The BEV team – a highly experienced international group of multi-lingual professionals, all dedicated to ensuring you get the very most our Advisory & Venture services.
Highly experienced business networking professional and CEO of BEV. Swedish native, settled in Italy for over a decade. Expert in marketing communications, advertising, branding, and sales lead generation. Former Corporate Communications Manager for global managed service company ControlCircle—whose clients include KPMG, WorldCheck, Rightmove, Sega, Confetti, Saga, Nokia, HSBC, RRD, Betfair and Akamai. Achieved a “Most Valuable Player” citation in 2008. Marketing Manager for agency Passion Communication; Senior Account Manager/Cisco for public relations group Bell Pottinger. Worked in marketing for technology & business PR agency Sherpa and leading ad agency BBDO Ehrenstråhle.
Master’s in Marketing and Communications from the University of Westminster, BA from the University of the Arts, London. Fluent in English, Swedish, and Italian.
Brazil & Italy
Managing partner at Lean Business Research. Business analytics consultant at Coca Cola. Entrepreneur in the financial and blockchain industry. Finance mentor at the Founder Institute of São Paulo. Master’s in Economics and Investment from Bocconi University, Milan. Currently working in early stage beverage and branding.
UK & Italy
Highly experienced professional with 35 years in business. President of The British Chamber of Commerce in Italy. Senior management roles in multinationals in five countries on three continents within the various sectors of international trade: import and distribution of consumer products, construction and IT. Runs his own consulting and financial advice business (founded 2004). Specializes in offering clients specifically tailored solutions to often complex cross-border business and personal investment needs.
Almost 20 years professional experience in the M&A/Private Equity field and industrial operations. Has closed over 30 cross-border transactions in various industries/countries acting both as advisor and as principal, dealing with institutions such as Sun Capital Partners, Deloitte Financial Advisory and Ernst & Young Corporate Finance.
CEO, CFO and Global Business Development Director of multinational manufacturing companies, Founder of TEL-RED a real estate investment company developing industrial and commercial assets in Italy and Poland.
Master’s degree Summa cum Laude in Business Administration from Bocconi University, Milan. Chartered Accountant, Certified Public Auditor, certified Executive Black Belt from Lean Six Sigma Institute of San Diego. Fluent in English and French.
Israel & Sweden
Dominique De Bernardi
A seasoned professional with past experience in business development projects in the Nordic markets as well as the MENA region. Dominique was based in Düsseldorf, Germany as acting head of office for a Swedish company involved in energy and renewables. Founder of Eliel Advisory OÜ, a boutique advisory firm with offices in Estonia, Sweden and Israel.
Over 35 years’ experience in entrepreneurship in the Swedish building sector and in construction materials. Expert in helping contractors to deliver smart solutions for sustainable construction. Speaks Swedish and English. Diploma in construction engineering.
Highly motivated sales-oriented entrepreneur with extensive experience including marketing communications manager of Blancasings, a company in the food industry dealing with clients including Nestle, and Hero Industrial div. AIA . Has previously worked in the sales division of Hides and Skins, a tannery involved in the fashion and shoe industry. Master’s from the Università MIB School of Management, Milan. Speaks five languages among them Arabic, Hebrew and Latin languages.
Joey (Sheng Jiang)
Professional international businessman with 30 years’ experience. CEO of Baichengyuan Technology (BCY,founded 2016) invested in by government owned CCIEC (China International E-Commerce Center) and partner of 2020 China – Central and Eastern European international agriculture cooperation forum. General Secretary and Vice President of the international branch of CIPIAC. (Chinese Association for Promotion of International Agriculture Cooperation.) Former GM of Zhisland, the largest entrepreneur business club in China. Speaks English and Chinese. EMBA from China Europe International Business
A tech investor with a 25-year track record spanning investment banking, venture capital and private equity, between New York, Miami, San Francisco, London, Milan, and Brazil. Founder of NY-based merchant bank The Bank Lab, co-founder of the leading D2C investment bank MergerSquare. Co-founder of Brandville Ventures, co-founder of hospitality real estate private equity group THG. Founder and former CEO of State Capital, a leading boutique merchant bank. Founder and CEO of World Inspirational Network (WIN TV) the ‘NETFLIX for Christian content’, the world’s largest aggregator and sold to US media group TRULIA. VP at Ladenburg Thalmann, oldest member of the NYSE. Pro-bono mentor, blockchain and digital currency idealist and early adopter, board member of Water for Africa, and bestselling author.
Highly experienced sales and PR professional. Promoter and trainer in the field of Dynamic Structured Networks, seasoned public speaker, expert in human resource training and development.
PR for city of Milan, CSO of Italian IT company, Client Liaison Manager for E.E.I.G. (European Economic Interest Grouping) company managing the relationship between customers and banks for the creation of ad hoc financial transactions on illiquid assets (such as real estate, gold, diamonds, jewelry and works of art).External marketing and communications consultant, public relations consultant managing internal and external organization of private and corporate events.
Graduate of Liceo Scientifico Galileo Galilei, Macerata, Business Economics and Management course, Bocconi University, Milan.
Accountant registered with the National Register of certified tax experts and accountants since 1996. Statutory auditor registered with the National Register of certified legal auditors since 1996. Advisor M&A. CFO for various industrial companies since 1992.
Management controller for industries and SMEs. Project development manager.
Nic is managing partner & founder of Spin Ventures, a venture development firm that invests in and accelerates the growth of start-ups. With a track record of setting up, funding and accelerating business growth Nic’s specific expertise it’s about providing ventures with a game changing strategy and accelerated growth model.
Nic’s multi faceted exciting career to date has seen his work with some of the biggest brands across the globe, as well as some of the most exciting startups in different sectors. Nic is also the co founder of Jools Drinks.
His vision is to close the gap between investors and startup by creating an environment that accelerates business growth whilst mitigating investment risks.
Expert in all stages of import-export, including research of new suppliers and customer liaison, supporting them throughout the process until the order is concluded.
Responsible for import, export, and purchasing in textile and fashion industry. Experience in assisting department stores, retailers and wholesalers with the purchase of Italian products.
Participant in international exhibitions.
Studied at Bocconi University, Milan. Speaks Italian, English and French.
Founder of Golden Cascade Capital, serial entrepreneur, and highly successful investment banker with 14 years of experience. Investor in several businesses in UK, UAE and India. Specializes in creating bespoke transactions between high worth individuals and between strategic companies. Experienced in nurturing invaluable relationships across the Middle East, Europe, and India. He divides his time between London and Dubai.
Graduate in Electronics & Communications Engineering at London Metropolitan University.
Founder and CEO of African Business Exchange Srl. a business consulting company based in Milan, Italy that was formed in 2017 to create a vibrant and functional business and investment platform for African and European businesses.
Highly in-demand and successful investment advisor of Arabic origin, with a solid track record built on his investment acumen and dedicated personal approach. Expert in the Middle East and Gulf regions. Portfolio of Swiss, Italian, and Arabic clients.
Many years’ experience in managing the assets of high net worth individuals, senior level and executive professionals. Assisted entrepreneurs diversify their investment portfolio or explore other means with which to raise funds for their businesses. Consultant in marketing, business development, offshore banking and investments.
Expert in developing and sourcing domestic and oversea markets using a creative and fresh approach. Experienced in international trading, business development, marketing and relationship building with international companies in Houston (USA), Beijing, Charleston (USA) and Milan (Italy).
MBA, MA in Leadership, BA in Finance from the USA where she lived and worked for 10 years prior to moving to Italy and working with BEV. Currently based in UK and Italy, working with BEV to provide the highest quality of client service, ensuring clients understand the process and achieve their goals.
Advisory Board Member
A banker for over 36 years, holding various roles in marketing and risk management in the UK and Italy at three leading banks (Barclays, Deutsche and HSBC). After front office experiences in electronic banking, relationship management and structured finance in the mid-90s, he went on to manage a range of risk activities covering large and mid-cap corporates, leveraged and acquisition finance, FIs, NBFIs and “work-out”. Currently a member of HSBC Italy's senior management team with responsibility for credit and operational risk management and oversight of compliance.
President of the British Chamber of Commerce for Italy for six years and continues to support its activities as a Council Member.
Awarded an MBE for services to British Trade and Investment in Italy (2015).
Advisory Board Member
Certified Tax Expert and Legal Auditor. Member of the Ordine dei Dottori Commercialisti ed Esperti Contabili di Milano (National Register of certified tax experts and accountants) since 1990. Enrolled on the Registro dei Revisori Legali (National Register of certified legal auditors).
Experienced in working for multinational clients both in Italy and abroad, after working for Arthur Andersen, Milan he joined Studio Caramanti Ticozzi & Partners (Milan) in 1995, becoming partner in 1999, where he is mainly corporate and M&A tax advisor for multinational and Italian clients. Board member of AGN International Europe Ltd. (London), an international professional association of worldwide tax and auditing firms. Over 20 years’ experience as member of Board of Statutory Auditors (Collegio Sindacale) of more than 150 companies from various sectors, including finance (corporate finance, holdings, SIM, SGR).
Master’s in Economics and Business Administration (specializing in tax and business law) from Cattolica University, Milan. Post-graduate School of Business Tax law (CERTI) from Bocconi University, Milan.
Advisory Board Member
Lawyer and fluent Swedish speaker. Partner of De Berti Jacchia, working mainly with Scandinavian clients, focusing on contractual consultancy in commercial and corporate law, including M&A mainly in the automotive and the steel industry. Former Vice-President of the International Business Law Commission of the International Young Lawyers Association (AIJA), member of the Milan Bar Commission for International Relations.
Board member and then Chairman of the Italian-Swedish Chamber of Commerce-Assosvezia, member of the Board of Unionestere, the association of foreign chambers of commerce in Italy. In 2002, his knowledge of Italian-Swedish relations and well-established professional relations with Sweden led him to be appointed General Consul (Honorary) of Sweden in Milan with jurisdiction over Lombardy.
Degree law (maxima cum laude) from Bologna University,1984. In 1989 he was visiting foreign lawyer at Advokatfirman Vinge in Gothenburg.
Advisory Board Member
Highly experienced entrepreneur and strategist in the digital marketing and communication arena. Founder of web agency, Esperia, (1995). Many years of experience managing acquisitions by large media companies, including management buy-outs and a merger with a PR Agency which led to the creation of a successful multi-channel communication agency.
Experience as successful top manager of large organizations, and worked in team with other top managers for several years. Founded Stylum, a digital marketing and communication agency based in Milan (Italy) in 2012 and Rokivo, a UX design agency based in New York both of which grew successfully and were profitable at the end of their first year.
Directly managed digital marketing and communication projects for top clients of Stylum and Rokivo, including many big and international brands.