2017 Asia-Pacific program participants

Michele Ferrario

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Michele Ferrario
Co-founder and CEO
StashAway

Michele is the Co-founder and CEO of StashAway. Michele is also the “Customer Experience Officer,” ensuring that StashAway will always be recognized as the most customer-centric wealth manager in the region.

Prior to founding StashAway, Michele spent the first part of his career in and around the financial industry, and the second part of his career focusing on using internet to provide customers with better services.

Michele was until recently the Group CEO of ZALORA, Southeast Asia's largest fashion e-commerce platform, leading a team of 1,500 people across eight countries. With Michele at the helm, in four years, ZALORA grew 15 times and became the undisputed leader in the market. Before ZALORA, Michele founded the Italian and Pakistani operations of Rocket Internet, launching five companies in these two countries.

From 2004 to 2012, Michele worked in the financial industry, first as a consultant at McKinsey (Milan and New York offices) where he served primarily Financial Institutions, then in Milan-based Private Equity Fund Manager Synergo. At McKinsey, he advised several world-class financial institutions on a variety of topics, including the largest Italian retail bank, one of the largest life insurers in the world, one of the largest retail Banks in the world and one of the largest retail brokerages in the world. He then leveraged this experience after joining Synergo as an investment manager, evaluating potential private equity deals and sitting on the Board of Directors of portfolio companies.

Michele earned his MBA at Columbia Business School and his Bachelor of Science in Finance at Bocconi University in Italy. Michele has been invited by Singapore’s Minister of Finance to be a member of the Committee for the Future of the Economy.

Michele earned his MBA at Columbia Business School and his Bachelor of Science in Finance at Bocconi University in Italy. Michele has been invited by Singapore’s Minister of Finance to be a member of the Committee for the Future of the Economy.

“I want to accelerate my business so it empowers individuals to have the financial means to achieve their life goals. I want StashAway’s customers to be able to pay for better education for their kids, buy the house they have been dreaming of, retire comfortably and do whatever is most meaningful to them.”

Michele Ferrario, Co-founder and CEO, StashAway