Antonio Patanè holds a long and successful international top career positions in major multinationals, followed by entrepreneurial new ventures.
Unstoppable and enthusiastic person is also source of inspiration for young entrepreneurs openly sharing his wide knowledge. Internationally minded, committed European, born in Italy, is based in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Founder in Romania of FSP Global Srl, a leading international company in Business Process Outsourcing and Multilingual 24/7 Contact Center. Also President of Eastern Sun (ONG, non-governamental and non-political organization), passionate traveller. Proud of being able to identify and developing young talents.
How do you like your coffee?
The only real coffee is the one you drink in Naples, the rest I consider only imitations. For those who want to try a real ”Signor Caffè” I recommend the ”Bar Del Professore” from Trento street in Naples, where you can try the excellent hazelnut coffee as well.
What’s your favorite app?
Google translate, when travelling to different countries it is very helpful to me.
Name 3 things you always carry with you.
Smartphone, external battery for the smartphone, and one of my smartwatches.
What’s your favorite place in Bucharest?
Caru’ cu bere, it’s a classic, but I always come back with pleasure.
How did you spend your last holiday?
Gadding around in central Europe.
What newspapers/magazines do you read?
New technologies allow me to receive every day selections of news of my interest from various sources, from most important newspapers, news agencies, and I also follow geopolitical analysis publications.
What colour is your kitchen?
Shades of white.
Name 3 favorite hobbies:
Travelling, reading, offroad.
The most important person in your life is…?
What is your favorite car?
My favorite cars are Land Rover.
If you wouldn’t have your actual career/job, what would you like to do (as a career/job)?
I always did what I loved to do, that’s why I was lucky, I would continue to do the same: having fun.
What do you like best about Romania?
The spirit of the new generations.
After 10 years of living in Romania, do you feel more Italian or more Romanian?
I am and will remain a citizen of Europe.The centre of my activities and interests is and will continue to be Cluj Napoca, where I am and will remain permanently resident, and where besides my professional activities, I have an intense social life and where I am President of an NGO.