A former Oxford Executive Leadership Programme participant, Paolo Petrocelli, has been named as a European Young Leader, Class of 2022.
The European Young Leader programme, led by Friends of Europe, aims to promote a European identity by engaging Europe’s most promising talents in initiatives that will shape the continent’s future. The European Young Leaders represent promising leadership from all over Europe with a wide variety of backgrounds including politics, business, civil society, academia, arts, science and the media.
This honour recognises Paolo Petrocelli as one of the leading cultural managers of his generation at a European and international level. Paolo is the Director General of the Stauffer Center for Strings.
Paolo said: “This nomination is much more than a personal honour. It stands as a recognition of the impact that culture and the arts have in connecting and engaging individuals and communities around the world. It reflects the dedication and commitment of many colleagues I’ve worked with on numerous projects to generate a positive change on an international level. The Saïd Business School has helped me to achieve this recognition with the Oxford Online Leadership Programme, an extraordinary training experience that prepared me to face the world with much more global awareness and perspectives.”
The Stauffer Center for Strings in Cremona, Italy is one of the world’s leading centres for training young string musicians. Cremona is world famous as the location of some of the greatest violin and other strings instrument production and as a centre of strings musicianship.
The Oxford Executive Leadership Programme allows participants to gain a deeper understanding of their role and purpose as a leader to add value to their organisation. The programme is led by prominent thought-leaders who share their experience and in-depth leadership development knowledge with participants throughout the programme.
Tim Morris: Emeritus Professor of Management Studies, commented: “We’re absolutely delighted for Paolo and for the Stauffer Center. This nomination is a well-deserved acknowledgement of his impressive leadership of such an important cultural institution and we feel privileged to have contributed to Paolo’s development as a leader with the Oxford Online Leadership Programme. What motivates us more than anything as a teaching team is the belief that we are making a worthwhile contribution to the development every student on the Programme.”