After his graduation at University of Pavia in Foreign Languages and Literature, Stefano Rizzi began his career with the role of key Account Manager first in the company Talent Manager Spa, which deals with online services, and subsequently in Compass Group Italia. In January 2003 he started working in First Currency Choice, which is part of Global Blue, where he was in charge of the successful introduction in Italy of “Currency Choice”, a pioneering currency conversion service which allows travellers all around the world to pay directly with their currency. He rocked up the ranks in Global Blue: from 2007 to 2010 he was Sales Manager Account Division, then in April 2010 he become Sales Manager Key Account Division and, finally, in 2013 Managing Director, which is his current position. He is the main author of the project which led, in 2015, to the opening up of the first Global Blue Lounge entirely dedicated to global shopper, located in the very heart of Milano fashion district. In this exclusive location travellers from all over the world can not only be refunded, but they can also benefit from a comprehensive concierge service. Thanks to the success achieved, Rizzi has decided to replicate the structure of the Lounge of Milano and now Global Blue Lounges are located in Rome and Florence.