Editorialist and WriterRoger Abravanel was born in Tripoli in 1946. He graduated from Milan’s Politecnico University in engineering and he received an MBA from Insead in Fontainebleau.
He worked in McKinsey & Co. for 34 years as a consultant for Italian and multinational corporations in Europe, the United States and the Far East.
He left McKinsey in 2006 and currently serves on the boards of directors of several companies and acts as an advisor to private equity funds in Italy and abroad.
He is the author of the best-selling books “Meritocrazia: 4 proposte concrete per valorizzare il talento e rendere il nostro paese più ricco e più giusto”, “Regole” together with Luca D’Agnese and “Italia: Cresci o esci,” also with Luca D’Agnese, creator of the blog of the same name (www.meritocrazia.com) and speaker at numerous conferences and media events on the topic of meritocracy. He is also an editorial contributor of Corriere della Sera.
CEO, Gruppo CoinStefano Beraldo was appointed Managing Director and CEO of Gruppo Coin in 2005.
In six years he has brought the company’s market capitalisation from some 320 million to more than 1,000 million Euros, having radically renewed the format of the company’s brands (Coin , OVS and Upim), thus enabling the Group to rank as a top Italian retailer.
He started his career at Arthur Andersen, followed by Benetton Group, GS Euromercato (an Italian leading food retailer) and De Longhi of which he has been CEO from 2000 to 2005.
He holds a degree in economics and business administration from the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and he is part of the Alumni Association of Stanford University.
Managing Director and Head of Italy, Alvarez & MarsalAdriano Bianchi, a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal, leads A&M Italian practice. In 30 years of senior business experience as top manager (CFO, CEO and Managing Director) of multinational corporations and financial institutions.
As part of its tenure as Managing Director of Alvarez & Marsal, Mr. Bianchi has been leading restructuring cases in Italy, Spain and Germany in different industries such as Real Estate, Engineering & Construction, Automotive and Gaming.
He also served on the board of listed companies.
Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Bianchi served as CEO of Impregilo International, CEO of Mirant Italia, and member of the executive committee and of the board of Mirant Europe. Prior to this, he was CFO and General Manager of Techint Finanziaria in Milan, FD of Techint International in Buenos Aires and Executive Director of WestMerchant Bank in London.
Mr. Bianchi received a bachelor's degree in business administration, cum laude, from Bocconi University in Milan, and a master's degree in international finance, with honors, from NYU Stern School of Business. He speaks Italian, English, French, Spanish and has a basic knowledge of Portuguese and German.
Head of Corporate & Institutional Banking Italy, General Manager of the BNP Paribas Italian Branch
Filippo Boria is the General Manager and Head of the Italian Branch of BNP Paribas. Since May 2012 he leads the Corporate & Institutional Banking activities of the Group in Italy.
He joined BNP Paribas in 2008 after a long tenure at Lehman Brothers where he worked since 1993 in different roles in the Investment Banking division in London, New York and Milan.
From 2008 to 2012 Filippo headed the Italian Corporate Finance activities of BNP Paribas and as member of the Corporate Finance Executive Committee in Paris has supported the bank’s clients in M&A and Equity Capital Markets transactions in Italy.
He is a member of the Corporate & Institutional Banking Management Committee in Paris and of the BNL Executive Committee in Rome.
Filippo graduated in Business Administration at La Sapienza University in Rome.
Chairman, DeAgostini EditoreBorn in Novara on 21 November 1957, Pietro Boroli graduated in Political Science at Pavia University.
In 1979, he started to work with the De Agostini Geographic Institute. From 1981 to 1983, he was assistant to the Managing Director, Marco Drago.
In 1984 he was appointed Advertising Manager, in 1985 Sales Director for Magazines and Collections and, in 1990, Collectables Division Manager, coordinating activities both on the Italian and foreign markets.
From 1993, he was Managing Director of the De Agostini Geographic Institute.
In 1999, he was appointed CEO and Vice Chairman of the De Agostini Geographic Institute and, since 2003, has been Chairman of De Agostini Editore, the publishing sub‐holding.
He is Vice Chairman and a member of the Executive Committee of De Agostini, the Group holding company and holds various other positions within the Group companies, such as Chairman of UTET, Director of Lottomatica and Zodiak Media S.A.
He is a member of the Italian Newspaper Editor/Publisher Federation (FIEG) Committee and Chairman of the Delegation of magazine publishers of mid‐size firms, Chairman of the SGP Publishing house which controls the Corriere di Novara, Chairman of HLM – Hachette Lifestyle Media S.r.l. and member of the Board of Directors of Venchi S.p.A. and of Banzai S.p.A.
Professor, Università Commerciale L. BocconiMaurizio Dallocchio (Milan, 1958) is Professor of Corporate Finance at Bocconi University, Milan.
He is also Past Dean of SDA Bocconi School of Management where he chaired the Corporate Finance and Real Estate department for more than ten years.
He studied at London Business School and New York University – Stern School of Business where he has also been visiting scholar.
He has been teaching and researching widely around the world: CEIBS Shanghai; London Business School; IMD; Stockholm School of Economics just to mention some institutions.
Licensed Public Accountant and Auditor, he concentrates his research mainly in Corporate Finance, and particularly in Corporate Valuation and Mergers & Acquisitions.
He is the author of more than 80 publications; amongst them he is co-author of “Corporate Finance” Wiley and Sons, one of the most popular textbooks worldwide in its field.
He is member of prestigious advisory boards of domestic and international Organizations; on several occasions he was member of governmental Study Commissions.
He has been member and then chairman of the Audit Committee of the European Investment Bank (EIB). Member of the Board of Directors/Supervisory Boards of Corporations and Financial Institutions, he played pivotal roles in Mergers, Acquisitions and Privatizations.
Chairman, Davide Campari-MilanoMr. Garavoglia serves as chairman of Davide Campari-Milano S.p.A., parent company of the Campari Group, since 1994. Since he took office, Campari has experienced intense growth and has diversified its international presence, through both organic growth and several major acquisitions. Under his chairmanship, Campari has become the industry’s leader in Italy. It is a major player in the Americas as well as in the Eurozone and has consolidated its presence in the rest of the world, mainly in Australia, China, Japan, Russia and Switzerland. Today, the Campari Group is present in 190 countries and derives 75% ca. of its turnover from international markets.
Mr Garavoglia is board member of Amplifon and RCS, serves on the strategic committee of Fondo Strategico Italiano, he is a member of the Borsa Italiana Corporate Governance Committee and serves among the Industrial Partners advisory network of InvestIdustrial. In the past he has been board member of Indesit, FIAT S.p.A., Banca Popolare di Lodi.
Mr. Garavoglia is a member of the board of directors of Federvini. He is a member of the Italian council (that he also chaired from 2004 to 2009) of INSEAD, and is a member of the giunta (governing body) of Assonime, Associazione fra le società italiane per azioni. Mr Garvaolgia is is also a member of the board of directors of Fondazione Telethon and FAI-Fondo per l’Ambiente Italiano.
Mr Garavoglia graduated in economics with top grades from Milan’s Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi. He speaks English, French and Spanish and literature is one of his hobbies
Director General, AIFIAnna Gervasoni is AIFI Director General of the Italian Association of Private Equity and Venture Capital.
At University Carlo Cattaneo – LIUC, Anna is Full Professor of Management and Corporate Finance.
She is director of "Master in Merchant Banking Private Equity, Finance and Business".
She is Chairman of the Private Equity Monitor - PEM ® and Venture Capital Monitor - VEM ®, and Director of the Centre for Research on Transportation and Infrastructure (CRMT).
She is Independent Director of: Fondo Italiano d’Investimento SGR; Banca Generali SpA; Sol SpA.
She is auditor of Saipem SpA and member of internal auditors of ENI foundation.
Public Account, she is member of the Register of Auditors.
Managing partner, InnogestFrom 2007 Claudio is Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Innogest SGR, the leading Venture Capital firm in Italy.
Claudio is the founder of the Italian VC Hub that federates 24 domestic and international Venture Capital funds to foster co-investments. He serves as chairman of the VC Committee at the Italian VC and PE association (AIFI) and is part of several private and public bodies involved in start-up and entrepreneurship development.
Prior to Innogest, Claudio was:
• Associate Director at The Carlyle Group (London)
• Strategy consultant at Bain&Co (Italy)
• Supply Chain Manager at Hewlett-Packard (California and France).
Claudio holds a Summa cum Laude Master of Science in Electronic Engineering from Politecnico di Torino, a Summa cum Laude Diplôme d'études approfondies in Microelectronics from l’Institute Nationale Polytecnique in Grenoble (France) and an MBA from INSEAD (Dean’s List), in Fontainebleau (France).
Maurizia Iachino Leto di Priolo
Partner, Key2peopleMaurizia Iachino Leto di Priolo, Degree in Phylosphy, Master in Psychology.
Key2People Partner Governance Practice Leader:
• Developed Corporate Governance practice in Italy to design and implement Governance systems, Boards of Director and Board performances evaluation;
• Always conducted both professional (Executive Search and Corporate Governance) and social activity;
• Board member of di Natuzzi Spa;
• Board member of Fondazione Fiera Milano;
• Leading Board member of Banca d’Italia Milano;
• Board member of AIDAF Associazione delle Imprese Familiari;
• Board member of Fondazione Teatro Parenti;
• President of OXFAM ITALIA ONG to protect the rights of the minorities;
• President of Save The Children Italia until 2008.
Businessman and communicatorBorn in Milan in 1971, Alessandro is the last of three children. His childhood dream was to “do his dad’s job” and he started early by following his father Vittorio’s various enterprises: At 16 years of age he began working in the “Beverly 5”. His studies, characterized by his dyslexia, taught him to learn by doing rather than merely studying. In 2008, already CEO of Lurisia and with his month old baby, Alexander Fabrizio in his arms, he graduates with honors in Economy from the Sacred Heart Catholic University in Milan.In 1996 he assists Vittorio in the acquisition and relaunch of Lurisia, a natural spring Spa and mineral water bottling company in Piemonte. He briefly interrupts his work experience in Lurisia for the obligatory Italian military. In 1999, he returns all of his attention to Lurisia as sales director. In 2004, after the acquisition of 50% of the company by Oscar Farinetti, Alessandro is nominated CEO, keeping this position until March of 2017.In his 13 years leading the company, Lurisia tripled its revenue, expanded into 42 countries worldwide, and became a leader in the premium beverage sector.Alessandro, a great believer in partnership between entrepreneurs, was president of the mineral water sector of the Cuneo Industrial Union from 2005 to 2009. On Christmas Eve 2009,Alessandro was diagnosed with acute bi-phenotype leukemia, which resulted in many months in the isolation unit of the Cuneo Hospital and two bone marrow transplants. Thanks to the support of his wife, Yara, and the joyous energy transmitted by his two children, Alexander and Rebecca Rose (born in 2009), Alessandro overcomes his difficulties and returns to work full time.The time spent in the hospital helped him to discover a passion for writing and communicating with others, initially through his blog www.18mq.it, through which he shares his life in the 18 square meters of his sterile isolation room.He later continues writing on www.ilmiomanualedivita.com dedicating himself to transmitting his thoughts, ideas and life lessons to his children.In 2015 he creates and becomes president of the non-profit association Volunteers for a Better World, whose purpose is to give value to the Lurisia territory and to the group of 70 immigrant refugees that arrived in this small rural area. In 2016, he relapsed once again and was forced back into treatment and the isolation of a sterile hospital room.There he creates the movement Feliciani, the extremists of happiness. In 2017 he creates and becomes vice president of Forest for Future, an association whose purpose is to protect Italian forests.His objective is to work for and towards a Better World for his children through sharing, honesty, and trust.
Managing Director, Global Co-Head of Financial Sponsors Group UBSSimona Maellare joined UBS in February 2014 to Co-Head the Financial Sponsors Group in London. Prior to this, she has spent 8 years at BAML in the Financial Sponsors team and 9 years at JP Morgan in the Leverage Finance team in London and in New York. Simona has also worked 2 years at DLJ, in the High Yield team, both in London and in New York. She is also ranked as one of the 100 most influential women in the City of London in both 2014 and 2015.
Degree summa cum laude and a Master in Economics from Bocconi University, Milan. She has also studied at UCLA, Los Angeles as exchange student.
Deputy General Manager of BNL and Executive Chairman of CIB Italy2015 – today UniCredit S.p.A. - Head of Corporate & Investment Banking Italy.
Current positions: Member of the Board and Executive Committee of IEO (Istituto Europeo di Oncologia). Member of the Executive Committee of AIFI (Associazione Italiana del Private Equity e del Venture Capital) Member of the Board of JIAC (Joint Italian Arab Chamber). Member of the Supervisory Board, Strategic Committee, Nomination Committee and Credit Committee of Bank Austria Creditanstalt.
2009 Global Head of Financing and Advisory – UniCredit (2009-2012).
2005 - 2009 UNICREDIT GROUP. Deputy General Manager, Head of Corporate Division. Chief Executive Officer of Unicredit Banca d’Impresa.
2003 - 2005 Barilla Holding Spa. Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer.
1999 - 2003 Barilla G.&R. F.lli, Italy. Chief Financial Officer.
1998 - 1999 Barilla America, Chicago. Chief Financial Officer.
1994 - 1998 BARILLA G.&R. F.lli, Italy. Head of Finance Department.
1988 - 1994 FIAT Spa (1988-1991). Managerial responsabilities in Treasury and Capital Markets area, reporting directly to the International Finance Director. FIAT Deutschland (Frankfurt 1991-1994). Head of Finance Department and then General Manager.
1985 – 1988 CITIBANK N.A. Institutional Banking Division – employed in the Corporate Finance and Investment Banking unit in Turin, Milan and London.
1983 – 1984 PRICE WATERHOUSE - Auditing
OTHER POSITIONS COVERED
2012 Member of the Board of Gemina SpA.
2011 Chairman of UniCredit Logistic.
2010 Member of the Board of SOFIPA SGR SpA.
2009 Member of the Board of Unicredit Mediocredito Centrale up to July 2011. Member of the Board of Yapi ve Kredi Bankasi AS until 2012.
2007 President of UniCredit Global Leasing. Member of the Board of Fondazione Italia–Cina up to 1st October 2015
2006 - 2007 Chairman of Locat S.p.A.- UniCredit Group.
2005 - 2009 Member of HVB Supervisory Board.
Iacopo Lorenzo Pazzi
Executive Vice-President Europe, Middle East & Africa - AmplifonSince April 2016 Iacopo is the Executive Vice-President for Europe, Middle East and Africa in Amplifon, based in Milan.
Before joining Amplifon he spent his entire professional career at Procter & Gamble. After the first few years as a product manager in the R&D department of the American multinational, he moved to the commercial field covering various marketing and sales roles, with increasing responsibilities in Italy and Europe. His last assignment in P&G was of Managing Director Africa Expansion Markets, based in Nairobi.
Iacopo was born in Rome in 1972, has 3 children and graduated with honors in Chemical Engineering at La Sapienza University.
Professor, Harvard Business SchoolDante Roscini teaches the elective course Managing International Trade and Investment in the Business, Government and the International Economy Unit. He joined the Harvard Business School faculty in 2008 and has published a number of cases and notes related to sovereign debt, monetary policy, central banking and international investment. He holds an M.B.A. from Harvard and a summa cum laude Laurea degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Rome, Italy. Before coming back to HBS Prof. Roscini spent twenty years in investment banking with senior positions at three of the top US bulge bracket firms in New York and London.
He was Head of European Capital Markets for Goldman Sachs, Head of Global Equity Capital Markets and Head of the European Capital Markets and Financing Group for Merrill Lynch where he was also a member of the Capital Commitments Committee and of the Managing Directors Promotions Committee. Finally, he was Country Head of Italy and Chairman of European Capital Markets for Morgan Stanley as well as a board member of Morgan Stanley International Bank. He is currently a member of the board or the advisory board of several companies in the industrial and the financial sectors. He is an honorary member of the Foreign Policy Association in New York. He consults and lectures globally and collaborates with several newspapers.
Prof. Roscini has broad transaction and management experience in the areas of corporate finance, M&A, and private equity as well as in private wealth and asset management. His particular professional expertise is in the global capital markets where he has worked with governments, public and private companies in many countries to assess capital structures and help them hedge risk or raise equity and debt financing. He has personally led over 100 capital raising transactions that included privatizations, Initial Public Offerings, hybrid equity offerings and private placements. Several of these were “first of a kind” in terms of their size or of the type of security issued. Prior to his career in investment banking Prof. Roscini worked as a researcher in nuclear archaeometry at the University of Rome, as a design engineer and project manager with Westinghouse Electric Corp. in the US and as a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group in Paris.
Vice-Chairman, Country Head of Italy e Head of Government Coverage EMEA for Morgan StanleyFrom July 2001 to July 2004 Domenico Siniscalco was Director General of the Italian Treasury, to then become Minister of Economy & Finance in Italy (July 2004 to September 2005). In this capacity he was also a member of the European Council of Economy and Finance Ministers, member of the G7/G8, and Governor of the IMF.
Domenico Siniscalco developed a successful academic career at Cambridge, Louvain la Neuve, Johns Hopkins, and at Torino University. For several years he has been lead author of IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, winner of Nobel Peace Prize 2007). Between 1997 and 2001 he has been part of the Board of Directors for various companies such as Telecom Italia and Eni and is now a Director of the Grosvenor Group in London.
From 2010 to 2013 has been the Chairman of Assogestioni (Italy’s fund managers association). For over a decade he directed the Eni Enrico Mattei Foundation where he is now part of the Board of Directors. He was also Chairman of the Collegio Carlo Alberto and member of the Board of Directors for the Cini and Querini Stampalia Foundations.
Domenico Siniscalco is author of various academic books and more than 70 Economic Research Papers. For many years he was front page editorial commentator for “Il Sole 24 Ore” and “La Stampa”. Domenico Siniscalco has a Law Degree from University of Torino and a PhD in Economics from Cambridge University.
Vittorio E. Terzi
Founder TERZI&PARTNERSBorn in 1954, Vittorio E. Terzi holds an honors degree in Mechanical Engineering (1979) and, after a working experience at the EEC Environment Directorate in Brussels, he got a Master in Business Administration from SDA Bocconi.
In 1980 he was hired in Citibank where for five years he was involved in wholesale banking and international project financing, working for major construction and engineering companies.
From 1985 to 2014 he worked at McKinsey & Co as a consultant for leading companies and financial institutions in Italy and Europe on projects related to strategy, growth plans, performance improvement, organization, corporate finance and risk management.
In particular, the main stages of his career at McKinsey & Co. are as follows:
1988: Supervision opening and development of the new office in Rome.
1990: Election as Partner and part of the leadership in the Practice European Financial Institutions (retail banking, corporate and investment banking, insurance, asset management).
1996: Election as Director as a leader in consulting services to leading companies, Italian financial institutions and European programs of growth - even through domestic and transnational acquisitions - operational turnaround, market valuation.
2004 - 2011:
- Managing Director of the Mediterranean Complex of McKinsey & Co. with offices in Milan, Rome, Verona, Athens, Istanbul, Cairo, Tel Aviv.
- Senior leaders of the European Banking Practice and a member of a team responsible for consultancy services to the first 20 European Banking Groups.
- Member of the Committee McKinsey & Co. Global about Client Service Risk with responsibility of professional standards, conflicts of interest, legal and professional risks related to providing consulting to companies.
2010 - 2014: Development of Practices Private Equity and Public Sector Mediterranean area and involvement in numerous projects for the Italian and Greek government and for other public institutions in the areas of public finance, infrastructure and health.
From 2014 Eng. Terzi is the Founder of TERZI&PARTNERS, a consulting company at the service of companies and financial institutions on topics of industrial strategy, M&A and corporate finance, governance.
The engineer fulfill also the following professional positions:
- Member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy since 2004, Chairman of the Board of Directors from 2010 to 2014.
-Member of the Board of Directors of MP Venture SpA, Money Farm SIM SpA, Italian Institute of Technology - Genova, Generali Bank.
Gianmario Tondato da Ruos
CEO, AutogrillGianmario Tondato Da Ruos has been Autogrill’s CEO since March 2003.
Born in Oderzo (Treviso) in 1960, he started his career in 1985 in Nordica S.p.A. after graduating in economics and commerce at Università Ca’ Foscari in Venice. He worked for Arnoldo Mondadori Editore Group and various Benetton Group companies, focusing on company reorganization and international mobility.
He joined the Autogrill Group in 2000 and moved to the United States to manage the integration of the North American subsidiary HMSHost, successfully implementing a strategic refocusing on concessions and diversification into new business sectors, distribution channels and geographical regions. His policy of growth through organic development and acquisitions enabled Autogrill to nearly double its sales, while the acquisition of Aldeasa S.A., Alpha Group Plc., and World Duty Free Europe transformed the Group into the world’s biggest airport retail operator, integrating the f&b sector.
He continued this process by demerging the Travel Retail activities, listing World Duty Free Group S.p.A., on October 1, 2013, on the Milan Stock Exchange, thus beginning a new growing
phase for both Companies.
Gianmario Tondato Da Ruos is lead independent director of Gtech S.p.A., Chairman of HMSHost Corporation, Chairman of World Duty Free Group S.p.A., and director of World Duty Free Group S.A.U.
Jody Giovanni Vender
Esperto di FinanzaJody Vender è nato a Milano il 17 settembre 1950, ha 4 figli. Dal 1977 al 2014 è stato Professore incaricato nell’area Finanza all’Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi di Milano dove si è laureato in Economia Aziendale nel giugno del 1974 con 110 e lode.
Dal 1974 al 1978 ha lavorato presso l’ Ufficio Studi della Borsa Valori di Milano.
Nel 1978 fonda la SO.PA.F., società finanziaria quotata in Borsa dal 1984 che opera nel private equity, nel corporate finance e nel capital market , nell’intermediazione mobiliare attraverso la Pasfin Securities Sim e nel settore immobiliare attraverso la GIFIM (quotata in Borsa e successivamente incorporata in Sopaf).
A SO.PA.F. nel 1990 viene assegnato l’Oscar di Bilancio.
In SO.PA.F. ricopre la carica di Amministratore Delegato fino al maggio 2005 che lascia a seguito della cessione del controllo di SOPAF.
Jody Vender è stato Bocconiano dell’anno per il 1990 e fondatore e membro del Consiglio Direttivo di AIFI (associazione del private equity).
Jody Vender ha ricoperto la carica di Consigliere di Amministrazione in importanti società quali, tra l’altro, Rinaldo Piaggio, Buitoni, Zanussi, Mondadori, Banca Nazionale dell’Agricoltura, ICLE Mediocredito Toscano, Recordati, Retequattro, Sasib, GIM Generale Industrie Metallurgiche, Camfin e in numerose altre società industriali non quotate.
Attualmente ricopre le seguenti cariche:
- Consigliere di Amministrazione di Istituto Clinico Humanitas S.p.A.
- Consigliere di Amministrazione e Membro del Comitato di Presidenza di CoeClerici S.p.A.
- Consigliere di Amministrazione e Membro del Comitato Remunerazione di Prelios S.p.A.
- Consigliere di Amministrazione di Assiteca S.p.A.
- Consigliere di Amministrazione di Astor Investment Advisors SIM S.p.A.