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Wednesday September 16, 2009

News from the Board of Directors - Ciim Toronto

The board of directors of the Confederation of Italian Entrepreneurs Worldwide (CIIM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Walter Simone to the office of President for the CIIM – Canada.


In his more than three decades of experience in the financial services industry, Walter Simone has distinguished himself as one of Canada’s finest life insurance and related products advisors.  He is currently the president of Integrated Planning & Solutions Corporation, a multi-disciplinary financial services company that offers its clients informed advice on a wide range of innovative services and products.  In addition to his many academic and professional achievements, Walter continues to give back to the community through his work with numerous charitable organizations.  


Walter Simone takes over the presidency of the CIIM from Leonardo Kosarew on September 1st, 2009.  Leonardo Kosarew’s outstanding leadership and international expertise have been invaluable in building the operations of the CIIM from the ground up.

Leonardo will retain a position on the board of directors of CIIM – Canada.  Leonardo is joining the office of the Premier of the Province of Milan as Spokesperson to the Premier and Director of International relations.

Milan's Province is the second largest Italian province with over 3.100.000 residents and the most important province from the economical point view.
Over 338.000 companies, representing over 42% of companies registered in Lombardy Region, and over 6% of those registerd in whole Italy, are registered in Milan's province.
The Province is producing over 10% of Italian GNP (over 124 billion Euro's that is approx equal to Israel's GNP).

 In his senior position there, Leonardo will assume a more international involvement that will help CIIM develop existing and cultivate new relationships with Italian enterprises and institutions.


The Confederation of Italian Entrepreneurs Worldwide (CIIM) is a non-profit corporation that seeks to develop a global business network linking Italian business communities abroad with businesses operating in Italy.  CIIM's goal is to enable its members to work co-operatively in foreign markets, to promote innovation and the opportunity to exchange experiences, ideas and contacts.  While CIIM is influenced by the main office in Rome, its chapters around the world are strategically run as independent entities and are financed by local members.


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