Giampaolo Lo Conte at Roland Garros 2015

“I’m here – told us in an interview in his studio in London – because I love tennis. It ‘a very tough sport, both physically and mentally, concentration always wins before physical strength. I will also be at Wimbledon! In a few weeks “. these are the words coming out of  Giampaolo Lo Conte, baron, business consultant and a leading figure in international finance.


We met him in his studio in London, a few days after his return from Paris, where he had attended Roland Garros 2015, where French Open winners were Serena Williams and Stan Wawrinka; the first one, for the females, has “paved”  the Czech Lucie Safarova during the final match, while the Swiss had nothing less than the pleasure of defeating the strong Novak Djokovic. Giampaolo Lo Conte is very passionate about sports (tennis and basketball above all); he was in the stands of Roland Garros and had the opportunity to chat with acquaintances and colleagues from the world of finance.


“It felt good – reported Giampaolo Lo Conte – people there love to sunbathe and relax while enjoying the show. Including VIPs! And including me, even if  I focus more on people that count in the world of high finance: I left Italy and now I work a lot between New York and London. I do not think that I will change lifestyle any time soon”. Lo Conte is not one of those guys posing in photos with Ronaldo (who was also in Paris), but it is not rare to find him in social events with celebrities. It ‘also fond of fashion: in Rome, between its interventions, he has recently participated in the four-day Alta Roma 2015 event: the event have surely had less resonance of Roland Garros but, from the point of view of business development, it sure rises lots of interest. In fact fashion is one of the areas which Italy tries to rise again in terms of global business from.