Board of Directors

1798929_10152104452074125_1707723341_oOmar Bassalti – President

Omar a Chartered Professional Italian Mechanical Engineer of Politecnico di Milano with 10 years working experience for companies project oriented, mainly Oil & Gas and Infrastructure. In December of 2015 starts the passion for FinTech and cryptocurrencies market and with a group of partners in 2017 formalises Gentium Capital a partnership firm within the FinTech and cryptocurrency ecosystem. In the Italian Association, he is the President with supervision of Commercial and Financial team. Detailed, meticulous on numbers, costs, cash flow and profit. Omar moved to Singapore in December 2010, he is married with Ling and they have two babies, Victoria and Caesar.

Alberto Forchielli – Vice President

Alberto, Harvard laureate, pragmatic, passionate, and obsessive, 35 years of managerial experience in international affairs development, with a particular focus on the United States, Europe, and China. Managing Partner of Mandarin Capital Partners. Currently, he also deals with dynamics and themes related to the global labour market, as well as talent and skills management at an international level with special attention to problems youth are facing and professional training. He worked and lived for long periods of time in Santiago, Lima, Buenos Aires, Boston, London, Rome, Turin, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Washington DC, Luxembourg, and Munich. Currently, he divides his time between Hong Kong and Boston, and he is always aware of themes regarding the global economy, internationalization, and labour globalization.

IMG_3534Alessia Sprocatti – Treasurer

Alessia arrived in Singapore with her husband Marco and them daughter in 2013, she is from Vicenza. She has a Diploma in corporate accounting, working for more than 20 years in a law firm. In 2015 immediately joined the project of Italian Association of Singapore, from the begging Alessia and her husband are Founding Members. She is Treasurer responsible for payments execution and administration coordination.

ludovica girardoLudovica Girardo – Treasurer Assistant

Ludovica came from New Zealand to Singapore in 2011. She is involved in the F&B business and she is currently the Senior Sales Executive at Euraco Finefood Singapore. Landed in Singapore in May 2011 Ludovica had an internship in business entity. She is involved currently in the F&B business and she has the position of Treasurer Assistant in the Italian Association of Singapore. She is an important asset for the Italian Woman community in Singapore.

maurizio castorinaMaurizio Castorina – Secretary

Maurizio is an R&D Manager in a semiconductor company with 21 years experience. He live in Singapore since 2012 and joined IAS when the project was started already but soon wants to be active part of the core team of the association. His passion is to promote Italy and help Italians that will come to better integrate in this amazing country Of Singapore. In the Italian Association he is the Secretary following the Members and the activities regarding planning and organisation of events till the IAS setup, and management.

Gianfranco Di Stefano – Secretary Assistant

Gianfranco Di Stefano is R&D project manager and works in a semiconductor company for more than 20 years. As soon as he arrived in Singapore he almost immediately joined the Association at the beginning helping in organizing events as a volunteer of the Italian association. In 2017 he was appointed as Internal Auditor and since 2018 he is part of the board.


David Carollo – Digital Marketing Director

David Carollo is a polymorphic professional with creative, technical, strategic and entrepreneurial skills. With a Master’s Degree with honour in Communication Theory and Technology he had several interesting experiences in the world of innovation, ICT and advertising. On 2015 David was appointed as one of the Italian Digital Champions and he published many articles on Social Media and Digital Marketing and a book on 2016; moreover he hosted some speeches about these topics in Italian universities and business meetings.

Beatrice Cavalleri – Cultural Director

Beatrice Cavalleri is a sinologist with a MA degree in Chinese Language and Literature. She has spent 15+ years working as HR and Project manager in China, Australia and UK. After moving to Singapore in 2014, she began working for the Italian and the Swiss Embassies, providing certified translations to both private and companies. Language teacher and consultant for the Italian Cultural Institute too, she has a solid experience in designing, assessing and delivering Italian language courses as well as organizer of cultural events and activities whose aim is whetting the Locals’ appetite for Italy.

antonio bottianiAntonio Bottiani – Legal Director

Antonio, has more than 20 years experience working abroad : Switzerland, Germany , Norway, Middle East, UK and eventually Singapore where he arrived in  2002. A former Italian Navy Officer, graduated from Naval Accademy in Livorno and from University of Pisa, is the Managing Director of CUT Asia pacific, a company specialized in underwater services for offshore oil and gas industry and special projects for petrochemical plants. Married to Florence, spends his free time jogging, biking, cooking, travelling, reading. Antonio is the Legal Director collaborating closely with the General Manager on legal affairs.

Jacopo Morotti – PR Director

Jacopo Morotti, has more than 15 years in the business of marketing and events organisation related to fashion and design business in Milano, Italy. Several years in communication and media planning for events at national level. He has studied at IULM public relations and currently in Singapore he works in his family business and personal one. In the Italian Association he takes care of communication and public relations. He loves his 3 babies and his Singaporean wife.

Honorary Auditors

Charmaine Chew, Business Development Manager.

Katja Krizman, PhD at National University of Singapore.

Directors – Non-Voting

Mario Ricco – Vice President

Mario, born in Rome 53 years ago, lives in Singapore since 2014 with his family. Degree in Architecture and PhD in visual arts applied to new media, till 2004 taught at the Politecnico di Milano visual communication. Since 1994 he has been working as multimedia professional. Passionate about art, new media, he worked as an Art Director for Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Atari Infogrames. Currently involved in developing mobile games and he is Art Manager at IGG Singapore. Within the Italian Association, he is Vice President taking care of communication and PR.

Sergio Ruocco – Scientific Director

Sergio is Scientist II at A*STAR Data Storage Institute of Singapore. He has more then 10 years research experience within the IT sector, research and development in real-time embedded systems. Within the Italian Association of Singapore Sergio is one of the very initial founder and he is our Scientific Director. He has several skills from human side up to highest levels of research. He lived in Australia, Italy and Singapore.

Claudia CaniClaudia Cani – Business Development Manager

Brought up in Milan, Claudia brings with her a colourful array of diverse experiences, having worked in UK, Spain, Italy, India and Poland, before making Singapore home. Claudia is a Project Manager in the IT sector with a Master’s Degree in Business Economics and Management from the Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca. Claudia is passionate about travelling, exploring new cultures, diving and practising yoga.

Jacopo Quaglia – Executive Director

Jacco with an Economic Degree at Bologna University, always worked as Business Development Manager focusing on Asia Pacific markets. Global citizen, globetrotter by nature, a big fan of Asia and Asian cultures. We are a small dot in the vast universe, we are not supposed to be divided because of country of birth, religion or political beliefs. A smile a day keeps the doctor away (with all the respect for doctors).. In the Italian Association of Singapore, Jacco is Executive Director, Secretary Assistant.

Daniele Poli – Operation Manager

Daniele has more than 25 years of experience in Sales, Customer Service, Operations and Logistics. After his graduation and National Service, Daniele started to work in Operations and Sales roles which allowed him to achieve a global knowledge on how to sell a service as well as understand its process meeting customers and company needs. He is currently Co-Owner and Director of a well-established Singapore based company dealing with cosmetics products manufactured in Italy. Daniele is 50 years old and he is Singaporean Permanent Resident since 2011.


Attached the Constitution Org Chart:- Constitution Org Chart

Here attached the Operations Org Chart:- application_pdf