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Massimiliano Ballotta, Senior Partner, LegaLife LLC: спикер IM Events

Massimiliano Ballotta, Senior Partner, LegaLife LLC

Senior partner of LegaLife LLC Law Firm (
www.legalife.ru) since 2007, a Moscow-based law firm specializing in corporate and commercial law with a strong real estate/construction practice. The firm provides also accounting and business consulting services and Massimiliano is the director od the business consulting department.

Chief Representative for Russia of Merloni Progetti (www.merloniprogetti.it) since June 2008. Merloni Progetti is the main contractor company of the Indesit Company group, the second largest European home appliances producer and Russia’s largest.

Massimiliano has worked across various sectors as business executive and management consultant with leading corporations and public institutions throughout the world for over fifteen years, including in the United States, in the Middle East, in Asia and in Southern and Eastern Europe. His career has focused on strategy, general management, investment attractiveness, corporate governance and international projects. Prior to joining LegaLife in 2007, during his two and a half-year tenure as managing director of eXtrapola, the Italian leading internet news monitoring group, he assisted clients such as BMW, Citroen, Ferrari, ING Direct, Pfizer, Samsung, Sony Eriksson, The Italian Government and many others. Massimiliano\' s career as a business executive also included a stint as senior manager and board member of Hettabretz SpA, a luxury clothing company, serving leading fashion groups such as Louis Vuitton, Prada, Brioni, and department stores such as Joyce Hong Kong, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. As director of international projects at Ambrosetti in 2001-2004 (a major European management consultancy), he assisted global companies and institutions that included Banca Intesa, EBRD, Finmeccanica, the International Finance Corporation, Sara Lee, Siemens The World Bank and many others. In 1998 Massimiliano founded Progeco, a business consulting company, working mainly on development projects with the European Commission and the World Bank. During 1998-2000 he was also an advisor to the Council of Europe. In 1996-1998 Massimiliano was manager for the Middle East region at Nomisma, a leading Italian think-tank. At the beginning of his career, in 1994-95, he served as junior professional officer at the United Nations Development Programme in Jerusalem, Israel.