rold academy governance

advisory board

The Advisory Board is made up of external members, who are experts in different fields and with different backgrounds. The Advisory Board convene in at least 1 meeting every year and suggest possible actions to widen the horizons and amplify Rold Academy impact.

Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering in Politecnico di Milano. Executive Master in Technologies & Innovation Management in Bologna Business School.
Started professional experience in Aerospace field in Alenia Difesa (now LEONARDO) and grow up in Home Appliances Business, in Whirlpool Corporation and Electrolux Group.
Managerial positions in technology organizations, in R&D & Industrial Operations, at global level.  Former Head of Electrolux Global Innovation Hub.
Now Managing Partner @Gellify, leading “Phygital Factory”, to drive companies in executing industry 4.0 projects, leveraging emerging technologies and alliances with startup ecosystems. Alumni Polimi Award Politecnico di Milano. Inspiring Fifty

Graduated in Labour Law and Industrial Relations at University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Sabrina De Santis is currently responsible for education and training department at Federmeccanica.
Her activities include the definition of methods for enabling the school-to-work transition, the organization of continuous training, the management of EU-funded projects.
She is involved in the collective bargain of continuous training, educational rights and apprenticeship regulation in the collective agreement of MET sector.
She is member of diverse committees, such as Education and Training Committee at Ceemet, Sectoral Social Dialogue delegation at European level, Sectoral Task Force on Industry 4.0.

CEO and founder of Huky srl Benefit Corporation, an innovative startup whose purpose is to help entrepreneurs innovate their business models with the use of technology, communication and branding. Previously she worked for several multinational companies in Italy and the U.K., in the fields of information technology, telecom and management consulting.
She has a degree in Business Administration, holds a Masters in Business Administration, is a qualified Innovation Manager at the Ministry of Economic Development. She is in charge of several activities for not-for-profit associations aimed at female empowerment, youth entrepreneurship and innovation.

After the degree and Master of Science in economics at Bocconi University, she worked for IBM for 34 years, covering many roles in Marketing, Sales and Sales Strategy, at local and International level. She had the opportunity to change many roles in Sales, Finance, Human Resource, Strategy and she led Sales Branches and Southern Europe Business Units, before being assigned to EMEA. In London, she was appointed Executive as Director of Channel Distribution Management at EMEA Level and she joined the European Women Leadership Board to support and promote the diversity and enhancement of female talent. As Director of Digital Sales she managed a big Sales Organization with people in Italy and abroad. For many years she was a member of the Italian IBM Management Team and she also was the leader of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee. During her leadership IBM Italia jointed many networks of women’s associations, as ValoreD, STEAMiamoci of Assolombarda, 30percent club Italy
She often held speeches in round table/events on the topic of Diversity & Inclusion for Entrepreneurs / Associations / University Students.

I’m a mechanical engineer with a Ph.D. in Machine Design and Full Professor at Politecnico di Milano. My research interests cover methods and technologies supporting design creativity and innovation, as well as design cognition and its experimental investigation.
I’m Co-Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation and Associate Editor of AI EDAM (Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing) and Design Science.
I coordinated the European projects FORMAT (FORecast and Roadmapping for MAnufacturing Technologies), SPARK (Spatial Augmented Reality as a Key for co-creativity) and OIPEC (Open innovation Platform for university-Enterprise Collaboration) and (co-)authored more than 150 articles and 14 patents.

He is a senior consultant with decades of experience as health, safety and the environment manager (HSE Manager) at Aristea Legnano Srl.
He is an external manager in many companies for supporting the prevention and protection service (RSPP). The consultancy is carried out in close contact with company management on specific issues with impacts on the entire production cycle.
The profile is completed by the ministerial certificate as a consultant concerning the transport of dangerous goods by road (ADR).
Eventually, he is trainer in courses related workplace safety (Legislative Decree 81/2008 and subsequent amendments) and transport safety and compliance.

He is a journalist writing for “Corriere della Sera”. He previously collaborated with “L’Unità” and he was editor-in-chief of the weekly publication “A”. He is author of several books