Design Italy’s people passionately share the goal of promoting Made in Italy Design in the world.
Founder & CEO
Entrepreneur and Manager. Former Chief Digital & Innovation officer of Mediobanca, former General Manager of CheBanca! and marketing director at Procter & Gamble. Expert in digital business and innovation.
Investor & Advisor
Entrepreneur and investor. Founder and CEO Deus Technology. Ex CEO Brainpower and Moneymate.
Design Italy creative director. Italian visual artist, he is based in Milan and has been painting for twenty years. He spends his time painting in his studio and working as a theatre director and set and costume designer.
Curious about the world, unconventional, for many years she has been dealing with design as a journalist, critic and curator of exhibitions, promoting new talents and maintaining her own interpretative autonomy. Author, among others of 'Terrific Design and Terrific Fashion' (Sole 24 ore cultura, 2013 and 2015). She writes for newspapers and the digital magazine -The Moodboarders- about design, art, architecture and fashion. She is professor at IULM. In 2017 Rizzoli published her autobiography "Design is not a serious thing". In 2019 she curated "Leonardo Horse Project" for Milan Hippodrome, 13 resin reproductions of Leonardo's bronze horse dressed by different designers. With Massimo Temporelli she wrote "Leonardo primo designer", published by Hoepli.
Finance, Operation & Corporate Affair Manager
Marina has a degree from Bocconi University, she has worked for fifteen years in leading luxury companies, such as Dolce & Gabbana and Valentino. She held positions in financial and retail areas before joining the Design Italy team.
After the MSc in Public Policy at UCL in London, she dedicated herself to her strong passion for social issues by bringing an entrepreneurial approach within the Third Sector. She founded two start-ups with great success, "Mescolando" for which she created her first website in 2003, and "Art in the Heart". She later put her entrepreneurial skills to good use also in the hotel sector.
Account & Sales Manager
New business developer. Former Edra Contract Italy responsible, Knoll International executive clients and architects responsible, SEGIS executive clients responsible.
SEO Advisor & Digital Mktg
Degree in Information Technology and Business Information System at Middlesex University in London. University lecturer in "Impact of IT on Society". Member of the Organizing Committee of the 30th World University Games Universiade Napoli2019 and Director of Media, digital and Broadcast. Lecturer in Siena, Master in Business Communication at Science of Communication Faculty. Teaching "Search Engine Optimisation and Social Media Optimisation, Article Marketing e engage strategies" and "Olympic Marketing". Journalist, he obtained the Official Recognition for "Digital Communication 2019" and the commendation from CORECOM AGCOM "for professionalism and spirit of great institutional collaboration demonstrated during the XXX Summer Universiade Napoli 2019".