I should prepare a video introduce me to the Legal Department as well as the business teams
Be myself and be creative if you would like!
That's will be my speech "more or less"
(live from Turin, Italy)
My dear future colleagues,
my name is Cristina De Dona.
I am in Turin, at Valentine Park, which is one of the largest park in the city. This is my hometown.
Turin is in the north part of Italy close to Milan and to the Winter Olympics mountain (just an hour away) and close to the sea (an hour and half away) I will tell you a secret: Turin is a city famous for the best chocolate in the world (Gianduiotti) (hmm well, after Hershey chocolate of course…) coffee (Lavazza coffee), Automotive (FCA), and Juventus (my football club).
A little about myself:
I am Italian but part of my family is originally from San Paolo - Brazil. I have one sister and one brother and 2 beautiful nephews and 1 niece.
I’ve studied international law at the University of Turin. I have a post grad degree in competition law from King’s college London and EMBA from London Business School
In my 16 years of professional experience I had the privilege to work both in International companies (focusing on global markets and more specifically EMEA, ASIA and US) and in Government institutions (UN and more recently for the Italian government), serving my country from the inside!
I had the opportunity and privilege to live in different places around the world: Lyon (France), NYC, Luxembourg, Hong Kong, Shanghai, London and Rome
I currently live in Rome and I will be moving to Dubai in the next few weeks, which is very exacting
I will be joining Hershey’s legal teams as Senior Counsel, International. That’s something that makes me very proud!
I am an avid reader, enjoy ski, running, sailing and playing basketball. I like cooking and being around people and much as I enjoy travelling....
I am super happy and proud to join the Hershey family and I cannot wait to meet you all of you in person
Just one more thing: my purpose is to be more than a lawyer - a business partner!
See you very soon, a bientot, bis spater, a presto