Brainscapital brings together professional skills and expertise from diverse backgrounds including business administration, finance, food & beverage, sustainability and new energy development, public affairs, foresight and scenario planning, international marketing and real estate sectors. We aim to focus our partners backgrounds and networks on driving innovation in an ethical way. That’s why we became a Benefit Company.
There is an urgent need for the world to find more responsible development pathways. Our goal is to help customers and partners identify more sustainable, resource efficient, quality-driven business models and operations creating long-term value for all.
Find out who our BRAINS are!
LAMBERTO VALLARINO GANCIA
Enologist graduated from the University of California Davies, former president of the family business, Federvini and Consorzio Alta Langa , vice president of Federalimentare and member of the committees of Confindustria, Centromarca and IBC. Today he is consultant, honorary president of the Comitè Vin, honorary academic of the Accademia Agricola della Vite e del Vino, scientific member of Agrinnova, president of Cantina Ideal Fashion and Quality Wines. He holds the position of Chairman of the Foundation of the Teatro Stabile di Torino Teatro Nazionale. Founder and partner of GGB consulting and 4Invest Re via which he delivers consulting projects making ose of a network of partners and national and international contacts.
FABIO MASSIMO GRIMALDI
An engineer with managerial experience within aerospace, general constructions and real estate sectors. He has been a managing director of large public and private sector organisations, managing complex development operations, consistently delivering shareholder objectives and value. He has expertise in governance, strategic, industrial and financial planning, investor relations, budget and performance management, negotiations and contracts, logistics, and property development.
A chartered accountant, team leader, entrepreneur, with experience at national and international levels. He has significant experience in business re-organisation and project management. He focuses in particular on the construction, design, evaluation and management of corporate investment initiatives, with a keen eye also on the digital world and innovation, cultural businesses and new trends.
A wealth of successful experiences that have anticipated the times of profound changes.
He is the proud initiator of the breakthrough social housing enterprise “Homes4All”.
Founder and Chef Executive Officer
A chartered accountant, Federico has expertise in the development and growth of new businesses and start-ups. He is skilled in drafting of business, development and re-structuring plans. He championed and led the ad hoc Study Group on “Start-up and Innovative SMEs” at the Turin Order of Chartered Accountants and Accounting Experts. In addition, he has expertise in the field of auditing business plans andin the certification of corporate insolvency and/or recovery procedures.
Chef Executive Officer
GUGLIELMO DELLA PORTA
Graduated in Law, with more than thirty years of experience in the fields of Advertising, Communication and Public Relations. He specialises in the area of new business development and external relations. Currently Partner and CEO of Spin-To, a Public Relations Agency. In his professional career Guglielmo was Deputy Division Director of Publitalia, he served as Customer and New Business Director for Carré Noir Italia - Publicis Group, and held the position of Partner and CEO for the Glebb & Metzger Agency. Founding member of GliScarabei - Supporters Association of the Egyptian Museum of Turin.
A chartered accountant, he has developed his skills in the field of tax and corporate consultancy. He has specific knowledge and broad experience of business planning and mergers and acquisitions at all levels – from multinationals to small and medium enterprises. He has particular strengths enabling successful multi-generational transitions within family businesses.
With thirty years of experience in the tourism and fashion industries, Ludovico is a seasoned chief digital officer, a digital transformation expert and a leader in the e-commerce sector. As an e-business consultant with specific competence in "Made in Italy" e-commerce and Marketplaces, he leverages his in-depth knowledge of brands and bespoke products. Ludovico held key in the commercial department of numerous companies, carrying responsibility for particularly complex activities, such as the combination of off-line and on-line channels geared to both B2C and B2B customers, and the management of existing retail networks.
A mechanical engineer, Mariohas initiated and managed the implementation of strategic industrial development projects, and subsequently led their operation. He has a background across multiple sectors including manufacturing, aerospace and telecommunications. He led management consultancy projects involving clients at a national level for KPMG and PwC. He is an expert in Programme / Project Management and Project Controls.
Strategic consultant and Innovation Manager, specializing in technologies for sustainability, climate change and new business models for the circular economy. In recent years she has been working on Innovation, Technology Transfer and change processes in different sectors.
Sustainability Columnist for Brussels Morning, she is a columnist and contributor for various media and moderator of digital, hybrid and offline events. She is fluent in Chinese, English, German, French and Spanish. An expert on environmental cooperation between the EU and China, she is a speaker and contributor at prestigious research centers.
She is also an Advisor to the Board of Arbio Per, an NGO for the protection of the Amazon rainforest and the WGDO (World Green Design Organization).
Laurea in economia e commercio, specializzazione M&A. Team leader, imprenditore, forte capacità nel gestire le transizioni aziendali e il rilancio con forti capacità di sviluppare nuovi progetti e/o business. Da sempre attivo in ambito sociale e a supporto di progetti benefici.
Matura la sua esperienza nello sviluppo della società di real estate di famiglia, acquistando e vendendo immobili principalmente industriali. Prosegue il suo percorso nella società Eurotrol spa, specializzata nella produzione e distribuzione di componenti per il trattamento acque primarie. Ad oggi ricopre il ruolo di amministratore delegato nella MWG srl, holding finanziaria per M&A nel settore trattamento acque, amministratore delegato in Eurotrol spa e Presidente della associazione Aqua Italia, federata Anima Confindustria.