As representative of the EuroCham Green Growth Sector Committee he is firmly convinced that Vietnam can choose a more sustainable path to growth, in which European firms can be of substantial support. He points out that one crucial condition for the adoption of a green strategy in Vietnam is the availability of sources of financing from the private sector, rather the current Government to Government aid.
Mar 2011 – Present Deputy Chairman – EuroCham Vietnam
- ExCo member
- Chairman of Green Growth Sector Committee
- Being the representative of EuroCham in the VBF (Vietnam Business Forum) Board of Directors, as well as being responsible for CSR – the Corporate Social Responsibility Sub-committee of VBF.
Oct 2008 – Present Indochina Head Representative – Intesa Sanpaolo
- Responsible for Indochina (Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos)
- Three (03) main business areas:
- Trade financing with the banks
- Project financing of infrastructure in power and ports with the best local companies
- Advising and personally supporting investment and trade for Italian and European companies coming to Indochina and ASEAN.
Oct 2014 – Feb 2016 Chairman – UWC Vietnam Committee
- United World Colleges are International Baccalaureate schools founded by Kurt Hanh in Wales and now in 14 countries. They are highly idealistic and teach international understanding, leadership and sustainability for a world in peace
Nov 2008 – Jan 2011 Chairman – Italian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (ICham)
1989 – 1991 UCLA Anderson School of Management – MBA, Finance and Strategy
1981 – 1985 University of Bologna – Laurea cum laude, Economics
Italian Mother Tongue
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese Native
German, Russian and Vietnamese Communicative
Best practise sharing on building smart cities in European countries
The development of smart cities is now an inevitable trend. As a region which is known with the largest number of smart cities projects, Europe is proving its pioneering role in becoming smarter, enhancing the quality of life of their cities residents with a wise management of natural resources through participated governance.
In our speech, we would highlight best practices on building smart cities in European countries including Barcelona, Amsterdam, Tallinn with successful implementation such solutions as e-government, smart environment management system, smart energy, smart education and disaster prevention based on ICT fundamentals.
Barcelona implements a combination of urban planning, ecological research and informational technology to ensure the benefits of technology to every household in the city. A project called ‘Smart City Barcelona’, its ICT strategy, the 22nd District, LIVE Platform (Logistics for the Implementation of the Electric Vehicle) and O-Government project will be introduced to provide you with an overview of Barcelona’s Smart City plan.
Amsterdam has a strong commitment to encourage green research, development and investment in sustainable initiatives. Amsterdam’s initial steps towards a smarter version are its Smart City Program (ASD) to promote and support energy and connectivity innovations. Amsterdam also invested in the new fibre-optic networks and ICT infrastructure to increase its connectivity. Impressive smart city service/application of the city includes the Niew-West smart grid to provide energy, its open database, the Energy Atlas, the Verhicle2grid project.
Tallinn has a highly diversified economy with particular strengths in information technology, tourism and logistics. The introduction of “Development Plan 2014 – 2020”, “European Green Capital Movement”, its public service database, public transportation system, energy policies and role of private sector in the development path will serve as a good practice for our reference.