Francesco Buquicchio

Milan, Rome

consultant name

Francesco Buquicchio Egon Zehnder, Milan, Rome


Francesco Buquicchio, Egon Zehnder’s office leader in Milan and Rome, is experienced in high tech, telecom, digital and industrial executive search. He also conducts board search and is a trusted advisor in board effectiveness, leadership development, and leadership succession planning. Francesco is active in Egon Zehnder’s Executive Assessment and Development, Technology and Communications, and Industrial Practices.


Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Francesco was Director of Customer Operations at British Telecom Italy, managing more than 200 people and responsible for delivering telecommunications services to small and medium enterprises in Italy. Francesco also served as Sales & Marketing Director, SMB Clients at British Telecom Italy. Earlier in his career, he was an Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Company, working primarily with clients in the telecommunications sector, and an Associate with TLcom Capital Partners in London, evaluating and executing M&A deals in the telecommunications/high tech space in Europe and the US.

Francesco earned an MSc in Business Administration from Bocconi University in Milan and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business in the US.

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Comfort with Paradox

Most CEOs and boards name succession, both for the CEO and for business unit leaders, as their biggest strategic challenge. While this leadership challenge exists for every industry, it is particularly acute in the consumer sector, where many of the successive waves of disruption first hit.

consultant name

Francesco Buquicchio Egon Zehnder, Milan, Rome