Luigi Tiziano Peccenini (“Pecce” as he is known to most) is the Founder and Honorary President of Wall Street Institute International and Wall Street English China and is also General Advisor of Laureate International Universities in China and of Worldstrides in China.
Born to a modest family in Ferrara, Italy, Pecce started his career at the age of 19 as a sales agent. He created his first company, a computer training company called Computex, at the age of 28. He sold Computex in 1972 and founded Wall Street Institute in Italy. In 2000, Pecce opened the first Wall Street English centre in China. Today, both companies are owned by Pearson PLC, London.
Wall Street Institute International is the world leader in the English language business, with more than 450 Centers in 27 Countries and over two million students trained. Wall Street English is the market leader in China, with 70 centres in the major cities and over hundred thousand students trained.
Pecce holds a BA in Foreign Languages and Literature from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. He speaks several languages. He currently resides between China and Spain.
With his passion for education, he is giving conferences and seminars around the world to Wall Street managers and students, to University students and businessmen on Entrepreneurship,
Leadership, Human Relations, The Pursuit of Happiness and a Healthy Style of Life.
He is co-author of the books “Walking With The Wise” and “Overcoming Obstacles” published by Mentors Digest, USA and he is currently working on 2 more books.
He published a book in China, in Chinese, at the end of March 2014, with the title (translated from English) “Winning Heart”.
The book contains a selection of 101 Q&A, collected and selected from five years of seminars to University students, managers and entrepreneurs, on the topics of happiness, failure & success, healthy lifestyle and entrepreneurship.
The book will be translated and published in English, with the title: “My Encounter with China’s Generation Y – Dialogs on Happiness and Success”.
He has been appointed Guest Professor from the Beijing Normal University, the Shanghai International Studies University and the Hunan International Economics University, and Adjunct Professor from the Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
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