Carlo Gardella
Managing Partner & Founder, Bangkok
Carlo Gardella is the managing partner of ADVISINGASIA. He is based in Bangkok and leads the firm’s focus on helping companies grow in emerging Asian markets. 
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ABOUT CARLO

Carlo Gardella is the managing partner of ADVISINGASIA. He is based in Bangkok and leads the firm’s focus on helping companies grow in emerging Asian markets.

Carlo has extensive experience serving Italian and multinational companies – especially in automotive and packaging – on a variety of topics including alliances and strategic partnerships, set up of new production facilities, marketing and sales, performance transformation, and product development.

He started his professional career in the packaging industry in Asia, supervising the production facilities and developing the sales network in Thailand and in The Philippines.

Later, he served the automotive firm IVECO s.p.a. (affiliate of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles-CNH Industrial) as general manager in South-East Asia, covering Thai market and opening a new market in Indonesia.  

For the same company, he then joined the team in charge of negotiating a JV in Nanjing (China) with a leading Chinese carmaker and afterwards he promoted the sales and managed the distribution network across Middle-East and Gulf countries.

Later, Carlo has led the industrial and sales operations as CEO of India Operations in Mumbai for another automotive firm, Landi Renzo s.p.a., building a new factory from scratch—including conducting a feasibility assessment, developing the business plan, negotiating of a joint-venture agreement, securing regulatory approval, and recruiting local management and the sales and engineering team.

Moved back to Bangkok in 2014, Carlo has been appointed as CEO of a software house providing business continuity solutions to major players (financial institutions, air carriers, etc.).

He is the founder of AdvisingAsia, where he helps automotive, packaging and industrial firms build their presence in South-East Asia, by setting up manufacturing facilities and developing new distribution-network strategies.

Carlo holds a MA with honours in Political Sciences from Pavia University, in Italy.

He is fluent in Italian, English and French; he speaks Thai as well.

EXPERTISE
  • Automotive 

  • Packaging 

  • Sales & Marketing

  • Network Management 

  • Strategy & Corporate Finance

EDUCATION

University of Pavia, International Relations (Pavia, Italy)

MA with honours in Political Sciences