Gianfranco Giannella is the Chief Operating Officer / Direttore Generale of our Group and has been with Octo since 2013. Mr.Giannella was an officer in the Italian Army from 1988 to 1990, after which he obtained a degree in Business Administration from the University of Bari. Mr. Giannella was a Manager at Andersen Consulting (currently Accenture) where he worked from 1991 to 1999. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Giannella was an Executive Senior Consultant at DMR-Consiel in Rome. From 2001 to 2012 he worked for IBM in Rome, first as a Principal in charge of Strategy Consulting for the Telecommunications, Media, and Utilities sector, then as a Global Relationships Partner, and finally as Executive Partner.