Lorenzo Riccardi has long term expertise in international consulting with a specific focus on East Asia. Lorenzo teaches taxation at Shanghai Jiao Tong University and has been Adjunct Associate Professor at International Business School Suzhou. He is a Tax Advisor and a member of American CPA, Australia CPA, Hong Kong Institute of CPAs, Italian CPA, and Auditor Associations. He is based in Shanghai, where he is the Managing Partner of RsA, a consulting firm specializing in emerging countries (rsa-tax.com).
Lorenzo has covered roles in the governance of institutions, multi-national companies and non-profit organizations including roles as director and supervisor for the largest Italian groups in luxury, food and mechanical sectors. He has published extensively on foreign investments in developing and frontier economies as a columnist for several journals and author of publications in different languages (lorenzoriccardi.com).
He has been always fascinated by geo-economics and he has combined his passion for traveling new frontiers with the interest for emerging markets. He has previously traveled the entire Eurasian region overland, from Shanghai to Milan, on a long journey by the Trans Mongolian Railway, the Trans-Siberian Railway, and European Railway network. He has made multiple trips in every continent of the world.
Lorenzo’s passion for travel and interest for geography and economic trends have been combined in a multiple-journey project covering 200 countries and territories. Along with his tours, he is collecting data and business trends on a dedicated website (200-economies.com).
The project focuses on the concept of G-200, an association dedicated to an ideal comprehensive group that includes all the countries and economies. Globalization has developed interactions between countries in terms of trade, finance, investments, diplomacy, and culture; G-200 is a project to promote the future change from G-20 to the global economy with investments to every developed, emerging and frontier country.
According to Lorenzo “the world economy has changed significantly during recent years. Yesterday the center of the world was New York, today is Shanghai and tomorrow will be everywhere: in Nigeria, Indonesia, Mexico, or Russia”. This grand tour is along with countries like Angola and Ethiopia where China is investing, South Pacific islands, where the US is still predominant, East and West Europe divided between the influence of the top two powers, the Americas changing the roles of their economies and Asia, the fastest economic region.
Lorenzo is frequently traveling to emerging markets, and listing all Chinese investments in new regions to show opportunities for foreign investors, promoting business with China around the world.
Lorenzo Riccardi has been an advisor of diplomatic missions and government organization for the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, the Republic of San Marino and the Italian Ministry of Economic Development.
His geo-economical project “G-200” has been granted with patronage by governments, chambers of commerce and investment promotion agencies of several countries.
Lorenzo is traveling to every country of the planet, and till today he has visited 184 countries and consider to complete 200 within 2020. The tour includes difficult trips to war zones, complex logistics around regions like central Africa and Pacific, every time-zone, different vehicles and standard of living. The journey has been planned in every detail, including visas, meetings, and events to promote global economies but also beautiful landscapes from mega-cities to deserts, lakes, and forests.
“Each economy has its characteristics, with its strengths and opportunities. G-200 is a Grand Tour to every economy of the globe. A business journey to everywhere."