Co-founder and CEO
Francesco heads political risk and non-market strategy advisory. His professional track record before founding Policy Sonar includes senior posts with a variety of Italian public institutions (Ministry of Economy and Finance, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti). He teaches Political risk analysis at LUISS University and serves as adjunct professor of scenarios analysis and strategic foresight at LUISS Business School. Francesco is also a research affiliate at the SovereigNET centre of TUFTS/Fletcher in Boston. Francesco is a columnist for the fine Italian weekly Panorama, and his comments are featured regularly across the FT, The Economist, Guardian, Times of London, Telegraph, Asia Times, Reuters, Bloomberg, DPA, Al Jazeera. Francesco authored and co-authored several books on Italy’s ‘institutional porosity’. He earned a PhD in Law and Economics from TU Darmstadt, Germany. Francesco is fluent in Italian, English, German and French.