Antonio Battaglia is the CEO of Silvateam S.p.A., an Italian group of companies
operating in the vegetable extracts sector in Italy , South America and China .
The focus of the group has been to concentrate on developing the internal skills
of its workers both in the Italian and South American factories. Together
with an American partner, he also started up Central Self Storage Italia, one of
the first operators of self storage facilities in Italy . Mr. Battaglia holds
a BA in Economics from the University of San Andres in Buenos Aires , Argentina .
He has also studied philosophy at the University of Pisa in Italy in addition to
attending specialization courses at Harvard and INSEAD. For years he has managed
or funded many charities ranging from music and education to economic
development in South America . He is a member of YPO (Young Presidents' Organization),
where he currently serves as treasurer for the Italian Chapter. Mr. Battaglia
lives in Italy with his wife and young children.