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The Master5 lessons are held by export managers, consultants, EU project writers, EU officials and professionals working in the business internationalization field. The teacher’s mission is to offer the own practical experience to the students through an active and intensive didactic approach. This is an important added value for students, who will have the possibility to stay in touch with experienced professionals, learning from their working experience and competences and practicing all the acquired knowledge.


Alexandre de Streel earned a Ph.D. in law at the European University Institute in Florence that was focused on the relationship between telecom regulation and competition law and a Master Degree in Economics at the University of Leuven. Currently, he is European law professor at the University of Namur and Leuven in Belgium and member of the Belgian Deputy – Prime Minister and Home Affairs Minister Office. Previously, he worked at the Belgian Permanent Representation of EU where he chaired the Council Working Groups focusing on the Employment and Social questions. He also worked at the European Commission in the General Directorate for Communications Networks, Content and Technology.


Marcel Gérard had studied Economics at the University of Namur, University of Manchester and Harvard University completing his Ph. D. in 1978. He has a rich career as professor since he worked at the University of Namur, Poznan (Poland), Kobe (Japan) and Szeged (Hungary). Currently he works as professor of Economics, Public Finance and Taxation at the Catholic University of Leuven and the University of Saint-Louis in Brussels. In addition, he also is a researcher at the Economic Research Institute of Munich in Germany and takes part at several international research networks such as CESIFO, IDEP, IRE. The charge as external expert for the European Commission, the OCSE and the Government of Québec completes his profile. 


Henri Culot obtained his Ph.D. in Law at the University of Leuven in 2012 with a thesis in the law of WTO entitled Les sanctions dans le droit de l’Organisation mondiale du commerce, which was published by Larcier in 2014. Partner at the Brussels firm, Strelia, specialized in Corporate and Commercial Law, he continues his career as teacher at Catholic University of Louvain teaching, Commercial, Corporate and International Economic Law.


He attended a doctorate which thesis focus was the conciliation of economic and non-economic issues in EU law that was crowned by the triennial prize Jean Rey 2013 and published by LGDJ (France). Besides the publication of numerous articles and books in his areas of research, he is also the chief editor of the European Journal of Consumer Law. Christophe Verdure, previously Legal secretary at the General Court of the EU and a researcher at St. Louis University in Brussels, is an attorney at the Brussels Bar. Morepver, he puirsues the career as teacher, which began at the University of Antwerp and continued at Dunkerque, Paris XIII, Wroclaw (Poland), Catholic University of Leuven, where he teaches at present, and University of Luxembourg, where he works as Associate Lecturer.


Professor Mattia Melloni attended a Ph.D. at the Free University of Brussels, an LL.M. at the University of Minnesota Law School in Minneapolis (United States), a D.E.S. at the Institute of European Studies in Brussels and a Law Degree at the University of Bologna. His studies allowed him to becopme Member of the Competition Authority in Luxembourg and professor of EU Competition Law as well as professor of World Trade Organization law at Nancy Law School. He started his professional career working for a leading international law firm in London. Then he became advisor at the General Court of the European Union and attorney at the Brussels BAR. Professor Melloni lectured at Bocconi University and other several international universities including the John Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, in Bologna.


John Baptist Onama was born in Lacor, Uganda. Thanks to his direct participation in missions and project field work in Kenya, Uganda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sweden, Ireland and Romania he has a solid background in the field of EU development and cooperation policies. Moreover, he was Quality Board member in the EU Uni-Key Project.

From 2009 to 2011 he worked on the Implementation of the law on Abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation. In 2012 he was part of the Committee for the Revision of the Development Cooperation Guidelines on Minors, developed by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Currently, he is lecturer at the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Padua and he has often been invited to conduct lectures on EU Project Cycle Management techniques both in Italy and abroad.

He is Founder member and Chairman of the Italian Research Association for Sustainable Development Initiatives (IRASDI) and Vice Chairman of Incontro fra i PopoliNGO. He also is member of the Council for Dignity, Forgiveness, Justice and Reconciliation in Rome.  Besides these activities, he dedicate at the writing, in fact he is author of several publications such as Africa Fifty Years After Decolonisation, Development Cooperation and Gender Empowerment, Decentralised Cooperation and Sustainable Urban Development, Witnessing in Awareness for UNICEF, Promoting the International Cooperation Capacity of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs). 


Since 1994 Rita Bonucchi has been administrator at Bonucchi & Associati Srl, a consultancy agency specialized in international marketing. She obtained a degree in Economics and Business at University of Modena, a degree in Arts, Music and Performing and a Master in Digital Marketing and Communication at Apogeo. Having worked as MAIOR Consulting she has broad experience in management consultant and in marketing for the cosmetic sector (KORF) and toys sector (SEVI).  Rita Bonucchi is trainer and consultant especially in the fields of strategy and marketing, business internationalization, communication and informatics systems in SMEs and advanced tertiary sector. Moreover, she participated in international projects for women entrepreneurs, for experts in international cooperation and for operators in the Fair Trade system in Russia, Ukraine, Macedonia, Serbia, Egypt, India, Nepal, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Turkey, Syria, Uzbekistan, Iraq and Seychelles.


Paolo Palamiti is the responsible of Assolombarda Representative Office in Brussels and Parliament Advisor at the European Parliament in Brussels and Strasbourg where he worked as officer at the DG of the Presidency. For 8 years he has been working for the European Institutions focusing on Internal Market regulation, European environmental legislation, negotiation of Romania’s accession to the European Union, external relations between EU and Afghanistan and project development. He obtained his Economics degree at Bocconi University and the specialization in International Politics at ISPI, in Mathematics at École Normale Supérieure de Paris and University of Milan and in Philosophy and Economics at Erasmus University of Rotterdam. Besides this activities, he is involved in researching and teaching at Università Bicocca, Istituto Universitario Sophia and Collegio di Milano.


Massimo Ferracci supports the international financial and commercial strategies of businesses in Milan, Rome, Paris, Mumbai and New York. He is Senior Financial Corporate Advisor at the European Financial Planning Association, freelance journalist and teacher of business finance. He worked as manager for international credit institutions and between his tasks we can find the analysis of financial businesses dynamics and coverage of requirement, extraordinary financial operations, accompanying companies in Italian and international regulated stock market.


Pierantonio Pierobon obtained a degree in Industrial Engineering and a Master in Business Administration. He has gained the main international certifications in the Operations Management and Supply Chain, Demand Planning and Change Management fields. He collaborates with some Italian Business Schools and with the Municipality of Vicenza in the area of business internationalization and management training. He worked for General Electric for 12 years in different managerial and strategic positions in the Supply Chain and Operations area; moreover he was part of the board of directors for some GE’s Italian companies.

Currently, Pierantonio Pierobon is Operations and Supply Chain director at FLY SpA, a company operating in the aeronautics and motor sectors, where he covers part of the board of directors and works as Programme Manager for Rolls-Roys’ productions.


Gabriella Iglói studied foreign trade at the College of Foreign Trade and International Relations at the Corvinus University of Budapest and holds a Ph.D. in Management and Business Administration. She has worked for 14 years within the national administration of Hungary as responsible of several EU assistance programmes from pre-accession to Structural Funds. She had been representative of Hungary in cohesion policy related working groups of the European Council for 5 years and presided these working groups during the Hungarian Presidency in 2011. Currently, she is policy officer within the European Commission, General Director for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Policy in Brussels.

Marco Iacuitto – Belgian - Italian Chamber of Commerce (CCIB)

Marco Iacuitto obtained his Master degree in Foreign Languages for International Relations at University of Bologna and Sorbonne Nouvelle University, Paris III. Currently he works as Manager at the Belgian-Italian Chamber of Commerce in Brussels, European office. He is project manager for the European project in the field of Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs and the promoter of a pilot project, which aims to bring the activity of drawing up European projects in Italian high schools. Between his tasks, he also supports Italian businesses in researching European funding and participating in European grants and tenders.