Board of Directors

Omar Bassalti – President

Omar is a Chartered Professional Italian Mechanical Engineer of Politecnico di Milano with 12+ years working experience within companies project oriented, mainly Oil & Gas and Infrastructure. Since 2015 involved in FinTech and with a group of partners in mid 2017 formalises Gentium Capital. Recently he has been involved in the smart waste management business in ReGreen City as GM and Contract Manager. In the Italian Association, he is the President with supervision of Commercial, Growth and Financial team. Detailed, meticulous on numbers, budgets, costs, cash flow and profit. He moved to Singapore in December 2010, married with Ling they have two babies, Victoria and Caesar.

Alberto Forchielli – Hon 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, internationalisation, and labour globalisation.

Ludovica Girardo – Treasurer

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 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 organising events as a volunteer of the Italian association. In 2017 he was appointed as Internal Auditor and currently Gianfranco is part of the board.

Aniello Castellano – ICT Director

Aniello aka Nello is an experienced Technologist with a demonstrated history of working in the management consulting industry. Skilled in Requirements Analysis, Perl, Advertising, PHP, and Event Management. Within the Italian Association of Singapore has brought plenty of tech ideas and efficient IT expenditures. From 2019 IAS has its own newsletter server, iOS and Android App and further IT services online optimised. Nello within the Italian Association is the ITC Director. Together with our President Omar Bassalti, David Carollo and Fabio Giuffrida they are the ITC and Marketing Team for all the revenue lines of Italian Association.

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.

Fabio Giuffrida – Executive Director

Fabio is and highly professional IT Manager acting as Assistant Vice President in one of the top 10 largest general insurance groups in the world . He came from Turin to Singapore in mid 2015 and starting from the beginning he was acting as supporter and volunteer for the major Italian Association initiatives embracing the philosophy and the ethic of the team, then he recently join the board as new active member . Stubborn, workaholic and passionate like his Italian football team is acting also as Vice President of the Singapore Toro Club that is the only recognise Torino Football club in the Asia Pacific region. Fabio with the Italian Association of Singapore is one of the Executive Directors taking care of IAS approaching businesses and community.

Edoardo Bertolani – Executive Director

Edoardo after completing his International MBA studies in 2005, Edoardo decided to relocate to Asia where he has been living and working since then: first in Shanghai, where he has served as senior consultant (strategy) for medium-to-multinational companies entering the Chinese market; later in Hong Kong, where he has worked as APAC commercial manager both in the construction materials and F&B sectors. Currently, he is a permanent resident of Singapore, actively involved in supporting European SMEs in selling their products across the ASEAN region. Edoardo with the Italian Association of Singapore is one of Executive Director taking care of IAS approaching businesses.

antonio bottianiAntonio Bottiani – Executive 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 specialised 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 collaborating within the Italian Association of Singapore mainly on legal reviews.

Non-Voting Board Members

Alberto Forchielli – Vice President
Giorgia Madonno – Art Director
Jacopo Morotti – Milan Desk Director

Honorary Auditors

Charmaine Chew, Business Development Manager.
Katja Krizman, PhD at National University of Singapore.

Attached the Constitution Org Chart:- Constitution Org Chart

Here attached the Operations Org Chart:- application_pdf