The Advisory Board represents a Committee of Experts consisting of excellent profiles of the current economic, financial, social, educational and cultural context of Italy. By affinity and passion, members of the Advisory Board are interested in expressing their strategic thinking and bringing their experience and knowledge of the Italian economic system to help B On Board grow and be relevant in terms of social impact.
Innocenzo Cipolletta – President of the Advisory Board
Knight of Gran Cross (Order of Merit of the Italian Republic), Chairman of UBS SIM S.p.A. Italy and the University of Trento, Innocenzo Cipolletta has also been Chairman of the Italian Railway company (FS), the newspaper ‘Il Sole 24 Ore’, Marzotto S.p.A., and General Manager of Confindustria. He has been Senior Officer Executive at international Organisations such as the OECD and ISCO. He was Professor at La Sapienza University of Rome, at LUISS University, at Cesare Alfieri in Florence and at the University of Reggio Calabria. Advertiser, expert in economics, he has written several scientific articles and books. In July 2013, Prof. Cipolletta was appointed President of the Italian Investment Fund.
Angelo Tantazzi is President of Prometeia S.p.A., Vice President of the publishing house “Il Mulino”, Counselor of Banca Popolare dell’Emilia Romagna, Member of the Editorial Board of the magazines “Politica Economica” and “Rivista di Economia Politica Industriale”. He was President of Borsa Italiana S.p.A. (the Italian Stock Exchange) from 2000 to 2011, Vice President of London Stock Exchange Group plc (2007 – 2010), President of Monte Titoli S.p.A. (2001 – 2011), President of Cassa di Compensazione e Garanzia S.p.A. (2003 – 2011). He has been a member of various government expert committees and has been the Economic Advisor of the Prime Minister’s Office (1996-1998) and member of the Technical Scientific Committee of the Ministry of Finances (1993-1997) and also member of the Superior Council of the Central Institute of Statistics (1980 -1983). From 1982 to 2001 he was Associate Professor of Political Economics at the Faculty of Political Sciences of the University of Bologna, Italy. With a sheer interest in econometric models, analysis of investment decisions and stabilization policies, he contributed to the establishment of the econometric model and in the short-/medium-term forecasts of the Italian economy.
Marcello Messori is President of State Railways and teaches at the Faculty of Economics at the Rome University ‘Tor Vergata’. In the course of the past 30 years, the last thirty years, its research focused on monetary and credit theory, macroeconomics, the history of economic analysis and the Italian economic system. Over the last decade, his scientific activity mainly focused on three topics: the evolution of the Italian banking system, with specific reference to changes in the ownership structure; models of the new Keynesian economics, with specific reference to information asymmetries and financial constraints; and to the Italian pension funds sector. In the same period, he coordinated several research groups and carried out various institutional activities. Among these, the Chairmanship of the Society for the Development of the Pension Fund Market (MeFoP) and that of the Italian Association of Asset Management (Assogestioni).
President of The Innovation Group (management consultancy and research specialized in technological innovation) and President of Vipera Plc (payment systems). He is also a member of the Executive Committee of Assolombarda and the Fiera Milano Foundation. He has been Country General Manager of IBM Italia from 2007 to 2009 and then President of IBM Italia until January 2010.
Mario Marazziti is a member of the Community of Sant’Egidio since its foundation, and now he is its official spokesman. Author of several essays on the history of journalism, the challenge of coexistence in the urban context and the defense of human rights, he is the international coordinator of the Community Campaign of Sant’Egidio for a worldwide moratorium on capital executions and the abolition of death penalty. He has been Chairman of the Mediterranean Institute of Haematology.
Sabrina Florio is President of the So.Se.PHARM BoD, a business specialized in the production of generic medicines. Since 2010, she has been President of ‘Anima for Social Values in Business’, a no-profit association that she co-founded in 2001 and which is supported by Unindustria (Union of Industrial and Business Companies in Rome, Rieti, Frosinone, Viterbo). This association promotes the culture of sustainability and social responsibility among the local businesses, and which includes about 50 companies in different sectors, from multinationals to SMEs. Sabrina Florio participates in the Cultural Commission of Confindustria – Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Working Group – as Coordinator of CSR Territorial Forums to create an effective knowledge of the benefits that ‘sustainable’ behaviors can give to companies. She is also a member of the Boardof the Small Industries Committee within Unindustria, and she also belongs to the Pharmaceutical Industries Committee of Farmindustria.
Maria Grazia Cangelli
Maria Grazia Cangelli started her professional career in 1985 in Paris and then in Milan, with the Accor Group. In 1989, she joined the Class Editori Group as advertising manager in various sectors. She has been a member of the bullettin board of Lombardy journalists in the list of publicists, and since 1994 she has worked for the most important Italian editorial group, Rizzoli Corriere della Sera, initially as Promotion Manager of De Agostini Rizzoli Periodicals and then as responsible for all relations with the media and global group communications as Chief Press Officer of RCS Periodics and RCS Advertising. In 2008, she was appointed Worldwide Director of Corporate communication of Silversea cruises, a luxury cruise group. Today she works as a consultant, by providing his clients with the skills in communication gained in more than 20 years of professional activity.