Filippo Passerini first heard about Ohio Valley Voices through a colleague at Procter & Gamble. Upon meeting Maria and touring the campus, he knew he wanted to lend his support to the organization. “I lost my hearing and have a cochlear implant,” he explains, “so OVV’s mission is close to my heart.”
Despite his own struggles with hearing loss, Filippo has never let adversity get in the way of personal and professional success. Born in Rome, Italy, he earned a Doctorate in Statistics and Operations Research from La Sapienza University before joining P&G as a Systems Analyst.
He remained at P&G for the next 33 years, eventually serving as President of Global Business Services and Chief Information Officer. During this time, Filippo, his wife Lucia, and their family lived in several countries across the globe including Turkey, Greece, the UK, Latin America, and finally the United States.
Filippo recently retired but continues to serve as consultant for numerous organizations and is considered a thought leader in his field. He and Lucia have relocated to Brooklyn, New York, where he unwinds by playing chess and enjoying the company of his three children and three grandchildren.
Amidst these personal and professional committments, Filippo still finds time to support Ohio Valley Voices. When asked why, he says, “I believe OVV really changes the lives of children, whose destiny would otherwise be to struggle socially and in their work.”
His approach to philanthropy is simple yet profound: “One child at a time. The best way to make an impact is to help one child at a time and, to the extent that we can, make his or her life a little better.”