Based in China since 1985, Dr. Jonathan Woetzel has been instrumental in building McKinsey & Company's China office. In addition to his work helping Chinese and other Asian businesses prepare for global growth, Jonathan is a director of the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey's business and economics research arm. He also leads McKinsey's Cities Special Initiative and is responsible for convening McKinsey's work with city, regional, and national authorities in more than 40 geographies around the world.
Antonio Villafranca is ISPI Research Coordinator and Co-Head of the Europe and Global Governance Centre. He is lecturer in International Relations and in European Economic Policies at the Bocconi University (Milan). He is also Non Resident Senior Fellow at the Chongyang Institute of the Renmin University (Beijing).
Matteo Villa is ISPI Research Fellow, contributing specifically to the ISPI Migration Programme. He undertook his Ph.D. in Comparative Politics at the Graduate School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Milan. At ISPI, he oversaw the Energy Watch, edited ISPI/Treccani’s Atlante Geopolitico, and managed RAstaNEWS, an FP7 EMU-wide macroeconomic project (2013-2016).
Dr. Villa specialises in European politics, with a specific focus on migration, macroeconomics, and energy issues.
Valeria Talbot is a Senior Research Fellow and Co-Head of ISPI's Middle East and North Africa Centre, in charge of Middle East Studies. She also is a lecturer at the Master in Middle Eastern Studies in ASERI – Catholic University, and at the IULM University of Milan. She was ISPI scientific coordinator of Arab Trans, a FP7 funded research project on political and social transformations in the Arab World after the Arab uprisings in 2010-2011.
Simone Tagliapietra is Senior Associate Research Fellow at ISPI. He is Research Fellow at Bruegel and Senior Researcher at Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei. He is also Lecturer at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. He is an expert in international energy and climate issues, with a record of numerous publications covering the international energy markets, the European energy and climate policy and the Euro-Mediterranean energy relations.
Antonio Sileo is an expert in energy markets, energy and environmental policy, energy regulation and automotive. He is a research fellow at IEFE – Università Bocconi and at I-Com – Istituto per la Competitività, where he is also director of the Observatory on energy innovation. Sileo is a regular collaborator of the Polytechnic University of Bari and non-resident fellow at the Caspian Strategy Institute in Istanbul. He also holds the position of executive director at SEPConsulting.
John Seaman joined Ifri in 2009, where he specializes in the geopolitics and political economy of energy and natural resources in Asia, with a focus on China and Japan. Mr. Seaman holds a Master in International Affairs - International Security from Sciences Po, Paris, a Bachelor of Arts in International Economics from Seattle University, and studied as a NSEP David L. Boren Scholar at the Beijing Center for Chinese Studies (2002-03).