Roberto Ragni
Management consultant

The beginnings:

I am a senior professional with over 20 years of experience in management consulting and in the service industry. After a couple of years working in a software company, and after an MBA at the MIT Sloan School of Management, I started my consulting career in Arthur D. Little, followed by Booz-Allen & Hamilton and A.T.Kearney. Since 2004 I have continued advising customers as a free-lance contractor. During all these years, I have specialised in strategic and business planning for multiple telecom operators in Europe and in the Middle East, as well as doing business due diligences for M&A's, regulatory work and marketing.


Industry experience:

In 2012 I joined Vodafone in an internal advising role. In the following three years I toured Vodafone operating companies (Opco's) in Europe and South Africa working with the local teams on commercial related issues. The main theme has been the improvement of commercial performance using levers such as channel incentives and commissions, customer value management policies and tools, customer processes and product management. I have also covered customer operations, financial planning and program management roles.

In 2016 I moved to Arqiva, heading the PMO function for a major £50m three-year cost reduction program, targeting all addressable third-party spend. The deliverables from this program played a fundamental role in the long-term financial planning and in the different budget cycles. They were also reported to the shareholders, consultants and potential buyers and were key factors during the preparation of an IPO.

Next steps:

At the end of my experience in Arqiva I have moved back to the management consulting business. Although I have mainly worked in telecommunications, all my commercial-related competences are equally applicable to customer-intensive industries, such as financial services, utilities, retail, where the need to maintain current customers and sustain their level of revenues is increasingly more important.

How I can help you:

I can help you and your company both as an individual contributor and as people/team manager. As a contributor, I can take ownership and responsibility over specific pieces of work, from setting up a business plan to developing a position paper. With the help of your team I can perform in-depth analyses on commercial and financial KPIs to identify the best areas for improvement, and design the operational plan to achieve them.

As a manager, I can take responsibility over a project or running a Program Management Office, as well as covering interim roles. I hold the PRINCE2 and the Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) certifications.


Freelance consulting:

I can join existing consulting teams for specific engagements, with ample flexibility in terms of location and project length. Feel free to get in touch with me at roberto@ragni.co.uk.