Antonio Soave is the CEO of CGA and the Executive Director of the School of Business at Benedictine College in Kansas. In this capacity, Antonio created the first ever International Business Advisory Council (I-BAC) at Benedictine. The I-BAC consists of 25 international business and financial leaders who assemble bi-annually to discuss topics of global import and publish their findings in the Benedictine Journal of International Business.
Antonio is also the founder and former CEO of RGI International, a boutique investment banking and marketing consulting firm with offices in the U.S., Europe and South America. Antonio was responsible for leading RGI for over a decade, and he became a leader in the consolidation of large manufacturing facilities around the globe.
Antonio is a prolific writer, author and commentator on issues concerning international and foreign affairs. His written works include: The Journal of International Law and Practice (4 volumes), My Beloved Croatia (political biography), and The Consequence (novella).
During the early years of his professional career, Antonio was an adjunct professor of international economics and international business (graduate level) at the Walsh College of Business in Troy, Michigan. He also interned at The White House in the Office of Public Liaison’s Department of Foreign Policy and Defense under President Reagan. While at The White House, Antonio worked on issues such as the political transition in Nicaragua, the plight of the “captive nations” (Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia), and the resolution of conflicts in Angola and Mozambique.
Antonio has a B.A. in International Studies from The American University in Washington, D.C., a J.D. from the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University, and an LLM (Masters of Law) in International Law from the University of San Diego.
He is fluent in English, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. A former high school All-American athlete in the sport of soccer, Antonio now plays ice hockey for fun. He volunteers with One Voice, the joint Israeli-Palestinian peace initiative. He and his wife are expecting their first child this October.