• Paolo Petrocelli
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  • Websitewww.paolopetrocelli.com

Paolo Petrocelli, PhD-EMBA, is passionate, innovative and dynamic senior performing arts manager, university professor, journalist, musicologist and violinist.

In order to serve as an active citizen and support non-profit activity, he has become a leading member of some of the most prestigious international and cultural organizations, such as UNESCO, United Nations, World Economic Forum.

He is the Co-Founder and Honorary President of the Italian Youth Association for UNESCO, Founder and President of EMMA for Peace (Euro-Mediterranean Music Academy for Peace), Co-Founder of Opera for Peace, Cultural and Music Diplomacy Officer of the Permanent Secretariat of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, Assistant to the Superintendent of Rome Opera House for International Development and External Relations, Cultural Advisor to Coldplay. Today, he serves on numerous boards of directors, including, Opera Lebanon and Oregon Music Festival.

Petrocelli got a PhD in Economics of Culture at IULM University in Milan and an Executive MBA from SDA Bocconi School of Management. He is a graduate of both the La Sapienza University of Rome and Middlesex University of London and holds an MA in Violin Performance from the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia. He has been a Visiting Fellow at Yale University, Visiting Researcher at MIT Media Lab of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

To help shape the next generation, Petrocelli lectures at leading universities about management and international cultural relations at LUISS University in Rome, John Cabot University and European School of Economics.