President 2017, 2018/19
Marcel Kaminstein is an American born in the US, but he spent most of his summers in Italy since his mother is from Rome and is fluent in English and Italian. He did his undergraduate studies at American University of Rome and received an International Business Degree in 2002. In 2004, he became Manager and Coordinator Special Events Luxury Division for Starboard Cruise Services an LVMH company, specializing in cruise ship duty free retail specifically producing jewelry trunk show programs for manufacturers like Cartier and EFFY. In 2006 he left to consult for various Brands operating on cruise ships worldwide. Marcel has successfully lobbied to have created a customs ruling in the US to specifically address his companies niche logistical process. In 2015 Marcel joined the AICR Board as secretary and was assigned the role of VP in November 2015. In December 2016 Marcel stepped in as acting President for the duration of the term and then was elected as President in May 2018-2019 and again re-elected in 2019-2020. Current AICR successes include, creation of the business networking events, inclusion of student memberships, recreation of the AICR website and the strengthening of AICR-US Embassy community relations, fiscal evolution to keep pace with Italian legislation and the re-branding of American Int'l Club of Rome.
2016-2018 Board of Directors
Marco Maximilian Elser was born in Rome of an American father and Italian mother, then moved to New York City, only to return to Rome about 32 years ago. He received a Degree in Economics from Harvard College in 1981. His professional experience includes being head of international market sales for Kinetix Measurements in New York, first vice president for Merrill Lynch Capital Markets in Rome and London, and head of international market and credit institutions sales for Northeast Securities in New York. Marco joined AdviCorp in 2002 where he set up its capital markets for which he was responsible until the end of 2014. In 2015 he joined Lonsin Capital, a London-based investment banking boutique. Marco was the President of the Harvard Club of Italy until June 2014 and his passion in life is polo. He speaks English, Italian, French, and Spanish fluently. Marco has been a member of the AICR Board of Directors since 2004 and its VP from 2004 to 2012. He is married to Flaminia Cuturi, also a member of AICR.
2016-2018 Board of Directors
Fabio Ferrari was born in Rome, Italy. He went to high school at Avogardo in Rome and studied at Redford High School in Detroit, MI as an exchange student. His post graduate studies were in Architecture and Regional Planning and a one year course in Engineering at the La Sapienza University. His professional experience includes various management positions in the technical and sales departments of international engineering companies belonging to multinational groups such as ENI, General Electric Power Systems and ENEL. Inside 27 years of continuous international activity, six of which were spent as an expatriate in Kazakhstan, Turkey and Moscow, Fabio has had the chance to work with US companies in both the US and locations abroad, including CIS, Indonesia, and Peru. Since September of 2009 he has worked in Rome as consultant in the design/construction and real estate fields. He speaks English and Italian fluently. He has been a member of the AICR since 2009 and is serving his first year of a two year term as an AICR Board Member. He is enthusiastic about making our organization more dynamic by helping to develop our web image and presence, as well as encouraging interesting people to join.