Honorary Regional Secretary for London
The Regional Secretary for London is Steven Taylor.
Steven came to Italy in 1971 on a mad idea of going to University in Rome to read Economics rather than in the UK. He has stayed here ever since, more or less, apart from returning to the UK to do a Master in Economics at the LSE.
His career started in Confindustria's economics department with Guido Carli. He then moved into industry and for the following 23 years was CFO (and more) in many Italian and International multinational companies.
He spent 15 years in Milan as CFO in Courtaulds Italia, Max Meyer Duco, and Digital Equipment, moving then back to Rome as CFO in Alitalia in 1994. Subsequent to this experience he moved to Ivrea as CFO of Olivetti Systems and Services (later to become Olsy).
In 1997 Steven joined Ernst & Young Consulting as a partner with a focus on the Transportation, Energy and Public Administration sectors until the acquisition by CapGemini in 2000. He helped the merger between the two companies and then in 2003 set up his own boutique consulting firm.
From 1997 to 2007 Steven was also Chairman of St.George’s British International School in Rome, where he played a key role in reshaping the future of the school.
On his return to the UK in 2007 (after 30 years) Steven became CEO of Ambrosetti UK to help develop there international business . Out of a desire to link the UK and Italy together he also set up with his brother in the UK, an Italian wine importing and distribution company for the UK market.
Steven is now Global CFO of POWA Technologies Ltd, London. Powa Group is the realisation of a single overriding aim: to create a seamless consumer experience across all purchase channels where the world is constantly connected and consumers are constantly on the move.
For the last 10 years Steven has run the Rome Chapter of the British Chamber of Commerce helping to revitalise the activities in Rome. Having now returned to London he reopened the London Chapter of the Chamber in June 2014. Steven has been a Councillor of the BCCI since 2010.
London - UK