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CrossThink-LAB's organizational model is based on two interdependent bodies with high-profile expertise.



Managing Committee
Lorenzo Betti
Anna Loretoni
Alberto Pirni
Nicoletta Dentico


Scientific Committee
Gabriele Cappellini
Alessandro Lorenzi
Vittoria Franco
Piero Castoldi
Daniela Carosio


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Giulia Corrado

CrossThink-LAB

Giulia Corrado

Giulia Corrado holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations and European Studies, specialized in Sustainability and International Security with a multidisciplinary approach. With two thesis in geopolitics of resources and a study abroad period at the Vysoká škola ekonomická in Prague, she focused on environmental and energy drivers in international and local conflicts, their role in foreign policy, economics and relations between state and non-state actors. She contributed to journals and online magazines on these topics and International Politics issues, particularly on Middle Eastern affairs. 

MANAGING COMMITTEE

Lorenzo Betti

Lorenzo worked as a consultant for IBM and Bain & Co during 10 years, being part of Automotive, FMCG and Luxury Goods practices. Previously he held senior executive roles in different industries, such as chemicals and luxury goods, serving also board positions.
He completed his background with education at Wharton, INSEAD, Luiss School of Management, IBM Business School.
Lorenzo is specialised in international M&A/M&A&O deals and restructuring projects.

Anna Loretoni

Anna Loretoni is full Professor of Political Philosophy and coordinator of the PhD in Politics, Human Rights and Sustainability at Dirpolis Institute, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies. After graduating in Philosophy at the University of Florence, she hold a PhD and post-doctorate scholarship in the Department of political Science at the University of Pisa, and then she was the holder of a scholarship at the “Forum for the problems of peace and war” in Florence, for which she edited from 1996 to 2003 publication Notebooks Forum. She is the author of: Ampliare lo Sguardo. Genere e teoria politica (Donzelli, 2014), Questioning Universalism. Western and New Confucianist Conceptions (ETS, 2013), amongst other publications.

Alberto Pirni

Is Researcher in Political Philosophy at Dirpolis Institute of Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies. He is also Aggregate Professor of Public Ethics, Political Philosophy and Coordinator of the “Research Group on Public Ethics”. A member of the Scientific Board of the PhD Programme in Politics, Human Rights and Sustainability at the school and the Executive Master's Program in International Security Studies (coordinated by the school and University of Trento). He also teaches Public Ethics at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milan) and Philosophy of intercultural communication at the University of Genoa. He graduated in Philosophy and hold a PhD in Philosophy (“Storiografia e Teoresi Filosofica”), both from the University of Genoa. Past Research Fellow at the Department of Philosophy of the university of Genoa.

Nicoletta Dentico

Journalist, expert in international cooperation and global health: she coordinated the Italian Campaign for Mine Banning, directed Medici Senza Frontiere (MSF) launching the Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines and the MSF operations on migrants in the South of Italy. She coordinated the drafting of the first white paper on CPTA in collaboration with the Italian Senate Human Rights Commission. She worked for Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative, Oxfam and World Health Organization and she’s been in charge of the international activities of Fondazione Lelio Basso. Author of books such as: Mine, il cammino che resta (Rubbettino, 1999), Salute e Globalizzazione (Feltrinelli, 2003), Salute Globale e Aiuti allo Sviluppo: diritti, ideologie, inganni (ETS, 2008), OMS e diritto alla salute: quale futuro (2015). Since 2013, she’s in the Board of Directors of Banca Popolare Etica and vice-president of Fondazione Finanza Etica since 2016.       

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Gabriele Cappellini

Gabriele Cappellini was appointed as Managing Director by Fondo Italiano d’Investimento SGR SpA's Board of Directors for the period 2010-2016 to manage the Company in accordance with the powers assigned by the Board of Directors and implements the directives issued and the resolutions adopted by the Board of Directors. He was at the head the company structure.
He is presently a member of Supervisory Board of Condotte d’Acqua SpA (Roma), a member of Board of Director of IMT - Scuola Alti Studi (Lucca), a lecturer on a Master's Degree course in Merchant Banking at the LIUC University in Castellanza (Varese) and he is a member of the "Regulatory Board" of AIFI - Italian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (Milan). 

Alessandro Lorenzi

He is a founding partner of Tokos S.r.l., a consulting firm for securities investment. Director of Eni, appointed by Institutional Investors since May 2011. Chairman of Società Metropolitana Acque Torino S.p.A., Director of Ersel SIM S.p.A. and Director of Mutti S.p.A.
In 2000 he became Senior Executive Officer of Planning and Control at the Ferrero Group and General Manager of Soremartec, the technical research and marketing company of the Ferrero Group.
In May 2003 he was appointed CFO of Coin Group.
In 2006 he became Chief Corporate Officer at Lavazza S.p.A. and then Director from 2008 to June 2011.

Vittoria Franco

Vittoria Franco has been researcher in History of philosophy at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa and has taught History of political doctrines in the Pisa Athenaeum. She was elected in the Republic Senate for three legislatures, from 2001 to 2013. She served as President of the Culture Commission. During her research activity she focused mainly on moral issues, theory of justice, bioethics, women’s rights, secularism. Among her publications: Etiche possibili (1996); Bioetica e procreazione assistita (2005); Care ragazze. Un promemoria (2010); Responsabilità. Figure e metamorfosi di un concetto (2015), all for i tipi di Donzelli editore. She wrote the introduction for La terra delle donne by the American author Charlotte Perkins Gilman (Dozelli 2011); she translated and edited some of Agnes Heller’s books and published numerous essays and articles in newspapers and magazines. She coordinates the group Per Un Nuovo Mondo Comune.

Piero Castoldi

Piero Castoldi (PhD in Information Technology) has been Associate Professor at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy since 2001. He spent abroad at Princeton University (USA) overall about two years in 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000 and he has visited the University of Texas at Dallas, USA for two months in 2001.
He has also served as Project Manager of many initiatives of the Inter-universitary National Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT). He is currently Leader of the “Networks and Services” research area at the TeCIP Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. His research interests cover telecommunications networks and system both wired and wireless, and more recently reliability, switching paradigms and control of optical networks, including application-network cooperation mechanisms, in particular for cloud networking
He is an IEEE Senior Member and he is author of more than 400 publications in international journals and conference proceedings.

Daniela Carosio

Daniela is Senior Partner of Sustainable Equity Value and Sustainable Value Investors, advisoring companies and institutional investors. Her experience in company evaluation, M&A, financial analysis, corporate governance and investment banking is of more than twenty years. She has been Institutional Relations Director for Gruppo ECPI (2011-2013) and Research and Active Ownership Director for Etica SGR (2008-2011). She worked in Borsa Italiana as CFO’s advisor (2005-2007) and in the Standard & Poor’s Governance Assessment team in London (2003-2005). She also had experience in Investor Relations in Burson-Marsteller (1999-2002) and in Mediobanca (1992-1998). She’s Board Member in the Network for Sustainable Financial Market and participates to the Small Funds and Resource Constrained Steering Committee in the UN PRI (Principles for Responsible Investment) and to the ESG Commission of European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies (EFFAS).
She is lecturer on topics related to Responsible Investing at the Green Executive Master (Bologna Business School).