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Marcel Kaminstein is an American born in the US, but he spent most of his summers in Italy since his mother is from Rome and is fluent in English and Italian. He did his undergraduate studies at American University of Rome and received an International Business Degree in 2002. In 2004, he became Manager and Coordinator Special Events Luxury Division for Starboard Cruise Services an LVMH company, specializing in cruise ship duty free retail specifically producing jewelry trunk show programs for manufacturers like Cartier and EFFY. In 2006 he spun off his department to create CBG, an organization that creates and manages Brands and operates the logistics for ships worldwide. Marcel has successfully lobbied to have created a customs ruling in the US to specifically address his companies niche logistical process that arranges the complicated process of exporting and importing multi-million dollar shipments of jewelry around the world in the duty free zones. In 2016 CBG has created the "Media Lab" a dedicated incubator program as a joint project with several Universities in Rome and the US to foster new entrepreneurial startups and service the creative needs of international businesses in Europe. Community initiatives in Rome started in 2015 when Marcel joined the AICR Board as secretary and was assigned the role of VP in November 2015 later to became President in December 2016. Current AICR successes include, creation of the Business Networking Events, inclusion of student memberships, student internship program, spearheading the recreation the AICR website, expanding young membership and overseeing board member transitions.