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VP & Rotational Director of Persico Group
Winner of the Gammadonna prize on the topic of Leadership gentile

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After graduating in marketing and corporate communication in Milan and after a job experience in America with a competitor, in 1998 joined the her family company, a Bergamo-based multinational leader in moulds, presses, plants and automated solutions for various high-tech sectors. Over the years, she has helped steer Persico Group's growth strategies with a decisive manufacturing leap towards technological neutrality, environmental sustainability and circular economy, investing in processes to reduce consumption and the use of renewable sources in sectors such as automotive, aerospace, nautical, urban mobility and biomedical engineering. Claudia is now Vice-President of Federmeccanica with responsibility for gender culture, of the Council of Mechatronics Groups of Confindustria Bergamo, part of the board of the JEC Group, GammaDonna Ambassador, EMBA Candidate @ POLIMI Graduate School of Management, Banca Galileo Independent Member and SPS Italy Trade Fair Scientific Committee Member. Mother of two children, she firmly believes in gentle leadership and the constant search for the new.


Delegate for International Relations
POLIMI Graduate School of Management


Sergio Terzi is professor of Industrial Technologies (M.Sc. in Management Engineering) and Design and Management of Production Systems (M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering). His main research interests are in the field of Advanced and Smart Manufacturing (also said Industry 4.0), with special attention to the role of digital technologies and sustainability. He is serving as a Delegate to the International Relationships for the Department of Management, Economics, and Industrial Engineering. He is also serving as Associate Dean in the Graduate School of Management (GSoM).


122nd Commanding Officer
Amerigo Vespucci

During his career, Captain Gianfranco Bacchi has taken on numerous roles both in the operational and training fields.

He was the one hundred and twenty-second Commander of the Italian Navy training ship Amerigo Vespucci, the sailing ship launched in 1931 and known throughout the world, from October 2019 to September 2021, the only commander to be in charge of this ship for such a long period.

Passionate about sailing since he was a boy, he has participated in important national and international competitions on various types of boats.

In addition to the sea, the Commander's other great passion is music: his military career did not in fact prevent him from continuing to play the piano, with which he accompanied significant moments of the 2020 Education Campaign on Vespucci.

Author of the two books "The highest point" and C.A.P.O.

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