Above & Beyond on Oahu
Marco Schlesser was born in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Europe as the second generation of Italian immigrants. With studies in law, accounting, economics and management and Luxembourg being a banking center, Marco naturally enters this sector and joins Industrial Bank of Japan’s Luxembourg office. He receives a broad formation as a banker and is appointed vice-president of the loan, capital market and research department and acts as an advisor to the managing director on issues relating to Luxembourg and the European Union. During this time, Marco attends several seminars in Japan, which nurture his admiration for Asian cultures and without knowing, become a decisive factor in choosing Hawai’i as his future residence.
Since 2005, Marco’s role as a Relationship Manager with Heartland has allowed him to consult with businesses for payments and payroll/HR solutions here in Hawai’i and across the US. He is fluent in English, French, German, Luxembourgish with some basic knowledge of Japanese. In his free time, he occasionally plays Bocce (an Italian long ball game) and Tennis. He loves to cook and entertain and enjoys fine wine and food. He is a past member of the CIGV (International Club of World Travelers), where members share the same passion for travel and their love to discover new cultures. Active in Rotary since 1999, he is a President of the Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunset and has been involved with Rotary’s 51 clubs in Hawai’i on membership development, as well as the founder of Rotary Means Business Fellowship-Oahu Chapter. Marco donates a portion of his real estate income to The Rotary Foundation. Marco's knowledge and experience for connecting people is only matched by his love for real estate, especially with the new developments in Waikiki and Kaka'ako.