Ali Reza Arabnia
CEO of Gecofin group, President of ISVI and Chairman of Finance Committee, Board of Trustees of John Cabot University
Ali Reza Arabnia began working for an Italian industrial group called Gecofin SpA in 1982 and then moved to Nigeria. Upon returning to Italy after few years, he started his entrepreneurial journey at a company called FAST that under his management became the leading tinting and mixing equipment producer in the world (with 62% of global market share) with a global perspective. In 2020 he become President of ISVI, an Italian Institute that promotes responsible capitalism. In 2021, while keeping his leadership positions both in Gecofin and ISVI, he became coordinator of Cavalieri del Lavoro operating in the Italian Automotive Industry.
Silvia Carnini Pulino
Director of the Frank J. Guarini School of Business at John Cabot University
Professor Silvia Pulino is the Director of the Frank J. Guarini School of Business at John Cabot University. She obtained her MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business, and has over 20 years’ experience in international business, with a focus on entrepreneurial companies and technology. At John Cabot, she acted as Chair of the Business Administration Department for five years. She also coordinated the Center for Career Services for three years and was Director of the JCU Institute for Entrepreneurship for nine years. In 2010 she was awarded a Wales University Teaching Fellowship for teaching excellence.
Venture and Fellowship program manager for Ashoka Italy
Enrica Cornaglia is the Venture and Fellowship program manager for Ashoka Italy, and she coordinates several international programs for Ashoka global. She joined Ashoka in 2014, during its launch phase in Italy. She has a degree in Political Science and International Studies and a master's degree in Communications. A former board member of an NGO called International Civil Service, she implemented educational programs for children and young adults in former Yugoslavia during the post-war phase. She is co-founder of a social cooperative with which she has developed educational projects based on empathy to address intercultural issues for students and teachers.
Head of Partnership and Development at Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship
Alberto Corti has covered different managerial positions at the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship, creating and leading programs for early-stage entrepreneurs as well as entrepreneurship educators. Working at the intersection of Sweden’s leading academic institutions and Stockholm’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, Alberto gained extensive knowledge in both theoretical and applied entrepreneurship. Alberto holds a M.Sc. from Uppsala University, and he completed an Exec.Ed. program at Harvard Business School.
Director General of the European Institute of Innovation for Sustainability (EIIS)
Since January 2020, Andrea Geremicca has been the Director General of the European Institute of Innovation for Sustainability (EIIS) based in Rome. Innovation has always been at the core of his entrepreneurial activity. Andrea is an adjunct professor at LUISS and LUMSA university, and he was a guest lecturer at Harvard - Kennedy School and Science Po. In 2018 Andrea attended the Harvard Business School Exec, studying how to drive innovation in large organizations. In 2016 he attended Singularity University at NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley, investigating the impacts of exponential technologies, and recently (2022) became a global faculty member as an expert in innovation and future scenarios.
Managing Partner of Plug and Play Italy
Andrea Zorzetto is the Managing Partner of Plug and Play Italy, which he launched after spending 6 years between Europe, USA and China, and is responsible for the Egypt-Italy-Morocco-Switzerland region. He is also founder and president of the volunteer association Poliferie. In the past, he worked as Policy Advisory for the British Government and the City of Paris.