Advisory Board

Francesco Galietti, MsC

Francesco Galietti, MsC counsels corporations and non-profits on market access, strategic planning, government issues and advocacy. He is a senior fellow with teaching assignments at the Center for the Study of Global Issues, University of Georgia, USA, a lecturer in corporate strategy at the business school of Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, and an alumnus of the 2010 “Singularity University” élite graduate studies program on exponential technologies held at the NASA campus in Moffett Field, California, USA.
Francesco is an opinionist for the Italian media outlets “Il Foglio”, “Il Riformista”, “Panorama Economy”, “Longitude”, and a past contributor to the US foreign affairs magazine “The National Interest”. He is a contributor and member of the editorial board of “Aspenia”, the geopolitics magazine of the Aspen Institute Italy. A winner of the “Dioscuri” Prize for economic journalism, he is increasingly invited as public speaker: recent invitations include Cisco’s Friday University, the US Embassy in Rome, the Annual Meeting of the Italian Young Industrialists, M-TV. His new book on lobbying in Italy is due out in Fall and will be published by Marsilio Editori. He is now conducting initial research for a publication on economic warfare, reputation and new media.
From May 2008 to May 2011, he served as special advisor (“Consigliere”) to the Italian Minister of Finance, Professor Giulio Tremonti, in Rome, Italy. He also was a member of the Advisory Board (“Comitato degli Esperti”) of Cassa Depositi e Prestiti S.p.A., and works with the Italian Strategic Committee, a joint task force of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance focusing mainly on sovereign wealth funds and their impact on the Italian economy. A Chartered Accountant and Auditor (“Dottore Commercialista” and “Revisore contabile”), he worked for Pirola Pennuto Zei (PriceWaterhouseCoopers network) in Turin, Italy, and for Tremonti Vitali Romagnoli, a legal boutique, in Milan, Italy, prior to his appointment as “Consigliere” in 2008.
Francesco is a member of the Aspen Institute network and a “Young Leader” at the Council for the U.S. and Italy. He also is an Alumnus of the Bucerius/ ZEIT Stiftung Summer School on Global Governance and participated in the 2010 renowned individual International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) of the US State Department.
Francesco earned a MsC summa cum laude in business administration from the University of Turin, Italy, in July 2006. As a student, he interned at car producer BMW in Munich, Germany, and at the advisory firm KPMG in Luxembourg, and attended graduate courses at the University of Muenster, Germany. His dissertation on corporate groups received a special award (“Dignità di stampa”). Moreover, he is working towards a Ph.D. on “Compliance in international corporate groups” with Prof. Dr. Uwe H. Schneider — legal counsel of the German Bundesbank — at the University of Darmstadt, Germany.
He is fluent in English, German, Italian, and French. Visit his Facebook page. Read his LinkedIn profile. Follow his Twitter feed.