Stefano is Associate Vice President, YES BANK and Fellow, YES Global Institute. He has 8+ years of experience in innovation and entrepreneurship towards inclusive development. He considers private and public sector innovation in capital deployment, and the mainstreaming of Design Innovation and Creativity-led Entrepreneurship (DICE) principles, to be the primary enablers of India’s social transformation. He sees the Yes Global Institute’s work of generating knowledge, defining best practices and attracting global influencers as critical to creating partnerships and building consensus in key development sectors.

Before joining YGI, Stefano worked at Sankalp Forum/Intellecap in Mumbai, where he contributed to strengthening the entrepreneurship ecosystem in India, Southeast Asia and East Africa. Earlier, he worked in Europe for an Italian consulting firm focusing on digital startups, SMEs and social impact measurement. He began his career as a researcher for UNICEF and Amnesty International.

He has completed a Post-Master in Innovation Management from Formez PA, Italy, where he gained business and innovation consulting experience. He holds a Master in International Relations and Development from the University of Pavia, Italy, and a Bachelor in Economics from the University of Cagliari, Italy. He has also been a visiting student at the University of Maastricht, The Netherlands.