My name is Palmo Antonio, but everyone calls me Palmo. I am enthusiastic, and put energy and passion into everything I do. I love traveling and discovering new places in the world, spending time with my friends and family, and playing golf. I am a mechanical engineer, having started my career in the energy sector, covering both technical and project management roles.
When I realized that I was more interested in the business side of the work, I decided to complete my background with the skill set that a business school could offer. So I joined Hult International Business School in Boston, formerly known as the Arthur D. Little school of management, and started getting acquainted with a career in consultancy.
In fact, I learned about Arthur D. Little during my year in business school. Many of my professors where former Arthur D. Little consultants, and they transferred to me the passion for cross-industry business and strategy consulting. After I came back to Italy, I joined Arthur D. Little in Milan, driven by the willingness to experience an ever-changing job and solve business challenges for many clients.
Today, as manager, I lead a team of consultants and business analysts in the resolution of cases for our clients. We always face different problems and come up with new solutions. What I enjoy the most is putting together individual contributions from team members and creating a comprehensive and solid strategy that exceeds the client’s expectations.
Since I joined the company, it has been a continuous learning experience, and I never get tired of a job that can be so different from one day to another. One day, you can work on designing a new strategy for the fleet business of an automotive company, and at the end of that project, you can join a different team to analyze the Italian gaming market for a foreign investor. This diversity can be a challenge in itself, but it is also a source of unique professional enrichment.
Working at our company is made even more enjoyable by our corporate culture being open and relaxed. Senior management and junior staff work closely together, and constructive feedback (including 360-degree feedback) is always encouraged. It is also easy to know your colleagues well not only at country level, but also at international level. There is a close relationship between our international offices, as we collaborate often on projects and intellectual-capital initiatives. You get to know your colleagues even better during our international training courses. I recently attended the Advanced Consulting module in Dubai, in a class of 12 fellow consultants from all over the world. That was a perfect opportunity to come back professionally enriched and with a lot of valuable new contacts between colleagues.
Once again, let me encourage you to get ready to embark on an exciting journey, which will make you grow as both a seasoned professional and as a person. You will have the opportunity to build strong relationships with your fellow team members, who, in many cases, will turn out to be long-lasting friends.