Simone Bocchi

Global PMO of the Global Research and Development Committee - Bridgestone

Simone was born in Rome and graduated in Business Administration at Luiss Guido Carli University in Rome. He then lives and studies abroad for a year as Erasmus Student at the Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Among his first experiences, he heads to Singapore where he works in Business Development at the Chamber of Commerce. He then works for more than ten years in Management Consulting, first at Booz Allen Hamilton and then at Porsche Consulting, where he was part of the leadership team of of the Italian office. He has worked for most of his career in international contexts: Asia, Europe, America and the Middle East on both Strategy and Operations assignments in Automotive & Industrial Goods.

One thing that Simone has learned from these experiences is believing in the value of people in an increasingly machine-driven world. In 2012 he becomes iStarter Partner, proving himself very present, active and interested in the accelerator.

Currently he is a General Manager in R&D and Innovation Strategy for Bridgestone Corporation Europe. He recently received the Bridgestone Europe Vision Award for setting up the company’s Digital Garage. His career in the automotive world has increased his passion for cars and racing. Simone is considered a true “foodie”, a lover of food and wine without geographical boundaries. He loves reading and hiking. Among his goals already achieved: having a wonderful family and being happy with his work.

Among future goals, he would like to improve the lives of people on a large scale, perhaps founding his own Company. “Divide and rule, the politician cries; unite and lead, is a watchword of the wise” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

Work Experience

Global PMO of the Global Research and Development Committee, Bridgestone

In charge of the coordination of Global R&D strategies, supporting R&D and Innovation Executives to select, launch and monitor strategic projects

Specific activities in the EMEA Region:
– Strategic Planning (5 year plans)
– Definition and launch of, and support to the Digital Innovation Garage
– Definition and execution of special projects for EMEA R&D VP
– Support to the ramp up of the PMO department
– Concept and launch of Smart Working project

Project Manager, Porsche Consulting Group

In charge of leading end-to-end assignments at the customer through management of consulting and customer teams. Responsible for business development of Key Accounts.

Part of the Leadership Team of Porsche Consulting Italia and in charge of managing the Intellectual Capital activities in 2016.

Senior Consultant, Booz & Company

I participated to assignments regarding:
– retail operations
– business unit carve out in the media industry
– analysis of the Italian PV Market
– turnaround management and commercial optimization

Business Analyst, Accenture Managing Consulting


LUISS Guido Carli University, M.Sc., Business Administration, First Class Degree

Activities and Societies: Winning Team at Capitalia University Program (Marketing) with a project on Migrant Banking
Thesis: “Convergence in the Telecommunications Industry: IP Television”, final grade 110/110

WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Business Administration

ERASMUS Student Exchange Programme