Author Bio

Born in the USA, Jim Kachenmeister has lived in three European countries for more than 25 years and is both a US and British citizen.  A successful business career took him to San Francisco, Chicago, Washington, DC, Stockholm, and London.

His CEO positions in two British companies have given Jim a unique perspective on living and working as an expat in 16 European countries.  


Every one of his business and cross-cultural skills were needed when he faced the challenges of dealing with the unique bureaucracy that is Italy.

Cooking and golf are Jim's biggest passions.  He lives in Lucca, Italy, with his wife Debbie and their two cats.

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