Alberto Forchielli

Alberto Forchielli


Founding partner of Mandarin Capital Partners, Alberto Forchielli owes his strategic abilities to his 35 years of management experience in international development, with a particular focus on the United States, China, Germany, and Singapore.

He is the founder and president of Osservatorio Asia, a non-profit research center focusing on Asia.

He founded T-Island, a placement agency specializing in international relocations for professionals.

He guided the expansion of the Roland Berger Foundation to Italy, an organization that provides individual support for talented students lacking the means to further their educations.

Throughout the course of his multifaceted professional career, he worked for the World Bank for three years, first in Washington DC and then separately via the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg. He lived in Singapore for 5 years prior, where he was the head of Finmeccanica S.p.A for the Asia/Pacific region. He has been a member of the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) advisory board in Shanghai.

In the early nineties, as secretary general for the privatization of IRI, Forchielli managed the sale of twenty state-owned companies in diverse sectors.

His career began in Boston (USA) with the MAC Group/Gemini Consulting. He lived and worked in Boston, London, Santiago, Lima, Milan, and Rome until he became the founder and administrator of the Italian branch.

Alberto Forchielli received an MBA with honors from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s cum laude in economics from the University of Bologna. He speaks fluent Italian, English, French, and Spanish. He has also spent significant amounts of time living in Buenos Aires, Luxembourg, Kuala Lumpur, Munich, and Turin. He currently divides his time between Hong Kong and Boston.

At the moment, he also deals with dynamics and themes related to the global labor market, as well as talent and skills management on an international level with particular emphasis on the challenges youth face and professional training. Long regarded as an economics expert, he is an editorialist for the Quotidiano Nazionale/QN and regularly writes for Piano Inclinato (www.pianoinclinato.it), Caixin Media (fugeli.blog.caixin.com), and also has an active English-language blog (www.albertoforchielli.com). He is a regular guest on Piazza Pulita, Class CNBC, Radio 24, Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, and CCTV, the state-owned Chinese TV station.