Launched in 2015, the Italian Business & Investment Initiative (IB&II) enjoys the counseling and advice of a New York based Board of Advisors. It provides 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 Finanziaria, 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
KKR,
 Managing Director
Marino Marin
MC Square,
 Managing Principal

 

Federico Mennella
Lincoln International, Managing Director
Gianni Pieraccioni
Revlon and Elizabeth Arden Company, Chief Operating Officer

 

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