Amedeo Decoro

Faculty PictureAmedeo Decoro is an international executive with background as a Human Resources Strategic Business Partner in the Automotive, Watch, Machinery, Telecommunication and Healthcare Industries. He brings to MCE his in-depth expertise in HR Strategy Design and Implementation, Organisational and Leadership Development, Consulting and Executive Coaching, Interpersonal Skills and Team Dynamics, Intercultural Skills, Change Management and Corporate Culture.

Professional background

Amedeo’s last corporate position was EAME Human Resources Director for Cardinal Health in Switzerland. He was HR Business Partner for the Clinical Technologies and Services business unit. He led the geographical integration of newly-acquired business units, and set up the new international headquarters in Switzerland.
Prior to this, Amedeo was HR Business Partner at Medtronic for several business units as well as the legal, reimbursement and regulatory affairs departments. He significantly contributed to the international growth of the company through the integration of the Spinal business unit, the recruitment and selection of high-potential international talent, accompanied with a talent review, development and succession plan.
Previously, Amedeo worked for Nextrom Services (part of NOKIA Group). He began as HR Director in charge of the integration of newly-acquired companies in Canada, USA, China, Italy. He was architect of the new HR strategy focus: transformation from industrial company to global solution provider.
After his promotion to Vice President of HR, Amedeo contributed as Member of the Executive Management Team to the design of the new corporate strategy and was also in charge of the creation of a new corporate culture. Furthermore, he managed the HR department for worldwide operations. He rounded up his career at Nextrom Services in the position of Managing Director of the Plastic Division in Milan where he was responsible for the company’s divestment and voluntary liquidation strategy design and implementation.
Amedeo started his career at EM Microelectronic (Swatch Group) as HR Manager for Switzerland and the U.S.

Education and qualifications

Amedeo holds a Bachelor of Political Sciences (University of Naples, Italy – Majors: Economics and Sociology) a Master in Human Resources Management (IFOR “L. Bocconi” University of Milan, Italy) and a Diploma in Clinical Organizational Psychology (INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France). Furthermore, he participated in several Management and Leadership programs at INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France and at London Business School, London, UK. Amedeo is a Certified Coach (International Coach Federation).


Amedeo Decoro is of Italian and Swiss nationalities and is currently living in Lausanne, Switzerland. He holds his workshops in English, French, Italian and German.