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Our lecturers are select international academics and disruptive executives who apply their skills and knowledge every day to achieve their goals. You will benefit from the experience of professionals currently working in the field for leading national and international companies, bringing their emerging insights from real business cases.

The Rome Business School teaching method is designed to ensure the acquisition of theoretical and practical know-how in order to transfer truly useful competences that foster professional development. The faculty works together with the Advisory Board and the Academic Management team to ensure that the programs are constantly updated and easily transferrable to the professional world.Rome Business School faculty is composed by over 200 professionals and academic profiles who share a single, unique approach to training, characterized by an international, interdisciplinary and collaborative perspective. 90% of our lecturers combine teaching with their professional role and actual career, in different areas of the international business market. They blend academic rigor with the application of different tools, techniques and methodologies to enhance the student’s paths, implementing their profile to be in line with the job market right from the start.

Our Faculty in Numbers

257 Lecturers and Professors
90% of them currently work professionally in the field
10% of them are academic Professors
27% of them are international
40% of them are Italian

Program Directors

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Francesco Amendola Program Director of Master in Data Science

An Electronics Engineer with over 15 years of professional experience, he currently serves as ICT Director at Italy's largest public transportation company and one of the largest in Europe. Previously, he was CIO (Chief Information Officer) for the Italian Group of a leading international provider of technology solutions for the gaming industry. His main expertise is in IT Service Management and IT Governance (ITIL v3 Foundation and Green Belt Six Sigma certified), as well as IT Security and Data Protection. He has been a frequent speaker at conferences, guest speaker and lecturer at University courses. He specializes in identifying advanced technology solutions aimed at cost reduction (TCO), and process reengineering in Digital Transformation.

Riccardo Orfei Program Director of Master in Project Management

He has worked in ICT for a long time, first holding specialized roles, and, from 1987 onward, that of manager of technical staff, working groups, and small, medium, and large projects. In 1999 he was certified by the Project Management Institute as a PMP® Project Management Professional. He is a member of PMI® and the Central Italy Chapter. He is currently involved in professional training in the field of Project Management. He has a Master's Degree in Education with a focus on "Adult and Continuing Education Sciences." He is a member of the Italian Association of Trainers where he participates in the work of the Community of Practice "Professionals Trainers of Professionals."

Alexandra Solea Program Director of Master in Arts & Culture

International relations and cultural business professional with more than 18 years of work experience in the culture and creativity sector. She has held high-profile positions that complemented his experience in senior arts administration, enabling collaborations with high-level international institutions in the field of arts management and cultural affairs, including: Rome Opera House, Teatro Olimpico (Rome), "George Enescu" International Festival and Competition ( Bucharest), "La Fenice" Opera House (Venice), Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Rome), Youth Music of the World (Virginia, USA), BOZAR (Brussels), Sadler's Wells (UK), US State Department, Government of Romania. As a visiting professor and lecturer, she has collaborated with various academic institutions and universities such as: Royal Conservatoire in Den Haag (Netherlands), IULM University in Milan (Italy), University of Rome 2 "Tor Vergata" (Italy), Santa Cecilia Music Conservatoire in Rome (Italy), Conservatorio Benedetto Marcello in Venice (Italy), United Nations Alliance of Civilisations (UNAOC) in New York (USA).

Francesco Landolfi Program Director of Master in Marketing

Senior Partner at Arventia Capital ​with over 20 years of experience in Sales, Marketing and Management. ​Matured all his professional career developing and managing innovative and high-tech projects in two main industries Information Technology and Healthcare. Francesco held several Sales Marketing managerial positions in multinational companies such as Microsoft, IBM Baxter. He ran as Managing/Senior Director innovative entrepreneurial projects for startups and small enterprises. Today, he is Senior Partner for Arventia Capital, a firm involved in private equity and venture capital investments. He’s also Senior Advisor on eHealth innovation projects at Arthur D. Little

Vincenzo Mazzotta Program Director of Master in Finance

Vincenzo Mazzotta (PHD - MBA) is a University Lecturer and Certified Public Accountant. He teaches Financial Management & Markets at LUMSA University, Accounting and Finance at Rome Business School and has numerous experiences teaching Financial Management at Study Abroad Programs of American Universities. As a consultant, he founded about 15 years ago Studio Mazzotta - of which he is Owner - operating in the field of Corporate Finance, supporting companies and research centers in investment and financing strategies.

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Umberto Macchi di Cellere Program Director of Master in Fashion & Luxury

He has over 30 years of experience, with the last 20 years in the Fashion and Luxury sector, gained within Bulgari, a part of the LVMH Group, and Tod's Group, where he served as the Group CEO. His first 10 years were in FMCG Marketing with Johnson & Johnson. Throughout his 30-year career, he has gained direct experience in diverse areas, including Marketing and Communication, Country Management, Product Creation, Supply Chain, Brand Strategy, Retail, and an in-depth knowledge of International Markets. He has served as President and Board Member of publicly listed companies within Tod's and Bulgari/LVMH. He has been responsible for the business and financial performance of luxury and fashion markets in almost all regions, including China, the rest of Asia, the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East.

Michela Bonafoni Program Director of Master in Fashion Management

Michela Bonafoni was born in Rome in 1979. Always passionate about the world of fashion understood as a cultural macrosystem and collective expression and the daughter of traders in the clothing and footwear industry for 100 years, after a diploma in Liceo Classico, she decided to continue her studies specializing in fashion communication and marketing, earning a degree at La Sapienza in Rome. The step abroad seemed to be obligatory, and led Michela to specialize at Central St. Martin College in London precisely in communication and fashion marketing. It is 2010 the year in which, after numerous experiences at some companies and communication agencies, she moves to Milan where, in 2012, she opens the communication strategies agency 360+OneQuarter, specializing in the promotion of young designers and special projects.

Enrico Gelfi Program Director of Master in Sports Management

He worked as Communications Manager of SGplus, one of the leading firms in the sports marketing industry, for 10 years, much of which he spent as a partner in the company. He founded and managed the talent department of the Italian unit of MP Managment Group - now Select Model - dealing with enhancing the image of actors, top athletes and TV personalities. In 2017 he founded EIS, a sports management agency, with which he manages the image rights of professional sportsmen according to an innovative and evolving idea of the role of the champion. He was a partner in a second agency, Sport Digital House, with which in 2020 he created the Italian Esports Observatory, the first B2B networking and training platform for Italian Esports operators. He is also Founder of Workpleis, the first digital community that brings together managers, professionals and champions to discuss the contribution that sport can bring within companies. Today, he is one of the leading professionals able to guarantee a complete communication and marketing offer ranging from real to virtual sports.

Natasha Valentine Program Director of Master in HR & Organisation

Natasha Valentine is a Canadian Human Resources Generalist & Consultant with 20+ years of international experience from a variety of sectors.  The last three years have been in the academic sector, primarily with Rome Business School as a Program Director and Lecturer for the International Human Resources Master programme. Having a culturally-diverse mentality has helped her to understand and interact better with employees, students and professionals.​ Natasha has notable experience in recruitment, employment law compliance and career coaching. Natasha also participates as a Guest Speaker for local universities in Rome on subjects such as Sexual Harassment and Bias in the workforce.

Antonio Scialletti Program Director of MBA

Antonio is a senior advisor with nearly 30 years of strategy consulting projects worldwide, living and working in USA (Boston and Seattle) for 4 years, 8 years in Milano, Italy in Deloitte, and 8 years in Shanghai, China where he was CEO of GEA Consulenti di Direzione SpA Asian subsidiary. Strategy and business development senior advisor for internationalization projects. Presently Strategy Director & Project Leader for LIFE Project at SBS Group Varese, Italy, and MBA Program Director & Strategy Professor at Rome Business School. Graduated with MBA from Boston University, USA, and got a Laurea/MSc in Electrical Engineering at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy.

Raffaele Maiorano Program Director of Master in Agribusiness

Raffaele Maiorano is an entrepreneur in agriculture and run two farms in southern and central Italy, producing Pecorino Crotonese DOP cheese, organic olive il, cereals, oranges and fresh vegatables.​ He was president of the Italian young farmers for six years and was chairman of Gfar, the global forum on agricultural research an innovation at FAO. He’s professor of agribusiness management at Camerino University, designed and run our agribusiness management’s master. He also works with Gambero Rosso and he’s consultant for startup and agribusiness companies. Now he’s in charge for Sdg’s and sustainability’s strategies at Confagricoltura, the oldest farmers organization in Italy and Europe and Chief Sustainbiliy officer at Impakter, an online magazine and platform Where Sustainability Stays At The Heart Of It.

Wiliam Carbone Program Director of Master in Artificial Intelligence

William Carbone is the Co-founder & CEO of The Adjacent Possible, an R&D company helping organizations leverage new intellectual property licensing opportunities in different industries and with the mission to connect global technology ecosystems that co-develop common IP applications from various perspectives. During his former 10+ years tenure at IBM, he has covered roles such as Quantum Ambassador, Global Business Development for the Aerospace and Defence industries, Program Manager for AI and Innovation and has been a member of the prestigious IBM Academy of Technology.  William is an entrepreneur with a long experience in creating innovation ecosystems and promoting talent around the world (Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, United States and Middle East). As the chairman of the IBM Technical Experts Council for CEE, he promoted innovation, patents, research and cutting-edge technologies such as Quantum, Blockchain, AI, IoT, HybridCloud, and the technical eminence of young talents in the region, creating a network of experts connected to external ecosystems and startups.​ William is the winner of two Stevie Awards for the best solutions in the categories: business technology solution (2019) and sales and customer service (2020). He has more than ten scientific publications and patents and over 40 international presences as keynote speaker in major conferences and summits of global importance. Additionally, William was selected in a team of 13 out of 5300 worldwide talents to develop business ideas in Finland, a program called 90 Days Finn. William is a proud member of the Sonophilia Foundation, devoted to advancing the scientific research of creative and critical thinking in the world.

Raffaele Mannella Program Director of Master in Entrepreneurship

Over 26 years of experience as Export Manager, Entrepreneur and Project and operations Manager, related to enterprise software applications and professional services. Passionate about Project Management, especially in the Information Technology field.​ In 2005, he co-founded Comtaste S.r.l., an IT consulting company in which he still servs as CEO, mainly taking on strategic projects for the company and directly managing key clients, among which several multinational companies such as Adobe, Google and HP.​ In 2019 he founded TS Mood Srl, an innovative startup dealing with online booking services for the tourism industry.

Camilla Carrega
Camilla Carrega Program Director of Master in Tourism Management

Graduated at the Università degli Studi di Firenze with an undergraduate Viticulture Enology and master degree in Enology, she has been Wine instructor, Wine Department Chair and Academic Coordinator of Food and Wine Studies at Apicius International school of hospitality in Florence, traveling multiple times in USA to promote the Italian lifestyle trough food and wine, collaborating with the James Beard foundation in NY, and several American Universities Camilla has been the Academic Programs Coordinator at Gambero Rosso in its headquarter in Rome, the undisputed leader in the World in what concerns the so called Saper vivere Italiano Italian Food, Wine and Lifestyle Gambero Rosso is the Number One Multimedia Company in Italy, always at the forefront in discovering and launching new trends and strongly involved in Promoting Supporting the best of “Made in Italy” . For 30 years Gambero Rosso has contributed to the achievement of the best Italian cuisine and wines, combining tradition and novelty, authenticity of raw materials and production innovation.  She is also Mentor for Startup bootcamp FoodTech which is the leading accelerator of startups supporting and scaling companies innovating and disrupting the food industry where she is mentoring in everything related to food and wine management, business model, international education Today Camilla is Property Owner Chief Operating Officer at Volognano, www volognano com and free consultant in branding and communication strategy for Food Beverage companies.

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Giuseppe Ferrara Program Director of Master in Law & Compliance

Giuseppe Ferrara is a lawyer admitted to practice law before the Italian courts up to the Supreme Court of Cassation and has been Head of Legal and Corporate Affairs Europe of the Enel Group (for all the various European countries in which the Group is present, including Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom , Slovakia, Russia, Romania and Greece). Over the years he has held other managerial positions within the Legal Department of the Enel Group such as Head of Intellectual Property and Innovation, Head of Labor and Legal Policies, Head of the ICT and TLC, Head of Litigation as well as General Counsel of E-distribuzione SpA. He has been a member of several Compliance Bodies of the Enel Group companies, served on the Board of Directors and the Strategy Commitee of Enel Russia PJSC and is currently a member of the Board of Enel Romania SA. and Vice- Chairman of the Supervisory Body of Slovenske Elektrarne a.s. He is the author of numerous publications in legal journals and was editorial coordinator of a Legal Review of Electricity (Rassegna giuridica dell’energia elettrica - Ed. Cedam). He is also passionate about sports law and is Head of the Legal Department of the professional football club Latina Calcio 1932. Giuseppe was born in Potenza, is married to Katia and has three children.

Stefano Corsini Program Director of Marketing Sales

Stefano Corsini gained 25 years of experience as an Account Manager in the Sales and Marketing division of Unilever Food Italia working since 1997. This role has further expanded his management skills in the F&B world, with a focus on Marketing and Sales, Product Development, Customer Satisfaction, both nationally and internationally. These are just some of the Companies he has worked for: Compass Group, Italia Zuccheri, Unigrà, ModecorItaliana, Tate & Lyle Sugars, managing B2B, B2C, Retail, Foodservice and HoReCachannels. Today, it provides consulting services

Marshall Langer Program Director of Master in Finance

A native of Miami, Florida, Marshall received his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and has additionally taken extensive graduate coursework in counselling psychology at New York University. Marshall enjoyed a 12-year career in diverse business and finance sectors in the U.S. and Europe. He has worked on Wall Street on investment banking and risk arbitrage for firms like Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette as well as in trading for BNP Paribas. He further worked in the areas of corporate management, marketing strategy, management consulting, and real estate. Marshall has also taught at New York University’s Stern School of Business, Fordham University, University of Connecticut, Luiss University, and The American University of Rome. Marshall authored UN agency FAO Course guide: Fundamentals of International Business Management, Rome, 2006 and co-author of Leveraged Buyouts, Rome, Kappa, 2012.

Eros Manzo Program Director of Master in Sustainability

Eros Manzo holds a Master degree in Social Science, He is a Project Manager in EU funded Contracts within the Technical Assistance unit. He has more than 10 years of experience in planning, management, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of International Development Projects. Well familiar with EU Instrument Pre-Acquis (IPA); European Development Fund (EDF); European Neighborhood and Partnership Instruments (ENPI); Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA) procedures; EU Procurement procedures (PRAG) and other Donors such us World Bank, UN agencies. He is often involved in creating partnership at international level and maintaining formal and operative agreement. He has extensive program/project cycle management experience for government-funded and private projects covering analysis on relevant donor requirements (e.g., EC Financial Regulation, application and implementation procedures, procurement guidelines).

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Katiuscha Gabriele Program Director of Master in HR Management

Experienced Sales Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the professional training & coaching industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Outplacement, Talent Management, Business Planning, and HR Consulting. She started her career at the Congress Office of Bluserena SpA. She was then Selection and Service Manager at Adecco Italia. Subsequently, she started working in the same role at SGB Humangest Holding, where she became Selection and Service Director. Later, she worked for Talentform as Sales Manager for the Training Area. Finally, she entered the team of TIM as Head of Education Market of HRO. Currently, she holds the role of Head of Talent Attraction.

Luigi Costa
Luigi Costa Program Director of Master in Ethics, Diversity and Inclusion

Responsabile del capitale umano presso Save the Children. Ex responsabile regionale EMEA per l'apprendimento e lo sviluppo presso Carlson Wagonlit Travel. Oltre 15 anni di esperienza nel settore delle risorse umane.

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Raffaele Passerini Program Director of Master in Media & Entertainment

Raffaele received a post-graduate scholarship to study at the film-making program at the New York Film Academy, where he held the position of Instructor of Directing and Writing for American and European programs. As a writer-director, he signed the award-winning and internationally broadcast short films "The Nurse," "The Birdman," the music video "The Likes of You," and the TV documentary "Soundlabs' People" for MTV Brand New.

Bernardo Nicoletti Program Director of Master in Supply Chain

His career began in 1983, working as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Alitalia Airlines. He then served as Vice President and then CTO at GE Money, before moving to the GE Oil & Gas team as CTO and Chief Information Officer (CIO). He later worked for SBD as Director and for AIG UPC Universal Processing Center as CIO for Latin America. He was then Director for Europe and the Middle East at TranSigma Partners, a process-oriented consultancy covering three key areas: cybersecurity, process transformation and strategy delivery. In the meantime, he also covered the role of Chief Process Improvement Leader at the Istituto per il Credito Sportivo (ICS), and those of Process Improvement Leader and (subsequently) of Temporary CIO and Procurement Leader at CDI Manager Srl, a special purpose company leader in Temporary Management and Executive Search. To date he holds various roles: Director for almost 15 years at Pinion Services Limited; Member of the Advisory Committee at Roaring Pride Ventures; Professor in Procure Management, Supply Chain Management and Operations Management at Temple University and at the University of Rome Tor Vergata. As a business consultant, he actively applies his theory of Lean and Digitalize, based on the joint application of Lean Six Sigma and Digital Transformation. He has also published twenty books and several chapters, which have been translated into many languages, including Chinese: The Future of Fintech and Banking 5.0., Agile Procurement, Lean Procurement, Procurement 4.0 and Supply Network 5.0, Lean and Digitize.

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