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The Bologna Center Advisory Council

The Bologna Center Advisory Council is composed of distinguished leaders from Europe and the United States who represent both private and public sectors. The Council plays a major role in the life of the Center by providing operating advice and financial support. Council members also serve as informal ambassadors of the Center in their home countries and strive to enhance the school's public image throughout Europe and the United States.

Bologna Center Advisory Council Members
Academic Year 2012-13

Mr. Thomas Tesluk, Chair (U.S.)
Managing Director, Sequent Consulting LLC
New Canaan, CT, U.S.

Mr. Robert J. Abernethy (U.S.)
President, American Standard Development Company
Los Angeles, CA, U.S.

Mr. James Anderson (UK)
Partner, Baillie Gifford & Co.
Edinburgh, UK

Mr. Elan Bar (U.S.)
Junior Advisory Council Member
SAIS Bologna Graduate 2011

Mr. Michael Bosco (U.S.)
Partner, DLA PIPER
Rome, Italy

The Honorable Ioannis Bourloyannis Tsangaridis (Greece)
Former Ambassador to Nato and Germany
Former General Director of National Defense Policy and International Relations,
Athens, Greece

Mr. Nicholas Cortezi (U.S.)
Chief Executive Officer, All Risks Limited
Hunt Valley, MD, U.S.

Prof. Giuseppe de Vergottini (Italy)
Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Bologna
Lawyer in Bologna and Rome, Italy

Mr. Marco dell'Aquila (Italy)
Managing Director, Power Capital
London, UK

Ms. Anne Erni (U.S.)
Head of Leadership and Diversity, Bloomberg LP,
New York, NY, U.S.

Mr. Patrick Flanagan (Ireland)
Junior Advisory Council Member
Consultant at the International Financial Corporation

Mr. Martin Fraenkel (UK)
Consultant at NYSE Euronext
London, UK

Ms. Astrid Haas (Austria)
Junior Advisory Council Member
Analyst, Abt Associates

Mr. Wilhelm Hemetsberger (Austria)
President, Ithuba Capital AG
Vienna, Austria

Mr. Fredrik Hillelson (Sweden)
Chief Executive Officer, Novare Human Capital AB
Stockholm, Sweden

Dr. Thomas Jetter (Germany)
Chairman, Sirona Dental Systems, Inc.
Bad Homburg, Germany

Mr. Hanns Koenig (Germany)
Junior Advisory Council Member
SAIS Bologna Graduate 2012

Mag. Dr. Paul Andreas Mailath-Pokorny (Austria)
Executive City Councilor for Cultural Affairs and Science
City of Vienna, Austria

Dr. Eric Melby (U.S.)
Founding Partner, Scowcroft Group Inc.
Washington, D.C., U.S.

Ing. Guglielmo Moscato (Italy)
Chairman and CEO, Gas Mediterraneo & Petrolio Srl
Milan, Italy

Ms. Naneen Hunter-Neubohn (U.S.)
Former Advisory Director, Morgan Stanley,
London, UK

Mr. Roberto Nicastro (Italy)
General Manager, UniCredit Spa
Milano, Italy

Dott. Emilio Ottolenghi (Italy)
President, La Petrolifera Italo-Rumena
Bologna, Italy

Mr. John Parachini (U.S.)
Policy Analyst,Intelligence Policy Center, RAND National Security Research Division
Arlington, VA., U.S.

Mr. Stefano Possati (Italy)
President, Marposs S.p.A.
Bologna, Italy

Ms. Nicole Salinger (France)
Director of the Department of Cultural Development, Louvre Museum
Paris, France

Mrs. Georgia Santangelo Derrico (U.S.)
Founder, Chairwoman and CEO, Sonabank
Charlottesville, VA, U.S.
Partner, Santangelo and Sandridge
Middleburg, Va., U.S.

Mr. Raffaele Santoro (Italy)
Boston, MA, U.S.

Mr. Robert Singer (U.S.)
Former CEO, Barilla Holding S.p.A.
Parma, Italy

Mr. Stephen Vicinelli (U.S.)
Managing Director, The Investment Fund for Foundations
Cambridge, MA, U.S.

Cav. Lav. Ing. Romano Volta (Italy)
President, Datalogic SpA, Bologna
Former President, Industrialists' Association
Province of Bologna, Italy

Mrs. Alison von Klemperer (U.S.)
Darien, CT, U.S.

Dr. Ruprecht Vondran, Md.B. (Germany)
Former President, Wirtschaftsvereinigung Stahl
Düsseldorf, Germany

Mr. Jack G. Wasserman (U.S.)
Lawyer and Company Director
New York

Dr. Edward T. Wilson (U.S.)
Owner, Fund for Fine Arts, Inc.
Bethesda, MD, U.S.


M. Georges Berthoin (France)
Honorary European Chairman, The Trilateral Commission
Paris, France

The Honorable Alois Mock (Austria)
Former Minister for Foreign Affairs and Former Vice Chancellor of Austria
Vienna, Austria

Prof. Romano Prodi (Italy)
Chair, UN-African Union Peacekeeping Panel
Former Prime Minister of Italy
Former President, European Commission


Dr. Ronald J. Daniels
President, The Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Md., U.S.

Dr. Vali Nasr
Dean, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
Washington, D.C., U.S.

Dr. Michael G. Plummer
Director of the Bologna Center
Bologna, Italy

Mr. Peter A. Flaherty
Managing Director for Arcon Partners and Director Emeritus of McKinsey & Company
New York