Dr. Francesco D’Aprile, CMC

As business consultant and partner at P&D Consulting, I am supporting companies interested in expanding into China and in other regions in Asia as well as Asian Companies in expanding into Europe. Together with a team of consultants, based in Asia and Europe we design and manage business strategies and M&A, finding local business partners till supporting the start up of the new business projects.

The focus of my consulting relationships is on navigating cross-cultural issues, on understanding what drives each distinct business market and on being alert to new opportunities. I consider the professional associations as the best environment for my development. Currently I am Past Chairman of ICMCI – the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes, the sole NGO of UN in Management Consulting, with members representing 50 countries around the world. For 6 years I also served as President of APCO, the Italian Association of Management Consultants.

I've been affiliate professor of Creative Management at GGSB - Grenoble Graduate School of Business in Grenoble; guest lecturer at the School of Economy and Management of Tsinghua University of Beijing, the University of Greenwich - London, the International Management Institute in Kiev.

Finally speaker in international forums on business exchanges between Europe and Asia, I have represented the Italian Ministry of Economic Development on various working committees managed by the European Commission in Brussels on themes related to small and medium enterprises.

On July 2012, China Daily Weekly, the most popular newspaper in China, has included me in the short list of the four key influencers international consultants in China for 2012. On June 2018 I have been awarded from the Italian Chamber of Commerce in China with the Panda D’Oro Award in Strategy and Communication, as Italian key player who developed high level strategy in approaching the Chinese market on 2017.

Specialties: Strategy and Business Internationalization, Creative Management, M&A, JV.