Giovanni Zazzerini, Secretary General, INSME
Giovanni Zazzerini is the Secretary General of INSME – International Network for Small and Medium sized Enterprises, a legally recognized not-for-profit Association that gathers international stakeholders and other key economic players involved in the development and implementation of policies and programs in support of SMEs and entrepreneurship.
He is adjunct professor of Marketing at LUISS Guido Carli University
Since 2012 he is appointed by the European Commission to advise on research projects about exploitation of research results, commercialization of innovation, and business plan development.
Since 2008 he works as an expert for the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, regularly carrying out technical assistance, training, and capacity building activities for Development Cooperation projects in China, Vietnam and in Tunisia.
Previously he has worked as consultant for almost 15 years, developing projects in the field of innovation, entrepreneurship, and internationalization of SMEs.
He holds a Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of Perugia (Italy), a Master’s Degree in Technology and Innovation Management from SPRU, University of Sussex (United Kingdom) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Perugia.