Manuel Zaccaria 1

Manuel Zaccaria


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Manuel Zaccaria

Professional Background

  • 18 years of professional experience
  • Manager at large corporates (American Airlines, Qatar Airways, SSB-Società Servizi Bancari–now part of Nexi-SIA group)
  • BBA/MA in international business administration and economics; received a double-degree MBA from the University of Virginia-Darden (US) and the University of St.Gallen (Switzerland)
  • Speaks fluently Italian, English, Spanish, French

M&A Skills & Expertise

  • Experience in business improvement, strategy planning and execution, deal structuring and negotiation, implementation of IT systems, change management, project management, people and team management
  • Manager in charge of business development, strategic alliances (with focus on joint ventures and partnerships), financial planning & analysis
  • Expertise in Airline / Travel / Payments
  • Other industry experience: Technology, Digital Media
  • Led several cross-functional assignments aimed at improving business performance and streamlining organizational processes
  • Worked in multiple regions–US, Europe, Latin America, Middle East–developing a truly international mindset

Project Highlights

  • Aviation: structured and negotiated joint venture deal between American Airlines and LATAM, leading due diligence; completed post-merger integration of the American Airlines-US Airways commercial organization delivering synergies; led implementation of the American-IAG joint venture agreement aligning pricing and channel strategy; developed multiple partnerships at Qatar Airways optimizing cross-company coordination
  • Travel/Tech: developed commercial and operational strategy for digital platform P2D and negotiated win-win agreements with partners strengthening process integration
  • Payments: managed integration of planning and control processes at Sinsys, a joint venture between SSB (now Nexi-SIA) and Atos Worldline; implemented new ERP tool driving cultural change in the organization

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