Italy Strategy, M&A and Corporate Development Director Bonfiglioli SpA Adjunct Faculty


Francesco Millo holds a PhD in Economics and Finance (University of Verona) and an Executive MBA (IESE), and dedicated most of his professional career to strategy and business transformation / innovation.

He is currently Director of Strategy, M&A and Corporate Development at Bonfiglioli, a manufacturing company producing gearboxes, electric motors and inverter. In Bonfiglioli he is member of the Innovation Committee.

He is also Executive Vice President of Bi-REX, a competence center with 57 members (industrial companies and research institutes) that develops advanced technologies for industrial applications.

Before Bonfiglioli, he joined The Boston Consulting Group as Management Consultant, developing strategic projects in several industries (Industrial; Banking; Tourism; Fast Moving Consumer Goods; Insurance; Healthcare) and previously worked in the asset management industry (Fideuram Gestions, Luxembourg).


Nowadays companies are constantly forced to align new technological opportunities and the way they create value. Digital platforms are reinterpreting the role of trust and its relevance to make an intermediary worth. Manufacturing companies are more and more extending their activities beyond the delivery and set up of their machines, adding key aftersales components. Automakers are pushed by new technologies to find significant revenues opportunities in software and not just hardware. System integration companies reap higher margins than robots producer by customizing tools and processes. In this course, we will analyze these trends and their impact on people, culture, and processes.

Automation and Robotics