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Bernard R. Cantournet is managing partner in the Milan office. Previously, he spent 13 years as managing partner of the Milan office of another international executive search firm. Prior to entering the executive search profession, Bernard was a logistics consultant to the automotive industry with SOI in I-Turin, where he was able to expand his connections with large firms such as Fiat in Italy. In 1973, he founded and ran a company that was the dealer of the first true global tourism airplane manufacturer (Cessna) in Paris. Bernard studied history at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris where he obtained his doctorate. He fluently speaks Italian, French and English.
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