Luca Tanadini

Class of 2010 – Appointed Councillor, BoD

After the BA in Political Science I started the EPS Master’s Degree program at the University of Milan. A lot of papers, new concepts, a lot of new people with different skills and interests. I spent the summer between the two EPS years in London, at the LSE. Back in Milan I studied hard, set up the EPS Alumni together with some great mates,  and I graduated in the July 2010: first EPS Graduate ever.

During the EPS Master I laid the foundation of my method, I worked hard and along with others; definitely, the right starting point. I will never forget that time.

Right after the graduation I moved back in London where I still live and work. My professional career begins contributing to launch a British NGO developing eco-innovative investment solutions. It was a stunning experience, with a payoff well beyond the income. Since two years, I work as Business Developer for a UK Brokerage firm in the City. I am a Derivatives Broker targeting EMEA countries who deal with several aspects of the business, as is usual in a small and growing company.

I plan, think in a long term, and I love living in an international environment; besides, implementing projects starting from nowhere inflames me. I believe in the learning by doing approach, understanding its flip side: there are times where you achieve results over the expectations, and others where you must reset and start from the beginning. Thus, in the everyday professional and personal challenges, I always try to better myself through experience and an evergreen determination.

 

Giacomo Bonicelli

Class of 2010 – Mentorship Program Coordinator

I am an EPS graduate. I had a great time during such an academic experience, mainly thanks to the team spirit we built. We overcame hurdles by helping each other, working and partying hard. During my studies, I was selected as Personal Assistant of an Italian Diplomat.

After graduating, I wanted to develop a hydropower plant database service and I got a Confindustria scholarship for start-ups at the SDA Bocconi. Besides, I obtained a research scholarship at the K.U.Leuven by the Flemish Government.

In Belgium, my business plan failed when I was caught by Bank of New York Mellon, where I am working since then. I love my current job, I feel the pressure, the risk and relevance of my investigations. I do love coming up with the solution of difficult cases, being often trained and able to embrace new responsibilities.

I graduated with the EPS Master more than two years ago; however, it seems never ended. I apply my research skills a on a daily basis and I benefit every day from the attitude I developed during the Master. Furthermore, I am still in contact with several EPS classmates.

It is great to have been fostered by EPS.