The Foundation is supported by the Scientific Technical Committee (STC), a  body composed of academics and non- acedemics, experts in economic and financial matter , such as micro and macroecomics, public debt management, regulation of financial markets, and in human and  social sciences relating to behavioural aspects such as psychology and sociology.

The STC has advisory and consulting purpose, to direct the focus and resources of the Foundation, with attention and dedication. The aim of the STC is contributing to the spread of financial education, as the mean by which consumers and investors can improve their skills and comprehension of various financial products. Through information, advices and other instructive tools, the audience can develop the necessary capabilities to evaluate risks and opportunities, and choose accordingly.

The members of the Scientific Technical Committee are:



Nina Gardner – Director of Strategy International

Nina Gardner is the Founder and Director of Strategy International, a consulting agency specialised in Corporate Social Responsibility, sustainability and climate change. After graduating from Harvard-Radcliffe and Columbia Law School, she practiced law in Washington DC, and then joined the UN as a political officer in their Zagreb liaison office in 1996. She is founding president of several women’s associations in Europe and collaborated on the OECD women’s entrepreneurship MENA programme. She is also on the advisory board of the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society, and the Harvard Coalition for Responsible Investment. Nina Gardner is a member of the New York Bar Association and the Council on Foreign Relations. She has been teaching  Business and Human Rights at John Hopkins SAIS since 2013.


Giuseppe Attanà – Board Member Intesa SanPaolo Vita

Giuseppe Attanà began his carrier at the Banca Commerciale Italiana in 1974, with increasing management responsabilities. He held positions of responsabilities in lending decisions and in the banking marketing area of the Bank’s Central Management, before moving on to the financial sector in 1992. He was then in charge of the Treasury and Forex Department in Comit, moving then to the Global Treasury Department of the IntesaBci, the Treasury and Property Trading Division in Banca Intesa and finally the Treasury Division of Intesa Sanpaolo Group. He is part of the board of several companies of the ISP Group, and he has been a member of Money Market Contact Group of the Bank of Italy. He has been the President of Assiom Forex for seven years, now Honorary President. Previously  President of E-Mid SIM, is a Board Member of Intesa SanPaolo Vita and Honorary President of ASSIOM FOREX.

Enrico Dameri – Founder and President of Fondazione Rosa Pristina

Enrico Dameri was the Co-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LIST SpA untisl June 2019, and industrial information technology group for the financial securities industry, with subsidiaries in the UK, Spain, Poland, Canada, India and Malaysia, since 1985. He graduated in 1979 in IT Science “summa cum laude” at the University of Pisa. In 1982, he was appointed Researcher at the Italian National Research Council, C.N.R, then Appointed Researcher in Computer Science at the University of Turin.From February 1980 to May 1985, at Systems & Management SpA: from September 1983 as Head of Research and then from February 1984 to May 1985 Director of the Research and Development Division. From A.A. 1986-87 to A.A. 1991-92, contract professor at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Pisa, lecturer in the course of “Languages and Programming Methods”. From January 2004 to July 2005, member of the Project Committee for the Information and Communication Technology sector of the Scientific-Technological Platform of the National Research Council. From April 2009 to March 2017, member of the Board of Directors of e-MID SIM SpA. From 2013 to October 2017, member of the Council of PhD School of Computer Science of the University of Pisa.Actually President and Founder of Fondazione Rosa Pristina .


Gregorio De Felice – Intesa SanPaolo Bank, Head of Research and Chief Economist

Gregorio De Felice graduated from Bocconi University, he later played an important role in the Italian Bank Association and the European Bank Federation. In 2007 he was elected president of AIAF (Italian Association of Financial Analysts), a position he held until 2010. He holds positions at the ABI (Italian Banking Association), the EBF (European Banking Federation) and the ESMA (European Securities Markets Authority). He is a member of the Board of Directors of Prometeia, ISPI (Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale), Fondazione Partnership per Bocconi, Associazione per gli Studi di Banca e Borsa, SRM (Associazione Studi e Ricerche per il Mezzogiorno), GEI (Gruppo Economisti di Impresa), AIP (Associazione Italiana Politiche Industriali), Fondazione Banca Sicula, Fondazione Bruno Visentini, Fondazione Ricerca e Imprenditorialità and of some Intesa Sanpaolo Group pension funds. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of various associations, including the National Association for the Encyclopedia of the Bank and the Stock Exchange. He is the Italian representative of ICBE (International Club of Bank Economists) and ICCBE (International Conference of Commercial Bank Economists). He is the author of publications on financial market trends, the evolution of the Italian and European banking system, monetary policy and public debt management.

Attorney Tommaso Iaquinta – CEO, Once Capital Management Fund

Graduated in Law with honours from Università Statale in Milan, a PhD in Public and Economic Law, and a Master Degree in Corporate Finance and Banking in SDA Bocconi University, Tommaso Iaquinta is CEO and Founding Partner of Once Capital Management Fund, a hedge fund based in New York City. He is also founding partner of Livolsi – Iaquinta & Partners, Advisory Boutique for extraordinary transactions (M&A, debt restructuring) on behalf of several companies (listed or not) in Italy and worldwide.



Andrea Santorelli – Head of the Department of Financial Investments (2016)

Working for the Bank of Italy since 1976, he was first part of the Foreign Relations Department Department of the Central Administration where, since 1986, he has headed the Foreign Exchange Operations Centre. In 1999, he became the Head of the Monetary Policy and Exchange Rate Service. Since 1985, he has represented the Bank in numerous international forum and bodies. Andrea Santorelli has also been a member of the Markets Committee established by the G10 Committee of Governors in Basel, as well as the Foreign Exchange Policy Sub-Committee of the European Monetary Institute. Between 1990 and 1992 he was part of several missions organized by the International Monetary Fund. Chairman of the Monitoring Working Group from 2002 to 2004, he has published a number of papers and articles about economics and international finance. He was also Head of the Department of Financial Investments of the Bank of Italy until 2016.

Angelo Brizi – Strategic Consultant

Angelo Brizi graduated with honors in Economics and Business at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” participating in several international postgraduate courses. During his professional experience he was member of the boards of directors of several banks, financial and asset management companies of the Banca di Roma/Capitalia/UniCredit Group, the Luxembourg Banking Association (ABBL).
President of the Association of Italian Treasurers and Cambisti (FOREX, and later, ATIC FOREX) and member of the Executive Committee of the International Association (ACI-The Financial Markets Association), he has more than 36 years of diversified international banking and financial experience, having also held roles of increasing responsibility in Continental Bank N.A., Citibank N.A., BNL SpA and later Banca di Roma SpA as Head of Global Markets. From 2002 to 2005 he was Head of Finance/CFO of FinecoGroup SpA and subsequently Chief Executive Officer of Capitalia Luxembourg S.A. from 2006 to 2008. From 2008 to 2012, he was Chief Executive Officer of UniCredit Luxembourg SA, Head of International Private Banking of UniCredit Group and member of the Executive Committee of the Private Banking Division, then Regional Head of the Financial Institutions Group of UniCredit for Italy and Southern Europe and member of the Executive Committee of UniCredit Financial Institutions Group and UniCredit CIB Italy. Senior Banker of UniCredit Corporate and Investment Banking dedicated to the Italian public sector and member of the Executive Committee of UniCredit CIB Italy until 2017, he is currently an independent strategic consultant for financial, banking, insurance and asset management institutions, foundations and small and medium enterprises.

Emerico Antonio Zautzik – Head  of Markets and Payment Systems Department, Bank of Italy (2017)

Emerico Antonio Zautzik, graduated in Political Science from the University of Rome in 1975, was hired by the Bank of Italy in 1976. He obtained a Master’s degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Finance from the University of Rochester. In 1979 he was assigned to the Studies Department, where he was in charge of the Monetary Analysis Office (1985) and the Information and Statistical Processing Department (1990). Appointed in 1999 to replace the Head of the Monetary and Exchange Policy Service, in 2004 he assumed ownership of the Service itself. In 2008, he assumed ownership of the Central Bank Operations Service. In March 2012, he became the General Officer responsible for the Central Bank, markets and payment systems area. In 2014, he assumed the role of Head of the Markets and Payment Systems Department, a position he held until his retirement in 2016. On behalf of the Bank, he has participated in the work of various working groups at the OECD, the BIS, the EU and the International Monetary Fund. From 1993 to 1995 he was Vice President of the Committee on Monetary, Financial and Balance of Payments Statistics established at Eurostat, between 1997 and 1999, President of the Irving Fisher Committee, discussion forum on central bank statistical activity of the International Statistical Institute (ISI). From 1998 to 2012 he was a member of the Market Operations Committee (MOC), between 2012 and 2016, a member of the Eurosystem IT Steering Committee and the Market Infrastructure Board, also at the ECB. He was a member of the Markets Committee (2004-2016) and the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (2013-2016). At the Bank of Italy, he was President of the Investment Committee and the Advisory Committee on Pension Fund Management and a member of the Financial Strategies and Risks Committee. Between 2006 and 2012, he was appointed by the Bank as a representative on the Board of Directors of Assiom-Forex. Since 2017 he has been a member of the Istituto Affari Internazionali and an honorary member of Assiom-Forex. He is the author of numerous essays on monetary and financial economics.