Stefano graduated from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology with a Bachelors Degree (Hons) in Management Sciences. He then obtained a Scholarship at Manchester Business School to study for a Master of Business Administration where he also studied at the Kellogg School of Management/USA in his second year as an exchange student. Stefano then worked as a strategy consultant at Accenture Strategic Services in London and Sydney where he specialised in Financial Services and Global Infrastructure. He then spent the following 18 years in the financial markets as a rated banking analyst at Citi, an award winning fund manager at UBS and BNP investment management before taking CEO roles in real asset fund management firms. Nucleus Global, a Global Infrastructure Fund, and Lidis Private Equity Real Estate. In both his CEO roles Stefano hired SONEAN`s sister entity Funds@Work to assist with the building of the fund management businesses and was a very impressed with their professionalism and results. For the last three years, Stefano has advised Boards and CEO’s of corporates and asset managers in Australia, China, Europe and USA. He is on the Board of the Swiss Australian Chamber of Commerce and the ICT Board of the Australian Indian Business Council. He was also Head of M&A, Investments, for Asia Pacific (APAC) at Accenture.
Stefano is passionate about the work SONEAN is doing in bringing the latest cutting edge methodologies to assist Boards and CEO’s to understand the ecosystem and help them drive actionable intelligence. As Advisory Board member for APAC he assists the founders of SONEAN in getting a foothold in the region.