Mario Zanone Poma
Mario is the Chairman of Board of Directors at WISE.
He is Vice President of the Italy-China Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of Agite! SpA, the financial co-founder of WISE. Mario holds a degree in Economics and has held several CEO and Chairman roles at major companies, such as Kalle Infortec, Telepiù, Mediocredito Lombardo, Intesa Mediocredito and Mediocredito Italiano.
Luca holds a PhD in Physics and has long-term experience in basic and applied research in the field of nanotechnology.
He developed and patented the innovative technology on which the activity of WISE is based and co-founded the company in 2011. In 2018 he achieved the title of Executive MBA at SDA Bocconi. Since 2019 he is member of the Management Board of the Lombardy’s Life Sciences Cluster. Since 2020 he is an Endeavor Entrepreneur.
With a PhD in Biotechnology from the University of Technology in Aachen (RWTH), Georg has more than 20 years of experience in the biotech and healthcare industry.
He has extensive experience at managing and developing biotech, pharma and medtech companies, having grown one of his ventures, Sividon Diagnostics GmbH to one of Germany’s leading molecular diagnostics companies before it was sold. George currently heads up his own consulting and investment company.
Laura has over 25 years of experience in venture capital (Ibis Capital, DN Capital, Earlybird), CVC (Reuters), Private Equity, M&A and operations.
She is Partner at CDP Venture Capital, primarily following growth capital investments across industries (es. ICT, DeepTech, MedTech and BioTech) at Italy Venture I. Laura has a degree in Japanese Language and Literature at Ca’ Foscari University (Venice) and MBA at London Business School.
Paolo is Head of Investments at the III-Health fund of Principia SGR, the first Italian fund specializing in the healthcare sector.
From 2008 to 2014 he was the Head of the Strategy and Policy on Medical Products Area of AIFA and in that same period, he was a Board Member of EMA (European Medicines Agency) and Chairman of MEDEV Group. He collaborated with CNR taking care of technology transfer, Intellectual Property and Knowledge Management.
With a Degree in Law from the University of Padua and a Master in Administration & International Finance from CUOA, Nicola has wide ranging experience in the scouting, management and support of innovative and technological companies.
After 10 years as CEO and Managing Director of Veneto Nanotech, in 2016 he founded Mindset Technology, dedicated to the scouting and exploitation of new technologies. Since 2018, he is investment counsellor for the holding of the Rossi Luciani family. He has worked as a senior consultant in finance for innovation and tech transfer for entities such as the Inter-American Development Bank, the European Commission, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is Board member in numerous Italian companies, including New Frontier Srl.
Davide started his career in 1990 at Sige where he gained experience in Equity Capital Market, M&A and debt restructuring, and later focused on private equity and venture capital.
In 1995 he joined the Merchant Banking team at Mediocredito Lombardo (then merged in Intesa Sanpaolo Private Equity team) as Investment Manager. Davide is Managing Partner of Atlante Ventures and member of its Investment Committee since the start of the fund. He is also a member of Atlante Private Equity Investment Committee. He is Board member in Igea SpA, Materbi SpA, Novamont SpA, Tethis S.p.A. and Varese Investimenti SpA. He holds a degree in Business Administration from the Bocconi University of Milan.