4 February 2015

On February 3, Villa Guastavillani hosted the new International Advisory Board of Bologna Business School. A full day of hard work for the future of business education.

The International Advisory Board is a team made of personalities coming from both the business world and international education. The board will guide the growth of the School and will support it in defining its internationalization strategy, through both a local and a global perspective. Many topics were discussedincluding furthering the development of local excellences, the consolidation of an increasingly loyal Alumni Community and the strengthening of a faculty capable of stimulating both innovation and entrepreneurship, not only in the creation of new businessesbut also from within the businesses themselves

The members:

Romano Prodi Chairman of the International Advisory Board, Bologna Business School
Nerio Alessandri Founder, Chairman and CEO, Technogym
Anna Maria Artoni CEO, Artoni
Carlo D’Asaro Biondo President, SEMEA, Google
Nakiye Boyacigiller Professor and Former Dean, Sabanci Business School
José de la Torre Dean Emeritus, FIU and Executive Director EMBA Consortium
Massimo Ghedini CEO, Manzoni
Piero Gnudi Non Executive Director, BBS and Senior Advisor of the Ministry of Industry
Gianni Lorenzoni Emeritus Professor of Strategy and Honorary Chairman, BBS
Fernando Napolitano President & CEO, Italian Business & Investment Initiative
Roberto Nicastro General Manager, Unicredit
Angelos Papadimitriou CEO, Coesia
Simon Philips Executive VP and General Manager, The Walt Disney Company EMEA
Nicola Pianon Senior Partner, The Boston Consulting Group
Andrea Pontremoli CEO, Dallara Automobili
Eugenio Sidoli CEO, Philip Morris Italia
Ronald P. Spogli CEO, Freeman Spogli & co. and Former US Ambassador in Italy

The meeting was also attended by representatives of the Bologna Business School.

Ivano Dionigi Rector, University of Bologna and President, BBS
Massimo Bergami Professor and Dean BBS
Fabio Ancarani Professor and Associate Dean for Executive Education, BBS
Emanuele Bajo Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, BBS
Riccardo Fini Professor and Associate Dean for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, BBS
Sara Valentini Professor and Associate Dean for Alumni, BBS
Ilaria Manghi COO, BBS
Alfredo Montanari General Manager, BBS






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