ELITE Day
ELITE Day
ELITE Day

ELITE Day | Linking Excellence: The largest gathering of entrepreneurs, partners, and stakeholders from our global community.

Over the past six years, ELITE has become a global community that spans 35 countries and a common dream: providing companies with access to the capital, skills and networks needed to strengthen scalable, sustainable and economically impactful enterprises.
We work with ambitious entrepreneurs to connect them and their businesses to their dreams.
Entrepreneurs create value through innovation and the art of doing business. They use their ambition to drive change, and embrace risks to generate collective rewards and contribute to job creation. They inspire future leaders by transforming dreams into clear plans, actions and results.
We witness everyday the value that connections across the ELITE network bring to opening new opportunities and boosting growth.
For this reason we have decided to organise the first global gathering of all of our ELITE members: companies and partners came together to share their vision and challenges at the first ELITE Day | Linking Excellence event.
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400
Delegates
24
Countries
36
Speakers
9
Parallel strategic sessions
30
Video interviews
84%
1to1 meetings pre booked before the event

Speakers

Luca Peyrano
Luca Peyrano
CEO ELITE
"Luca Peyrano is CEO of ELITE, a company of the London Stock Exchange Group whose mission is to support private and public companies connecting with capital using the digital technology. With over 15 years of experience in the industry, Luca started with Borsa Italiana in 1999 with responsibility for companies admission to listing and then moved on to manage the SMEs markets offering until year 2007. Following the merger with the London Stock Exchange he was appointed Head of Continental Europe for Primary Markets, until when he took on his present position as CEO of ELITE in 2016. Luca serves as member of the Board of the Scale-up Institute in the UK and the Board of Trustees of OIV, the Valuation Standard setter in Italy. "
Zlatko Dalic
Zlatko Dalic
Coach of Croatia National Team
"Zlatko Dalić (born 26 October 1966) is a Croatian football manager and former footballer who played as a defensive midfielder. He currently manages the Croatia national team. He led the national team to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final wherein they reached their highest-ever Elo ranking (1,973 points) and highest-ever positioning in the history of Croatia, securing second place to France. "
Max Calderan
Max Calderan
Extreme Desert Explorer
"Once you have reached your limit, you have two choices: either abandon your goal or surrender the idea that this limit ever existed”. Max Calderan is a well-known name in the Arabian Peninsula, and numerous articles have been written about him. In 2014, the Qatari AlJazeera broadcasting station dedicated a special documentary about him and broadcasted it worldwide. He has been welcomed by presidents, ministers and high-ranking authorities in the Arab world. International newspapers and TV stations have dedicated space to his feats and challenges of ‘alleged limits’ of the human body, in a territory where even Bedouins and herders are not able to resume their activities in its blazing heat. "
Raffaele Jerusalmi
Raffaele Jerusalmi
CEO of Borsa Italiana S.p.A
"Appointed to the Board in June 2010. He has worked for Borsa Italiana S.p.A. for the past 20 years and is Borsa Italiana's Chief Executive Officer as well as the Group's Director of Capital Markets. Raffaele also holds a number of other internal senior positions within the Group including: the Vice Chairmanship of Monte Titoli, MTS and CC&G and Chairman of Elite S.p.A. Relevant past experience: Prior to joining Borsa Italiana, Raffaele was Head of Trading for Italian Fixed Income at Credit Suisse First Boston. Raffaele was also a member of Credit Suisse's proprietary trading group in London as well as representing Credit Suisse First Boston on the Board of MTS S.p.A.. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, he was Head of Trading for the fixed income and derivatives divisions at Cimo S.p.A. in Milan. "
Michael Spence
Michael Spence
Nobel Prize in Economics
"2001 Nobel Prize in Economics, Professor and Dean, Emeritus, at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. Michael was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his contributions to the analysis of markets with asymmetric information. He has served on the Board of Directors of General Mills, Siebel Systems, Nike, Exult, and a number of private companies. From 1991 to 1997, he was chairman of the National Research Council Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy. He is a member of the American Economic Association and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Econometric Society. He is currently the chairman of an independent Commission on Growth and Development supported by the World Bank. "
John A. Davis
John A. Davis
Cambridge Family Enterprise Group.
"The Cambridge Family Enterprise Group is a global organization Professor Davis created in 1989 devoted to helping families achieve long-term and lasting success. A renowned academic, Professor Davis leads the family enterprise suite of programs at the MIT Sloan School of Management. During his 21 years on the faculty of Harvard Business School, Professor Davis founded and led Harvard's family business management area and was founding faculty chair of the Families in Business program. "
Andrea Guerra
Andrea Guerra
Executive Chairman Eataly
"Executive Chairman Eataly. Andrea Guerra, born in Milan in 1965, has been appointed Executive Chairman of Eataly Company on October 1, 2015. Prior to joining Eataly Srl, Guerra was CEO of Luxottica Group from 27 July 2004 to 31 August 2014. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Ariston Thermo S.p.A. Starting February 2015 he joined Coach Inc. Board of Directors. From December 2014 through October 2015, he was appointed Senior Strategic Advisor for Business, Finance and Industry to the Italian Government. "
Carlo Alberlo Carnevale Maffè
Carlo Alberto Carnevale-Maffé
Professor
"Carlo Alberto Carnevale-Maffè teaches Strategic Management at Bocconi University School of Management (Milan), where it has been director of the Master in Strategy. He is strategy adviser and independent non executive director in the management board of leading international companies in ICT and media, focusing on innovation, media and telecommunications. He is director of United Ventures, the largest private venture capital fund in Italy. He collaborates as columnist and commentator for financial newspapers and televisions, such as Il Sole 24 Ore, Radio24, Class CNBC, Rai News, Sky TG24, TGCom24, BBC Radio and TV. Prof. Carnevale Maffè is also board member of two corporations participating in the London Stock Exchange's ELITE program: Atom and STAV. "
Massimiliano Pogliani
Massimiliano Pogliani
CEO Illy
"Massimiliano Pogliani is appointed as Chief Executive Officer of illycaffè after 20 years of marketing, commercial and retail experience, acquired in leading companies with premium & luxury brands as Saeco/Gaggia (1998 - 2003), Nespresso (2003 - 2008), Nestlé Super Premium (2008 - 2012) and Vertu (2012- 2015). "
Giovanni Scarso Borioli
Giovanni Scarso Borioli
Associate Professor at ESCP Europe
"Giovanni Scarso Borioli is Assistant Professor of Operations Management. He teaches also PSDM (Problem Solving and Decision Making) at graduate and postgraduate levels. After graduating and undertaking a MSc in Engineering at the Politecnico di Torino, Giovanni spent three years working as Project Manager; he then started his business studies at ESCP Europe, where he participated to the 2006 edition of GMP (General Manager Program). He is now undertaking his doctoral studies at University College of London in the field of Operations Management. Giovanni Scarso Borioli is also an active management consultant and he works with international companies in fields such as constructions, pharmaceutical and energy. "
Alessandro La Volpe
Alessandro La Volpe
Vice President IBM Cloud
"Alessandro La Volpe IBMer for 21 years, he is Vice President IBM Cloud, in charge of Cloud, Software a and Artificial Intelligence business in Italy. A quick snapshot of his journey: seven years experience with international roles, business leader for client success of European Small and Medium Enterprise and Cloud Service Provideres, European leader of ecosystem development, development and lead of indirect channels, business unit leadership in software and in systems hardware business, client executive of large clients, digital sales and marketing. People development and management. Launch of the first IBM business accelerator and leadership of start up development programs in Europe for 2 years. "
Elia Montanari
Elia Montanari
Vice President - IBM Cloud
"Elia Montanari is the ESA Business Applications Management and Marketing lead. Truly faithful to his broad suite of interests, he holds a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering, Business Administration and various certifications e.g. Artificial Intelligence. Currently located in Oxford, he is fluent in four European languages after various assignments around the globe for Procter & Gamble and the European Space Agency. "
Nelson Phillips
Nelson Phillips
Moderator - Professor at Imperial College London
"Dean of Faculty and Research/ Professor of Strategy and Organisational Behaviour, Imperial College Business School. Professor Nelson Phillips is the chair in Strategy and Organisational Behaviour and Deputy Dean of Faculty and Research at Imperial College Business School in London. Prior to joining Imperial, Professor Phillips was the Beckwith Professor of Management Studies at Cambridge University’s Judge Business School from 2002 to 2005 and was an Associate Professor in the Strategy and Organisation Area at McGill University in Montreal, Canada from 1993 to 2002. "
Linzi Boyd
Linzi Boyd
Founder The Bob Group
"Linzi Boyd is a serial entrepreneur, international speaker, award-winning Global Author and Founder of BoB Group. By age 24 she had set up and sold two businesses - her second company, which had seven global distribution channels, was sold to Caterpillar. Her third business, Surgery Group, became renowned for influencing an industry, championing some of the UK’s most well-respected high-street consumer brands known today. Linzi co-Founded the BoB Group with Darren Shirlaw, and today works alongside him acting as an ambassador in the enterprise market, teaching entrepreneurs how to design, build and activate a brand-led growth plan for bigger valuation and scale, creating the face of modern business. "
Iqbal V. Gandham
Iqbal V, Gandham
UK Managing Direcor eToro
"Iqbal manages eToro's business activities in the UK and is Chair of CryptoUK, the first self-regulatory trade association for the UK cryptocurrency industry. Prior to eToro, he held senior positions as a CMO and CTO, in addition to founding several companies. He co-founded India’s largest web-hosting business, launched a telecoms startup and then progressed to cloud computing. Following this, he joined a fledgeling startup called Nutmeg as CMO and helped shape it into the UK’s largest robo-advisor. "
Tommaso Cornaglia
Tommaso Cornaglia
CEO Cornaglia Turkey
"Experienced Control Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the automotive industry. Strong professional skilled in Business Planning, Market Analysis, Management, Business Strategy, and Marketing. "
Marco Ruini
Marco Ruini
CEO Bomi
"Degree in Economics from the University of Bergamo, banker at Banca Popolare di Sondrio S.C.p.A. and marketing consultant at RDS Consulting S.r.l.; in 2005, he joined Bomi Group as its Controller and then as its CFO.Since 2017, Deputy Chairman of Assobiomedica with responsibility for Economic Affairs and also member of the Advisory Board of Borsa Italiana for the AIM Italia market. "
Robert Barnes
Robert Barnes
Global Head of Primary Markets and CEO Turquoise – London Stock Exchange Group
"Robert is Global Head of Primary Markets at London Stock Exchange Group and CEO of Turquoise, the European multilateral trading facility majority owned by LSEG in partnership with the user community. Prior to joining Turquoise LSEG in 2013, Robert worked at UBS for more than 19 years, including as Managing Director Equities and founding CEO of UBS MTF. His industry roles include serving 2004-2009 as Chairman of the Securities Trading Committee of the London Investment Banking Association. Robert holds a BA from Harvard, a PhD from Cambridge, and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment. "
Donatella Isaia
Donatella Isaia
Director of Human Resources and Organization – Vodafone Italia
"Donatella Isaia has been Human Resources & Organisation Director of Vodafone Italy and member of the Executive Committee since November 2015. She joined Vodafone in 2006 and has fulfilled various HR roles of increasing responsibility both in Italy and abroad. In 2007 she supported the start-ups of Vodafone in Qatar and Ghana as head of HR. In 2008 she was appointed HR Director of TeleTu in Italy. From 2011 she worked in London in the Vodafone Group HR Department, and in 2013 was appointed HR Director for Corporate Functions and Shared Services, supporting the growth of about 13,000 people spread over 6 countries (United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Rumania, Hungary, India and Egypt). "
Michele Norsa
Michele Norsa
Vice Chairman of Missoni
"Michele Norsa is a well-respected chief in Italian business and the global luxury industry. Under his stewardship Salvatore Ferragamo’s fortunes have continued to rapidly rise and its expansion into new products has increased. In July 2018, Italian family Missoni has sold a 41.2 per cent stake in its eponymous fashion business to Italian state-backed private equity group FSI for €70m. In a statement, Missoni, a storied Italian brand known for its woven, rainbow coloured, striped clothing, said Michele Norsa, former CEO of Salvatore Ferragamo, would be appointed vice-chairman. "
Toni Volpe
Toni Volpe
CEO Falck Renewables
"Toni Volpe - graduated magna cum laude in management, economics and industrial engineering, at Polytechnic of Milan in 1997. In 2002 he obtained his MBA from Columbia Business School in New York. In February 2016 he became the Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of Falck Renewables SpA, a Falck Group company that develops, designs, builds and manages power production plants for wind energy, solar energy, biomass energy, and waste-to-energy, currently present Italy, UK, France, Spain and United States with an installed capacity of 970 MW in 2018. "
Guido Corbetta
Guido Corbetta
AIdAF-EY Chair in Strategic Managementof Family Business
"Guido Corbetta is Full Professor of Corporate Strategy and holds the “AIdAF-EY Chair of Strategic Management in Family Business in memory of Alberto Falck” at Bocconi University in Milan. He is the founder and scientific director of the AUB Observatory (supported by AIdAF, Unicredit Bank, Chamber of Commerce of Milan, Angelini Foundation) about all the Italian family businesses with revenues over 20 Ml/Euro (around 8.000 companies). "
Aswatha Amarnath
Aswatha Amarnath
Senior Vice President of Strategic Engagements, Wipro Limites
"Amarnath (Amar) is a Senior VicePresident at Wipro. He is the leader of U.S.Operations at Wipro and the New Economy Business of Wipro which focuses on venture capital funded firms in the growth-stage and pre- or post-IPO stage. In addition, Amar has set-up and leads Wipro's marquee Silicon Valley Innovation Center (SVIC) in Mountain View, California, which is a crucible of next generation technology and industry showcases. "
Vikesh Patel
Vikesh Patel
Head of UK, Ireland and Nordics SWIFT
"Vikesh joined SWIFT in September 2017 and focuses on deepening and maintaining SWIFT’s strategic relationships across the UK, Ireland and Nordics. In this role, he leads commercial and strategic relationships across SWIFT’s most integral clients focusing on Market Infrastructures, Industry and Public Sector Bodies and on Capital Markets. Vikesh joined SWIFT from LCH where he was the Chief Operating Officer for the EquityClear and RepoClear businesses focusing on financial oversight, strategy, risk management and the development of new products. Prior to joining LCH, Vikesh served in global executive roles at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, with a primary focus on market infrastructure and post trade strategy. "
Alberto Chiandetti
Alberto Chiandetti
Portfolio Manager at Fidelity International
"Established in 1969 as the international arm of Fidelity Investments, founded in Boston in 1946, Fidelity International became independent of the US organization in 1980, and is today owned mainly by management and members of the original founding family. Fidelity International manages $417 bn Total Client Asset (61% invested in Equity, 22% Fixed Income, rest multi asset, Real Estate). Mr. Alberto Chiandetti is a Portfolio Manager at Fidelity International and has been at Fidelity since 2006. "
Angela Oggioni
Angela Oggioni
Managing Partner, Electa Group
"Angela joined Electa Group at the end of 2004. She has contributed to the Private Equity tail-ends segment since its very conception. She also cooperates with the Luxembourg team for the assistance to European Investment Funds focused in Southern Europe market. Angela had relevant role in the engineering, implementation and IPO of Made in Italy 1 - the first Special Purpose Acquisition Company of Italian Law (SPAC). Angela has been director of Genus, the promoting company of Made in Italy 1; director of IPO Challenger (the new venture promoted by Electa Group that listed IWB), director of Italian Wine Brands, listed on the AIM Italia Market and independent director of SeSa, listed on the MTA/STAR segment of the Milan stock exchange. "
Gianluca Lorenzon
Gianluca Lorenzon
Investment Director at Aberdeen Standard Investment, Direct Lending
"Gianluca is based in the London office and joined SL Capital in 2016 as Investment Director in Direct Lending activities at ASI. Gianluca has 8 years of experience in mid-market leveraged finance at the Bank of Ireland and almost 10 years of mid-market M&A experience at KMPG Corporate Finance. "
Paolo Mancini
Paolo Mancini
Co-Head of Italian Private Debt at Muzinich & Co
"Paolo is Co-Head of Italian Private Debt at Muzinich & Co. Before joining Muzinich, Paolo worked at Credit Suisse where he was the Head of the "Entrepreneurs" team for three years. Previously he was responsible for Debt Capital Markets – Southern Europe at Credit Suisse. Prior to that he worked at JP Morgan, initially in the Leveraged and Acquisition Finance group and subsequently in the Debt Capital Market team. "
Patrizia Micucci
Patrizia Micucci
Senior Partner at NB Aurora & Managing Director at Neuberger Berman
"Patrizia Micucci is a Managing Director at Neuberger Berman. Prior to joining NB, Mrs. Micucci was Group Country Head for Italy at Société Générale, where she was also Chief Country Officer and Head of Coverage and Investment Banking. In 2009, she worked as Senior Partner of BI-INVEST, responsible for identifying investment opportunities with strategic focus on illiquid assets. Mrs. Micucci started her career at Lehman Brothers, where she spent 17 years (from 1990 to 2007), culminating as Head of Investment Banking Division Italy. "

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