Paolo is an independent consultant in the Luxury Boating, “Yacht” and Mechanics sectors, with extensive experience in general management and corporate restructuring. From 2014 to 2018 he was CEO of Swan, recognized worldwide leader in high-end sailing boats. The shipyard, which is located in Jakobstad in Finland, came from a long period of financial losses and tensions, but thanks to the service provided by Dr. Sterza, it was able to reverse the trend, reaching an average turnover of around 45 million euros, with 250 employees.
Previously at Swam, Dr. Sterza was Operation Businnes Line Yacht Director of the Azimut Benetti Group, a world leader in the production of yachts up to 80 feet in size, and with shipyards in Italy and Brazil under the Azimut and Atlantis brands; Process Engineering and Quality Assurance Director Ferretti Group; Operation Pershing Director, brand of the Ferretti Group, leader in the construction of high performance yachts from 46 to 115 feet, with a turnover of approx. 100 million; Aprilia group production manager, with responsibility for production, logistics, supply and quality, where he also covered the role as Board of Directors of the Aprilia Engine in San Marino and Aprilia Leasing, and other several management roles. Paolo speaks fluently English and Italian.