Diego Gilardoni, a globally-minded former journalist turned business strategist, is an international strategic advisor specialized in cross-cultural management and communication. After a long career in the media industry as a broadcaster and political analyst in Europe and in the United States, he moved to China where he has worked as a business consultant for European companies active in different industries. After a few years in Shanghai, he moved back to Europe to join ITIM International, one of the leading international advisory firms specialized in intercultural management, as a specialist on China and Asia. Thanks to the combination of the communicative skills and the geopolitical knowledge acquired in his previous career as a journalist in addition to the business insights gained through his experience in China, Diego is often invited as a keynote speaker on China and globalization by corporations and private organizations.
Born in the Italian part of Switzerland, he speaks English, Italian, French, German and Spanish and struggles to keep up with his Mandarin.
Consulting and Training
Diego Gilardoni is Associate Partner of ITIM International and a certified Intercultural Management Practitioner by the Hofstede Centre, founded by Prof. Geert Hofstede, the pioneer of cross-cultural management ranked by the Wall Street Journal among the world’s most influential business thinkers of the last 50 years.
In this position, Diego provides three main kinds of services:
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Diego is a sought-after and highly appreciated speaker for corporate events and he has had the privilege of giving a TED Talk on the impact of cultural differences on global business. Click here to see Diego’s TED Talk.