Francesco has extensive experience in consulting for Italian and foreign companies in international markets, with a special focus on emerging markets and Sub-Saharan Africa. He worked for private and public entities in Italy and abroad, advising private sector clients and business associations on international investment strategies in foreign markets. He is currently Country Manager for Italy at Kili Partners, an advisory firm headquartered in Cape Town (South Africa). Kili Partners is an advisory, business and project development firm that assists clients to access growth opportunities and markets across the African continent. Francesco holds a BA in Economics and a MA in International Development from the University of Bologna. He pursued his Master’s Degree studying between the University of Bologna, the University of Copenhagen and the University of California, Berkeley.