Mission & Objectives of the Club Mission of the Club The Management Consulting Club is primarily intended to familiarize SDA Bocconi Students with the consulting environment as well as to assist and support them in pursuing a career in this field on a global basis Provide MBA Students with the opportunity to enrich their knowledge on careers in Management Consulting Help students prepare for a career in management consulting Enhance the network opportunities with present consultants in different roles presently in the industry Enlarge the international contacts of the club in order to enlarge global opportunities in the consulting industry to all MBA Students
What Are the Club’s Main Activities? Networking Activities Business Games Workshop, Events & Roundtables International Exposure Mock Up Interviews & Career Improvement Services Sponsorship & Company Presentations The general offer of activities that the Management Consulting is offering this year is broad and very challenging The program is very challenging, but up to now the relults are fascinating: 3 business games promoted, 4 networking dinners, 5 events, more than 600 people involved in our activities! The CFO Roundtable fits in this area of activity
Who Participates to Our Activities on the Students Side + Undergraduate and Masters Programs The target community of the Management Consulting club involves roughly 2,000 people with a particular interest in consulting industry and in main activities run in this industry (finance, strategy, operations, etc…)
Who Participated to Our Activities on the Guests Side (Friends of the MCC!) … M. Mantoan, Chief Financial Officer Italy, Alstom Power A. Moiana, Chief Financial Controller, A2A P. Bucalo, Head of Commercial Agreements, Loyalty & Partnerships, Unicredit Group S. Pugi, Marketing & Analysis Director, Valtur Tour Operator S. Martinero, Vice President Brand Marketing Domestic Europe, Piaggio & Co. F. Pastore, Trade Marketing Director, Coca Cola HBC F. Giaccon, International Director of Sales & Marketing, Damiani Group M. De Carolis, Head of Marketing Multimedia, Vodafone Italia Manuela Crippa, Fiat 500: Marketing Product Manager Worldwide, Fiat Automobiles D. Sgorbati, Marketing Director, Ducati Motor Holding F. Scognamiglio, Marketing Finance Manager EMEA, British & American Tobacco Stefano Sappino, Chief Information Office - Data Management, Poste Italiane, Project Manager CRM
… Who Participated to Our Activities on the Guests Side (Friends of the MCC!) … and many, many others! L. De Brabandere, Senior Partner France, The Boston Consulting Group P. Spreafico, Recruiting Coordinator Italy, The Boston Consulting Group A. Turroni, Principal – Rome Office, The Boston Consulting Group F. Napolitano, Managing Director Italy, Booz. & Co. L. Silva, CSR Manager, KPMG Advisory D. Ferri, Partner – Customer Operations Leader, Ernst & Young F. Leone, Director, Alix Partners E. Berenga, Managing Director Italy, Alix Partners A. Monti, Principal, Arthur D Little M. Locatelli, Principal, Arthur D. Little A. Paliani, Partner - Mediterranean Power & Utilities Sector Leader , Ernst & Young L. Radice, CSR Manager, Telecom Italia P. Orati, CSR Manager, Enel Sara Lecce, Chief Account Payable Office, Citigroup
The Management Consulting club would like to discuss with the Consulting Industry & Community main topics which arise in the business environment… Sustainability & Innovation: the Arthur DLittle Experience Creativity Applied to Strategy & Business: Imagine, Brainstorm & Execute Profits Up, Footprints Down: how can you grow in a world with scarce resources? Megacommunities and World Food Program The goal of the management consulting club is to organize monthly the events listed, bringing on campus the leading firms in the consulting industry The CFO Roundtable Teaming, Culture & Climate in Consulting After the crysis: opportunities beyond the hurdles The Automotive Industry: changing forces in an everlasting market Building Competitive Advantage through Brand and Customer Loyalty M&A Trends: what should we expect after the crysis? … The Management Consulting Club has planned approx. 10 large events, involving more than 30 multinational firms and 50 top managers
The Most Successful Event of the Management Consulting Club: “Creating Competitive Advantage Through Brand and Customer Loyalty” The most successful event of the Management Consulting Club has been an event on the Strategy / Marketing area (3° March) , which has reported the following Facts & Figures : 12 Top Managers attending the Event 12 International Firms Represented 3 Supporting Firms 104 84 82 Participants in the plenary session Participants in the break-out sessions Current Students Involved 4.2 / 5 Customer Satisfaction Index Overall 22 Alumni Students Involved The Management Consulting Club has demonstrated the ability to organize and manage important events, enabling valuable interactions between business and “Bocconi Community”
The CFO Roundtable: when and where The CFO Roundtable will take place on Thursday 21st May in Via Balilla 18, historical “house of the MBA”, from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm. A pleasant networking aperitivo will follow the event
1 2 3 In depth discussion of strategic financial issues Success Case Discussion Network Opportunity with key CFO and Financial Officers in industry
Testimonials coming from success firms in respective industries (industry, banking, consulting)
Approx. 10 testimonials from industry
Approx. 3 experts from consulting & banking
Cofee Break & Aperitivo with top managers participating
Top managers (Cfo and financial directors) of international firms
Key consultants in consulting industry and banking
The CFO Roundtable: the main goals of the event
The CFO Roundtable: some of the topics that can be discussed The Corporate Finance faculty is partner of the Management Consulting Club in the definition of the topics to be discussed with the CFOs; the Partner and Supporting Firms of the Event, as Technical Coordinator and experts, will support such topic scouting activity, and coordinate the roundtables A first glimpse of the agenda is hereby highlighted, with a highlight of the main topics which will be discussed on the three separate roundtables
Some thoughts about the financial crisis and how this influences the role of the CFO
New rules post financial scandals influence the way CFO acts?
What is the new role of the CFO?
What are the competences required?
What kind of systems are required to carry on daily work? Are these systems available?
The Role of the CFO in international organizations 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm 4:15 pm – 6:30 pm 4:15 pm – 6:30 pm
What are the sources of funding the CFO is using during this financial crysis?
What do CFOs look at when they decide Capital Structure?
How to decide best projects to invest on?
Are capital markets now a real source of funding, and if not How can we manage to make the capital markets work again?
Capital Budgeting: how to choose where and how to invest
How much dividend to pay to the shareholders in a period where profits are decreasing and shareholders per?
Do managers listen to the market reactions when they make decisions? Are Long Term Investments prevailing?
How do we deal with multiples in a distressed market?
Project Financing: main trends and opportunities
Is real option valuation a useful alternative to evaluate a project or a firm, when cash is in outflow?
Company Valuation: will markets better reflect company value?
The CFO Roundtable: how will the roundtables be organized and what what will the CFOs need to prepare We would really like to have as many CFOs involved in our panel discussions: in order to do so we have switched the preparation of the discussions on the partner’s workload, and targeting an open discussion organization Due to the important role of the CFO, and the resctriction on his agenda, we decided to organize the event with open speaking roundtables, where no preparation work is required for the CFOs joining the event Roundtable Mediation
The Roundtable regarding “The Role of the CFO” will be conducted by the partner firm
The “technical” roundtables will be spit between the Department of Corporate Finance of the Sda Bocconi School of Management and the partner firm
By Monday 11th May the Mediators will submit to the roundtable components a draft of the questions that will be adressed in the roundtables
By Tuesday 19th May the CFOs may request a change in the questions, and may point out the ones to which they do not want to share an opinion
During the roundtable, the mediator will submit some or all of the questions (according to time constraints) to the CFOs who haven’t denied the opportunity to answer, with an open discussion format
Q&A Session from the audience will last 20/30 minutes at the end of the panel discussion
The CFO Roundtable: More than 30 CFOs of International Organizations Have Been Invited from Several Different Industries…
The CFO Roundtable: … and From Some Very Famous Companies