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TOP 150

FinTech Leaders and Influencers in Italy

Le persone che devi assolutamente seguire per essere aggiornato sull'innovazione in ambito finanziario.


Paolo Sironi

Global Research Leader Banking and Financial Markets

IBM Institute for Business Value

Paolo is one of the most respected voices in the FinTech industry globally, providing business expertise and strategic thinking to a network of executives among financial institutions, startups and regulators. He is Global Research Leader in Banking and Financial Markets at IBM Institute for Business Value.


Antonella Grassigli

CEO & Co-founder


Co-Founder e CEO di Doorway, piattaforma Fintech di equity investing on line ed Angel Investor. Socia di IAG e co-fondatrice di Angels4Women.
Dottore commercialista e revisore legale, Partner dello Studio AIMG, con sedi a Bologna e Milano.


Gianfranco Baldinotti


Vittoria Hub

Programma di crescita dedicato all’Open Innovation nel mondo Insurtech, basato su un modello di collaborazione tra startup, partners e Vittoria Assicurazioni.


Francesco Simoneschi



Francesco Simoneschi is co-Founder and CEO of fintech development platform TrueLayer. He has significant experience in tech development, venture capitalism and financial technology. Francesco has founded, managed and grown a number of successful tech companies in the US and UK.


Matteo Rizzi



Matteo has been actively engaged in the FinTech space for over 20 years and has deep connections amongst global banks executives, startups and investors. He knows how to bridge traditional banking with new or disruptive technologies, because he understands both.


Valeria Portale

Head of Innovative Payments Observatory and Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Observatory

Politecnico di Milano

Experienced Researcher with a demonstrated history of working in the research industry. Skilled in Digital payment, Blockchain & Distributed Ledger, Mobile Application, Fintech, Innovation in Retail, Business Planning, Innovation Management and Management.


Pierangelo Soldavini


Il Sole 24 Ore

Pierangelo Soldavini è giornalista del Sole 24 Ore, dove si occupa di tecnologia e innovazione. Da sempre è innamorato della poesia del mondo legato alla bicicletta.


Filippo Maria Renga

Research Director - Fintech & Insurtech Observatory

Osservatori Digital Innovation

It is the reference point for Italy’s entire financial ecosystem (banks, insurances, management companies, service providers, start-ups, institutions, etc.) to ensure that the disruptive changes that digital innovations are bringing to the financial world are managed in the best possible way.


Pietro Michelangeli


Pietro Michelangeli

Mi chiamo Pietro e il mio mondo è la finanza personale.
Guadagnare, spendere, risparmiare ma soprattutto investire: ciò che facciamo ogni giorno rientra in queste 4 azioni.


David Casalini


Italian Minister of Innovation Technology and Digitalization

Willing to aim high and grow our country to its full potential


Stiven Muccioli



C-level Executive and Tech Entrepreneur. During his career he founded multiple award-winning digital startups, sold with strong exit multipliers.


Riccardo Zanetti

Founder & CEO


I love challenges and I always face them with a creative spirit without brakes or prejudices and a vision that goes beyond the single project to find a win-win solution for every people involved every time!


Antonio Lafiosca

Head of Marketing and Operations

I'm working in Accenture since 2008 and I have taken part in several business consulting projects including finance, post trading, accounting, and organizational structures with lead Italian banking group.


Maurizio Pimpinella


Associazione Prestatori Servizi di Pagamento

Currently Maurizio Pimpinella is the President of the Italian Association of Payment Institutions and E-Money Operators (A.P.S.P.) and Professor under contract to the Department of Economics and Business Organization, Università degli studi Internazionali di Roma UNINT on the couse "Electronic money"


Alessandro Longoni


Fintech District

International business development professional currently developing the Italian Fintech ecosystem in Italy and Europe @Fintech District. Involved from the early stages of the career in the most innovative areas in the digital world.


Giacomo Zucco

Bitcoin Educator/Consultant/Researcher


Sono milanese, classe 1983. Dopo la maturità classica mi sono laureato in Fisica all’Università degli Studi di Milano. Nel maggio 2012 ho lasciato la multinazionale Accenture, presso la quale ho lavorato per quattro anni in qualità di Technology Consultant, per diventare collaboratore e socio di minoranza di una giovanissima società attiva nell’ambito delle tecnologie informatiche.


Marie Johansson

Country Manager Italy


A partire dal 5 dicembre 2019 Marie Johansson è country manager per l’Italia della società Tink, piattaforma svedese di Open Banking che opera nella creazione di servizi digitali. La nomina segue l’ingresso in Italia dell’azienda, con l’apertura di un headquarter a Milano.


Fabrizio Villani

CoFounder & Head of Growth


Fintastico is the place where to discover the most innovative financial services.
Fintastico curates a selection of fintech services and fintech news to address the financial needs of consumers, retailers, enterprises and financial institutions.


Giulia Adonopoulus

Content Specialist

Calabrese trapiantata a Roma, coordina le sezioni Attualità e Fintech su e si occupa soprattutto di startup, finanza alternativa e trasformazione digitale nei servizi bancari e finanziari.


Paola Papanicolau

Executive Director - Group Head of Innovation

Intesa Sanpaolo

Paola Papanicolaou, holds a degree in economics. She is very experienced in Wealth Management, Private Banking, Project Management and Innovation. She has worked in Citibank Greece, in Monte dei Paschi di Siena, in Generali Group, ATKearney and for different Olympic Games Committees.


Aldo Pecora



Giornalista. Marketing advisor, Business Developer, divulgatore Fintech & Blockchain. Ho fondato "Ammazzateci tutti" e diretto Ninja Marketing


Vincenzo Di Nicola



My 3 passions: Technology, History and Numismatics. And I'm grateful to live in a moment of human evolution where I can contribute to these 3 fields at the same time. I co-founded Conio, leading cryptocurrency company in Italy, to pursue this goal.


Eloisa Marchesoni


Blackchain Consulting

Eloisa Marchesoni is better known as the youngest consultant in the Blockchain and A.I. sector, as well as influential author of articles for the major national and international newspapers.


Gianluca Dettori


Primomiglio SGR

Manager and entrepreneur in the Internet & high tech industry in Europe.
After being an entrepreneur my goal now is to help startups in pursuing their plans through dpixel. Our focus is seed and early stage financing and advisory for startups that have global ambitions. We target seed and early stage high tech investments in the media-tech space.


Matteo Masserdotti

CEO & Founder

Two Hundred

Entrepreneur and hard worker.
Passionate about IoT, sharing economy, crowd economy, fintech.


Marco Bellezza


Infratel Italia

Marco Bellezza - avvocato, dottore di ricerca in diritto privato e nuove tecnologie, già Consigliere giuridico per le comunicazioni e l’innovazione del Ministro dello Sviluppo Economico Stefano Patuanelli e coordinatore della presidenza italiana della European Blockchain Partnership. E’ stato consigliere giuridico per il Vice Presidente del Consiglio Luigi Di Maio.


Edoardo Monaco

Co-Founder & CEO


After completing international professional experiences in consulting, investment banking and marketing for consumer goods I decided to specialize in the insurance industry.


Francesco Magagnini

Co-Founder & CEO


GenY science-centric entrepreneur @ Kellify.
I deliver hypergrowth at scale: I love building and scaling the executional fire-power to drive business and teams growth.


Bruno Reggiani

Country Manager Italy


8+ years experience with startups on digital, mobile app and ecommerce, 5 years in fintech. Track record on launching new product on the market starting from scratch, building and setting up teams between marketing, design and product.


Marco Pusterla

Head of Innovation Orchestration and Fintech Strategy


Highly accomplished and results-focused leader with sound experience delivering scale/profitable growth for businesses via venturing, strategy, and partnerships projects. Record of managing VC/corporate investment transactions, covering deal life-cycle from origination, due diligence, and structuring to portfolio management.


Carlo Giugovaz


Supernovae Labs

My company offer to support Solution Providers & Startups with innovative ideas and technologies in dealing with Banks & Insurance that want succeed in the new Open Banking world.


Luca Gualtieri

Financial journalist

MF - Milano Finanza

Da 11 anni redattore presso il quotidiano economico-finanziario MF-Milano Finanza. Esperienza nel campo digitale come produttore di contenuti per siti web, blog e social media.


Roberto Garavaglia

Senior Management Consultant

Innovative Payments Strategy Advisor

Senior Advisor specialized in helping Organizations (Companies, Banks, Payment Institutions, EMIs) innovate and build new business streams in the Digital Payments industry and blockchain field.
In 2014 I was among the first in Italy to deal with blockchain projects in the finance sector.


Pietro Cesati

Founder & CEO


Working at to make lending, investments and payments easier, drawing on my (maybe too) long experience in Consulting & Retail Banking.


Luigi Telesca

Co-Founder and CEO


Trakti Co-Founder and CEO. I care R&D activities about Digital Ecosystems, Distributed Software, Blockchain, Smart Contracts, Supply Chain Management, e-Negotiation and Digital Business Models.


Giuseppe Brandaleone

Direzione Commericale

Arca Fondi SGR

Experienced Senior Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the Financial Services industry (Banking, Asset Management and Fintech).


Federico Feroldi



Highly-experienced hands-on CTO and board level executive with international exposure living and working in Italy, UK, USA and Germany.


Sergio Rossi

Chief Digital Transformation Officer

Agos Ducato

Senior leadership experience in Top Management positions, with 20+ years proven expertise at national and international level within diversified businesses, FCMG at Reckitt-Benckiser, Digital Commerce at and Finance industry at ING Direct.


Annamaria Lusardi

University Professor of Economics and Accountancy

The George Washington University

Annamaria Lusardi is University Professor of Economics and Accountancy at the George Washington University School of Business (GWSB). Moreover, she is the founder and academic director of GWSB’s Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center.


Massimo Chiriatti

CTO Blockchain & Digital Currencies - University Programs Leader


Technical Sales Manager with an extensive background in blockchain and digital economy, with a passion for solving complex IT challenges combined with exceptional communication skills at executive levels.


Valentina Magri

Web Editor specialized in business and finance


I have graduated in Management from Bocconi University. During my studies, I have worked for Radio Bocconi, Tra i Leoni, Campus, Real World Magazine, Saipem.


Stefano Bonini

Chief Risk Officer & Adj Professor of FinTech and Risk Management


I am the Chief Risk Officer (CRO) of a FinTech & Challenge Bank start-up


Laura Grassi

Head of Fintech & Insurtech Observatory

Politecnico di Milano

Laura Grassi, PhD is Assistant Professor of Investment Banking at Politecnico di Milano and Vice-Director of the International MBA at MIP Graduate School of Business.


Dario Calogero

Founder and CEO

Kaleyra Inc

Kaleyra Inc. (NYSE:KLR) is a multinational platform company, with operations in US, Europe, APAC & MEA. The Group provides mobile notification services for banks, e-commerce and any kind of small, medium and large enterprises, through a global platform. K


Tommaso Migliore

CEO & Founder


Investing has become a tech challenge.
I’m the CEO & Founder of MDOTM, we develop AI-driven investment strategies for financial markets. We provide advisory and sub-advisory services to institutional investors. MDOTM is a fintech startup based in London and Milan.


Paolo Gianturco

Senior Partner, Business Operations & FinTech Leader


Paolo has 27 years of professional experience in the banking sector. The expertise developed during these years covers Large Operational and Technological Transformation projects in Corporate & Investment Banking sector (e.g. Capital Market, Treasury, Risk and Finance areas) and large banking groups, all Basel Risks, Capital & Performance Management, complex tech transformation programs, and FinTech innovative and disruptive projects (e.g. Blockchain and AI).


Gerardo Di Francesco

Founder & Managing Partner

Wide Group Spa

Founder and managing director of Wide Group Spa, the main insurtech broker aggregator in Italy, as well as the founder and vice president of the Italian Insurtech Association (IIA)


Piercarlo Gera


Gera & Partners

Board / Advisory Board experience
Trusted Advisor, with deep experience in Digital Strategy and Digital Transformation , serving in last 30+ years Financial Services leaders, in revenue growth, customer engagement uplift and cost reduction programs.


Mattia Ciprian



Applying Data Science & Artificial Intelligence to Finance: modefinance develops solutions for Risk Assessment & Management, as the first official Fintech Rating Agency in Europe.


Elena Lavezzi

Head of Southern Europe


Leading the growth of Southern Europe at Revolut, the most promising European tech scale up as is the only banking alternative designed for a global lifestyle.


Alberto Dalmasso

Founder & CEO


A “bank account enabled” mobile payment platform that is independent from debit and credit card networks. The consumer app is available for anybody with a bank account, while merchants both online and offline can accept payments using any kind of device and POS.


Giancarlo Giudici

Full Professor

Politecnico di Milano

Docente di 'Corporate Finance' (LM Management Engineering) e 'Economia e Organizzazione Aziendale (LP Ing. della Produzione Industriale, campus di Lecco). Direttore scientifico dell'Osservatorio Minibond e dell'Osservatorio Crowdinvesting della School of Management


Pietro Sella


Sella Group

Currently leading Sella, the Italian banking group, where I started as a cashier in 1994.
Sella family’s tradition of innovation dates back to 1570, when our first textile company was founded, and passed through the first industrial revolution with the establishment of the bank in 1886.


Andrea Isola

General Manager Italy & Southeast Europe


International mindset having worked in 10+ countries (Western and Eastern Europe, North and South America, Asia)
Deep knowledge of Financial Services and Fintech industry, advising leading financial institutions and challengers.


Paolo Galvani

Co-Founder and Chairman


Investment Banking (Markets) and Asset Managment broad expertise. Now focused on entrepreneurial initiatives focused on finance and technology.


Corrado Passera

Founder & CEO


Comasco di una famiglia di imprenditori, dopo la laurea in Economia Aziendale alla Bocconi, l'MBA conseguito alla Wharton School di Philadelphia e i primi anni professionali in McKinsey, ho improntato il mio percorso professionale sulla sfida per l'innovazione: da Olivetti ad illimity, passando per Poste, Intesa Sanpaolo, l’incarico di Governo.


Roberto Nicastro



Very keenly involved in a few Fintech initiatives, convinced that Fintech is deeply changing banking, passionate for Small Business Banking. Just founded together with Federico Sforza and invested into #Aidexa.


Matteo Concas

Head of Global Digital Banking Solutions

Enel X

Fintech manager and entrepreneur with more than 10 years of experience in financial services, Matteo is Head of Global Digital Banking Solutions at Enel X where he orchestrates the development of Enel X Financial ecosystem and the launch of services in the retail and corporate market.


Carlo Garuccio

Head of New Business Development


13+ years experienced business manager, currently Head of New Business development at Mooney (formerly SisalPay) leading 2 new lines of business development (EasyCassa and Mobility. Additional responsabilities at Mooney are leading Open Innovation initiatives and Banca5-SisalPay post-merge Integration PMO team.


Roberto Ferrari

Founder & CEO

Design Italy

Forward thinker | Founder, Enterpreneur and senior executive | Digital transformation maker and advisor| Top marketer and FinTech leader | Business innovator | Business Growth, Scale-up and turn-around maker | Startups advisor, angel | Writer I Speaker


Tommaso Gamaleri

Head of Europe

Younited Credit

Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry (fintechs). Skilled in Startup hyper growth profitable businesses, Operations Management, and Coaching. Executive education focused in Sales & Marketing, Negotiation, Leadership.


Camilla Cionini Visani

Direttore Generale


Experienced senior manager with a wide range of skills: Corporate finance, internationalisation, International Relations and Public Affairs, Governance. Currently General Director of ItalianFintech, the Italian Fintech Association.


Doris Messina

Chief DigitaTrasformation Officer

Banca Sella

I deal with innovation since 1996 and I am first mover in digital banking services.
Recently, I was co-founder in Hype, the Italian Challenger Bank, Fintech District, the first Italian fintech community and the first italian Open Banking API platform.


Alex Romano Milani

Managing Director


Experienced General Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Strong sales professional skilled in Marketing Management, Sales, Mobile Communications, and Go-to-market Strategy.


Antonio Simeone

CEO & Algo Trader


Antonio is Co-founder and CEO of Euklid and Co-founder of Quaternion Technology He has been invited as Speaker to the Future Investment Iniziative in Saudi Arabia. He writes for Datamanager and is passionate about Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Computing, Swarm Intelligence and Taekwondo.


Giacomo Bertoldi


Gruppo Bertoldi & Walliance

Walliance è la piattaforma di crowdfunding che ti permette di raccogliere denaro fino a 5 milioni di Euro ed equilibrare così il capitale necessario per il tuo progetto imprenditoriale. Offre una soluzione pratica ed elegante per raccogliere fondi e gestire con sicurezza e velocità tutti i processi burocratici legati alla raccolta di risorse finanziarie, mettendo a disposizione degli offerenti, uno strumento di marketing dall’elevata capacità di brandizzazione.


Dario Giudici


SiamoSoci & Mamacrowd

Financial advisor with broad experience in all aspects of wealth management, risk control, portfolio structuring and fiscal aspects concerning the investments. Co-founder & CEO of, the leading italian platform for angel investments in innovative startups and owner of the leading equity-crowdfunding platform


Marta Ghiglioni

Innovation & Fintech Expert

SingularityU Faculty

Among 15 most influent Italian women in Innovation in 2017 - Digitalic -
30 most influential Fintech professionals in Italy 2018 - Medici -
Law, Technology and Business management.


Giovanni Iozzia

Journalist, Editorial Advisor and Content Strategist

EconomyUp, Forbes Italia

Experienced Editor In Chief with a demonstrated history of working in the publishing industry. Skilled in News Writing, Advertising, Editing, Media Relations, and Journalism. Strong media and communication professional with a Sociology focused in Theory and Technics of Mass Communications from Rome University.


Marcello Ascani

Content creator, Youtuber

Marcello Ascani

Marcello Ascani, nato nel 1997 a Roma e diplomato al liceo artistico di Via Ripetta, dichiara nella sua bio di Instagram di “essere un buon esempio per i vostri figli”.


Mariano Carozzi


Innovator and Cryptoexplorer .
Founder of Prestiamoci, the first P2P lending platform developed in Italy, after a long experience in Banca Sella group actually I’m broading my attention on new fintech models.


Silvia Attanasio

Head of Innovation


R&D in banking industry
Now in charge of the Spunta project, a sector level application of DLT.
Specialties: Innovation, Operations, Organization and Business Process Management, Back Office, Business Continuity, Crisis Management, Contact Centers... in the banking sector.


Antonio Chiarello

Owner & Founder

A high-integrity, energetic leader, able to envision and create successful outcomes in complex situations.
An effective communicator, who thrives under pressure and change.


Andrea Crovetto



Co-founder & CEO at Epic, 2020 Chairman at ItaliaFintech


Umberto Piattelli


Osborne Clarke

I have 25 year experience in working with international law firms.
I gained a significant expertise in assisting clients in corporate transactions, including cross border M&A, private Equity, capital market transactions, financial service regulation, banking, alternative finance and payments.


Anna Gervasoni

Direttore Generale


È Direttore del Centro sulla Finanza per lo
Sviluppo e l’Innovazione.
È Direttore Generale di AIFI l’Associazione Italiana del Private
Equity, Venture Capital e Private Debt.


Salvatore Grisanti

Project Manager

Banca Sella

I’m currently a Project Manager at Banca Sella, one of the most important European banking innovation “ecosystems”. I’m engaged in Open Banking projects for Wealth and Asset Management.


Gaetano Giannetto


Epipoli SpA

Gaetano Giannetto, international retail expert, forerunner and visionary of mega market trends, embedded his commitment to innovation in Epipoli.


Maria Teresa Minotti


Paypal Italy

+20 years in Sales & Marketing in FMCG and Business Development in financial services and digital payments with proven experience in high-level relationships building and complex negotiations.
Currently Country Director at PayPal Italy
Chair Social Innovation Italy


Sara Noggler



Public Affairs and PR Consultant Blockchain and FinTech.
In a digital world in which everyone can be a communicator, communication has become a key tool for making a business successful.


Sergio Zocchi


October Italy

Entrepreneur and investment professional.
Specialties: FinTech. Venture Capital financing. Start-up, operational and strategic management of innovative, high-growth companies


Andrea Ferretti



Partner at EY - Advisory Services with focus on Business Transformation support for Financial Services industry


Tommaso Baldissera Pacchetti

CEO and founder

CrowdFundMe SpA

Fondatore di CrowdFundMe, di cui sono Amministratore delegato. In CrowdFundMe
gestisco gli aspetti legali, supportato da uno studio legale esterno, mantengo i contatti
con i principali partner della società e gestisco direttamente le interazioni con gli


Antonio La Mura

Country Manager Italy


La mia passione per il settore è nata un po’ per caso e un po’ per vocazione. Fin dall’università sono stato appassionato di startup e durante la mia prima esperienza lavorativa nel 2014 ho partecipato all’espansione in Italia di una piattaforma internazionale di equity crowdfunding.


Luca Giacoma Caire

Chief Marketing Officer


Deep understanding and experience in banking services (Retail Banking, Lending Business, Digital Banking and E-commerce) in Italy, Switzerland and Central Eastern Europe.


Federico Zambelli Hosmer

Former GM


Passionate for new Business challenges, starting from scratch in innovative scenarios. 20+ years experience in financial services, executive and senior management level, strong background in credit, digital payments and SMB segment.


Silvia Bossio


The Timist

Silvia Bossio (Jones for friends) initially studied in the field of tourism that led her to learn about the road of technology and Bitcoin. She approached this sector a few years ago and continues to study while being a community manager and voice for Bitcoin locally and globally.