Giovanni Zazzerini


ANIMA Investment Network bord member and Secretary General of INSME


Giovanni Zazzerini is the Secretary General of INSME – the International Network for Small and Medium Enterprises, a legally recognized not-for-profit Association established in 2004 in Rome by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development and the OECD with the aim to strengthen international cooperation, exchange of know-how, best practice approaches and expertise in innovation and technology transfer among economic players and intermediaries worldwide. 

He is adjunct professor at the Department of Management of LUISS Guido Carli and contract professor at the Department of Economics of the University of Perugia. His specializations are Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship and Marketing. 
From 2008 he works as an expert for the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs carrying out regularly technical assistance, training and capacity building activities for Development Cooperation projects in China and in Vietnam. 
From 2012 he is also appointed by the European Commission to advise research projects on exploitation of research results, commercialization of innovation and business plan development.

He holds a Ph.D. in Marketing from University of Perugia (Italy), a Master’s Degree in Technology and Innovation Management from SPRU, University of Sussex (United Kingdom) and a Bachelor Degree in Economics from University of Perugia. 

Tel. +33 4 96 11 67 60  
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