June 28, 2021

Italian Angels for Growth, new Board of Directors elected. Carlo Tassi President

On the occasion of the 3d Investor Day was held the Assembly that elected the Board of Directors of the association for the three-year period 2021/2024.

Italian Angels for Growth (IAG), the largest network of business angels in Italy with over 260 players in the business, financial and industrial world that invest time, skills and capital for the growth of innovative startups, is renewed.

On the occasion of the III Investor Day, the Assembly was held to elect the Board of Directors of the association for the years 2021/2024.

From 2015 to date, the association has been led by Antonio Leone, an international top manager with over 40 years of experience in the medical equipment industry.

Takes his place Carlo Tassi, entrepreneur by vocation with a passion for innovation and business angel: "On behalf of the new Board of Directors and all members, I would like to express a special thanks to the outgoing president Antonio Leone for his extraordinary commitment in making IAG an absolute protagonist of the Italian seed venture capital, as well as a reference point for professionals and institutions of the startup ecosystem. A rightful and warm recognition for their contribution, marked by great enthusiasm and professionalism, to the growth of the association also goes to Valerio Caracciolo, Vice President and members of the Executive Gian Bruno Mazzi and Carlo Brunetti who leave the office. I would also like to welcome the new members of the Board, with whom we will be committed to continue to support innovation and growth of entrepreneurship".

Confirmed as Vice President IAG, Paola Bonomo, independent director in the Boards of Directors of listed and unlisted companies, angel investor and advisor in the field of digital technologies, which will hold the position together with Christian Marchesi, entrepreneur, manager and angel investor for over 10 years.

The new Board of Directors will also be composed by Carolina Gianardi, senior executive with more than 25 years of international experience, board member of several companies focused on digital services, Paolo Marzetti, former Accenture Partner and Alessandra Piccinino, Chief Financial Officer Moleskine, non-executive Director, angel investor, confirmed in the position of directors, to which are added the new members Enrico Chiapparoli, CEO Barclays Italy & Head of Banking Italy and Central Eastern Europe, Renato Cifarelli, CEO Cifarelli SpA, active in Confindustria and other industry associations and Alda De Rose, manager and consultant with twenty years of experience in Media & Digital. Managing Director of the association Leonardo Giagnoni, professional expert in business investments. He has supported investors and companies in the successful conclusion of over 40 transactions in private equity and venture capital during the current experience in IAG and the previous one in PwC Deals.

The main objective will be to support the investment activities of IAG members by selecting and proposing a deal flow increasingly attractive and quality, allowing members to continue to be key players in the growth of the ecosystem.