Talent trends 2030 with Mauro Ghilardi, A2A’s people and transformation officer

Video interview
March 2022


  • 5:25 - The key word for the next decade is going to be adaptability, the “ability to change fast and to react fast.” And the culture of the future that I imagine is a culture founded on principles, on values, but also, at the same time, to be able to quickly move and quickly adapt and incorporate new ways of doing business and new ways of thinking.
  • 13:55 - Collaboration is in short supply in the world. I do see most of the companies struggling with having people working together and having the ability to find people that are generally passionate about working with others and delivering results through others with others. Collaboration is key today, and it’s going to be key 10 years from now.
  • 15:56 - As business leaders, we need to be brave and not strive for just incremental change, but look for big, revolutionary changes, because by doing that, you are producing a better result for your company.

In this video, Joe Kornik, Editor-in-Chief of VISION by Protiviti sits down with Mauro Ghilardi, Chief People and Transformation Officer at A2A, to discuss people and the future of work. A2A, a Milan-based life company focused on the environment, water and energy, has more than 13,000 employees and Ghilardi is in charge of the human resources procurement and group shared-services activities. A2A aims to improve the quality of life of its customers, the public and its workforce with the mindset on the planet’s future.


Mauro Ghilardi
Chief People & Transformation Officer

Mauro Ghilardi, Chief People & Transformation Officer at A2A, which aims is to improve the quality of life of its customers, the public and its workforce, with a mindset on the Planet’s future.  Mauro is genuinely passionate about changing company cultures and environment to create sustainable growth; has worked over 30 years in HR at different levels, mainly with regional or global roles. An Italian national, he has worked in Italy, France, Switzerland, USA and Brazil. Most recent experiences includes leading the HR functions for different Novartis and Zurich Insurance businesses and being the Group CHRO for BTG Pactual (private bank) and Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane (Italian Railways, 80.000+ employees). Now with A2A, a 13.000 employees’ company engaged in circular economy and energy transition activities, where he is in charge of the HR, Procurement and Group Shared Services functions as their Chief People and Transformation Officer.

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