Francesca Colombo

Managing Cultural Director, Biblioteca degli Alberi Milano (BAM), Fondazione Riccardo Catella

Arts and culture entrepreneur. Public Speaker. Managing and Cultural Director of BAM - Biblioteca degli Alberi Milano, an innovative public-private partnership for the management of a public park, an open air theater. Senior consultant in corporate strategy and ESG policy for organizations. Board member in NGO, social and cultural Insititutions. Focus on the importance of arts and culture in the education of young generations, leadership develpment and in the solution of global issues. Young global leader of the WEF 2011. Expert in arts and culture for the WEF Forum network. Holds seminars and tutorials at universities and postgraduate schools.
Degree in Management Engineering, Politecnico Milano; Degree in Piano, Conservatorio Musica Verdi Milan; Erasmus Scholar, Technical University of Munich; Aspen Junior Fellow.
Formerly: worked at Teatro alla Scala Opera house for 13 years, including as Head of Co-Production and Digital Asset Management; CEO and Artistic Director, Florence Opera House - Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Head of artistic programme for the start-up of Expo 2015 Milan. Co-Founder and General Director, MITO SettembreMusica international music festival, held annually in Italy with more than 270 performances by 4,000 artists. General director of MAST Foundation, a philanthropic organization on innovation, culture and education. Artistic director of the StradivariFestival in Cremona. Has conceived various artistic initiatives with strong social and cultural impact, including the integration of design, architecture and music language at the Triennale Milan. Former Coordinator, Micheli International Piano Competition with Pollini Berio.

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