- B.A. in Foreign Languages and Literature at Bocconi University, Milan, Italy.
- Marketing diploma from the British Institute of Marketing, London, UK.
Italian, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Catalan.
WORK AND BUSINESS EXPERIENCE:
At the age of 19, after finishing high school with a diploma in Accounting, Pecce started his career as a salesman with Olivetti in Ferrara, Italy. At 21, Pecce moved to Milan. He spent several years in Sales & Marketing, and then he set up and developed his own business as a sales agent until January 1968.
In January 1968, at the age of 28, he created a computer training company that used a new method of teaching. A Swiss company invested the capital and Pecce, as general manager, held a 50% shareholding.
Pecce sold Computex in June 1972. In September 1972 he set up Wall Street Institute (English-language training) in Milan, which used the same pioneering teaching methodology he had developed in Computex.
In January 1997, Pecce sold Wall Street Institute International to Sylvan Learning Systems, Baltimore, USA. In January 2005, Sylvan Learning Systems sold it on to the Carlyle Group.
In 1999 he started to develop the Wall Street Institute brand in China, setting up the first English training center in the World Trade Center Beijing, in May 2000.
In July 2006, Wall Street Institute International (Carlyle Group) acquired Wall Street English China. Pecce was appointed Honorary President of Wall Street English China, Chairman Emeritus and Member of the Board of Directors of Wall Street Institute International.
Pecce becomes Senior Advisor to Laureate Universities for China Operations.
In April 2009, Pearson acquired Wall Street English China from Carlyle Group. In August 2010, Wall Street Institute International was acquired by Pearson. As of August 2011, Wall Street Institute has 400 centers in 28 countries and has trained over 2 million students in its 39 years of history. Wall Street English China has 50 centers in 7 cities with over 200,000 students trained.
Pecce becomes Senior Advisor to WorldStrides for China Operations.
In March Peking University Press published Pecce's book in Chinese "Winning heart – Dialogues on success and happiness". In December 2016 it was published in English on Amazon.
Currently, Pecce is the Honorary President and Senior Advisor of Wall Street English China and Wall Street Institute International. He's also General Advisor of Laureate International Universities in China and of Worldstrides in China. He is Guest Professor by the Beijing Normal University and by the Tongji University and Honorary Lecturer at Les Roches Jin Jiang International Hotel Management College.