Administration Area

Paola Borracchini – Chief Operating Officer

Paola Borracchini graduated with honours in Law from the University of Siena in 1985 and received a diploma from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium in 1986. She was a researcher at the European University Institute in Florence until 1989.
From 1989 to 2010 she held several positions within Gruppo Banca Monti dei Paschi di Siena. From 2002 to 2010 she was Head of Administration and Secretary of the Board of Directors of MPS Venture SGR SpA in Florence, a closed-end investment fund.
She was a member of the "Institutional Investors Committee" of AIFI - Italian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (Milan).

Gennaro Imbimbo - Head of Legal and Corporate Affairs

Gennaro Imbimbo graduated in Law from the University of Naples Federico II and was admitted to the Bar in Italy in 1996. Before joining Fondo Italiano he worked as a senior lawyer in the Corporate Finance and Merchant Banking division of Intesa Sanpaolo. He previously worked for the equity investments company IMI Investimenti S.p.A. (wholly owned by Intesa Sanpaolo) where he was Head of Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretariat. He previously worked for the legal firm Studio Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati and later for Telepił Group (now Sky Group) where he was Head of Corporate Affairs from 1998 to 2000. Gennaro has acquired legal experience in the private equity and venture capital sectors having provided support to several merchant banking teams of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group in relation to the structuring and negotiation of investment transactions (direct and indirect), divestments, M&A and restructuring operations providing advisory services to Italian and international customers of the industry, trade and services sectors.

Livia Prezioso - Legal and Corporate Affairs

Livia Prezioso graduated in Law from the University of Turin (2013) and later obtained a Master's Degree in Tax Law from the Bocconi University in Milan and she specialized in corporate decision making at the ESCP Business School of Turin. Before joining the Fondo Italiano di Investimento team she worked in commercial law, corporate law and tax law in law firms and government agencies.

Rosanna Volpe – Chief Financial Officer of the Fund

Rosanna Volpe graduated with honours in Economics and Business from the University of Bari in 1998 and later received, again with honours, a Master's Degree in Accounting, financial statements and financial control from the University of Pavia. She has been on the Register of Auditors since 2003. She began her career in 1999 at PriceWaterhouseCoopers S.p.A. in Milan where she acquired six years experience in the finance and banking sector. From 2005 to 2009 she was Head of General Administration and the Secretarial Team for a leading financial management company specialised in the set up and management of closed-end type investment funds, for which she was also Secretary of the Board of Directors. In 2010 she was Head of Administration for an important stock brokerage firm.

Fabio Giachetta – Chief Financial Officer of SGR (Management Company)

Fabio Giachetta graduated in Business Economics and Company Law from the Bocconi University in Milan in 2001. He began his career in 2001 in the Audit division of Deloitte & Touche S.p.A. in Milan where he acquired significant experience in the industry and trade sectors working in several roles, the last being Supervisor Auditor. From 2008 to 2011 he was Head of Administration, Finance and Control and then Head of Internal Audit for an asset management company specialised in the set up and management of closed-end investment funds, for which he was also Secretary of the Board of Directors. In 2011 he was Head of Administration of an asset management company specialised in the set up and management of Hedge Funds, for which he was also Secretary of the Board of Directors.

Stefano Sedini – Chief Financial Officer Fund of Funds

Stefano Sedini graduated in Business Economics from the Carlo Cattaneo University (LIUC), Castellanza (VA). He has acquired eight years experience in Deloitte GFSI audit function (Financial Services Industry) performing audit tasks on a wide range of financials entities (mainly asset management company). During his experience at Deloitte he has performed consulting projects. Within Deloitte ERS (Enterprise Risk Services) he has carried out projects for operational risks management in financials entities. From October 2009 to September 2015 he has worked as a CFO for an asset management company specialised in the set up and management of closed-end investment funds.

Raffaella Colasurdo  Head of Valuation Activity

Raffaella Colasurdo joined Fondo Italiano d'Investimento in November, 2014, within the valuation project. She is external professor for UCSC International - Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, since the beginning of 2014, for "Entrepreneurial Finance" course, within "UCSC International Curriculum" for international students. From 2000 to the end of 2013 she has worked as a Director within Deloitte Financial Advisory Services S.r.l. with responsibility for Commercial Due Diligence activity since 2008, after almost one year spent in Deloitte LLP Consulting, "M&A Strategy" in London. Until 2008 she has managed corporate finance projects (valuations, business plan, M&A). From 1995 to 2000 she has worked for Gallo Meliorbanca S.p.A. in Milan, in the "M&A and Investment" business line. She graduated in Economics with major in Corporate Finance from Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in Milan.

Giulia Gniuli  Organisation and Human Resources

Giulia Gniuli graduated with honours in Political Science from the University of Florence and later received a Master's Degree in Entrepreneurship and Business Strategy from the School of Management (SDA) of the Bocconi University in Milan. Before joining the Fondo Italiano d'Investimento team she acquired experience in private equity working for one of the sector's leading companies.

Alice Cavallini Office Manager

Alice Cavallini joined the team in June 2010 and collaborated on the start-up of the Management Company (SGR). She has previous middle-office experience in the financial sector and has worked in the Energy sector as an assistant in connection with Large-Scale Contracts. She received a Master's Degree in finance from the Bocconi University in 1996 and recently specialised in marketing and communications.

Rosanna Di Girolamo General Administration and Secretarial Team

Rosanna Di Girolamo is Executive Assistant of Fondo Italiano d’Investimento team since November 2010. After twenty years of experience in McKinsey&Company Inc., a leading international strategic consulting and management firm, she decided to gain new experience and in January 2000 became part of the international investment bank Lazard & Co. specializes in financial advisory and asset management firms.

Sara Giovannacci – General Administration and Secretarial Team

Sara Giovannacci joined Fondo Italiano d'Investimento in November 2010. She has previous experience in administration working for companies in the trade and insurance sectors.

Samanta Lo Guzzo –  General Administration and Secretarial Team

Samanta Lo Guzzo is graduated in Modern Languages for the Web at the University of Palermo and obtained a Master'degree in Cultural and Environmental Heritage Management from the University of Palermo. Before joining Fondo Italiano di Investimento , she acquired experience as an Executive Assistant working for international companies in London and Rome.

Paolo Mannucci –  General Administration and Secretarial Team

Paola Mannucci graduated in 2013 in Cultural Heritage Studies - Musicology. She has acquired a significant experience as Executive Assistant to Top Managers working for the leading American bank Citibank. She started in 2000 with an operation and administration support role in Private Banking, she moved to Corporate & Investment Banking as Executive Assistant to Top Managers from 2002 to 2010, and finally to Transaction Services from 2010 to 2014. She joined Fondo Italiano di Investimento on October 2014.

Veronica Spasari - General Administration and Secretarial Team

Veronica Spasari graduated in International Communication at the Faculty of Italian Language and Culture at the University for Foreigners of Perugia. She joined Fondo Italiano in October 2014. Previously, he gained experience in the communications industry, working in a major agency of Public Relations and Communication Strategies in Rome and later in a newspaper.

Lorenzo Quartararo –  General Administration and Secretarial Team

Lorenzo Quartararo joined Fondo Italiano d'Investimento in November 2013. Previously, he gained experience in administration for companies operating in the insurance sector, in the educational and social fields.

Cristian Belcastro –  Responsabile IT

Cristian Belcastro joined Fondo Italiano d'Investimento in December 2015. Previously he gained 15 years of experience with leading multinational companies operating in the field of telecommunications, IT and legal advice as IT manager of the Italian offices.

Funds for the growth of SMEs

The medium-long term objective is to create a broader spectrum of medium-sized companies, by encouraging the aggregation of smaller companies, allowing them to be more competitive at the national and international level.