Senior Managing Partner

Fabio Marazzi

Born in Milan in 1963, graduated in Law, University professor, attorney-at-law, LL.M., founder and senior managing partner of Marazzi&Associati. Expert in international business law, m&a, trans-national corporate transactions, EU law, innovation and internationalization regulation. member to several national and international, public and private, board and supervisory board among which Expo 2015 S.p.A. (from Apr 2010 to Apr 2015), Italian Governmental Agency for the Diffusion of the Technologies for the Innovation: in charge of ip legal strategies and ip exploitation for Italia Camp: CEO of Ambrosetti USA (2013-2015). President of the Supervisory body of the GEIE Tunnel du Mont Blanc (Oct 2015- Oct 2018). Vice-President for Italy of the Foundation "IBIS - International Business Integration Shkodra", Albania: member of the Scientific Committee "Volandia", Malpensa. Consultant to Regional and Governmental agencies. Vice-president of the Aerospace and Defense Industry Steering Committee – American Bar Association: member of the Steering Group of the Europe Committee of the American Bar Association (2016/2017); Cybersecurity and Digital Rights Committee Member; fellow of "The Center for International Legal Studies", LL.M., Vienna and of the Institute of Law & Medicine: advisor UAE Health Network Dubai: board member of Summit (Rome): fellow member of Air&Space Strategic Studies friends – Fisher Institute – Tel Aviv Fabio is member of many national and international organizations (ASIL, IBA, UIA, ABA), member of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) and author of several publications. Since Nov 2018 member of Panel of Accredited Dispute Resolution Experts of FICM-MCN, the largest transnational independent Dispute Resolution organization in the world. Member of the Board of Fondazione De Gasperi, Rome. University professor: lectures European law and International law and teaches International Business & Corporate law. (UniBg - Iulm - UniPv )

Andrea Noris

He graduated in economics and international finance in 2008 at the Catholic University of Milan with a final work on the economic reforms in India and China. After the graduation he started working in the field of strategic consultancy. In particular, he works realizing feasibility studies and market analysis for clients operating in different industries and interested in entering extra European markets. He also focuses his activities on researching and studying new and high growth markets such as African frontier markets and analyzing interesting industrial sectors in Turkey, Brazil, Russia, India, and high technology markets such as Israel and United States with a particular attention on biotechnology, pharmaceutical and high tech sectors. He is fluent in English, French and Italian

Nicolò Ghibellini

Nicolò Ghibellini (1974) holds a Master degree in Law from the University of Ferrara. He provides legal consultancy on company contractual practice, industrial and intellectual property rights, and law for new technologies. With particular attention to this last field of competence, Nicolò widely supports enterprises interested in developing their activities on web, including legal framework related with ecommerce, online brand security and privacy in general. He continuously operates as consultant and trainer in Legal Information Technology, lecturing at sector fairs (as Smau in MIlan) and at conferences promoted by different trade associations and institutional bodies (Unindustria – Industrial Association, CNA – National Association of small and medium enterprises, Veneto Region). Nicolò actively operates as university lecturer as academic assistant in Legal Informatics at the Department of Law, University of Ferrara, where he also tought as external professor in "Digital contents" within the course in "Information Tecnologies and legal research". He also collaborates with the Graduate School for Legal Professions, Department of Law at the University of Padua. Member of the Information Technology commission operating at the Bar Association in Rovigo.

Edoardo Marazzi

Margherita Barletta
Elena Imi
Enrico Roberto Dapoto

Mr. Dapoto began his career in the Italian National Institute of Social Security in 1982 as an administrative employee, being promoted several times to become supervisory inspector in 1999. During the period in which he operated as administration employee he operated in the following areas:
1) Badge archive employee;
2) Italian Law 29 - reunions
3) Technical collection of contributions;
4) Legal Office
With regards to the supervisory activity: was appointed by the Magistrate dr. Angelo Tibaldi as auxiliary to the Judicial Police for the period February 2003 September 2006, as Italian National Institute of Social Security inspector and person able to report in court during the criminal proceedings for criminal investigation coordinated by the Public Prosecutor of Bergamo at the Tenness of the Italian Financial Police of the city of Treviglio who saw the Institute injured party; he has collaborated with all the police forces present on the territory for problems that affect the social security sphere; he was a trainer in Agriculture for the Italian National Institute of Social Security Supervisory Department; since 2012 he has been a member of the Prefectural Commission for the Surveillance Institutes and the investigative agencies that presides over the issue and control of the authorizations, representing the Bergamo province office of the Italian National Institute of Social Security; since 2014 he has been a member of the Interagency Prefectural Commission, representing the Bergamo province office of the Italian National Institute of Social Security.

Renato Vico

The Attorney Renato Vico, specialized in the civil law since his enrollment in the Italian Attorneys' Register dated 1989, while since 2003 he is special member of the Advocacy in front of the Italian Court of Appeal and the other superior jurisdictions. The long experience gained in civil law and the many activities also related to international law culminated with the verdict – adopted on the basis of the appeal presented by Vico himself – with which the European Court of Human Rights of Strasbourg for the first time recognized the right to the reasonable length of the process even in the bankruptcy proceedings (case Ceteroni vs. Italia), has been followed by the reception of many other complaint for equal compensation both in the European Court and in front of the Italian National Court of Appeal and of the Supreme Court.

Silvia Quintini

Benedetta Fenili
Maria Alessandra Golino

Paolo Pratissoli
Giuseppe Albanese

Is an experienced corporate finance and financial markets professional with more than 20 years of track record.He started his career as equity analyst in Paris and London covering industrial stocks and become subsequently strategist and deputy head of research at Standard & Poor's MarketScope Europe. After joining the business development team at Easdaq, the Brussels-based stock exchange for growth companies, he started to work on biotech and medtech initial public offerings across Europe. As a Director of Corporate Broking at Bryan, Garnier & Co. until 2009, he has been involved in fund raising, financing and stock market transactions on behalf of biotech and medtech companies, venture and mutual funds. He speaks fluently English, French and Italian.

Emilio Sacerdoti

President, worked for more than three decades at the International Monetary Fund (1975-2009) mostly on developing and emerging market countries as Mission Chief, Division Chief, and Advisor, negotiating adjustment programs, spearheading reforms in public finance, monetary and financial policies and public enterprises, assisting in debt restructuring, and participating and leading technical assistance missions in financial sector assessment. He has been involved in high-level negotiation with governments and international organizations, in close cooperation with the World Bank, the European Union aid programs, and bilateral and multilateral aid agencies. He previously worked in the Research Department of the Banca d' Italia (1973-75). Since leaving the Fund, Mr. Sacerdoti served as a consultant to the World Bank, the African Development Bank, and the European Union for work on developing and emerging market countries. He has also been a consultant to the Ministries of Finance of countries in Africa and the Indian Ocean. Mr. Sacerdoti brings a vast capital of expertise and high-level professional relationships. He works and operates in several languages, including English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. He is an Italian national, and holds a degree in economics summa cum laude from Bocconi University in Milan (1969) and a M.Phil.(1971) and a PhD (1975) in economics from Yale University. He is author and co-author of a number of publications in monetary economics and economic development.

Ingrida Rosa
Luciano Radici

Luciano was born in 1969. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1990, and earned a Master in Business Administration from Boston College's Carroll School of Management in 1995. Luciano has since worked primarily in the manufacturing sector, gaining valuable knowledge on company operations, business development and market strategy. For the vast majority of over 20 years he has managed operations in Europe, South America and the U.S., for the Radici Group, a leading chemical, engineering plastics and textile private group. His experience has given him international expertise on rules and regulation and international commerce, and is attentive of cultural managerial differences that shape business interactions. He has occupied seats in various sectorial associations both in Europe and Brazil. From 2009 to 2013 he was a director of CIESP (Chamber of Commerce) for São Jose dos Campos, the biggest industrial region in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. Through the years he has built influential contacts and has strong networking skills. Today his main focus is on new product development where his wide vision of the needs required by the different markets can help companies focus their efforts and achieve success with an efficient use of their resources. Luciano is a capable market researcher that develops feasibility studies, market analysis and comprehensive business plans. Fluent in English, Italian, and Portuguese.

Nereo Landini

Mr. Landini worked from 1994 to 2001 as academic at University of Modena (Italy) and others in Italy and abroad. Then he started his managerial careers in energy and manufacturing companies at multinational level, involved worldwide and finally focused on Europe and East Africa, where he served as CFO for an automotive company. Since 2015 he is Corporate Social Responsibility Executive and Data Protection Officer in a world leader multinational company in the field of automatic packaging machines and lines for pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. He continues to collaborate with University of Bolognaand other private research institutes in research and training activity on CSR, sustainable development and Circular Economy. He also supports companies in achieving Corporate Social Responsibility reporting strategy and Data Protection effective policies according EU and Global Reporting Initiatives best practices.

Riccardo Samiolo
Stefano Santucci - O.C.

Paolo Alli

Paolo Alli has a background in business and engineering. He graduated in Electronic Engineering at the Politecnico of Milano, and from 1976 to 1999 worked as a manager in Italian multi-national companies operating in the energy and environment sectors. He started his political experience at local level in 1993, when he was elected member of the Municipal Council of the town of Legnano, and re-elected in 1997, serving as Deputy Mayor of the town until 2000. From 2000 to 2013, Mr Alli held several positions within the Regional Government of Lombardy, serving successively as: Director General for Public Utilities and Environment; Director General for Research, Innovation and New Economy; Central Director for External and International Relations and Communication of the Presidency; Head of Staff of the Governor; and Undersecretary to the Governor. He was also a member of the Advisory Council for Hydrogen established by the European Commission, and member of the Board of APAT, the National Agency for Environmental Protection from 2007 to 2008. Mr Alli was involved in the organization of the World Exhibition EXPO Milano 2015 as member of the Board of EXPO 2015 SpA, a public company established for the organization and management of the event, and later as Deputy Commissioner General. He has been a member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies in the XVII Legislature (2013-2018), serving on the Foreign Affairs Committee and the European Union Policies Committee. Mr Alli has been Vice-Chair of the Italian Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. Within the Assembly, Mr Alli has served as a member of both the Political Committee (PC) and the Mediterranean and Middle East Special Group (GSM), and as Rapporteur of the Sub-Committee on NATO Partnerships and Vice-Chairman of the GSM. He was elected President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly at the Assembly's Annual Session in Istanbul in November 2016, after having served for two years as one of the Assembly's five Vice-Presidents. His mandate as President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly expired on September 23, 2018. He is member of the Board of the Italian think tank Fondazione Alcide De Gasperi

Paolo Raffaelli
Pierluigi Testa

Pierluigi Testa was born in Rome in 1977 and he graduated with honors in Economics at the Sapienza University of Rome. He also holds an Executive MBA at LUISS Business School. Furthermore he was admitted to the Ordinary Session of the Italian Institute for High Defense Studies. An economist and an expert on marketing, institutional and international relations, Pierluigi has developed a particular interest in the micro and macro phenomena of the Italian and global economy. He has built his professional experience in national and multinational companies in the industrial and services sectors. Founder and President of the independent Think Tank 'Trinità dei Monti', established in February 2012 in Rome, through which he cooperates with the Italian and foreign governments, the Italian ministries, the diplomatic world and the business and academic institutions. He regularly attends international economic forums as moderator or panelist. Since 2013 he has been a member of the Pontignano's Anglo-Italian Forum, which brings together 100 UK and Italian personalities including politicians, entrepreneurs and businessmen, journalists and opinion makers to discuss key issues relating to the two countries. Vice President of the Alumni Association of Graduates in Economics at the Sapienza University of Rome where he launched and managed the online magazine 'Visione e Dimensione', he presently works to strengthen relationships with the business community and deals with projects aimed at enhancing students. Founder and Managing Director of the course in 'Economic Journalism and Business Communication' (2011 and 2012) at the Sapienza University of Rome. Pierluigi currently helds lectures and seminars in public and private universities in Italy and abroad. He is the author of several articles and publications, including the study on 'The future in twenty years' published in 2016 by the Think Tank 'Trinita dei Monti'. His interests outside work include high mountains and triathlon: he climbed Monte Rosa twice and has attended triathlon competitions for ten years.

Antonio Napoli

Born in Naples 1957 he graduated in Education Sciences, Antonio Napoli works in Istitutional Communication mainly in industries such as Energy and Infrastructures. Expert in crisis management, he supports companies from the strategy conception to the activity of dealing with institutional representatives, from investments to relationships with local entities. He collaborates with different financial institutions, like F2I, SIMEST and other Investments Funds. He has been director of companies working in environmental and infrastructural sectors. His activity of institutional relationship has developed after the experience in Italian Council Ministers Presidency of in 1999 aimed at coordinating the Italian mission in Albania during the war in Kosovo. Back in Italy, still operating on behalf of Italian Council of Ministers Presidency, coordinating the relationship with the Regions and local entities.

Flavia Milesi


Domenic Pini, Pini Franco Llp

The firm provides support and legal assistance to companies regarding commercial transactions, setup and acquisition of corporate structure, property investment in UK, intellectual property rights, labor contracts, dispute resolution, arbitration and management of resolution, arbitration and management of legal issues.

Françoise Hecquet, PHPG Avocats
Rocco Totino, Cpa Grassi & Co.

Rocco Totino is a Partner and Executive Committee member of Grassi & Co., a New York based a premier professional service organization specializing in accounting, auditing, tax, technology, and business consulting services. Rocco has extensive experience in providing a variety of services to companies within the food and beverage, retail, import-export and fashion industries. His expertise also includes working with international clients, specifically, Italian based companies who import to the United States.

Antonino Galatà, AN Consulting

AN Consulting is an Italian strategic management consulting company based in Rome, composed of professionals that support customer in defining and implementing new business strategies, in physical, logic and digital processes and in optimizing the business organization. In addition, AN Consulting's specialists offer support for strategic activities dealing with project management of investments, new acquisitions, development of start-ups or SMEs

External Relations / social media

Alessia Marsegaglia
Beatrice Marazzi
Cacao Comunicazione


Tania Grigis
Claudia Baitieri

Scientific Committee

Claudio De Fraja

Worked for Hoffman-La Roche in the field of cellular immunology. He then moved to the University of Milan, Institute for Pharmacological Sciences, working with Prof. Elena Cattaneo on signal transduction of interleukins in brain development. He was Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California Irvine, where he worked with Prof. Ralph A. Bradshaw working on different aspects of signal transduction. Claudio co-founded VetBioPharma S.r.l., a start-up company focused on the development of new biotherapeutics for companion animals. He also worked as a consultant for the Biotechnology Transfer Office at the San Raffaele Biomedical Science Park. Claudio is now Biotech Consultant for a New York-based investment bank and is partner of La Jolla-based mPark LLC. Claudio De-Fraja holds a Master in Biotechnology Applications, and a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical and Medical Biotechnology from the University of Milan.

Candida Fratazzi

Dr Fratazzi devised the concept of a Strategic Clinical Innovation Organization (SCIO) and founded the first SCIO –Boston Biotech Clinical Research (BBCR), LLC in 2009, with the objective of actively contributing to innovation in clinical research developing strategic clinical regulatory pathways to product approval. Dr. Candida Fratazzi expertise includes Drug and Device as well as Combination Products. She is an Immunologist with over 15 years of experience in Orphan petitions and phase 1-4 clinical programs. Known for her excellent analytical abilities and problem solving skills. Experienced in mentoring and managerial roles. Appreciated leader, team player, and communicator. Worked on several medical affair projects facilitating products transition from research to post-marketing. Has extensive drug safety and risk management experience. Dr Fratazzi helps international companies to enter the US and EU markets.

Giovanni Gaudino

Giovanni Gaudino, PhD is Professor of Molecular Biology at the University of Hawai'i Cancer Center in Honolulu, USA. He received his doctoral training at the University of Torino, Italy and his post-doctoral training at NIEHS (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) at Research Triangle Park, NC, USA (1983-1984). He has been Associate Professor at the University of Torino (1984 – 1993) and Full Professor at the University of Piemonte orientale "A. Avogadro", Novara, Italy (1993 – 2009) and has been Visiting Scientist in several research institutions; among others: Tufts Physiology, Boston, MA (1988), Vollum Institute, Portland OR (1990) and Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel (2002). Giovanni Gaudino served as Dean of the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Piemonte orientale "A. Avogadro" (1998 -2001) and as Dean of the School of Biotechnology at the same University (2002 – 2009). His research focused since 1984 on the mechanisms of signal transduction mediated by oncogene products. In particular he contributed to the identification of new ligands and receptors, developing an established experience on transformation and tumorigenesis mediated by tyrosine kinase receptors. Among a number of achievements are: the demonstration that cellular oncogenes are involved in SV40-mediated mesothelial transformation (2001-2002), the identification of intracellular constitutively active molecules driving to mesothelioma development after exposure to asbestos fibers (2005-2008), the diagnostic and prognostic significance for microRNA in mesothelioma (2010). All these discoveries, prompted for the development of novel specific drugs for mesothelioma therapy. More recently, at the University of Hawai'i Cancer Center, he contributed to the discovery of a new syndrome (2011–present), caused by germline mutations of BAP1 gene, characterized by the development of mesothelioma, uveal melanoma, atypical melanocytic tumors and other cancers (discovery published on Nature Genetics and Nature Review on Cancer). He received research funds from AIRC (Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca sul Cancro), from the US foundation MARF (Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation), from European Union, among others, and is co-investigator on NIH-funded projects in the area of mesothelioma carcinogenesis

Claudio Semeraro

Claudio Semeraro is a senior Business Development Consultant exclusively focused in the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industry. Biologist and Pharmacologist by training has more than 30 years experience in R&D and executive management in the biopharma sector, in different therapeutic areas, with an extensive global network in life-science. C. Semeraro worked as President and CEO for PharmEste a biopharmaceutical R&D company devoted to the treatment of pain. Prior to running PharmEste he was the CEO of Z-Cube a corporate venture of Zambon Group bridging the gap between the science and business leading industrialization and financing of young companies. He was Director of Business Development& licensing in Zambon group. C. Semeraro is author of more than 100 publications and 20 patents

Marco Tausel

He studied in USA and Italy, graduating in 1984 at the Polytechnic of Milano in Electronic Engineering. He has been involved in electronics since early '70s, teacher and consultant between 1977 and 1982, in computer vision, automation and robotics since early '80s. He then founded and managed different high tech Companies starting with Microsystems Srl and MATE Srl in 1985, cooperating with European and American companies in fields like high performance UNIX computers, computer vision, robotics, distributed I/O systems and SCADA solutions. Since then has been involved in hundreds of projects for many different applications, and he made more than 40 research projects on various topics in Italy and EU. Since 2008 cooperated with Prof. Eugenio Castelli in teaching the course of Computer Vision at the Polytechnic of Milano, becoming in 2010 Contract Professor for the course in Computer Vision. He has been teaching Computer Vision until 2012.