After her Bachelor in English and French and a Master Program in Economics from the University of Genoa, she earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth. Paola started her career as a marine insurance broker and subsequently gained experience in multifunctional leadership positions. She then moved to senior executive search where she gained a thorough experience in Professional & Business Services, Financial Services and Board positions. Since 2012 she has also particularly focused on innovation and change management topics. She is member of various international women’s networks and mentors the new generation of women talents on their career issues. Paola will lead the growth of Chaberton Partners in the Financial Market and the Professional Services with a special focus on Innovation and Digital topics. She will be a Senior Member of the firm Executive Team.
Massimo Carnelos is since March 2018 the Head of the Economic Section of the Italian Embassy in London and he is in the Board of the Directors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) as Alternate Director for Italy. He is the Honorary Vice President of the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the United Kingdom, member of the Advisory Board of the Italians’ Private Capital Association (IPCA) and an expert and member of the contact group of the NewMed Research Network. He has a M.A. from the University of Rome and a specialization in international relations. He worked first as a teacher and then for International Organizations (at the Secretariat of the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE and at the Press Office of the Council of the Ministers of the European Union). He worked at the Council of the Ministers of Italy and in 2001 joined the Italian Foreign Service. As a career diplomat, he served first at the Middle East Desk and then at the Office for International S&T Cooperation. He was stationed at the Italian Embassy in New Zealand, Cyprus and Iraq, always as Deputy Head of Mission. Back to Rome in December 2013, he worked for more than four years at the Policy Planning Unit of the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, where he was responsible for the Research and Publication Section. The focuses of his researches were MENA, BRICS, Asia, international finance, Digital and new Technologies. He has published on international affairs and poetry in literary magazines.
Marco Castelli is Managing Director at BC Partners in London. Previously, Marco spent two years as a management consultant at Bain & Company in Milan where he focused on strategy and mergers and acquisitions related assignments. Marco holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a degree in Business Administration from the Bocconi University in Milan.
Flavio Cattaneo graduated in architecture from Politecnico di Milano, he specializes in finance applied to Real Estate (SDA Bocconi). Over the years he has gained consolidated experience in managing large industrial companies. private and public, operating in construction, communications, energy, infrastructure, transport and telecommunications. From 2019 he is a member of the board of Itabus SpA, of which he is also a founding member. Since December 2018 is executive vice president of Italo - NTV SpA, the first private high-speed train company in Europe, of which he has been was managing director from September 2017 to December 2018 and, previously, from February 2015 to March 2016. From March 2016 to July 2017 he was CEO of Telecom Italia SpA where it has improved growth and efficiency, performing an extraordinary corporate turnaround phase. Former independent director (since April 2014) and member of the CNR (until March 2015), in December 2014 enters the Board of Directors of NTV SpA which in February 2015 appoints him CEO.
Maurizio Dallocchio is Full Professor of the Department of Finance at Bocconi University. Since January 2017, he is Department of Finance Liaison Officer at SDA Bocconi School of Management. He is also tenured Professor of the "Restructuring and Corporate Reorganization" course at LUM Jean Monnet in Bari where he is Chairman of the Performance Evaluation Committee. Between 2003 and 2006, he was SDA Dean. He also covered the roles of Director of Master in Corporate Finance (2000-2016) and Director of Corporate Finance and Real Estate Department from 1992 to 2002. He conducts research and award projects in the Research Center "Claudio Demattè" and numerous training and consulting projects for SDA. Maurizio erned a Degree in Business Administration from Bocconi University and an ITP (International Teachers Programme) at the London Business School. He has completed his studies at NYU and MCE Brussels.
Ignazio Rocco di Torrepadula is Founder and CEO of Credimi SpA, a digital invoice financing provider for Italian and European SMEs. Ignazio is also Senior Advisor of Tikehau Capital, a pan-European Asset manager group leader in the management of Corporate Credit Funds . Ignazio has more than 25-year experience in the industry: he was leader of the Financial Institutions practice of The Boston Consulting Group in Central Europe, and previously worked in Corporate Banking and Venture Capital at Akros Group, IMI Group and 21 Investmenti.
Davide Elli is Chief Investment Officer for Multimanager and Alternative Investments at Fideuram Investimenti SGR. Fideuram Intesa Sanpaolo Private Banking is a leading company in the wealth management business in Italy. With 229 billion of euros of asset under management (data as of June 2019), Fideuram Intesa Sanpaolo Private Banking is one of the largest private banking groups in Euro Area. From 2011 to 2015 Davide was Deputy Chief Investment Officer for Multimanager Investments at Aletti Gestielle SGR and previously Head of Asset Allocation and Head of Research at Aletti Gestielle Alternative Sgr. Davide holds a degree in Economy of Institutions and Financial Markets cum laude at Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in Milan.
Paolo heads the direct investing at BVV looking after dealfow, due diligence and investment contracts. Paolo is also actively involved in building BVV ecosystem and co-investment model. Paolo has gained entrepreneurship experience first-hand having co-founded and launched two businesses himself, and raised or helped to raise finance from private and institutional investors for various tech businesses. Paolo has worked in private equity (Privet Capital) and investment banking (Lehman Brothers) in London and previously spent almost ten years in management consulting (Gemini Consulting, Arthur D Little and Value Partners). Paolo is graduate from Bocconi University, holds and MBA from Chicago Booth.
Suzanne Heywood was appointed Chairperson, CNH Industrial N.V., in July 2018. Lady Heywood became a Managing Director of Exor in 2016. Prior to that she worked at McKinsey & Company which she joined as an associate in 1997 and left as a Senior Partner (Director) in 2016. Suzanne co-led McKinsey’s global service line on organization design for several years and also worked extensively on strategic issues with clients across different sectors. She has published a book, “Reorg,” and multiple articles on these topics and has also acted as a visiting lecturer at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Suzanne started her career in the U.K. Government as a Civil Servant in the U.K. Treasury. At the Treasury she worked as Private Secretary to the Financial Secretary (who is responsible for all direct taxation issues) as well as leading thinking on the Government’s privatization policy and supporting the Chancellor in his negotiations at ECOFIN (the meeting of European Finance Ministers) in Brussels. Prior to that she studied science at Oxford University (BA) and then at Cambridge University (PhD). Lady Heywood is also a Board Member of The Economist (where she is an Audit Committee member), a non-executive director of Chanel, a director of the Royal Opera House (where she is the Deputy Chair) and of the Royal Academy of Arts Trust. She grew up sailing around the world for ten years on a yacht with her family recreating Captain James Cook’s third voyage around the world.
Francesca is head of Equity Sales in Southern Europe. She joined Goldman Sachs in 2002, as an analyst on the US Sales team in London, and worked on the team until 2013 covering asset managers and hedge fund in the UK, Italy and France. She was named managing director in 2015. Francesca earned a degree in finance and business administration from Bocconi University in 2002.
Engineer, after some years of work experience at Salvatore Ferragamo, Accenture and Cisco Systems, Loris graduated with an MBA at New York University, Stern School of Business and an International Management Program at London Business School. Back to Italy after the MBA, Loris has been investing in startups for 10 years now, with direct experience in venture capital funds. in 2015 he co-founded Boost Heroes, a business angel fund with a quantitative investment approach and an active portfolio of 100+ investments, mainly in Italian startups. Boost Heroes is also promoter of B Heroes, an investment, advisory and communication program focusing on Italian startups, told in the homonymous television documentary series currently aired on Sky Uno. Moreover, in 2017 Loris co-founded Seedstars International, a US investment fund focusing on startups based in developing countries.
Venture Capitalist, passionate about technology and about the role it plays in the overall innovation process. He founded Annapurna Ventures and CO-Founded United Ventures, Italy’s largest Venture Capital fund for the tech sector. As founding Country Manager he launched and scaled up operations of Altavista and Google in Italy. He was part of the Task Force appointed in 2012 by the Italian Governament to support the drafting of the new legislation to support innovation and start ups.
Laura Nateri is the Head of Italy at Lazard Asset Management (Deutschland) GmbH (Milan) and coordinates Lazard Fund Managers' distribution in Italy. She began working in the investment field in 1994. Prior to joining Lazard in July 2017, Laura Nateri was Country Head Italy and Head of Business Development for Aberdeen Asset Management Italy. Laura joined Aberdeen in 2009 from Credit Suisse, contributing to the launch of the new Milan branch and to the development of the Italian business in all channels. Previously, she worked 2 years as Vice President for Credit Suisse and was responsible for the development of wholesale and distribution channel. Before that, she worked 13 years for BNL – BNP Group first in the Finance division and in the core business of the bank, and since 2000 as a portfolio manager and fund analyst in the asset management company of the group. She has graduated cum laude in Economics and Business at LUISS University in Rome.
Cosma Panzacchi is currently the Executive Vice President for Digital Transformation & Technology in Snam. Before joining Snam, Cosma was Senior Analyst (Director) for European Utilities at AB Bernstein, part of the AllianceBernstein group, and Junior Partner at McKinsey & Company. Cosma holds a MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Alessandro Penati founded Quaestio in 2009. In 1998 he founded Epsilon Associati SGR, an asset management firm specialized European equities and absolute return funds. Alessandro has been Professor of Finance in a number of leading Business Schools. As economist he worked at the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund, and as consultant at OECD, IMF, the Italian Antitrust, Ministry of the Treasury, and Consob. He received a Ph.D. in Economics from The University of Chicago.
Silvia Petocchi has an extensive experience in senior management positions in Human Resources, Organisational Development and Strategy both in large Companies in different Sectors and in consulting, with significant international exposure. Since 2010 she is CEO of College des Ingenieurs in Italy with focus on talent development and launch of projects aimed at bringing innovation into companies. Before joining her executive position in CDI Italia she was Senior Consultant at Cesim, HR Development Senior Consultant at Finmeccanica, HR Director South Europe at Lundback and HR Manager at Pirelli Cables. She holds a Master in Business Administration from Bocconi University.
Francesco Profumo, born in 1953, as of May 2016 is Chairman of Compagnia di San Paolo. He was Minister of Education, University and Research from November 2011 to April 2013 and President of the Italian National Research Council (CNR), from August 2011 to January 2012. In 2003 he became Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the Politecnico of Turin, where he was appointed Rector in 2005 up to 2011. He is full professor of Electrical Machines and Drives at Turin’s Politecnico and adjunct professor at the University of Bologna. He has worked in various universities in the world: Argentina, China, Hungary, Albania, Romania, Latvia, USA, Japan, Czech Republic. He was given the title of Honorary PhD by 10 universities in different countries. From 1978 to 1984 he worked as Senior Engineer at the R&D Centre of Ansaldo Group in Genoa. He has been member of the Board of Directors at Telecom, Pirelli, Unicredit Private Bank, Il Sole 24 Ore. He was Chairman of IREN Group until May 2016. He is Chairman of Inwit, President of Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Chairman of the Turin Campus of ESCP, President of SAFM, member of the Board of Directors of Fidia, member of the Board of Directors of Fondazione Agnelli, member of the Scientific Board of IIT. He was also honoured with the Lion d'Oro in Turin in 2008, with the Valdo Fusi Award in 2011 and the Guido Carli Award in 2011. He was Chairman of G8 University Summit 2009 in Italy and Chairman of Columbus (association of 55 European and Latin American universities). He is member of Accademia delle Scienze in Turin and of Academia Europaea. He was appointed President of the Compagnia di San Paolo on May 2016 and President of ACRI (Associazione di Fondazioni e di Casse di Risparmio SPA) on May 2019.
Giulio Profumo joined Helbiz, Inc. in June 2018 as Chief Financial Officer, having been on the advisory board of the company since January 2018. Prior to joining Helbiz, Giulio was an investment banker at Rothschild and Citi, working in London, Milan and Dubai, focusing on equity and debt fundraising, sell-side and buy-side M&A advisory. He has worked across a diverse range of sectors, spanning technology, media and telecommunications, transportation, automotive and consumer / retail. Giulio began his professional career in corporate development, working for Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, working in China and Italy. Giulio holds a Master of Science degree in Finance from LUISS University in Rome, Italy. He speaks four languages: Italian, English, French and Chinese.
Currently CEO of Supermercato24.it, an on-demand grocery delivery service that delivers in as little as an hour. Based in Italy and managing a cross-regional team of 70 people. 5 year in Amazon, where he was in charge of the FMCG categories (Grocery, Wine, Beauty, Health & Personal Care) for the Italian and Spanish website, owning Sales & Marketing, Procurement and Supply Chain. He had successfully managed the launch and development of 7 products categories in Amazon, signing agreements with key vendors and hiring the category team.
Domenico Siniscalco has been Managing Director and Vice Chairman at Morgan Stanley since 2006. He is Country Head of Italy and Head of Government Coverage EMEA. From September July 2001 to July 2004 Domenico was Director General of the Italian Treasury, then became Italian Minister of Economy & Finance (July 2004 to September 2005). In this capacity he was also a member of the Eurogroup of the European Council of Economy and Finance Ministers, member of the G7/G8, and Governor of the IMF. Domenico is a Board member of the Grosvenor Group in London and HEC in Paris, and has been a member of the Board of Eni, Telecom Italia and other companies. He is Chairman of Fondazione Luigi Einaudi (Torino), Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (Milano) and Chairman of the Council for the United States and Italy.
Franco Stivali is Chief Innovation Officer at Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane, responsible for the definition and evaluation of guidelines for the identification, planning and monitoring of innovation initiatives and for the participation of FS Group representatives in national and international innovation working groups. Always in FS Group, he has been Strategic Planning Manager at Trenitalia and Investment Planning and Evaluation Manager in FS Italiane, focusing his activities in market analysis, business plan simulation, definition and evaluation of long and mid-term Investment Plan and monitoring of major investment projects. He holds a master degree in Chemical Engineering and a PhD in Materials Engineering from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. Previously he has been responsible for the development programs of a company of SNIA - FIAT Group, operating in the advanced composite materials production technologies. Until 2001 he worked at the ENI Group as manager, inter alia, of investments control and strategic planning of Engineering, Construction and Services, as well as international development of photovoltaic energy production, business analyst and project manager. He has been lecturer in composite material technology at University of Rome “La Sapienza” and teacher in several educational courses for managers.
Ambassador Raffaele Trombetta has been in the Foreign Service for over thirty years. He was appointed Ambassador of Italy to the United Kingdom on 29th January 2018. After graduating in Political Science from the University of Naples and getting a Master Degree in European Studies at the London School of Economics, Amb. Trombetta joined Italy’s diplomatic service in 1985. His first foreign assignments were in Bogotá as First Secretary and then in London, as Consul. In 1995 he returned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Chief of the Secretariat of the Directorate General for Economic Affairs and then Counsellor in the Cabinet of the then Foreign Affairs Minister. In 1998 he was Counsellor to the Permanent Representation of Italy to the European Union and in 2002 he was appointed Deputy Head of Mission in Beijing. Upon promotion to Minister Plenipotentiary, he returned to Italy as Deputy Director General for Asia, Oceania, the Pacific and Antarctic and then as Deputy Director General for the EU and Central Director for European Integration. In January 2013, he was appointed Italian Ambassador to Brazil also accredited as Ambassador to Suriname. He was the Chief of Cabinet to the then Foreign Affairs Minister Paolo Gentiloni and in January 2017, was appointed Personal Representative and Sherpa of the President of the Council of Ministers for the G7 and the G20 . In this capacity, he coordinated the Italian Presidency and in particular was in charge of the preparatory process for the Summit of the G7 Heads of State and Government and oversaw the negotiations for the drafting of the 2017 final communiqué.
Aldo Uva has been Chief Operating Officer of Ferrero for almost five years, reporting to the Group Executive Chairman and to the CEO. In that role, he led teams whose objectives were to support the ambitious growth targets of the Ferrero Group and to work on disruptive innovation aimed at increasing the company’s competitive advantage. Before joining Ferrero, Aldo was President and SVP at Firmenich Flavors and responsible for creating, driving and delivering the company’s strategic goals for the division. Prior to Firmenich, he was the CEO at Natuzzi, a global Italian furniture manufacturing company, which he joined in 2008 with the challenge of turning around the business, a task that he successfully accomplished during his tenure. Before that, he successfully held several positions at Nestlé, Sara Lee Corporation, Parmalat, and Indesit.
Before joining Arquer Diagnostics, Whittley was Partner and Managing Director, Europe, of Tefen Management Consulting, where she was responsible for the design and implementation of a 5-year strategic plan and development of the Life Science Business Unit in EMEA. Previously, she was CEO at Alium Medical Ltd, Managing Director Medical Devices EAME at Allergan Inc., Marketing Director EMEA in Interventional Cardiology at Boston Scientific International, and a non-executive Board member at Peptonic Medical AB.
Fintech Entrepreneur and CEO specialised in leading and partnering with large Organizations (Banks, Payment Institutions, Corporates) to innovate their offerings and building new products and platforms in banking, payments and digital services.