Stefano Cassella

Founding Partner and CEO

Graduated with laude in Economics at L.U.I.S.S. University of Rome, has achieved a specialization in Banking. He started his working experience at Efibanca in 1989 where has been taken care of financial analysis, management of financings on the Italian and international markets and export credit. Subsequently, from 1994 to 1998 he has worked for ABB ASEA BROWN BOVERI Group as a responsible for the financing of projects in the energy and infrastructure sector in Italy and abroad. Subsequently and until 2000 he has been responsible for the Italian market of the Bank of Austria Creditanstalt, Italian Branch, focused on corporate landing and project financing.
From the end of 2000 he was responsible for the Italian market of WestLB AG, finalizing numerous corporate lending transactions, project finance, export credit with the most important Italian and international customers. In total, in the course of his career he has worked to financing transaction, both from enterprise side that from banking side, for a total value of beyond Euro 59 bn ca.
Finally, he has followed restructuring and refinancing transactions of credit lines for corporate clients. Speaker in numerous conventions focused on the financings in project finance, he is adviser of some important Italian companies.

Federico Mander

Senior Partner

Graduated in Business Economy at the University Federico II of Naples and qualified as “Dottore Commercialista”, he has begun his working experience in 2001 at Protos S.P.A. in Rome, specializing in structured finance and corporate finance; in 2006 he has joined the Infrastructure and Project Finance team in Banca Intesa Infrastrutture e Sviluppo (BIIS), where he has been taken care of the advisory and arranging of various transactions in the infrastructure and energy sector. Starting from mid 2007 he joined the team of Structured Finance of the Italian branch of WestLB, where he got the role of Director taking care of the structuring and the financing of most among the most important transactions financed in project finance in Italy during the last few years in the infrastructure and energy (conventional and renewable) sectors, including n. 8 Deal of the Year Awards awarded both in the Energy and Infrastructure sector.

Riccardo Rossitto

Senior Partner

Graduated in Economics at the University “La Sapienza” of Rome, he matured his experience in Corporate, Project and Trade & Export Finance from 1989 to 1998 working in the Finance Department of Technip Italy SpA – Rome (TECHNIP Group, France), and subsequently from 1998 to 2001, as Senior Financial Engineer at TECHINT S.p.A Milan (TECHINT Group – Argentina / Italy). In July 2001 he joined WestLB, Milan Branch, where he got the corporate title of Executive Director with responsibility for structuring and managing of corporate and Export Finance transactions in the Oil & Gas / Power / Infrastructure sectors. During his career he has collaborated with Italian and international banks and has negotiated and concluded numerous funding for primary Italian and foreign companies. He is member of Major Works and international transactions Group of CONFINDUSTRIA (General Confederation of Italian Industry), other than member of the Export Credit Group.

Stefania Gatti


Graduated in Business Economy at the University La Sapienza of Rome, she started her working experience in 1989 at Italian branch of WestLB in the Treasury and Capital Markets Dept., specializing in trading and sales of plain vanilla money market and derivative products, as well as structuring of tailor-made solutions for customers. In 1997 she joined the Credit Dept team gaining a significant experience in risk assessment for corporate lending, with focus on various industries with corporate size from medium to large, as well as in project financing. She got the role of Director taking care of the entire credit process, including the financial documentation analysis, getting actively involved in the debt restructuring process of work-out situations.

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