Alberto Lanzavecchia

Alberto Lanzavecchia is Associate Professor at Padua University.


Ph.D. in Financial markets and intermediaries, University of Bologna,
2008. Master’s Degree in Business Administration, University of Parma, 1998
Life Long Learning. M.Sc in Financial Management, University of London – CEFIMS, London,
2007. Post graduate diploma in “Business and private financial consultant”,
Catholic University, Milano, 1999


– Visiting Professor at Apex College, Nepal, 2015-18 and 2022
– Visiting Researcher at UNDP-United Nations Development
Program, Uganda, 2018-20
– Visiting Professor at Tribhuvan University, Nepal, 2019
– Visiting Professor at Ecological Christian Organisation, Uganda,
– Visiting Researcher at Universidad Catòlica de la Plata,
Argentina, 2016
– Visiting Researcher at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, 2013
Research projects within the last five years
International projects
– IFI – Innovative Finance Inclusion in Academia and Field, academic
oriented project funded by European Commission – Erasmus+,

International teaching activities
– International Winter school Microfinance in Action, Apex College,
Pokhara University, Nepal, 2015-19
– Learning by experience, Bethlehem University, Palestine, 2019
School of Economics and Political Science, University of Padua
Undergraduate Courses
– Teoria della Finanza e finanza aziendale, 2009-20
Graduate and Master Courses
– Finanza Aziendale e Finanza Strategica, 2011-21
– Territory, Development and Alternatives, 2020-21
– Microfinance for Social Change, 2017-21
– Finanza Aziendale Internazionale, 2009-20

Public engagement

– Chief Executive Officer, Geoatamai Benefit Corp, Italy, since 2018
Memberships and partnerships
– ADEIMF, 2008-18
– TYCHE, since 2008

– CAI, since 1994
– WWF, since 1982
– LILT, 2009-18
– Università Popolare di Parma, 2009-18
– Amici della Biblioteca Palatina di Parma, since 2010
– L’Osteria Volante a.p.s., since 2013

Business experiences/consultancy
– Associate at Istifid spa, Italy, 2002-07
– Senior consultant at Ambrosetti Stern Stewart, Italy, 2000-02
– Analyst at Centrobanca spa, Italy, 1999-2000

Honors and Awards
– University of Parma, Premio alla ricerca, Social and alternative
banking: project selection and monitoring after the New Basel
Capital Accord, 2005