Francesco heads political risk and non-market strategy advisory. His professional track record before founding Policy Sonar includes senior posts with a variety of Italian public institutions (Ministry of Economy and Finance, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti). He teaches Political risk analysis at LUISS University and serves as adjunct professor of scenarios analysis and strategic foresight at LUISS Business School. Francesco is also a research affiliate at the SovereigNET centre of TUFTS/Fletcher in Boston. Francesco is a columnist for the fine Italian weekly Panorama, and his comments are featured regularly across the FT, The Economist, Guardian, Times of London, Telegraph, Asia Times, Reuters, Bloomberg, DPA, Al Jazeera. Francesco authored and co-authored several books on Italy’s ‘institutional porosity’.
Dr. Albert Schander serves as an Advisor to BGA and is also the founder & managing partner of Clairfield in Germany and a member of the board of Clairfield International. Prior to Clairfield, Albert worked as co-head of corporate finance for an international investment banking group where he was responsible for international equity financing projects and IPOs. Further milestones in his career were BAI (Deutsche Bank Group) in Milan, KPMG in Milan, and Lehman Brothers in Frankfurt where among other responsibilities, Albert advised on numerous crossborder M&A transactions.