Lugano (Switzerland) – 14th March 2018

We are glad to announce Bepi Pezzulli joined Coinnect Advisory Board.

Bepi Pezzulli is an Italian-British Investment Lawyer and Corporate Executive. Chairman at SelectMilano a liberal think-tank and business diplomacy initiative, Board Member at Finlombarda Spa, Senior Adviser at Simmons&Simmons Law Firm.

Aged 15, he joined the venerable “Nunziatella” Military Academy, as a cadet of the 1985-1988 class. Once left the army career, he transitioned into Law.

He graduated in Law at LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome in 1993.

Upon moving to New York, he received a Master of Laws from New York University School of Law in 1998. In the same year, he took up a position as attorney at law at the white shoe Wall Street firm of Sullivan & Cromwell, engaging in capital markets, investment management and M&A work. He subsequently earned a JD from Columbia University School of Law in 2003, where he was appointed a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. In the same year, he joined Shearman & Sterling, likewise working in capital markets, investment management and M&A.

Upon relocating to London, he was appointed treasury counsel at the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in 2007. He, then, joined Turning Point Consulting as Head of Legal and Compliance in 2009. Between 2011 and 2013, Pezzulli worked as a professor at John Cabot University in Rome. Between 2013-2015, worked at global investment manager BlackRock as Head of Legal and Compliance for Italy, Cyprus, Greece, and Turkey. In 2016, further expanding on a fin-tech expertise, Bepi Pezzulli joined Italiaonline, the largest digital media group in Italy, to lead the merger with Seat Pagine Gialle, which created the market leader in the digital advertising space and local marketing services for SMEs.

Pezzulli has been credited by Legal Community, TopLegal and Legal500 as the model legal risk manager, for being capable of achieving process optimisation and efficiency of service delivery via the application of quantitative management models to the provision of in-house legal services. He is listed in the GC Power List (Italy) 2016 and received the In-house Community Award as General Counsel of the year 2016.

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