15 Fintech Leaders and Influencers in Italy to Follow in 2021

15 Fintech Leaders and Influencers in Italy to Follow in 2021

by January 11, 2021

Claudio Bedino, Co-founder of Oval Money and Starteed startups, had compiled an exhaustive list of the top 150 fintech leaders and influencers in Italy. While we could not include all of them here, we have handpicked a few fintech leaders to be featured from the Top 150 list.

Here are the 15 fintech leaders and influencers in Italy you should follow in 2021:

Paolo Sironi

Global Research Leader Banking and Financial Markets, IBM Institute for Business Value

Startup Competition venture

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Paolo Sironi - IBM

Paolo is one of the most respected voices in the FinTech industry globally, providing business expertise and strategic thinking to a network of executives among financial institutions, startups and regulators. He is Global Research Leader in Banking and Financial Markets at IBM Institute for Business Value.

Antonella Grassigli

CEO & Co-founder, Doorway


Antonella Grassigli

Co-Founder e CEO di Doorway, piattaforma Fintech di equity investing on line ed Angel Investor. Socia di IAG e co-fondatrice di Angels4Women.
Dottore commercialista e revisore legale, Partner dello Studio AIMG, con sedi a Bologna e Milano.

Carlo Gualandri

CEO, Soldo

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Carlo Gualandri SoldoSoldo is a European FinTech startup, based in London, Rome, Milan and Dublin. Our international team has significant experience in payment services and unparalleled credentials in developing transactional systems and mobile products.

Alberto Dalmasso

Founder & CEO. Satispay

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Alberto DalmassoA “bank account enabled” mobile payment platform that is independent from debit and credit card networks. The consumer app is available for anybody with a bank account, while merchants both online and offline can accept payments using any kind of device and POS.

Ignazio Rocco di Torrepadula

Founder & CEO, Credimi


Ignazio Rocco di Torrepadula Credimi

30 years in Financial Services, with a bias for innovation and a special attraction for technology. Fintech entrepreneur. Lover of Europe and of my country, Italy.

Elena Lavezzi

Head of Southern Europe, Revolut

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Elena Lavezzi revolutLeading the growth of Southern Europe at Revolut, the most promising European tech scale up as is the only banking alternative designed for a global lifestyle.

Francesco Simoneschi

Founder, TrueLayer

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Francesco Simoneschi TruelayerFrancesco Simoneschi is co-Founder and CEO of fintech development platform TrueLayer. He has significant experience in tech development, venture capitalism and financial technology. Francesco has founded, managed and grown a number of successful tech companies in the US and UK.

Matteo Carbone

Non-Executive Director, Net Insurance

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Matteo CarboneI ideated and I’m managing an international insurance think tank focused In IoT Insurance.
I’m internationally recognized as an insurance industry strategist with a specialization on innovation.

Claudio Bedino

Co-Founder and COO/CMO, Oval

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Claudio Bedino Oval MoneyOval is the smartest solution for digital natives to manage their personal finances all in one unique, intuitive app. With Oval, everyone can find the tools they need to start small and make their money grow. It lets you pay smart, track expenses, save automatically, realize your goals, and invest easily.

Gianfranco Baldinotti

CEO, Vittoria Hub


Gianfranco Baldinotti Vittoria HubProgramma di crescita dedicato all’Open Innovation nel mondo Insurtech, basato su un modello di collaborazione tra startup, partners e Vittoria Assicurazioni.

Andrea Isola

General Manager Italy & Southeast Europe, N26


Andrea IsolaInternational mindset having worked in 10+ countries (Western and Eastern Europe, North and South America, Asia)
Deep knowledge of Financial Services and Fintech industry, advising leading financial institutions and challengers.

Pietro Sella

CEO, Sella Group

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Pietro Sella Sella GroupCurrently leading Sella, the Italian banking group, where I started as a cashier in 1994.

Sella family’s tradition of innovation dates back to 1570, when our first textile company was founded, and passed through the first industrial revolution with the establishment of the bank in 1886.

Matteo Rizzi

Co-Founder, FTS GROUP

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Matteo RizziMatteo has been actively engaged in the FinTech space for over 20 years and has deep connections amongst global banks executives, startups and investors. He knows how to bridge traditional banking with new or disruptive technologies, because he understands both.

Giancarlo Giudici

Full Professor, Politecnico di Milano

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Giancarlo GiudiciDocente di ‘Corporate Finance’ (LM Management Engineering) e ‘Economia e Organizzazione Aziendale (LP Ing. della Produzione Industriale, campus di Lecco). Direttore scientifico dell’Osservatorio Minibond e dell’Osservatorio Crowdinvesting della School of Management

Demetrio Migliorati

Director | Innovation, Mediolanum

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Demetrio MiglioratiDemetrio is passionate about innovation, change, startups, technologies, paradigms, paradoxes, languages, cultures and diversity. He built his experience starting from the information technology industry, converting to finance/insurance in one of the most dynamic and complex Italian banking and insurance groups.

Check out the full top 150 FinTech Leaders and Influencers Italy list.