Name: Martina Iannuzzi

Position: EU Project Manager

Unit: EU Projects, EBAN, Belgium

Contact: martina@eban.org; linkedin.com/in/martina-iannuzzi-9b7a91b8

Bio: As the EU Projects Manager, Martina works together with the team on EU-funded projects and other pan-European projects and initiatives. Before joining EBAN, she worked in Equity Research for a Milan-based financial advisory boutique – where she scouted strategic buyers and targets for M&A transactions across Italy and abroad –, and as Research Assistant for the Department of Finance of Università Bocconi – where she collaborated on a research about Circular Economy and Finance. Through these roles she got exposure to key trends and topics related to green investing, sustainable development and SMEs growth. Martina holds an M. Sc in International Management from Università Bocconi and had the chance to live and study in Asia for more than two years overall, during which she often engaged with the dynamic entrepreneurial cummunity of Shanghai and Seoul.

Name: Natalia Costanzo

Position: EU Project Manager Trainee

Unit: EU Projects

Contact: natalia@eban.org; linkedin.com/in/natalia-costanzo

Bio: As EU Project Manager Trainee, Natalia assists the EBAN EU Project Manager in planning and delivering the activities expected from our European funded projects. As such, she coordinates with startups, investors and other actors involved in workshops, events, and other activities, she participates to consortium meetings and planning of tasks with project partners, she helps with project reporting and with the preparation of new EU Project tenders and proposals. She is graduating from her MSc in Management at Bocconi University where she focused on courses about Entrepreneurship and Sustainability. She gained valuable insights in the startup and sustainability fields also as a member of Cuora Consulting, first as a consultant and then as Head of Project Management. Cuora is a student-run association providing consulting services specifically to sustainable entities or projects.

Name: Keti Chikhladze

Position: Operations Director

Unit: Operations, EBAN, Belgium

Contact: operations@eban.org; linkedin.com/in/keti-chikhladze

Bio: As Operations Director, Keti ensures efficient implementation of all of EBAN’s activities – organising events, liaising with the association’s members and partners, implementing EU-funded projects, research and marketing activities, and more. Prior to joining EBAN, she obtained her MSc. with distinction from the University of Sheffield International Faculty in Thessaloniki, Greece and went on to collaborate with the Hellenic Business Angels Network. In addition to other international experiences, Keti received her BA in Business Administration with distinction from the University of Georgia in Tbilisi, Georgia, where she is originally from.

Name: Jacopo Losso

Position: Director Secretariat

Unit: EBAN, Belgium

Contact: director@eban.org; linkedin.com/in/jacopo-losso-62278692

Bio: As the Director of Secretariat, Jacopo tracks issues of strategic importance to the early-stage investing ecosystem. He also strives to identify opportunities to influence the EU decision making processes, working closely with industry stakeholders to promote the excellence and expertise of EBAN’s Board Members to the European audience. Jacopo is also responsible of the coordination and implementation of EBAN’s activities in EU funded projects. Being the first contact point of the Association, he is also looking after members’ interests and helping ensure they obtain best value from their membership. Jacopo holds a Bachelor’s degree and a Master of Science degree in Business Administration from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. Thanks to his education and his strong academic background both in marketing and in financial management, Jacopo has a successful track record with international work experiences. He is a native Italian speaker and perfectly bilingual both in English and Spanish.