EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

GIULIANO DA EMPOLI

CEO of Volta. Previously he was CEO of Marsilio Editori, Deputy Mayor for culture of Florence, member of the Board of the Venice Biennale and chairman of the Gabinetto Vieusseux. He is the author of nine books, including “Un grande futuro dietro di noi” (1996), ” Overdose” (2002), “Fuori controllo” (2004), “Canton Express” (2008), “Contro gli specialisti” (2013) and, most recently, “La prova del potere” (2015). He is a columnist for Il Messaggero and IL, monthly magazine of Il Sole 24 Ore.

FEDERICO SARICA

Editor in chief and co-founder of Studio, a quarterly magazine and a daily webzine whose themes focus on culture, current events and lifestyle. Since 2012, he holds an annual event in Milan “Studio in Triennale” that is a meeting point for the overlapping worlds of culture, politics and innovation.

MARCO CARRAI

Chairman of Toscana Aeroporti. He is the founding chairman of Cambridge Management Consulting labs, Cgnal and Cys4, active in the fields of strategic consultancy and data management. He is a board member of Fondazione Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze, the San Raffaele University of Milan as well as Bassilichi. He is a member of the Council for the United States and Italy.

BEATRICE TRUSSARDI

Chairman of Fondazione Nicola Trussardi in Milan and member of the Board of MAXXI – Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo in Rome. She is founder and member of the Board of the Italian Foundations for Contemporary Art Committee. She is a YGL Alumni at the World Economic Forum.

MATTEO MUNGARI

Supreme Court lawyer, is founding member of “Law Firm Cavaliere-Mungari”. Expert in Company Law, is a consultant for banking, insurance, transport and energy companies, as well as cultural associations. Member of the Board of Directors and the Coordinating Committee of Civita Association. He lives and works in Rome.

EDITORIAL COMMITTEE

 PAOLO BARBERIS

is co-founder of Nana Bianca, an incubator that operates in the digital sphere, fostering the development of startups based on innovative business models. He is co-founder of the web company Dada. He is the Adviser for Innovation to the Italian Prime Minister.

ASTRID BARRIO LOPEZ

obtained a PhD in Political Science at the Universidad Autónoma of Barcelona and a Postgraduate degree at the Institute of Études Politiques of Paris. She teaches Political Science at Valencia University.

MATT BROWNE

is a Senior Fellow at the Center For American Progress, and works specifically on building trans-Atlantic and international progressive networks and studying trans-Atlantic policy issues.
Previously, he was director of public affairs in APCO Worldwide’s London office. He is also the former director of Policy Network and remains a member of the organization’s governing board and advisory council.

EDOARDO CAMURRI

is a Philosophy graduate, a presenter and author of many programmes broadcast on radio and TV, such as Radio Rai 3, Rai 3, Rai 5 and La7. He writes for Il Foglio and Il Corriere della Sera. For Adelphi Edoardo curated the book “Il reato di scrivere” by J. Rodolfo Wilcock.

FRANCESCO CLEMENTI

is a professor of Comparative Public Law at Università degli Studi di Perugia, Political Science Department. He is also a professor at Luiss-Guido Carli School of Government. He was member of the commission of experts for constitutional reforms nominated by the Italian Government in 2013. He has written for Il Sole24Ore since 2011.

VALENTINA GENSINI

is an art historian and curator. Currently she heads the Museo del Novecento and Le Murate. Contemporary Art Projects for the City of Florence. She is the scientific coordinator of the Master in Arts Management and Professor of Contemporary Art History at the European Institute of Design. She is a member of the board of Galleria dell’Accademia and of the Primo Conti Foundation.

SIMONETTA GIORDANI

is in charge of Sustainability for Atlantia and a member of the board of Ferrovie dello Stato. She has been undersecretary of State for Culture, in charge of tourism, between 2013 and 2014.

FRANCOIS LAFOND

has been Executive Director of EuropaNova since October 2013. Previously, he was the Executive Director and Member of the Managing Board of the French Aspen Institute (2012-13) as well as Director of the Paris office of The German Marshall Fund of the United States (2008-2011). Before that he was Special Adviser to the Italian Minister for Regional Affairs and Local Autonomies (2007-8).

SIMONE LENZI

is a writer, singer and frontman of the alternative band Virginiana Miller. He is the author of several books including “La generazione” and “Sul Lungomai di Livorno”.

MARCO SIMONI

is an Economist, political analist and an associate professor at the London School of Economics. He has been an advisor of international Economic relations for the Prime Minister since 2014. He was a member of the Italian delegation at G7 and G20 and numerous international Prime Ministry missions. He is an expert on comparative capitalism and author of papers published by national and international publishing houses.

ALBERTO LUNA

Attualmente è Direttore Operativo di StartupItalia, consigliere di amministrazione di Talent Garden, fa parte del comitato organizzatore dell’ Edizione Europea della Maker Faire, ed è partner italiano della società di consulenza strategica per l’ innovazione IXL Center. È stato responsabile della comunicazione del gruppo Telecom Italia, ed Amministratore delegato della World Cinema Foundation di Martin Scorsese. Vive a lavora a Roma, ha due figli. 

PAUL VACCA

is a french essayist, novelist and script writer. He wrote “La Petite cloche au son grêle”, “Tom l’Éclair” and “La Société du hold-up”. He also works as a strategic consultant for brands and institutions and regularly writes columns about new technologies and the evolution of media and entertainement.