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Gianluca Laguardia

Gianluca Laguardia is Aexein Partners co-founder and CEO. He can leverage more than 16 years of advisoring experience gained in top global Management Consulting firms within the Strategy and Operations capabilities to advise medium and large clients in the Consumer Goods and Transportation industries. With a past experience in Finance, Gianluca served as Investment Manager in both Corporate Development and Venture Capital sectors.


He can leverage more than 15 years of professional experience in Business Planning & Transformation, Cost Containment, Operational Excellence Programs, Supply Chain redesign and integration and IT & Innovation.


He has successfully advised public and private clients in the area of Performance Improvement with particular focus on the Luxury & Fashion industries where he assists global firms in carrying out PI & Innovation projects in many areas ranging from manufacturing organization, industrial operations and supply chain management to finance & control 

In his professional engagements, Gianluca:

  • Assisted a fast growing global fashion brand to implement its Corporate Performance Management strategy through the design of the Gross Margin controlling model and the support to implement an innovative cloud-based tool to manage data analysis and reporting

  • Assisted a primary fashion brand in designing the new Retail Omni-channel strategy

  • Served as an advisor to a global fashion manufacturer to carry out a business transformation program aiming at:

    • improving processes and organization in the Product development area

    • improving costing and pricing tasks to better support Sales & Marketing and Finance

    • introducing a new ERP system to manage the whole set of industrial operations and Supply Chain

    • integrate the Supply Chain of a parental manufacturing company

  • Advised a primary Italian fashion company to rethink and redesign its global IT Organization

  • Assisted a primary global Hotel Chain in designing the operating model for the development of the commercial area in order to maximize revenues from value added services to hotels/resorts B2C and B2B clients 

  • Advised primary European airline companies regarding:

    • the improvement of core operations through the introduction of Lean-based program

    • the cost containment and the performance improvement in the Procurement area

    • the outsourcing program design for the non core areas

    • the definition of ancillary revenues strategies 

  • Advised a primary airport in Italy in designing the new commercial strategy to improve the offering for national and international passengers and maximize "non aviation" revenues

  • Advised a primary European railway operator to increase efficiency and effectiveness of the business
    processes, providing a list of tangible and intangible benefits (such as cost savings calculation, ROI,
    Enterprise value generation, and other business benefits) in the areas of  Sales, order management and contract management,  Logistic modeling, planning & control,  Performance measurement & reporting and asset management in the MRO unit


Gianluca is contract professor at Università Cattolica (Italy) - Executive Master in Luxury Goods - in the area of Finance and Supply Chain.


Gianluca has a Bachelor of Business Administration from LIUC University in Castellanza (Italy).

He holds an Executive Master in Supply Chain & Operations from Politecnico of Milan (Italy) and EADA Business School of Barcelona (Spain)

+39 347.89.07.148
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