Oliviero Roggi is professor of Finance and Risk Management at Fundação Dom Cabral – FDC, Brazil. He is also full professor of Corporate Finance, Valuation, Management and Risk Governance at the University of Catania, Italy. He was professor and researcher at NYU Stern School of Business, USA, and at EAESP / FGV, Brazil, the latter being responsible for the NURPE Research Unit on Country Risk (Sovereign) and Business Risk. Visiting professor at Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Denmark, and lecturer in the Doctorate and Master’s courses at the University of Fortaleza (UNIFOR), Brazil and associate professor of Corporate Finance at the University of Florence.
He earned his Ph.D in Management and Finance at University of Bologna and City University Business School European Joint Ph.D program in 1998. He has specialization in Corporate Finance, Company Valuation, Risk Management, Governance and Corporate Strategy.
Founder of the Finanza Firenze Research Center in 2007. In 2008, together with Edward Altman – NYU Stern Salomon Center, he also founded the International Risk Management Conference. In 2008- 2009 he served as Visiting professor in Accounting Masters Program at Universidade de Fortaleza (Brasil). Consultant at European Commission, Regione Toscana (Italy) and other public owned entities is acting and doing research in the area of Enterprise Risk Management, and in particular Credit Risk since 2004. Member of the Scientific Committee of the Country Risk Forum of Associazione Bancaria Italiana (ABI – Italian Bankers Association).
He has published papers and books on SME rating and on rating models generally speaking. In 2009, he published a book on “Risk Value and Company Default”. He is Co-author of Aswath Damodaran, NYU STERN, for the forthcoming 3° Italian edition of Applied Corporate Finance and he is NYU Stern Visiting Scholar since 2009 and consultant at IFC World Bank group since 2010.
Massimo Mariani is full professor of Corporate Finance at LUM Giuseppe Degennaro and he is a component of Teaching Staff Council of “PhD in Economics and Management of Sustainability and Innovation (EMSI)”. He is also the scientific director of MACREF- Master in Corporate and Real Estate finance and MACAM – Master in Capital Markets. For six years he was a Professor of Principles of Corporate Finance at MIP (Master in Real Estate) – SDA Bocconi Milan. He is specialized in Corporate Finance, Company Valuation, Real Estate Finance and Risk Management. He is Professional Member of RICS, American Risk and Insurance Association, ADEIMF, Risk, Banking and Finance Society and ERES. The academic and research topics represent a scientific investigation and contextually areas of professional experience from an applicative point of view. He has also a wide experience as member of Board of Directors and of Supervisory Bodies in different companies operating in various sectors. He has relevant publication in Corporate Finance, Sustainable and Real estate finance and in particular is a pioneer about studies on Environmental Finance and Islamic Finance.