Investors Jury

We have gathered leading financiers and investment firms to be involved in the Fashion Innovation Award. Their vision is to find value-laden propositions with the capacity to make a mark on the industry.

Filippo Aleotti - Chairman & Founder, Vector WM SA
Filippo Aleotti

Vector is an alternately asset manager with main businesses: Multifamily office, Wealth Management and private equity predominantly in Southern European small innovative companies. Vector has a team of 10 professionals based in Switzerland, Malta and UK..

Paolo Anselmo - IBAN Association President
Paolo Anselmo

Managing Director at Ban-Up SpA from April 2016 to July 2017.
International senior executive with more than 25 years of experience, since 1991 he is serving the board of several innovative start-ups and international Association: INSME, EBAN, WBAA, EBN, EURADA.
Paolo has more than 20 years of experience-based knowledge in regional policy development, innovation strategies and measures and access to finance gained by the participation to several assignment at international level as senior consultant and project director.

Steffen Bassler - Managing Director, Capstan Capital Partners
Steffen Bassler

Over 15 years senior management experience across several management layers in Investment Banking, Strategy Consulting and Financial Services. 

Fabio Casati - Head of Corporate Finance & Pricate Equity, Patrimony 1873 SA
Fabio Casati

Board of Directors, Executive Vice-President of major PB Swiss Bank, Bank’s risk committee, credit committee and controlling. Demonstrated excellence as leading manager of large global integration and restructuring projects and M&A transactions.

Academic appointments, as university teacher in strategic management and innovation, and corporate finance. Awarded a Ph.D., summa cum laude, from University of Fribourg and a Master of Arts Degree in Strategic Management of Innovation from EPFL in Lausanne.

Andrea Di Camillo - Founder and CEO, P101
Andrea Di Camillo

Over 15 years of experience as a venture capital investor and entrepreneur. In 2013 he launched P101, of which he is Managing Partner. Andrea has made angel investments in several startups, including Cortilia, Iubenda, Fubles and Viamente, which was acquired by an US industrial group in 2012.

Claudio Giuliano - Venture Capital Entrepreneur, Innogest
Claudio Giuliano

Innogest is currently the largest Venture Capital firm in Italy focused on seed and early stage ventures, with more than € 200 milion of capital under management. We have over 100 years of cumulative professional experience in the digital and the medtech fields, we invest in the best of breed of Italian companies with global ambitions. 

Marco Giuseppini - Managing Director, EOS Private Equity
Marco Giuseppini

EOS Investment Management Ltd (EOS IM) is an independent London based AIFM authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. EOS IM offers asset management services to a broad range of institutions and HNWI investors. EOS IM provides a diversified choice of asset classes primarily investing in the European real economy, including clean energy and private equity.

Lorenzo Leoni - Managing Partner, TiVenture
Lorenzo Leoni

TiVenture is a seed investment fund owned by the Fondazione Centenario Banca Stato that invests in early stage companies with innovative technologies and high growth potential, principally in southern Switzerland. 

TiVenture is actively looking and ready to support exceptional founders and entrepreneurs developing scalable products for the global market.  

Sonia Lorenzet - Partner at Alcedo sgr
Sonia Lorenzet

Alcedo SGR S.p.A. è una Società di Gestione del Risparmio indipendente, controllata dal management, ed è uno dei principali operatori nel Capitale per la Crescita.

Investiamo nelle eccellenze italiane, senza privilegiare specifici settori, acquisendo le giuste leve di controllo strategico; cerchiamo aziende di piccole-medie dimensioni, con solidi fondamentali, elevate potenzialità di crescita, vocazione all’export e caratteristiche distintive nel mercato di riferimento.

Massimo Lucchina - Head Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center (SSIC) , Samsung Electronics
Massimo Lucchina

Executive Director, Board Member, Department and Business Leader. Established and managed Corporate operations in multiple countries Digital Innovation R&D Sr Director ; partnership with Universities and Government.

Laura Merlini - Managing Director, CAIA Association
Laura Merlini

Laura Merlini is Managing Director for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) at the CAIA Association. She came to the CAIA Association from Credit Suisse, where she worked in the alternative investment sector in Milan, Madrid, and Geneva. A recipient of the CAIA designation in 2007, she co-founded the CAIA Iberia chapter in 2008 and has led the Geneva committee of CAIA Switzerland since 2010. She is also a member of the Educational Committee of 100 Women in Hedge Funds Association in Geneva, Switzerland. 

Luigi Moleri - CEO, Mercurion
Luigi Moleri

Mercurion SA con sede a Lugano, Svizzera, uffici di rappresentanza a Milano e con partner locali a Londra e Singapore, è una società che svolge attività di Strategic & Financial Advisor in operazioni straordinarie, compreso quelle di Capital Market, per aziende di piccole e medie dimensioni in particolare nei settori:Home Interiors - Arredo & Design, Retail, Industriale, Tourism & Travel, Hospitality, Entertainment, Sport, Wellness, Servizi ad alto valore aggiunto, Monetica, Intellectual Property e Fashion & Luxury Brands.

Andrea Nobili - Senior Investment Manager, Longbow Finance SA
Andrea Nobili

Executive manager with Corporate Finance and Private Equity background as well as a multi-years experience in management and business development and Co-leader of several start-up and management buy-out initiatives.

Patrizia Pesenti - Member of the Board of Directors, Credit Suisse
Patrizia Pesenti

Attorney at Law, Judge, Government Councilor, Member of the Boards Ringier Publishing & Entertainment, Executive Committee digitalswitzerland

Since October 2016 Member of the Executive Committee

Since September 2014, Patrizia Pesenti has been a member of the management of Ringier Publishing and Ringier Entertainment. In addition, she is managing director of the Ringier subsidiary "The Classical Company".

2011-2014 Head of Business Development of Ringier AG with strategic design tasks and Group-wide impact.

From 1999 to 2011 Patrizia Pesenti was a member of the Government of the Canton of Ticino, as head of the Health and Social Directorate, as well as twice President of the Government.

Carlo Privitera - Partner - Technology and Digitalization, Investindustrial
Carlo Privitera

Carlo joined Investindustrial in 2016 and he is responsible for the technology and digitalization centre of excellence based in the New York office. Prior to this, he was at Luxottica Group where he held different senior positions such as President or E-Commerce & Digital Innovation Lab and COO of Luxottica Retail in North America. Carlo started his career as a consultant and later moved to Fiat where he held roles including VP of Production Controls & Logistics and VP of Alfa Romeo Supply Chain. Since leaving Luxottica last year, Carlo has acted as an advisor and board member to several technology startups.

Jacqueline Ruedin Rüsch - Founder & CEO, Privilège Management SA
Jacqueline Ruedin Rüsch

Founder and CEO of Privilège Management SA, a wealth management company providing wealth management services for private and institutional clients including discretionary portfolio management, advisory, venture capital investments, and fund distribution operated under the brand Privilège Investments.

Konstantin Siniushin - Managing Partner, The Untitled Ventures
Konstantin Siniushin

Private venture company, which invests in technological companies at seed stage of development. The investments are made into organizations, which test hypothesis of ready products or solutions (e.g. via pilot projects with corporate clients or representing end users). The Untitled investment focus implies digital-technologies in offline-, online- and omni-retail, advertising and fashion in 2018. Special interest lays in artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer vision, Internet of things (IoT), etc.

Anthony Stam - Investment Director, COFRA Holding
Anthony Stam

Corporate Finance and Private Equity professional with 15 years international experience (Europe and US) in private equity, corporate finance, corporate treasury and financial risk management.