Gianmichele Potito

Executive Coach & Advisor

Muenchen, Germany


International business and managerial experiences having worked in strategy, M&A and marketing. I have had professional experiences with American, Italian and German companies and I have had living experiences in Italy, UK, USA, Portugal, China and Germany. M&A and corporate development experience mainly in Corporate context and worldwide (food and digital business area). Expertise in discussing, managing and facilitating M&A and Corporate development decision at board level. Currently I work as executive coach and I would like to put my M&A and Corporate Development experience at disposal of various organizations globally in part-time or full-time project involvements.

Domain experience

Relevant Total Experience: 4 years

Seniority Level: Associate

Sector Experience: 

Electrical Equipment Food Products


Skilled in: Corporate Strategy, Target Sourcing, Venture and minority investments, Commercial Due Diligence, Vendor Due Diligence, Exit Readiness, Exit Strategy, M&A Marketing Materials, Company Valuation, Corporate Development, Buy-Side M&A

Technical Skills: Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office

Languages: Italian, English

Work Experience

Dr. Oetker

Senior Project Manager Corporate Development



- 1/8/2021

Covering a broad role, overseeing the below initiatives: •Co-leader of the growth plan for the cake & dessert business unit (CEO reference person), by coordinating a team of 5 consultants plus international local experts, to identify the innovation and marketing pipeline for the next 3 years; co-led another project aimed at identifying the investment areas with a focus outside of the traditional retail channel (i.e., on-line specialty retail business, cake delivery, baking classes and events,…); •Beyond my role, I was often involved in the discussion about how to change the company so as to become more innovative and which are the leadership traits of the future to take into consideration.

Dr. Oetker

M&A Manager



- 1/8/2020

Part of the newly created M&A team at Dr. Oetker, actively participated in the following activities: Involvement in the whole M&A process from new potential target screening through the coordination of due diligences (to assess all key business model pillars of the target company); in addition, I led an M&A strategy project aimed at building up a new (pro-active) way of thinking and approaching M&A; I also owned a strategy project focused on the international expansion, by selecting new countries for market entry feasibility check.

Dr. Oetker

International Marketing Talent Program



- 1/3/2019

Part of an international growth program at cameo S.p.A. (Italian Dr. Oetker branch), having covered the following roles: assistant product manager (marketing), analyst (controlling), project leader (digital, e-commerce), international project manager (supply chain strategy & operations), international project development (digital) reporting to the company executives.


University of Padova

Business Administration



- 1/12/2015

University of Verona

Business Economics



- 1/11/2012

University of Michigan

Entrepreneurs & Business Planning



- 1/8/2014

Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Management

Finance, General Management & Entrepreneurship



- 1/2/2015

Guangzhou University

Interculturale Management



- 1/6/2015

Licenses / Certificates

The Autoris Institute

Designing Talent