal level, which helped me develop useful skills for the future market.
I now live in Frankfurt, where I work as an analyst in the Finance Directorate of the European Central Bank, dealing with budgeting, strategic planning, project governance and management reporting. In the future I’d like to continue this career in large-scale international institutions.
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