Francesco Formiconi                        Resume



Personal Data:


Date & Place of birth:  21.09.1964 Filottrano (Ancona, Italy),            Nationality: Italian


Permanent address:   Repulse Bay Garden, Hong Kong

Tel. No.:+852 – 2812XXXX    Fax No.:+852 – 2812YYYY    Mob. No.:+852 – 6101ZZZZ                           Homepage:


Marital Status:  married since 1995, no children



Languages and Computer Literacy:


Spoken languages:               Italian (mother tongue),        Japanese (working level),

                                                English (working level),       German (Conversational)

                                                Chinese (beginner)


Computer Literacy:               - Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Office products

- Midas System (Misys)

- SWIFT Alliance


- Reuters

- IBM AS400

- Disaster Recovery Procedures & Planning



Key Strengths:


·        High international exposure in multicultural environments in Italy, Japan, Germany and Hong Kong;

·        Fluent in Japanese and English (Italian as mother tongue); good knowledge of German;

·        More than twelve years banking experience in one of the largest Italian commercial banking group;

·        Strong knowledge in accounting management, tax planning, budgeting, trade finance, IT projects, business planning & restructuring operations, personnel and general administration, combined with a strong business acumen;

·        Good as teem co-ordinator as well as individual player;

·        Good listener, hard worker  and highly flexible person;

·        “Hands-on” approach and capability to work under pressure;

·        Holder of the work permit in Japan and in the entire EU, currently holder of Hong Kong working visa (Hong Kong I.D. No. P9XXXX7 (X)).


Professional Career:


December 2000 – present:

Banca Nazionale del Lavoro – Hong Kong Branch


Vice President / Operations Manager & Head of Administration Division


·         In charge of Operations (Bills / Remittance / Forex / Settlement / Loan Administration / Accounts / Personnel Payroll / Budget & Tax Planning / IT);

·         Chief Accountant responsible for the preparation of the reports to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and Head Office (appointed as “Manager” as per HKMA criteria);

·         Human Resources Manager responsible for the compliance of the Hong Kong Law and regulations such as Company Ordinance, Banking Ordinance, Employment Ordinance, Mandatory Provident Fund etc.; 

·         Trade Finance Officer supervising the Bills Department (Import & Export – main activity of the Branch) and providing assistance to customers;

·         In charge of updating the budget planning and monitoring internal procedures and reports.

·         25 members of Staff under direct responsibility.


November 1997 - December 2000:

Hesse Newman Bank AG – Hamburg (Germany) / Subsidiary of BNL Group


Prokurist / Deputy Operations Manager


·         Responsible of the turn-around project for the Subsidiary with personnel restructuring (-20%) and  re-equilibration of the cost side of the P & L; achievement of a general reduction of the administrative costs (by full reviewing the supplying chain’s efficiency) of 15% in three years;

·         In charge of the re-qualification of all Personnel not involved in front office activities (23 people under direct and indirect co-ordination);

·         In charge of reviewing and updating all the general internal regulations and of planning and setting-up of internal controls system;

·         Responsible of Euro and Y2K adequacy projects.


November 1992 – November 1997:

Banca Nazionale del Lavoro  –  Rome H.O. and several domestic Branches


Management Associate


·         Participations in several management courses on administration and banking operations;

·         Direct selling of financial products with private customers;

·         Performing a training program focused on operations in general, accounts, Forex, settlements, bills, commodities, swaps, deposits and investments, securities trading, stock market, trade finance, money markets etc.

·         Temporary operative missions (also as internal auditor) in five different branches all over Italy and abroad;


May 1992 – November 1992:

Bocconi Commercial University –  Milan (Italy)


External co-operation with the Institute of Economic Studies for South-East Asia for the publication of the book “The furniture market in Japan” commissioned by the External Trade Office of Lombardia Chambers of Commerce .


March 1991 – April 1992:

Italian Trade Commission – Osaka (Japan)


External full-time consultancy contract for the organisation and supervision of the major promotional events organised by the Italian government in Western Japan with regards of fashion, food and furniture products.


October 1989 – March 1991:

Hitotsubashi University – Tokyo (Japan)


Research fellowship, financed by Monbusho (Japanese Ministry of Education) upon the “network organisation of Japanese enterprises”, under the supervision of Prof. Ken-Ichi Imai (Business Research Institute).



Latest School Records:


Ψ      April – September 1989 - Osaka University for Foreign Languages

Japanese Language intensive Tuition (financed by Monbusho);


Ψ      March 1989 - Bocconi University – Milan (Italy)

Full mark graduation in Social and Economic Sciences (all together 5 years of graduate and post-graduate course) with a thesis about the role of Japanese Direct Investments in EU and Italy (with a case-study about the joint venture Fiat Allis – Hitachi Construction Machinery).



Other Remarkable Information:


Ψ      1998 and 1999 - finalist at the Sir Peter Parker Awards for Spoken Business Japanese Held at SOAS – University of London - and sponsored by JETRO (all together 7 ffinalists coming from all over Europe);


Ψ      1993 - Winner of the First Japanese Language Speech Contest for Italian businessmen held at Bocconi University – Milan and sponsored by JETRO and JAL (the first prize consisted in a Business Class return ticket to Japan).



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