Governance

Activities for the fulfillment of the INSME Association’s goals are carried out through the following governing bodies:

  • the General Assembly, comprised of all Members of the INSME Association
  • the Board, the formally elected body consisting of representatives of the INSME full Members
  • the Secretary General, managing the Secretariat, the operating body responsible for the management of the Association and for the execution and application of guidelines from the INSME Board
  • the Auditor, responsible for the auditing of the financial statement and the budget of the INSME Association.

The INSME Board (mandate mid-2021/mid-2023) is composed of the following members:

President
The President is also the legal representative of the Association.
   
 

Mr. Sergio Arzeni
Former Director
OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development

 
 

Vice Presidents

 

 
 

Dr. Maurizio Casasco
President
CONFAPI Italian Confederation
of SMEs, Italy
and
European Entrepreneurs, Brussels

Dr. Raimund Broechler
Senior Research & Innovation Manager,
Head of Innovation Services Lab  & Head of Factories of the Future Lab
Intrasoft International Luxembourg
Granduchy of Luxembourg

 
 

Mr. Andrea Di Anselmo
President & Founding Member
META Group
Italy

Dr. Markus Jerger
Executive Director
BVMW The German Mittelstand
Germany

 
   
Board Members
   

Bulgaria
Canada Colombia
Mr. Boyko Takov
Executive Director
Bulgarian SME Promotion Agency

Ms. Nava Swersky Sofer
President and Founding Board Member
International Commercialization Alliance (ICA)

Ms. María Lucía Castrillón Simmonds
Manager
PROPAIS – Corporation for Small-Sized Business Development

France

Germany

Italy
Mme. Marie-Florence Estimé
Former Deputy Director
OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs & Local Development (CFE)
Mr. Patrick Meinhardt
Member of the Baord of Directors
European Association of the Self-Employed
Mr. Massimo Deandreis
General Manager
SRM – Economic Research Centre related to Intesa Sanpaolo Group

Italy

Italy

Italy
Mr. Elio De Tullio
Managing Partner & IPR Attorney
De Tullio & Partners
Ms. Simona Marzetti
INSME Board Advisor
Mr. Roberto Santolamazza
Director
T2I – Trasferimento Tecnologico
e Innovazione

Romania

United Kingdom

United States of America
Ms. Aurora Candel
Director for SME
Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Tourism
Prof. Jay Mitra
Adviser to the Board
Forum for Sustainable New Venture
Mr. Hamsa Thota
President
Innovation Business
Development (IBD), INC.
 
   

Secretary General

   
       
    Mr. Giovanni Zazzerini
Secretary General
INSME – The International Network for SMEs
   
   
Auditor
   
       
    Mr. Giovanni Pizzolla
Chartered Accountant
Pizzolla, Salini & Associati