We are pleased to announce that our co-founder Massimo Mercuri will be joining the Advisory Board of SCImPULSE, as of June 30th, 2017 and resigning from the Board of Directors.
Massimo recently joined AkzoNobel, in The Netherlands, as Director of Digital Innovation and Strategy “to amplify the digital capabilities and accelerate growth by integrating digitalization into the DNA of that company”.
Part of his mission there is the creation of a space for experimentation that fosters an open innovation ecosystem. As you can imagine, it’s not a simple mission, but we are confident that he is the right person to do this, after having steered SCImPULSE together through its start-up phase, which we have recently resumed in our yearly report, and we are united in wishing him success!
It is to ensure he can be successful in his new endeavour, and at the same time guarantee that SCimPULSE governance has the necessary attention, that he is moving to the Advisory Board of the Foundation, where activities require less time commitment.
His outgoing role will be taken up by a new member of the Board, soon to be announced, and partially redistributed within the organization, in a process of reshaping that is part of an organic maturation of the Foundation’s management.
Massimo, in his new SCImPUSE role, will help to update the function of the Advisory Board, designing with the Board of Directors a new set of rules of engagement, and negotiating a calendar of annual meetings.
It is the beginning of a new era for SCImPULSE, and the renewal of its management structure is an opportunity that we will seize to accelerate and consolidate the growing infrastructure that the Foundation manages to ensure the success of its projects to navigate towards ever-greater heights.