Michele Calcaterra Borri – Chairman and CEO
Calcaterra_2Michele is a founding partner of ECPI, the Chairman and CEO of ECPI Group and the head of its sales department.
A senior faculty member in the Corporate Finance & Real Estate Department of SDA Bocconi School of Management and, from 1991 to 2007, a frequent advisor in M&A transactions, corporate valuations and fairness opinions, Michele has been the driving force behind ECPI’s sustainability and ESG research since its inception. Michele was also a founder and member of the scientific board of the Ethical Finance Observatory (Osservatorio Finetica).
A graduate of Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi (Financial Economy and Corporate Finance, 1989), Michele took part in the International Teachers Program at the London Business School (1991), a faculty-development program of International Schools of Business Management (ISBM), a group of leading European and U.S. business schools.
Francesco Silva – Partner
FrancescoSilvaFrancesco is Managing Partner of ECPI Group, in charge of the group’s strategic business development.
He has been active in the  Investment Banking industry internationally over the past 25 years in New York, London and Milan. Previously, he was CEO of Mittel Corporate Finance, Chairman and CEO of E. Capital Partners, Managing Director and Head of M&A advisory for Italy at JP Morgan, Vice President at Kidder, Peabody & co.
A graduate of Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi (Economics, 1983), he also holds an MBA  degree from Columbia  University Graduate School of Business.
Since 2004 Francesco has been  Adjunct  Professor at SDA Bocconi University ‘s Master in Corporate Finance program.
Paolo Sardi – Partner
PaoloSardiPaolo Sardi is one of ECPI’s founders, the head of its international sales department and board member of ECP International S.A.
Paolo began his financial career in mergers & acquisitions at Merrill Lynch International in London, worked on debt and equity structured-finance for institutional real-estate investors, and as a lecturer in the Corporate Finance & Real Estate Department of SDA Bocconi School of Management.
Paolo is a graduate in Business Administration of Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi (CLEA 1999).
Ignazio Basile – Partner
Basile Ignazio is partner of ECPI Group and full Professor in Financial Institutions Economics at University of Brescia. Previously Ignazio has been Senior Partner of Banca Esperia, CEO of Duemme Hedge SGR and Director of Mediolanum Gestione Fondi SGR, Duemme SGR, Duemme Capital Ltd and Reit Capital SGR. He is currently Board member and presidente of the Surveillance Body of Aletti Gestielle SGR.
Lorenzo Pelizzola – Partner
Lorenzo is partner and Chief Operating Officer and Head of Technology.
Prior to joining ECPI, he was an executive director of the London Stock Exchange Group with responsibility for technology, operations and data management of MTS S.p.A., a pan-European inter-dealer and dealer-to-client electronic fixed-income trading platform. Lorenzo had previously held sales and marketing and product development positions at JPMorgan and BNP Paribas in Milan, London and Paris. Lorenzo is a graduate in Finance and Business Administration of Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi.
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