Nicolo’ is a Principal in the Singapore office of AlphaBeta.
He conducts research and is regularly invited to international conferences and government roundtables on policy levers to attract investment and drive growth in APAC digital economies, as well as on how to maximize the potential and the societal benefits of disruptive technologies such as ridesharing, geospatial data and video-on-demand.
Prior to joining AlphaBeta, he worked at McKinsey & Company for more than four years on a wide range of engagements with pharmaceutical, consumer and technology companies in Europe, Asia, the United States and the Middle East. Nicolo’ was also a Fellow at the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey’s business and economics research arm, where he worked on and co-authored influential papers such as “Reverse the curse: Maximizing the potential of resource-driven economies” (2013); “Playing to win: The new global competition for corporate profits” (2015). Before McKinsey, Nicolo’ worked briefly for Goldman Sachs in their Investment Banking Division (IBD) on Mergers & Acquisitions in London.
Nicolo’ started his career at Bocconi University, where he earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Economics, while broadening his international exposure through courses at UBC in Vancouver, Canada and Fudan University in Shanghai, China. Throughout his college education, he worked for the Policy Coordination Branch of the United Nations HQ in New York, the research department of the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, DC and a Kenyan NGO. He also holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from INSEAD, earned in Fontainebleau (France) and Singapore.
In 2009, Nicolo’ travelled to Colombia as a Project Advisor for the Task Force for Internally Displaced People of the Local Government of Medellin, and later to Russia, where he was hired by Finmeccanica (now Leonardo, Italy’s largest technology group) as Head of the Business Development Unit. While living in Moscow he acted as a member of the Foreign Investment Advisory Council.
Nicolo’ is a published author of the paper “Do good institutions improve fiscal transparency?” (published in the journal ‘Economics of Governance’, October 2015). He is also a visiting lecturer at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, a co-founder of the TEDx Conference in Bari and a Junior Fellow of the Aspen Institute, Italy.