Launched in 2015, the Italian Business & Investment Initiative (IB&II) formed a New York based Board of Advisors which provides ongoing advice, counsel and strategic guidance to the positioning, management and growth of IB&II three statutory programs: 1. BEST Scholarship in Silicon Valley; 2. One Week Accelerator Program in New York; 3. Bi-annual Summit “Italy Meets the United State of America”.

Salvo Arena
Studio Chiomenti, USA, Managing Partner

Fabrizio Arengi Bentivoglio
Fidia Holding, Chairman & CEO


Elisabetta Bartoloni
Heidrick & Struggles, Partner Global Financial Services
Mariafrancesca Carli
BDT & Company LLC, Managing Director


James W. Gerard
De Visscher & Co, 
Managing Director
Joseph Haviv
Protostar, Managing Director 


Alessandro Luongo
Investindustrial, Principal
Ketty Pucci-Sisti Maisonrouge
KM Consultancy, CEO


Monica Mandelli
 Managing Director
Marino Marin
MC Square,
 Managing Principal


Federico Mennella
Lincoln International, Managing Director
Gianni Pieraccioni


Michael Russel Nowlis
Cornell University, 
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
Arturo Petrozza
PepsiCo, Senior Director Strategy


Stefano Schiavello
Deloitte, New York, Partner
Enzo Viscusi
Chairman Eni Petroleum, USA