Our Advisory Team


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.

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Giacomo Santucci

Senior Advisor

Giacomo is among the most experienced and influential professionals in the fashion 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 Hostory of Arts. He also speak fluently six languages, including Cantonese and japanese. 

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Giovanni Gambin

Senior Advisor

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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Elena Bignamini

Human Capital Advisor

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.

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Our Team


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 brokeraffidabili.it, 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.


Nicolò Pentassuglia


Finance, analytics and business development with an ESG perspective, those are the key elements on which Nicolò has based his academic and professional background. He holds a degree in Environmental Engineering with a MSc thesis focused on project financing for energy efficiency investments, and a Master in Finance at Luiss Business School, where he had the opportunity to ehnance his professional growth in corporate finance. He started his career in manufacturing and automation  industry, taking part to the development of the e-mobility sector of IMA Group, worldwide leader in automatic machines and industrial plants; before that he experienced life in London, where he worked as a business developer at The Commercialiser Ltd, a VC Studio where he tested his negotiation and lead generation abilities within SMEs, feeding his interest in people and building relationships. Nicolò is costantly projected towards sustainability latest technologies and loves to spend his free time at the seaside practicing freediving


Ilaria Santucci


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