Management Team

GBU Consulting has reached high levels expertise in the international business strategy advisory. Our team is formed exclusively by top executives with a solid acumen to deliver our clients with the best results, convert decisions to actions, and achieve goals they desire. We work with more than 40 partners across the planet to convert consultancy into real support for enterpises. We consider our clients as business partner sharing with them our experience and spot them until success.

Marina Legnani, President

Marina's truly global background - US and UK schooling and Business Administration Laurea at L. Bocconi University of Milano - has been an added value to her throughout her career, culminating in her last role as EMEA CFO with primary U.S. multinationals such as Black & Decker, Sandvik, Icon Health & Fitness and Knoll. Her almost 30 years experience ranges from auditing and consulting to finance, controlling, IT, logistics and human resources, as well as organizing and managing 'EU Job Creation' projects for the EEC with her own company based in Italy.

Jalil Allabadi, Vice President

Jalil is a Jordanian industrial engineer with a Master's certificate from the University of Bologna, Italy, and an MBA from Thunderbird, USA. His expertise ranges from operations to marketing in the pharmaceutical industry in Italy and the U.S. In addition, he is now an entrepreneur himself, responsible for establishing Altibbi.com. His education and wide range of expertise help to bring a broader view to any business with a focus on financial and cultural issues. Currently a resident of Amman, Jordan, he speaks Arabic, Italian and English fluently.

Diego Patanè, Managing Patner EMEA

Over 10 years of international experience in management consulting and new business development for healthcare, pharmaceutical, and cosmetics sectors. Global profile serving leading private and public entities across United States, Europe, and the Middle East, since joining GBU Consulting in 2008 as a managing partner. After completing his academic preparation with an MBA in San Diego, he worked in different sectors including family businesses, including private equity, industrial and consumer goods to solidify his hands-on experience in strategy, marketing, organization, operations and technology.

Federico Rosolen, Managing Partner Middle East

Federico has a broad experience in Finance and Strategy combined with sharp business acumen. After the completion of his studies in International Economy at the University of Trieste, Italy, he has worked for global firms like PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) in the fields of Audit & Advisory and as a Controller for leading firms active in consumer goods industry like De’Longhi, Kenwood and Braun. His last role as CFO of the De’Longhi Group in MEIA (Middle East, India and Africa) has provided him with a great exposure to Middle Eastern markets and a solid managerial background which counts now on more than 10 years of relevant business experience. His expertise range from Finance to Audit, Business Control, Process organization, system implementation and strategy.

Majda Labadi, Human Resources MENA

Majda, with a B.A. from the American University of Beirut and a Master's in Health Administration from Germany, is working on her doctorate in Business Administration from Instituto de Empresa, Madrid, Spain, while also working as the Vice President of HR at Hikma Pharmaceuticals, the largest pharmaceutical manufacturer in the MENA region. Her wide experience ranges from purchasing, operations, business development and general management.

Hagen Ziemer, Strategy & Operations Europe

His working experience consists of a broad portfolio. Due to his experience, he is able to provide 360-degree feedback of a firm and can assure overall quality and success. He completed the degrees in general management and international management at the International Business School of Berlin and finished his education with an MBA in the USA. In South Africa, he was heavily involved in restructuring a firm, internal and external outsourcing, and established TQM systems. In 2009, he worked for a wealth management consultancy for private customers and small and medium-sized firms and provided access to 25,800 potential customers.

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