TOP 100

FinTech Leaders and Influencers in Italy

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

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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.

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Carlo Gualandri

CEO

Soldo

Soldo is a European FinTech startup, based in London, Rome, Milan and Dublin. Our international team has significant experience in payment services and unparalleled credentials in developing transactional systems and mobile products.

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Francesco Simoneschi

Founder

TrueLayer

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.

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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

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Gianfranco Baldinotti

CEO

Vittoria Hub

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

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Antonio Valitutti

CEO

Hype

Experienced General Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Strong operations professional skilled in Business Planning, Management, Risk Management, and Mobile Payments.

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Antonio Simeone

CEO & Algo Trader

Euklid

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.

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Antonio Lafiosca

Head of Marketing and Operations

BorsadelCredito.it

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.

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Riccardo Zanetti

Founder & CEO

Revives

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!

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Giacomo Zucco

Bitcoin Educator/Consultant/Researcher

BCademy

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.

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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

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Edoardo Benedetto

Co-Founder & CDO

Oval

User Experience and Product Designer.
My professional focus is on defining the digital strategy and designing with the users the experience of digital products and services.

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Giacomo Bertoldi

CEO

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.

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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.

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Christian Miccoli

Co-Founder

Conio

Pioniere dell’online banking in Italia, dopo l’esperienza in McKinsey, dove ha promosso il progetto di una banca diretta, proseguito poi in Rasbank, diventa Amministratore delegato di Ing Direct e dal 2008 Amministratore delegato di Che Banca!, per poi diventarne il presidente qualche anno più tardi. Nel 2015 fonda Conio insieme a Vincenzo Di Nicola.

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Benedetta Arese Lucini

CEO

Oval

Tech entrepreneur @OvalMoney, @Uber and @Zalora. Dreamer, Doer, and Daughter of an amazing entrepreneur! I started loving tech before I even knew it would shape my life!

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Claudia Vassena

Head

buddybank

Laureata in Ingegneria Gestionale al Politecnico di Milano, è stata Business Consultant in Accenture occupandosi di Credit Processes, Basilea II, Credit Monitoring e Credti Risk Mitigation.

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Marco Mione

Core Business Operations & FinTech Chief of Staff

Deloitte Consulting

Marco heads up the Core Business Operations & FinTech Chief of Staff Team of Deloitte Consulting and he's currently the Vice President of SIAT - Italian Institution of Market Technicians.

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Antonio Chiarello

Owner & Founder

ClubDealOnline.com

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

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Francesca Bartolino

Senior Marketing and Communication Specialist

N26

Senior Marketing and Communication Specialist with significant experience in digital marketing and communication strategies, partnership and business development, product marketing management, growth project management.
Passionate about venture capital, female entrepreneurship, fintech disruption.

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Gianluca Dettori

Chairman

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.

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Vincenzo Di Nicola

Co-Ceo

Conio

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.

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Eloisa Marchesoni

Co-founder

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.

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Dario Giudici

Founder

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 SiamoSoci.com, the leading italian platform for angel investments in innovative startups and owner of the leading equity-crowdfunding platform Mamacrowd.com.

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Matteo Masserdotti

CEO & Founder

Two Hundred

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

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Marco Bellezza

AD

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.

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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.

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Paolo Zanni

COO

Plick

I have a strong technical background (10 years experience in ICT field) mixed with business skills acquired on the job and attending courses.

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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.

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Andrea Lapomarda

Associate Partner

EY

Experienced consultant focused on regulatory compliance for the banking sector, he is striving to foster innovation leveraging on RegTech. He is the co-author of the RegTech Top21 Report and Italy Financial Services RegTech Lead for EY

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Luca Giacoma Caire

Chief Marketing Officer

Cofidis

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

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Umberto Piattelli

Partner

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.

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Piercarlo Gera

CEO

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.

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Valentina Magri

Web Editor specialized in business and finance

EdiBeez

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.

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Thomas Iacchetti

CEO & Innovation consultant

Fleap.io - Sandbox Srl

SandBox è la prima piattaforma che si basa su Hyperledger Blockchain solution per l’erogazione e lo scambio di token digitali che rappresentano asset finanziari di difficile liquidabilità, mobili o immobili.

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Mariano Spalletti

Country Manager Italy

Qonto

Leading the expansion of Qonto into Italy, for making business banking easier.
Management engineer experienced in various sectors, with special focus on highly scalable digital services.

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Alessio Bonetti

Head of Digital

Cassa Centrale Banca

Enthusiastic manager with an analytical mindset.
Strong interest in the strategic vision for business and technology innovation.

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Emanuela Campari Bernacchi

Partner - Head of the Structured Finance Department

Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners

Emanuela Campari Bernacchi si occupa di operazioni di diritto bancario, di derivati e di finanza strutturata. E’ socia del dipartimento di Diritto Bancario e Finance di Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners ed è la responsabile del Dipartimento di Finanza Strutturata dello Studio.

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Marco Pusterla

Head of Innovation Orchestration and Fintech Strategy

Unicredit

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.

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Andrea Crovetto

CEO

Epic

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

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Anna Gervasoni

Direttore Generale

AIFI

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.

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Ivano Asaro

Head of Innovative Payments Observatory

Osservatori Digital Innovation

Ingegnere Gestionale e Informatico, negli anni da Ricercatore all’interno degli Osservatori Digital Innovation della School of Management del Politecnico di Milano ho acquisito esperienza e competenze sui temi Digital Payment, Fintech e Mobile Application, attraverso anche un confronto continuo con esperti del settore e del mercato.

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Alberto Adorini

Director of Digital

Mooney

Our mission is to provide mainstream payment instruments which are really omnichannel, leveraging and combining top notch digital services and a network of almost 50,000 points of sale

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Federico Sforza

CEO & Co-Founder

AideXa

It’s a combination of fintech and banking skills and an entrepreneurial mindsets that has pushed me to co-found and invest in AideXa, becoming its CEO.

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Carlo Alberto Minasi

Chief Innovation Officer & Growth Drivers Leader

EY

Chief Innovation Officer at EY
Innovator, Game Changer and Strategy Consultant.
Founder of Pantry Trainer
International life experience in United States, Africa and many countries in Europe.

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Massimo Chiriatti

CTO Blockchain & Digital Currencies - University Programs Leader

IBM

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.

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Giovanni Bossi

Banker. Manager. Entrepreneur. Founder.

Cherry NPL

I'm passionate about innovation and I'm deeply convinced that a new way of banking is needed and possible. Technology driven innovation is the engine of change and evolution. A different more efficient way of doing business must and will benefit the entire system. That's what drives my work and my focus.

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Fabio Brambilla

Presidente

Fintastico

Investor in Renewables, Fintech and Asset Management Ventures

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Marco Berini

General Manager / AD

finleap connect Italy

finleap connect addresses the fragmented open banking landscape with a “full-stack” platform.

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Ignazio Rocco di Torrepadula

Founder & CEO

Credimi

30 years in Financial Services, with a bias for innovation and a special attraction for technology. Fintech entrepreneur. Lover of Europe and of my country, Italy.

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Alberto Dalmasso

Founder & CEO

Satispay

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.

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Matteo Carbone

Non-Executive Director

Net Insurance

I ideated and I’m managing an international insurance think tank focused In IoT Insurance.
I’m internationally recognized as an insurance industry strategist with a specialization on innovation.

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Pietro Sella

CEO

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.

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Matteo Rizzi

Co-Founder

FTS GROUP

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.

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Fabrizio Villani

CoFounder & Head of Growth

Fintastico

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.

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Stiven Muccioli

Founder

Ventis

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

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David Casalini

COO

Italian Minister of Innovation Technology and Digitalization

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

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Pietro Michelangeli

Youtuber

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.

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Salvatore Borgese

General Manager

Mooney

General Manager Commercial & Banking Services per Mooney da gennaio 2020.
In precedenza dal 2017 è stato Direttore Generale di Banca 5 (Gruppo Intesa Sanpaolo). Nel 2012, Borgese fa il suo ingresso in ICBPI (oggi Nexi) in qualità di Direttore Payment Services e nello stesso periodo assume le cariche di membro del board in EPC (European Payments Council), ECC (European Clearing Cooperative), Bancomat, CBI e CIPA.

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Paolo Zaccardi

Co-Founder & CEO

Fabrick

Fintech Entrepreneur and CEO specialised in leading and partnering with large Organizations (Banks, Payment Institutions, Corporates) to innovate their offerings and building new products and platforms in banking, payments and digital services.

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Alberto Garuccio

Innovation Leader

Reale Group - Reale Lab 1828

My background is in Business Innovation and Finance and I have gained over 15 years’ experience in innovation, investment and change management at KPMG, Fiat Group, Banca Sella and Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center. Starting from 2019 I'm Innovation Leader at Reale Lab 1828.

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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.

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Corrado Passera

Founder & CEO

illimity

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.

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Alessia Maccaferri

Giornalista

Nòva24 Il Sole 24 Ore

È giornalista caposervizio nella redazione di Nòva 24 del Sole 24 Ore. Appassionata di innovazione sociale, impact investing, filantropia, beni comuni.

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Carlo Garuccio

Head of New Business Development

Mooney

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.

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Marie Johansson

Country Manager Italy

Tink

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.

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Giovanpaolo Arioldi

Co-Founder & General Manager

Opstart

Co-Founder e Direttore commerciale Opstart srl.
Co-Founder e Vicepresidente AssoFinTech (Associazione Italiana per il Fintech e l'Insurtech)

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Serena Torielli

Co-Founder & CEO

Virtual B Spa

"I believe in numbers, data, and real human emotions and I have been lucky enough to put them together in my journey in fintech". I left the traditional investment business in 2009, to found a fintech company called Virtual B, and I love my job.

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Giovanni Buono

Co-founder

Fundsfy

I am a 15+ years experienced professional with an holistic business culture developed mainly within an international environment and several industries

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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.

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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.

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Simone Marzola

CTO

Oval

Tech Strategist & Software Architect with a strong background in open source and emerging technologies.
Expert in design, agile planning and development of high performance and high concurrency web applications.

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Giulia Adonopoulus

Content Specialist

Money.it

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

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Alberto Bassi

Founder & CEO

BacktoWork

BacktoWork è la principale piattaforma in Italia che favorisce l’investimento in startup, pmi e progetti real estate da parte di investitori privati e professionali.

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Stefano Bonini

Chief Risk Officer & Adj Professor of FinTech and Risk Management

Accenture

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

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Stefano Bison

Group Head of Business Development & Partnerships

Generali

As an ex-management consultant and, previously, investment banker in the FIG space, I am a passionate business professional now giving his contribution to innovate and transform Generali Group's business, especially through partnerships with innovative companies.

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Gaetano Giannetto

Founder

Epipoli SpA

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

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Mattia Ciprian

Presidente

modefinance

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

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Carlo Giugovaz

CEO

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.

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Edoardo Monaco

Co-Founder & CEO

Axieme

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

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Federico Mattei

Innovation & Technical Manager

IBM

Mobile & Social Innovation Architect, Business Development, Digital Transformation Strategy.
Passionate about Fintech, Gamification and Quantum Computing.