Former senior Partner at McKinsey, where he was head of the Organization and Operations Practices of the Mediterranean Complex, Guido has a breadth of business experience and access to senior executives in a variety of industries and geographies, with well-established experience in telecoms, technology, healthcare, insurance, aerospace and defence. He led transformational projects in all continents and was instrumental in setting up some of McKinsey’s own innovation-related business-building activities.
Guido is also a serial entrepreneur and angel investor, with many previous business ventures and half a dozen exits. Having retained his engineering expertise, he contributed to the foundational development work for V-Nova’s core technology and is a joint inventor of a number of essential aspects of the technology as well as of several of its latest developments, with over 200 patents co-authored and filed.
Guido holds an MBA from MIT Sloan, where he was a Siebel Scholar, and an M.Sc. in Computer Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, where he was an Intel scholar, and the University of Texas at Austin.
Director Emeritus of McKinsey & Company and former head of McKinsey’s UK TMT practice David brings three decades of strategic expertise to the board.
His time at McKinsey was characterised by blue-chip B2B consulting, growing company leaders and development into overseas markets.
Since leaving McKinsey David has served on the boards of several listed companies, including Telekom Malaysia, Telecom Italia and fintech company Tungsten Corporation.
He also has extensive experience with technology-based start-up companies, as a director, advisor and investor.
David holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MA in Mathematics from the University of Oxford.
V-Nova’s shareholding comprises a diversified group of strategic partners in TV & Media and Telecommunication including the satellite operator Eutelsat, leading entertainment company Sky plc, financial investors such as Whysol Investment or London Stock Exchange-listed Limitless Earth and Venture Capital funds such as Neva SGR.