Claudio Ernesto Mario MANZATI
Lives in Milan, graduated in Pharmacy, received a Master in Business Management at SDA Bocconi in Milan and trained as Global Manager at IMD in Lausanne – CH.
Worked for multinational companies in the pharmaceutical field as Managing Director and Vice President Operations Europe; in 2010 founder and co-partner Italian Branch of the German Lean Institute.
Collector of Postal History of the Republic of Italy, from the ancient letters from XVth century, he also collects material from the North Pole Russian Derivative Bases and from recent Military Peace Missions, in addition to all the Definitive Stamps and Postal History of the Italian Kingdom and Republic.
Since 2008 he was elected President of CIFO (Italian Collectors of Ordinary Stamps Society) succeeding to the founder and his philatelist mentor Giovanni Riggi di Numana.
Co-author of studies and symposia including: Priority Service in Italy (2015), First classification and evaluation of the Italian Military Mail of the Peace Missions (2001 and 2013), The Postal Services from 1997 to 2002 in Italy during the period of transition from public to private and the effects on collecting (October 2003), the Italian Series of Definitive Stamps (October 2010), published by CIFO, he also collaborates with the editors of the specialized catalogue Sassone since 2012.
Exhibiting since 2007, at national and international level in Traditional Philately, Postal History, Polar, Diachronic, Open and One Frame, has received 25 medals between Gold and Large Gold
National Jury of Modern and Contemporary Traditional Philately
Deputy Delegate for Italian Federation for International Affairs; in this role he was Italian Commissioner at Notos 2015 (Greece), Finland 2017, Israel 2018 , Thailand 2018 and next to China 2019
Many times Jury or Commissioner at national exhibitions.
Member of: Académie Européenne de Philatélie, Royal Philatelic Society London, Collectors Club of New York, DASV Deutschen Altbriefsammler-Verein e.V., AIJP Association Internationale des Journalistes Philatéliques, USFI Union of Italian Philatelic Press
Languages: Italian, French, English