Nico Valenti GattoOperating Director, Bocconi
Nico started his career in Milan in strategy consulting (internationalisation, M&A, data and information management projects) and lecturing at Bocconi University for the Strategy course for international students. He then worked in London as General Manager of a start-up called Hostelmania, an online booking engine for budget accommodation.
His next experience was at Edenred, a multinational b2b, b2c and b2b2c prepaid services company. Here he was Market Development Manager and then Head of Innovation, in London first then at HQ in Paris.
Prior to becoming Operating Director of Bocconi For Innovation, Nico worked in Paris as Principal – Business Development for Partech Partners, a VC with offices in Paris, San Francisco, Berlin and Dakar. During this time, he also gained experience as a small angel investor.
Nico has an international experience, having worked for 4 ½ years in Milan, 6 ½ in London and 6 ½ in Paris. He graduated from Bocconi University, Milan, and has an MBA, with Distinction, from Cass Business School, London.