Get to know the protagonists of the Eastwest Forum 2017
Rector, University of Naples Federico II
An engineering graduate with honourable mention from the Federico II University in Naples in 1988 and Research Doctorate in engineering in 1993...
Vincenzo De Luca
President, Campania Region
Director General of DG Connect, European Commission
Journalist, La 7 TV
After graduating with honors in Political Science and an internship at the European Community, she works as a contributor for the Italian daily newspaper Il Mattino and the weekly Panorama...
Byung Chul Han
Author, cultural theorist, and professor at University of the Arts, Berlin
A philosopher and cultural theoretician, he is a lecturer at the Berlin School for the Arts. Born in Seul which he left aged 18. A very retiring character, with a very eccentric and non-conventional biography...
Director, European Council on Foreign Relations, Berlin
Josef Janning, political scientist and think tanker, Senior Policy Fellow and Head of Berlin Office, European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)...
Già Presidente, Commissione Europea
Former President, European Commission
Romano Prodi was born in Scandiano (Reggio Emilia, Italy) in 1939. He is married with Flavia Franzoni. They have two sons, Giorgio and Antonio..
Digital Policy Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations
Stefan Soesanto joined ECFR as a Digital Policy Fellow in mid-2016. Before joining ECFR, he served as a Research Assistant at RAND Europe's Brussels office...
CTO, Teradata Corporation
Stephen Brobst is the Chief Technology Officer for Teradata Corporation. Stephen performed his graduate work in Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology...
Professor, University of Padova & Research Scientist, IBM Research Center
Francesca Rossi is a distinguished research scientist at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Centre, and an professor of computer science at the University of Padova, Italy, currently on leave...
President, Budget Committee, Italian House of Deputies
Born in 1968 in Bisceglie. He graduated in Political Sciences focusing on international economies at the University of Bari. After an MBA from Bocconi University during 1993-94...
Pere W. Brown
Head of Clients Projects, Cambridge Analytica
Pere’s work with CA includes managing the global team of project managers, overseeing research projects and advising clients on communications strategy. Prior to heading the projects team Pere managed on a number of campaigns for senior governmental and political stakeholders across the US, Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America...
Carlo Alberto Carnevale
Professor, Management and Technology Department, Bocconi University School of Management
Carlo Alberto Carnevale Maffé is a lecturer in Strategy at the Company Mangement School of the Bocconi University, where he fooèunded and coordinated the Master in Company Strategy (MISA)...
Ignazio Rocco di Torrepadula
CEO, Credimi SpA
Ignazio Rocco is the founder and CEO of Credimi, a digital invoice financing platform for Italian and European SMEs. Credimi’s mission is to simplify and energize the life of SMEs...
Director, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, European Commission
Mario Nava (born Milan, 1966) holds a first degree in economics from Bocconi University (1989), an MA from the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium (1992) and a PhD in Public Finance from the London School of Economics (1996)...
CEO and Senior Fellow IDFC Institute, Mumbai
Dr. Reuben Abraham is CEO and Senior Fellow at the IDFC Institute, a Mumbai based political economy-focused think/do tank. He is also a non-resident scholar at the Marron Institute at New York University...
Director Tourism and Culture Campania region
Rosanna Romano, born in 1965, graduated in Political Sciences from the Federico II University in Naples, began her professional career working for the Diocesan Caritas in Naples in 1991...
Diplomat, Manager and Journalist. Since December 2010, he is Management Board member and Executive Vice President for Group Institutional & Regulatory Affairs of UniCredit...
Former Swedish Prime Minister
Carl Bildt has served as both Prime Minister (1991-1994) and Foreign Minister (2006-2014) of Sweden. During the first period his government initiated major liberal economic reforms, as well as negotiated and signed membership agreement with the European Union...