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Agnese D'Ascanio

Social Media Manager, LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura

Born in 1994, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communication with a thesis focused on content marketing in the cultural sector. She continued her education journey with a Master in Economics and Management for Cultural Heritage and Performing Arts, and with a research on the economic and social impact of digital storytelling projects. While still a student, she collaborated with various cultural institutions, such as La Triennale Milano. After completing her studies, she pursued her interest for digital innovation by working for a prominent global consultancy firm as an application development analyst and digital business analyst for nearly three years. Since 2021, she is the social media editor at LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura. She loves Florentine renaissance art and Italian opera singing.

Aicha Omrani

Recruiter, VF International

Alan Ferrari

Senior Consultant, Knowledge Lab

Con una solida base in data science e intelligenza artificiale, Alan si è distinto come Consulente Senior presso Knowledge Lab, concentrandosi sulle innovazioni in AI. Il suo percorso professionale è stato contrassegnato da ruoli di leadership nella governance dei dati, nell'analisi e nella generazione di intuizioni guidate dall'AI. La sua competenza nello sviluppo di soluzioni AI e nella gestione di progetti AI, unita a un dottorato in Machine Learning presso l'Università di Lugano, lo evidenzia come una figura chiave nel campo. Il suo cammino accademico ha incluso ricerche pionieristiche in AI, privacy e ingegneria sociale, modellando il suo approccio olistico alle soluzioni tecnologiche.

Alberto Facchinetti

Product Owner, Accenture

Alberto Facchinetti is a functional analyst / product owner at Accenture, responsible for product development strategies in eCommerce projects. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics and a Master's degree in Management & Informatics from USI, with more than two years of industry experience. In his spare time, Alberto enjoys traveling and is a big fan of movies and football. He is thrilled to be able to represent Accenture at this university event, to enable students at his alma mater to understand his company's reality, putting to use what he has learned over the years.

Alessandro Chiruzzi

Chief, Competence Center for Artificial Intelligence, cross-ING

I obtained my degree in Electronic Engineering at the Politecnico di Torino, with a focus on Statistical Signal Processing and Control Systems. After graduation, I worked for 3 years at Intel Corp. in Finland as a Drone Systems R&D Engineer. I specialised in Semantic Segmentation and Domain Adaptation on synthetic data and later, I worked in Italy at GlassFORM.ai as Applied Machine Learning Reseracher working on Industrial Automation, in particular applying Reinforcement Learning and Graph Machine Learning for process control and quality inspection in the hollow glass industry Currently, I serve as Chief Competence Center for Artificial Intelligence at cross-ING, leading AI-based projects applied to various domains such as Embedded Systems, Wearable Devices for Human Activity Recognition, Smart Cities, Industrial Automation, Quality Control, MedTech, and SportTech. I also lead the Competence Centre for Innovation, where I assist companies, investors and start-ups on the path to innovation. Alongside my professional commitments, I am further specialising with two master's degrees, one in Artificial Intelligence Management and the other in Financial Engineering.

Alessandro Landini

Change & Digital Adoption Consultant, Assist Digital

"Team Leader of the Consulting offering within the Change management & Digital Adoption service line. Certified Scrum Product Owner and Agile methodologies specialist. Expert in automotive industry business consulting".

Federica Rosati

Change & Digital Adoption Junior Consultant, Assist Digital

Assistant Digital Junior Consultant specializing in Change Management projects and the design of learning content and experiences (WBT & e-learning). Strong background in Industrial and Organisational Psychology with a Masters Degree from Alma Master studiorum University of Bologna, with several international experiences during the study. Two years of professional experience dealing with a variety of clients from pharmaceuticals to banking, outside work I/she enjoys engaging in walking tours in new cities, hanging out with friends and colleagues, and swimming.

Andrea De Giorgi

CRM Business Analyst, Assist Digital

Andrea De Giorgi is a seasoned professional with over six years of experience in Marketing Automation, serving as a consultant for AssistDigital in the Martech Team. With a keen focus on the Salesforce technology stack, Andrea has demonstrated expertise in leveraging cutting-edge tools to optimize marketing strategies and enhance business performance. Known for a collaborative spirit, Andrea thrives in team environments, fostering open communication and synergy to achieve shared goals effectively. Outside the realm of technology, Andrea finds joy and inspiration in various interests, including trekking, exploring the great outdoors, immersing in the cinematic world of movies, and appreciating the craftsmanship of handcrafted works. These passions not only enrich Andrea's personal life but also contribute to a well-rounded perspective that infuses creativity and innovation into professional endeavors. With a blend of technical prowess, collaborative prowess, and diverse interests, Andrea De Giorgi embodies a multifaceted approach to success in both the digital landscape and the broader spectrum of life's experiences.

Ludovica De Polli

Business Consultant, Assist Digital

My name is Ludovica De Polli, I am a dynamic person, open to new experiences and with a great desire to learn. I have a master’s degree in international business management and nowadays I am working as Business Consultant for an international consulting company, and I am specialized in customer feedback programs, campaigns management activities and business processes mapping. In my free time I like visit museums, play tennis and take care of my cactus collection.

Andrea Latini

Asset Manager, PKB Private Bank

A graduate in economics and finance from Luigi Bocconi University in Milan, I began my professional career with two internships at BancaStato in Lugano and HSBC in Zurich and then was hired on a permanent basis in PKB's Asset Management team in September 2012. I initially worked in fund selection and advisory before becoming a portfolio manager in 2016. During my first few years of employment, I completed my education by obtaining my CFA degree.

Andrea Scarinci

IT Solution Architect, La Posta Svizzera - Settore IT

I have a solid experience in ICT Innovation within big companies like Telco providers, financial rating agencies and global system integrators. Being at the forefront in understanding new technologies is my passion, make them have a real impact is my mission. As a Solution Architect, at Swiss Post I design software solutions to master the challenges of digitalization in the Logistics business area. Human relations, Cloud, IoT and passion for learning are my working tools.

Mattia Amato

Software Engineer, La Posta Svizzera - Settore IT

I have been a Swiss Post employee for 5 years. Here I mainly work on the development and maintenance of our API Management integration platform. This platform, central to Swiss Post, primarily enables the exposure of REST-APIs by promoting reusability, traceability, analysis and security. Likewise I am also active in the Kafka platform. These central platforms have given me the opportunity to learn and improve my knowledge in topics such as the cloud, security standards and distributed application development. Besides developing applications for personal interest, I like to spend my free time with my family, hiking in nature and experiences all together.

Andrea Vicari

Senior Software Engineer, Accenture

Andrea Vicari is a Software Developer at Accenture, responsible for full-stack software development and client-facing activities. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Informatics and a Master's degree in Software & Data Engineering from USI, and has four years of industry experience. In his free time, Andrea enjoys exploring new technologies and working on personal coding projects. He is thrilled to represent Accenture at the upcoming university event at USI and share his experience and knowledge with the university community.

Arita Laimite

Specialist in finance and accounting, Gruppo Multi

Arita Laimite joined the Group in 2022. She holds a certificate in finance and accounting. She speaks Italian, English, Russian and Latvian fluently. She is mainly involved in relocation and accounting for an international clientele, with an additional focus on payroll. Her ability to communicate in several languages and her expertise in finance make her a valuable member of the team, providing essential support to clients worldwide.

Giacomo Battaglioni

M.A HSG in Accounting and Finance, Gruppo Multi

Giacomo Battaglioni, a graduate in accounting and finance from the University of St. Gallen, studied tax, accounting and business valuation. He has experience at a Big4 in Zurich, with a focus on banking and crypto, and later in Lugano, with commercial and individual clients. Giacomo is an Attorney at Multifiduciaria SA, joining the Group in 2023. He deals with tax advice for individuals and corporations, due diligence mandates and relocation.

Coni Francesca

Senior, Swiss Audit & Assurance, Deloitte

I am Francesca Coni, I studied finance and I have been working with Deloitte in FSI Audit and Assurance since 2020. I am enthusiastic about ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements that apply to banks and asset managers. I enjoy working in a collaborative environment and love to travel.

Cristiana Beretta

Head Internal Audit, PKB Private Bank

Graduated in Management Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano. My career in Internal Audit started in 2009 in Luxembourg, where I worked for RBC Investor Services and Intesa Sanpaolo. In 2014, I had the opportunity to move to Switzerland and join the Internal Audit department of Credit Suisse. Since 2021, I've been the PKB Group Head of Internal Audit. During the Long Night of Careers, I will be happy to explain the beauty of Internal Audit.

Cristiana Colombo

Manager E-Commerce Content Vans, VF International

I joined Vans six years ago as an E-commerce Merchandiser, sparking my interest in e-commerce. Transitioning to digital content, I developed project management skills and studied content-related topics, leading to my current role as Manager of the content team for Vans Digital Marketplace in EMEA. I'm grateful for dynamic projects and talented colleagues, and I continue to invest in VF initiatives for personal and professional growth. Embracing a growth mindset fosters happiness and success in both work and life.

Daniele Scano

Director and Relationship Manager - Soave Private Investors SA, Associazione Svizzera di Gestori patrimoniali | ASG

I graduated in Economics from USI and later earned a master’s degree from HEC Lausanne. In 2007 I started my professional career at UBS as a GTP (Graduate Talent Program) in the WM Italy International team, working both in Lugano and Zurich. In 2017, after becoming Deputy Desk Head of the Ultra High Net Classic segment, I left UBS to join Soave, an independent wealth management company, with the conviction that only at independent companies one can fully carry out the activity of private banking. Today, I remain involved in Soave as a Partner, Director, and Relationship Manager.

Giacomo Piccardo

Junior Portfolio Manager - Soave Private Investors SA, Associazione Svizzera di Gestori patrimoniali | ASG

I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics from Davidson College after spending four years in the United States. In January 2023, I began working as an intern at Soave Private Investors, where I provided support to the portfolio management team in various daily tasks, including portfolio management, liquidity management, and rebalancing. Subsequently, I was promoted to the role of Junior Portfolio Manager and became a member of a management team overseeing 800 million dollars in assets. Currently, I collaborate with traders and sales professionals to develop personalized investment strategies tailored to meet the specific needs of our clients.

Dario Dellanoce

Impact Growth & Community Lead, Impact Hub Ticino

Dario is responsible for the activities that enhance and contribute to the growth of the Impact Hub Ticino community, inside and outside the coworking space. He has a background in communication, and a decade of experience in user experience, participatory design and innovation. In his spare time he organises an independent music festival.

Davide Albergati

Head of accounting, Banca dello Stato del Cantone Ticino

After completing my studies at USI Lugano, bachelor's degree in economics and master's degree in banking & finance, I started working as an auditor in financial services for PwC for about 10 years. During these years I reached the rank of manager and obtained the diploma of expert in accounting and finance (Swiss CPA). Since 2022, I have been working at Banca dello Stato del Cantone Ticino with the rank of Director as the chief of accounting as well as support function (project management) for the Finance departement

Eleonora De Canio

Innovation Manager, Lifestyle Tech Competence Center

As Innovation Manager, I bring a contagious passion for driving growth and change through innovation and technology. I approach every task with a positive and optimistic outlook and a deep commitment to achieving the best possible outcomes for myself and those around me. Whether managing complex end-to-end startup competitions or liaising with stakeholders to drive innovation initiatives, I bring energy, enthusiasm, and a relentless pursuit of excellence to everything I do.

Matteo Bertussi

Innovation Specialist, Lifestyle Tech Competence Center

Graduate with double degree in International Project Management at MIP Graduate Business School of Politecnico di Milano & Strathclyde Business School always looking for new challenges. My international experiences, including two exchange semesters in Washington DC (2016), and Glasgow, UK (2022), shaped me into a highly resilient and open-minded person who thrives in multi-cultural, challenging, and diversified environments. Proactivity, together with humour and humility, is a natural aspect of my persona. I am constantly in search of new challenges and opportunities to put myself out there and strive toward continuous improvement.

Elisa Scotto

Cultural Mediation Manager, LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura

Elisa Scotto is currently a collaborator at LAC edu. She graduated in Languages and Foreign Literature at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan in 2017. Prior to working at LAC, she employed in various roles concerning event organization and teaching, particularly as a substitute teacher for English and Spanish in middle and high schools. In 2018, she was hired by the Learning and Public Engagement Department at MASI Lugano, where she held various positions. In particular, she conducted guided tours at the two venues of the Museum and supported in managing creative workshops. In 2022, she started working at LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura. Since 2021, she has also been enrolled in the Master's program in Art History and Architecture at USI.

Emanuele Sotta

Manager | Data Strategy & Management, PwC

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Emiliano Bos

Multimedia journalist, RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera

My name is Emiliano Bos, I am 51 years old and I cover international themes, including geopolitics, conflicts, human rights and immigration. I have made reports from about forty countries - from Africa to Europe to the Middle East to Latin America for several international newspapers. Since 2008 I have been working at RSI and was a US correspondent from 2015-2021, reporting on the US in the years between the end of Obama's presidency, Trump's presidency and the beginning of Biden's term.

Emma Stefanello

HR Business Partner, Intesa Sanpaolo

I'm Emma Stefanello and I am an HRBP within Intesa Sanpaolo, IMI CIB Division and I am in charge of the management and selection of people within our company. I graduated in 2021 at LSE in London, time after which I moved to Luxembourg to join the local HR team of Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Luxembourg. I was given the opportunity to move back to my home country and I am so glad to be able to challenge myself with this new adventure! I love playing tennis and swimming and I am passionate about movies!

Shamil Magomedov

Corporate derivatives sales, VP. Risk management & Hedging solutions, Intesa Sanpaolo

Hey there, I'm Shamil Magomedov, a risk management expert for large corporations. Always striving for improvement, I constantly push myself out of my comfort zone to learn and grow every day. I'm passionate about sports, investment, and reading, and I find great fulfillment in sharing my knowledge to help others achieve their goals.

Falcomer Rosella

Consultant, Deloitte

My name is Rossella, and I joined Deloitte in February. What drew me to Deloitte was the chance to collaborate with exceptional individuals on impactful projects. Consulting felt like the natural next step in my career, offering a unique blend of challenges and opportunities every day. I hold a Master’s in International Management from Trinity College Dublin, complemented by a Bachelor's in Management and Marketing, along with a background in Sales.

Federica Papa

Lead UX and Interaction Designer, Sketchin

Federica Papa has a degree in Communication Design at Politecnico di Milano and a Master in User Experience Design. She works in Sketchin since 2017 with the role of Lead UX and Interaction Designer. As an interaction designer, Federica has an hybrid profile made up of visual background and a strong interest in service design, she works on the design of digital services and products with a strong focus on defining and improving the user experience by researching, exploring, designing and prototyping.

Alice Brovelli

UX and Service Designer, Sketchin

Alice Brovelli has a Master Degree in Interaction Design at SUPSI and Communication Design at Politecnico di Milano. After working for years as art director and visual designer she now focuses on service and user experience design. She is UX and Service Designer at Sketchin since 2022.

Filip Kocovski

Head of Sales and Operations, immopac

Master of Science UZH in Business Informatics Main duties: Global roll-out of cutting-edge cloud-based collaboration platform, Definition of executive long-term product strategy, Management of international and multicultural teams, Harmonisation within existing company’s cloud product landscape, Overseeing cross-cultural hiring process, Presenting at international renown real estate fairs, Interdisciplinary strategic decisions across multiple product lines, Overseeing strategic marketing and legal product line decisions, Make-or-buy decisions.

Gaia Greco

E-Commerce Manager, DSQUARED2

Gaia Greco is an E-commerce Manager with more than 5 years of experience in fashion and luxury. She graduated in marketing management with honors at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and she managed several E-Commerce platforms. The most important experience is in Dsquared2, where she has been working since 2018. At Dsquared2, she manages the eBusiness (direct channel and marketplaces), monitoring the performances in order to improve the KPIs.

Giacomo Lombardi

Delegate for Italian Speaking Switzerland, Medecins Sans Frontieres

Giacomo Francesco Lombardi (1986) began his career as a journalist between Italy and Spain, years during which he covered social and economic issues, especially the effects of the Arab Spring, the social consequences of the financial crisis in Europe, and migration. He later held positions in communications and sales in both non-profit and corporate organizations. Since 2022 he has been Delegate for Italian Switzerland at Médecins sans Frontières.

Giulia Crippa

Marketing, Strategic Communication and Corporate Relations, Banca Credinvest

She graduated in Economics of Financial Intermediaries, at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) in Milan and in European Studies in Investor Relations and Financial Communication, at Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) in Lugano. Giulia has successfully developed Credinvest's communication strategy thanks to her specialisation in investor relations strategies and persuasion and communication techniques in the financial sector.

Debora Svanella

Relationship Manager Private Banking, Banca Credinvest

She graduated in Business Languages from the Faculty of Linguistic Sciences at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) in Milan and in European Studies in Investor Relations and Financial Communication at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) in Lugano. Debora wrote a paper focusing on the digitisation of private banking, an analysis that allowed her to identify the right balance between the human and digital dimensions in order to guarantee a high quality innovative service and establish a solid relationship with the client.

Isabella Pezze'

Brand Marketing Coordinator, VF International

I am Brand Marketing Coordinator at The North Face, after three years of experience as E-commerce Merchadising Assistant and Junior B2B Customer Service at Guess Europe Sagl first, and as E-commerce Merchandiser at Vans, later. I joined the fashion industry after my Double Degree Master's programme in Digital Fashion Communication at Università della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano and Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne in Paris, and my bachelor degree in Media Languages at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in 2018 in Milan, with a six-months exchange period at Pázmány Péter Katolikus Egyetem in Budapest. My still limited experience has already given me the opportunity to explore new digital ecosystems of multinational companies and grow professionally within fast paced environments.

Luca Simone

Conversational AI Product Owner, Swisscom

I have been working at Swisscom in the field of artificial intelligence and data analytics for 8 years. I trained in computer sciences at SUPSI and later in machine learning at EPFL. I am a passionate developer who like to work with a dynamic and talented team with awesome technologies. I am obsessed with expanding my knowledge, solving challenging problems and staying on the bleeding edge.

Luca Spinosa

Communication & Marketing Manager Città di Lugano, Città di Lugano - Amministrazione comunale

Luca Spinosa has shaped his career in marketing and communication with a constant commitment to testing, learning and perfecting himself. Currently, he is the Head of Communication and Marketing for the Events and Congress Division of the City of Lugano. His strategic vision is reflected in the planning and implementation of engaging strategies for different audiences, partners and stakeholders, joining forces for a common goal. His experience as Brand and Design Specialist at Datamars, a global data solutions company, saw him manage the marketing of more than 70 brands, contributing to the advancement of corporate culture through the management of internal communications and public relations. He led the restructuring of social channels, the launch of new corporate websites and intranets, and coordinated the global rebranding process across 31 subsidiaries worldwide. As Head of Marketing at the Locarno Film Festival, Luca led the conception and implementation of marketing initiatives in the field of Swiss culture and tourism, positioning the festival as an event of international relevance and a catalyst in attracting tourism and culture.

Marco Bottani

Marketing Manager, LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura

Since October 2018 Marco Bottani has been working as Marketing Analyst at LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura, the cultural center of the City of Lugano. In his role he mainly deals with the analysis and drafting of statistical reports thanks to Business Intelligence tools. In the past he worked in the university field as a marketing assistant at SUPSI and in sport as Digital Marketing & Communication Manager at Hockey Club Lugano.

Massimo Borghesi

Executive Board Member LFG+ZEST, Associazione Svizzera di Gestori patrimoniali | ASG

Massimo has 30 years of experience in asset management, having started as a fund manager for one of Italy’s largest banks, specializing in US equities. In Switzerland, he has worked with UBS and Julius Baer, Lugano, as head of equity analysis and as head of advisory and portfolio management. He has recently been CIO at a leading financial company in Lugano. He graduated in financial and banking economics and completed his qualifications as a CFA and a financial risk manager. Today, he holds the CEO position of LFG Holding and is a member of the Executive Board of LFG+ZEST.

Filippo Recalcati

SAM Board Member, Associazione Svizzera di Gestori patrimoniali | ASG

My name is Filippo Recalcati, and I am a legal professional with extensive experience in the fields of legal training and compliance. For several years, I have worked at prominent banking institutions, operating in complex and regulated environments to ensure compliance with regulations and the promotion of commercial practices in line with legal provisions and regulations. Since 2020, I have decided to leverage my skills and experience to benefit wealth managers affiliated with ASG. This new chapter in my career has allowed me to continue cultivating my passion for teaching and training, supporting professionals in the industry in navigating the complex regulatory landscape.

Massimo Cerutti

Titolare Massimo Cerutti, Cerutti -il Caffè-

Massimo Cerutti trained as a chef, graduating with distinction in 1982 in Lausanne (Palace Hotel). He then furthered his training in the best Swiss hotels, such as the "Dolder Hotel" in Zurich and the "Schweizerhof" in Bern, as well as in Germany and England, where he attended the "Business School" in Cambridge. Thanks to a thorough professional training, Massimo Cerutti devoted himself to the development of the family business. At the beginning of 1985, he created his own company, Massimo Cerutti SA. in order to continue to offer coffee connoisseurs balanced and aromatic coffee blends made from real Italian roasting, which enhances the aroma of Italian espresso coffee. In 1996, Massimo Cerutti attended the single course of coffee taster at the International Institute of Coffee Tasters in Brescia, obtaining his licence as a taster. Also in Brescia, in 2008 he participated as a commissioner at the International Coffee Tasting.

Mattia Vivanti

Software Engineer, Lifeware

Mattia joined Lifeware in 2016 just after finishing his PhD in informatics at USI. At Lifeware, Mattia writes software, leads projects and talks to clients between Switzerland and Luxembourg. In the last years he spent most of its time migrating legacy systems of life insurance companies to new shiny platforms. He lives in Lugano and is the father of two wonderful kids.

Fabiana Canipa

Software Engineer, Lifeware

I have a very diverse background, with a bachelor in Electromechanical Engineering obtained in Bolivia, I came to Lugano to pursue a master’s degree focused on machine learning. I've worked as a research assistant and have been a fellow in many international programs, both academic and entrepreneurial. I joined Lifeware in October 2021 and thus my software development journey began. Everyday at work, I face a mix of struggling, lots of learning and thriving at tasks involving writing software and life insurance affairs. My days at Lifeware are for sure exciting.

Mauro Ghirlanda

HR Manager, Avaloq

Mauro started working at Avaloq in 2010 and over the years, he has held various positions within the Human Resources division. Thanks to the skills acquired in HR across different areas (HR Administration, HR Operations, Payroll, Learning and Development, Team Leader, HR Analytics), in 2019 Mauro decided to take on the role of Global HR Manager. During his tenure at Avaloq, Mauro earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting & Controlling.

Harminder Singh Sangha

Finance - Business Controller, Avaloq

Harminder was born in 1988 in India, grew up in Italy and moved to Lugano after completing the Master. He has joined Avaloq in 2015 as fresh graduate and completed the Akad/Kalaidos in Banking and Finance at Centro Studi Bancari in Ticino in 2019. In Avaloq he has worked in Banking Operation for 8 years, fist as line employee in Reconciliation for 2.5 years, then in Forex, Money Market and Liquidity Management, taking the role of Line Manager. Lately as Head of the Trade Processing Team for Equity, Bonds and Funds; now joined the Business Controlling Team in Finance Department from 2nd of April. Outside of work, he is an enthusiast of Fitness, Motorsport and Travels.

Max Kehlenbach

Capital Markets Consultant, Accenture

Maximilian Kehlenbach is a Consultant in Accenture’s Capital Markets Group, specialized in Asset and Wealth Management in particular. He holds a Master’s degree in Banking & Finance from St. Andrews University and a Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs the University of St. Gallen. While he brings more than five years of professional experience in the financial services industry, outside of work he enjoys skiing, reading, and going to the gym. Max is greatly looking forward to the USI Career Night and happy to share his experiences!

Michele Croci

Software Developer / software engineering, immopac

Master of Science ETH in Computer Science, Software developer at immopac ag, Team Leader for the Lugano office

Monica Curti

Vice President - Senior Credit Officer, Moody’s Ratings

Since joining Moody’s in March 2006, Monica has been lead analyst for structured finance transactions covering mainly corporate debt backed transactions (e.g. ABCP and ABS), including non-performing loan transactions and innovative transactions, as well as consumer transactions in various EMEA jurisdictions. She is also the author of Moody’s Global Approach to Rating SME Balance Sheet Securitizations and she has also been involved in methodology developments for non-performing transactions. She acts also as research coordinator for the EMEA corporate structure finance team and is regular speaker at conferences. Prior to joining Moody’s, Monica has been a senior credit analyst at UBS (Zurich), where she mainly focused on development and validation of credit rating/scoring systems and Basel II. Before that, Monica worked as Economist and Research Manager in the Swiss Economic and Labour Ministry (Bern) and at the European Commission (DGV). Monica holds a PhD degree in Economics from the University of Fribourg (Switzerland), completed at the UCL (London), and she is a certified Financial Risk Manager from the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).

Monica Liberatore

Relationship Manager Private Banking, PKB Private Bank

Monica Liberatore, born in 1973, grew up in Caslano. After obtaining her commercial maturity diploma from the Scuola Cantonale di Commercio in Bellinzona, she worked for 4 years at BSI Lugano and later for 23 years at Credit Suisse as a private client advisor for the Italian market. During her early years at Credit Suisse, she earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from SUPSI. She is currently a private client advisor at PKB Lugano.

Nicola Andreetta

Responsabile Linea diretta e supporto attivo, Banca dello Stato del Cantone Ticino

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Paolo Angelini

Engineering Lead, PwC

Paolo Angelini joined PwC in 2021 as an Engineering Lead for the Software Delivery and Operation department. In this role, he leads multiple development teams responsible for internal and client-facing products. With a Bachelor's degree in Informatics from USI and a decade of industry experience, Paolo strives to contribute valuable insights and expertise to his position.

Serena Tonus

Design Director, Sketchin

Serena is a design director with a decade of experience in the field, specializing in service design and future studies, user research, and product innovation. Her expertise encompasses the development of versatile service models grounded in user-centered methodologies and design thinking. She manages workshops and co-creation sessions, conducting field research and data analysis to generate strategic insights. Her experience in AI and business design allows her to blend design excellence with commercial acumen, transforming innovative visions into tangible solutions that meet the evolving needs of clients and the market.

Sergio Catenaro

Head of Retail, DSQUARED2

Sergio Madia Catenaro, the Head of Retail at Dsquared2, boasts over 20 years of experience in the fashion industry. His journey began at Diesel, where he honed his skills before transitioning to Dolce & Gabbana. During his tenure there, he engaged with top clients, mastering sales techniques and product knowledge. Throughout his career, he shared his expertise, mentoring various teams to meet company objectives. For over a decade, Sergio Catenaro has been an integral part of Dsquared2, starting as a Store Manager at the flagship store in Milan and advancing to the role of Head of Retail. Currently, he oversees the global retail Dsquared2 direct network, with a turnover of 25M, with stores based across Europe and the US. He also spearheads the brand's international expansion. Notably, he led the project for the opening of the new flagship store "67 New Bond Street" in London, a significant milestone for the company and Messrs Caten’s proud.

Silvio Giovannini, CFA

CIO and Director - BG Valeur SA, Associazione Svizzera di Gestori patrimoniali | ASG

I graduated in political economy at the university of St. Gallen - lic.oec.HSG - in 2001 and I am CFA Charterholder since 2006. I joined Valeur Fiduciaria, now BG Valeur, in June 2016 after more than 14 years at Credit Suisse in Switzerland as CIO of Asset Management, In the first part of my professional career I worked as an Investment Consultant in the Private Banking division; in 2004 I moved to Zurich as Product Sales. In 2005, I returned to Ticino within the Investment Consulting Group (IC) where I held several specialized functions (creation and distribution of structured products, investment fund specialist) and, starting in 2007, held several management roles, first in the IC team in Chiasso, then in the Product team in Lugano, and then in 2013 I took on the role of Head of Investment Consulting Services for the Italian market and Monaco.

Simona Rodesino

Digital Sector Editor Dept. of Culture and Society, RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera

My name is Simona Rodesino I am 34 years old and I have a Master of Arts degree with a specialization in "Analyse des discours et de la communication publics" from the University of Lausanne. Since 2016 I have been working as an editor and host at Radiotelevisione svizzera for Spam: a web-only program targeting a young audience and working on social networks. In addition, I co-host the podcast "Vibez" with different guests each episode which is published on YouTube and Spotify. During 2022, I obtained the Cantonal Diploma in Journalism.

Simone Malnati

Strategy & Sustainability Manager, Banca del Sempione

Corporate Strategy Manager at Banca del Sempione, leading cross-functional teams to develop new sustainable products, services, and internal practices. Area of expertise includes ESG Investing, Thematic Investments, Client Advisory, and Digital Banking Services . Former consultant at Oliver Wyman, mainly working with Tier 1 and Tier 2 European Banks and Asset Managers focusing on Industrial Plans, Product Development, and Business Restructuring

Chiara Rezzonico

Strategy & Sustainability Analyst, Banca del Sempione

Passionate about CSR, Sustainable and Climate Finance and latest trends in Corporate Digital Responsibilities. Currently pursuing a career in Private Banking as a Strategy & Sustainability Analyst. I have a perseverant and go-getter attitude, doing whatever it takes to succeed and surpass expectations.

Simone Mariconda

Senior Consultant, SRI Management Consulting

Simone Mariconda works as a management consultant in the areas of strategy, corporate communication, and marketing. He works with medium to large organizations in different industries supporting them in all phases of the mandate (analysis, solution, planning and execution). Alongside his consulting work, he is involved in research and teaching at the academic level. Before joining the SRI team, he worked at USI, where he specialized in research on corporate reputation. He holds bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from USI.

Tahra Sacchetti

Real Estate Consultant / Marketing Manager, Gruppo Multi

Tahra Sacchetti graduated from Bocconi University with a master's degree in marketing and has been working as Marketing Manager in the Multi Group for five years. In recent years, she has approached real estate brokerage, combining her experience in marketing and communication with a growing knowledge of the real estate sector. She contributes to the promotion and enhancement of the Group's brand, combining this activity with mediation as a real estate sales consultant.

Tosca Codiroli

Marketing specialist Città di Lugano, Città di Lugano - Amministrazione comunale

After completing her Master's degree in International Tourism at USI, Tosca gained multiple professional experiences in the events sector, both internationally and locally, focusing on event management, communication, marketing, and administration. Tosca currently works for the Events and Congress Division of the City of Lugano as a marketing collaborator, primarily responsible for organizing activities aimed at promoting events, coordinating the creation of communication materials, and various marketing activities.

Zorloni Matteo

The Consultant, Deloitte

My name is Matteo Zorloni, and I am an EHL alumnus. I joined Deloitte last February, drawn by their diverse industries and striking projects. Being part of a team that drives innovation is exhilarating, and I'm committed to making a meaningful impact through my work at Deloitte.