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Managing Partner

Alessandro Scala

Alessandro is the founder of Advbeca Ltd with 20 years of distinctive  cross functional experience in advisory services,  capital markets and private equity. Alessandro worked in finance roles in Merrill Lynch in London in 2005/2009 followed by directorship role in change management in RBS until 2015. In the last four years Alessandro has closed a number of transactions with SMEs in Capital Markets and private equity deals. Experienced board member of several private companies located in the EU. He Holds a degree in Economics with specialisation in business administration from the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart and an Executive MBA from London Business School. Alessandro is an avid reader, passionate about explorations, sports and a keen runner. 

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Senior Adviser

Giacomo Santucci

Giacomo is among the most experienced and influential professionals in the fashion and luxury industry.  The Wall Street Journal has in fact included his name in the list of 50 most influential people worldwide in the fashion industry.

After working for McKinsey, he collaborated with brands such as Ferragamo, Dolce e Gabbana e Roberto Cavalli. For Prada he coordinated the brand development into the Far East. He was President and CEO of Gucci, during the memorable tenure of Tom Ford and Domenico De Sole. 

Giacomo holds four degrees: Nuclear Engineering, Political Sciences, Economics and History of Arts. He also speaks fluently six languages including Cantonese and Japanese.


Senior Adviser and Design Manager

Giovanni Gambin

Senior Executive and Design Manager with versatile experience of over 30 years as VP&GM in a global Building automation company, Home automation and Security Business, Start-up, Contract Manufacturing. Proven experience in Design Management with leading Industrial Designer,  in R&D/ product development, operational management, sales & marketing in company like Olivetti and Vimar. Led multi sites businesses in different countries. Managed over $50M P&L. Involved in major M&A initiatives. Solid track record in Marketing and business development activities in emerging regions and government relations.Long experience in Different National Industrial Association as president and board member.

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Human Capital Adviser

Elena Bignamini

More than 25 years of experience in Management Consulting, especially focusing on General Management and Human Capital matters within domestic and international environment, working closely with Entrepreneur, Board Member, Ceo, HRD, Private Equity Funds and Family Office.  In 2010 She carried on, as Managing Partner at Signium International Italy, the whole Italian business sponsoring the upcoming merge with Governance Consulting where She served as Senior Partner and Board Member.  Later she promoted at Boyden Int’l, the Italian Human Capital practice, being an active Partner as well.  Currently engaged as Human Capital Advisor together with skilled Partners, She provides a wide range of services: Executive and Middle Management search, Leadership Services and People Due Diligence.


Senior Analyst

Luca Grassadonia

Luca is a corporate finance expert. He has been involved in M&A and capital market transactions with Italian SMEs. Luca started in Eurizon Sgr as a consultant for the Cariplo Foundation. In 2000 he joined Montepaschi Sgr as portfolio manager. In 2007 Luca became ESG portfolio manager and in 2011 he went on in Anima Sgr. After an experience in the non-profit sector, Luca has come back to bring sustainable finance to SMEs. He is a CFA Charterholder and a graduate in Business Administration from Bocconi University.



Leonardo Leoncini

After graduating in December 2018, Leonardo joins Reliable Energy Advisors, an independent advisory boutique focused on renewable energy investment projects based in Bologna. As a financial analyst, he has been involved in numerous M&A transactions related to the photovoltaic industry. Leonardo is a columnist for, writing articles on main topics regarding financial markets. Leonardo holds a bachelor’s degree in Business and Administration and a Master degree in Finance and Risk Management from the University of Florence.



Ilaria Santucci

Ilaria holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Management from Luiss Guido Carli University of Rome (2018). During the three years she also spent a period/semester (2017) in France, where she studied at the ESSEC business school as an erasmus student. Ilaria is currently attending the Master of Science in Management at Bocconi University, where he is about to graduate. Before joining our team, she worked as a credit analyst intern for 4 months at Credimi SPA, a fintech startup.

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