Executive Committee

  • Enrico Cleva

    Enrico Cleva

    President

    Enrico G. Cleva is an Italian architect, interior designer and international business development consultant in the design an…

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  • Michele Crociani

    Michele Crociani

    Secretary

    Michele Crociani is the International Sales Director of Wall&decò, a reference business in the production and commercializat…

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  • Marisa Corso

    Marisa Corso

    Executive Advisor

    A highly successful professional, she boasts a long career in the field of marketing: initially as an exhibition marketing st…

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Board of Directors

  • Francesco Scullica

    Francesco Scullica

    Scholarship

    Francesco Scullica, Architect, Ph.D. in Interior Architecture, is full professor in Industrial Design at Design Department, P…

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  • Sergio Grazioli

    Sergio Grazioli

    Membership

    Sergio is a senior salesman with a proven project management and business development ability to assist interior design manuf…

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  • Gabriella Del Signore

    Gabriella Del Signore

    Programming

    Founder and Managing Director of Ghénos Communication, a pr & press office agency that operates internationally, with an imp…

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  • William Loloey

    William Loloey

    Fundraising

    William Loloey is co-owner and Managing Director of Loloey srl. The company, established in 1963, is based in Milan and provi…

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  • Silvia Criscione

    Silvia Criscione

    Marketing

    Silvia Criscione is a Lifestyle & Color consultant, she encourages the achievement of an evolved lifestyle. By the use of…

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  • Enrico Cleva

    Enrico Cleva

    NEWH, Inc. Delegate

    Enrico G. Cleva is an Italian architect, interior designer and international business development consultant in the design an…

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Committee Chair

  • Giovanni Fonseca

    Giovanni Fonseca

    Lodging Program

    Giovanni currently holds the role of Sales Director with experience of over 25 years in the Contract Market. He currently rep…

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  • Natalia  Arkharova

    Natalia Arkharova

    Hospitality

    Natalia Arkharova is an Interior and Product Designer, Ph.D. in Art and Expertise. During almost ten years of design work exp…

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  • Paola Colla

    Paola Colla

    Social Media

    Paola Colla is a online and offline marketing and communication consultant who has been following projects in architecture an…

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  • Michelle Moretti Montefusco

    Michelle Moretti Montefusco

    Public Relations

    Michelle studied architecture at the Politecnico di Milano, and started her career as an architect in Los Angeles working on …

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  • Francesco De Fazio

    Francesco De Fazio

    Publications

    Francesco De Fazio is Co-Founder of Progetto RistrutturABILMENTE and Architects & Developers Key Account for Medelhan, the me…

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  • Sergio Cassarini

    Sergio Cassarini

    Database

    Sergio Cassarini holds the position of head of the Promotion Business Unit at Atlas Concorde, Italian excellence in the produ…

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Enrico Cleva

Enrico Cleva

President

Enrico G. Cleva is an Italian architect, interior designer and international business development consultant in the design and exhibition businesses. A graduate of Politecnico di Milano University, Enrico founded his practice in 2005 with his wife architect Sara Viarengo Cleva, focused mainly on interiors for corporate offices and high end residential projects. Enrico is official representative of Fiera Milano in Canada, working on the business development of global shows like Host Milano, Tuttofood and HOMI. He is a strategic consultant for the Interior Designers of Canada association, a regular speaker on interior design trends and writes for design magazines such as Canadian Interiors.

Michele Crociani

Michele Crociani

Secretary

Michele Crociani is the International Sales Director of Wall&decò, a reference business in the production and commercialization of bespoke wallpaper.

With over 15 years’ experience in the Hospitality Industry, Michele Crociani built a solid reputation within the segment with proven results within broad functions including sales and marketing, key account development, strategic planning, brand building and product specification within the A&D community. The years of experience have evolved by working closely with Procurement, Property Owners, Designers and Architects to meet the client and project specifications in product, price and service.

Extended knowledge in multiple geographical areas (travelled 50+ countries) that resulted in successful turnover growth records.

Marisa Corso

Marisa Corso

Executive Advisor

A highly successful professional, she boasts a long career in the field of marketing: initially as an exhibition marketing strategist she developed and launched new trade fair formats dedicated to B2B; since then she has focused on international marketing strategies of national and multinational companies.

Her passion for marketing together with her deep belief in internationalization as the key to manage the increasingly globalised market has led her to turn to a business development specialist, mainly operating in the field of architecture and design, in which she possesses advanced knowledge. Meanwhile she has become lecturer in International Marketing at Il Sole 24 Ore Business School.

As a professional working at MC International that she founded, she supports both medium enterprises and public institutions helping them to reinforce their positioning at the local level as well as their competitiveness while conquering new markets.

Francesco Scullica

Francesco Scullica

Scholarship

Francesco Scullica, Architect, Ph.D. in Interior Architecture, is full professor in Industrial Design at Design Department, Politecnico di Milano. He has cooperated with some relevant architects and designers in univeristary and professional field: among these we mention: Arturo Dell’Acqua Bellavitis, Andrea Branzi, Giorgio Host Ivesich, Bruno Morassutti and Luca Scacchetti. Since many years he has taken part in international seminars as well as in activities as “Visiting Professor” at several foreign universities, such as the School of Architecture of Barcelona (Spain), the De Montfort University of Leicester (United Kingdom), the Institut d’Art Visuel of Orle´ans (France), the Fachhochschule fu¨r Gestaltung of Schwa¨bisch Gmu¨nd (Germany), the TEI (Technological Educational Institution) of Athens (Greece), the Lantao Culture of Beijing (China), the RTU- Riga Technical University (Latvia), the Art and Design Accademy in Latvia, the Heag (Haute Ecole des Art e Design in Geneve- Switzerland), the University of Oslo (Norvey). Nowadays (2020) he is the scientific director of two relevant master: the Master Interior Design by Politecnico di Milano and the “EMDM-Executive Management Design Master- for Innovative Environments” in cooperation between the Tongji University of Shanghai and the Politecnico di Milano. Ph.D. in Furnishing and Interior Architecture, since his doctorate (1996-1999) he started a research activity on the tourist-accommodation field and on hospitality design: in 2000 He was one of the promoter of “ H&C design” (Hotel and Contract Design). Scientific Observatory on Tourism and Hospitality (together with Arturo Dell’Acqua Bellavitis, Marco Piva, and Giuliano Simonelli), and he has organized specific refresher courses (Hotel & Contract and Hotel Experience Design, Hotel Design Solutions), contract design awards (Contract Design International Design Award), meetings, congresses and exhibitions at industry fairs (Tecnhotel in Genoa, SIA Guest in Rimini, Homi and Host- at Fiera Milano), metadesign and design researches also with reference to businesses in the field, as well as the publication of volumes, articles and books. His role as expert on the Ospitality sector and Hotel design field lead him to be part of research teams, international congress and conference, and to promote professional design consultant activities as well.
He also dealt with other research subjects on furniture design, e.g. regarding the field of contract (Interior Contract) with reference to hospitality, retail and office spaces; others research subjects are “design for a wider usership”, and “The role of design in relation with the culture of living”. He was the Italian Design Ambassador in Latvia, for the 2018 and 2019 editions of the Italian Design Day, and Italian Design Ambassador in Norvey for the 2020 edition. Among his relavant pubblications on the hospitality and hotel design field: Scullica F. (2008) Interni Ospitali, Santarcangelo di Romanga (RM): Maggioli; Scullica, F., Del Zanna, G., Fossati, M.R., (2012), Human Hotel Design, Milano: Franco Angeli; Scullica, F., Elgani, E. M., (edts- 2019), Living, working and traveling, interior design for new scenarios between hospitality and work-field, Milano: FrancoAngeli, D.I.- Design International Series.

Sergio Grazioli

Sergio Grazioli

Membership

Sergio is a senior salesman with a proven project management and business development ability to assist interior design manufacturing enterprise in developing contract market and securing works from leading designers and contractors.

Developing and maintaining strong and positive cross functional working relationships with key stakeholders – from ownership to general contractors and to architects and designers along the way – is one of his key point and main objective.

Strong organizational skills, sense of responsibility, autonomy and initiative. Always striving to go the extra mile and to cope unexpected and difficult situations as to achieving set goals.

He is an active member of FIABCI Italian Chapter Board (www.fiabci.org), where he currently serves for developing relationship with architects and designers.

In his spare time, Sergio has a keen interest in cultural and social activities: he is founder (1998) and current president of “Dimensione Cultura” – pensare per agire”, a culture association and former board member of CTL3, a public consortium for building a sports center (golf course, football, athletic track).

Gabriella Del Signore

Gabriella Del Signore

Programming

Founder and Managing Director of Ghénos Communication, a pr & press office agency that operates internationally, with an important expertise of more than 30 years in the world of design/interior/architecture/real estate.

To the clients who decide to rely on our agency, Gabriella Del Signore and her team made of 10 professionals, offer strong skills in media relations and PR, including digital PR, which opens up new horizons. In short, I am a true design addict and a volcano of ideas that I love to share with my collaborators.

Communicating is first and foremost about sharing ideas. Which then have to be realised.
Success is not the result of chance. It is hard work, commitment, study, sacrifice and work method.

William Loloey

William Loloey

Fundraising

William Loloey is co-owner and Managing Director of Loloey srl. The company, established in 1963, is based in Milan and provides custom carpets for the hospitality, naval and residential sectors to clients all over the world.

William Loloey graduated from Columbia University in New York with a BSC in Civil Engineering. After a brief work experience as Project Manager for some large construction companies he moved back to Italy and joined the family business. With close to 40 years of experience in the interior design sector, he is currently particularly focused on the geographical expansion of the company.

Silvia Criscione

Silvia Criscione

Marketing

Silvia Criscione is a Lifestyle & Color consultant, she encourages the achievement of an evolved lifestyle.

By the use of Colour as a crucial tool decodes individual attitudes, explores development processes and interaction between people and their environments. (residential, offices, hotel, restaurants, retail etc.)

Experienced in business development and International networking she worked for over 15 years at Progetto CMR, ranked among the World’s Top 100 architectural firms, as key contact person for the International real estate sales & marketing and for the European ArchitectsNetwork.

She was also active in PR & Sales team dedicated to the development of Exclusive Sports Club and Luxury Wellness Centers.

As a speaker and trainer collaborates with both professionals and companies across multiple fields where improving the quality of life and achieving the best social impact is a value and a growing factor: education, design & architecture, image, wellbeing, nutrition, music & entertainment

Enrico Cleva

Enrico Cleva

NEWH, Inc. Delegate

Enrico G. Cleva is an Italian architect, interior designer and international business development consultant in the design and exhibition businesses. A graduate of Politecnico di Milano University, Enrico founded his practice in 2005 with his wife architect Sara Viarengo Cleva, focused mainly on interiors for corporate offices and high end residential projects. Enrico is official representative of Fiera Milano in Canada, working on the business development of global shows like Host Milano, Tuttofood and HOMI. He is a strategic consultant for the Interior Designers of Canada association, a regular speaker on interior design trends and writes for design magazines such as Canadian Interiors.

Giovanni Fonseca

Giovanni Fonseca

Lodging Program

Giovanni currently holds the role of Sales Director with experience of over 25 years in the Contract Market. He currently represents companies across the Fabric, Wellness and Curtain industries and has a high knowledge of key market players (Architecture Studies, Interior Furnishing Showrooms, Furniture Industry, General Contractor, Hotel Chains, and Cruise Ships.

Natalia  Arkharova

Natalia Arkharova

Hospitality

Natalia Arkharova is an Interior and Product Designer, Ph.D. in Art and Expertise. During almost ten years of design work experience in internationally recognized architecture companies, she has developed projects aimed at the Hospitality sector & Wellness to Apartments, Villas, Bars & Restaurants, Offices, Showrooms, and Commercial Spaces, in addition, Exhibitions and Fairs planning.
Two years ago she started her own business in Milan and founded the Méco design brand. She has a passion for creating multipurpose objects and experimenting with different kinds of natural materials like marble or stone. Méco design vision represents sustainability, minimalism, and simplicity. The mission is to design very clear shapes and simple products for a people’s healthy life.
She collaborates with leading companies in the industrial design & fashion sectors, dealing with product design, as well as art direction.

Paola Colla

Paola Colla

Social Media

Paola Colla is a online and offline marketing and communication consultant who has been following projects in architecture and design for several years.
Her interest in these fields comes from the fact that they put beauty in the service of well-being by combining aesthetic, social and cultural functions, in particular when they also give an improvement to one’s daily life and surroundings.
She was born into art: her family has a marionette company, “Carlo Colla & Figli”, born in the second half of the 19th century.
In recent times she has focused on organizing events and webinars about hospitality to investigate its new formats and trends together with high-level interlocutors – architects, designers, developers and trend setters.
She believes that hospitality must be “human”: it has in itself the elements for a continuous evolution which could change the way we live our lives.

Michelle Moretti Montefusco

Michelle Moretti Montefusco

Public Relations

Michelle studied architecture at the Politecnico di Milano, and started her career as an architect in Los Angeles working on the new 49ers stadium for NBBJ Sports and Entertainment. Upon returning to Italy she joined the very creative studio of Piero Lissoni working in hospitality interiors as well as high end residential, and this has been her main focus ever since. For Matteo Thun and Partners she was Head of the Styling Dept. and was responsible for developing concepts for hospitality projects, most of which were located in Europe. Working in design in Milan has given Michelle a knowledge of the Italian design world and the key players involved.A very formative period was working as Country Manager for Kasthall, and interior designer for their showrooms and trade fair booths. Here she was able to expand her network by organizing events and
design activities for the company, as well as expanding her knowledge of the Scandinavian design world.
Michelle then moved to the London to work with YOO, a global brand of developers, placemakers and designers that works which creative design directors such as Marcel Wanders, Phillip Starck and Jade Jagger. Here she was lead project on both hospitality projects as well as residential development projects all around the world, from India to Miami to Saudi Arabia. Michelle is currently working in Milan having joined the Studio Monzini Raboni as a partner and heading the interior design dept.

Francesco De Fazio

Francesco De Fazio

Publications

Francesco De Fazio is Co-Founder of Progetto RistrutturABILMENTE and Architects & Developers Key Account for Medelhan, the members-only platform for design industry leaders. He’s Consultant for professionals, brands and companies.
With University Degree in Architecture at UNIFI, Master in Design Management at Il Sole24 Business School, Master in Project Management at LUISS Business School, he’s architect, blogger and PMP certified Project Manager specialized in marketing & communication.
Francesco combines his career with a great passion for outdoor sports in particular: trailrunning, and swim running. He’s a Master swimmer at Deakker Team Bologna and Swimrunner of international level.

Sergio Cassarini

Sergio Cassarini

Database

Sergio Cassarini holds the position of head of the Promotion Business Unit at Atlas Concorde, Italian excellence in the production of high-end stoneware and ceramic tiles.

He is a great networker, a lover of good quality design and a supporter of the motto “Italians do it better”! He has gained extensive experience in the hospitality segment, leading the Atlas Concorde brand to specialize in this very demanding market segment. The turnover of this commercial channel has always grown in double-digit. Sergio has developed the hospitality business by holding important negotiations with international players located in four continents: investors, Interior Designers, Architects, Hotel Chains and also commercial partners.

In addition to being a recognized Business Development Manager in the sector, he has a technical soul as a designer, in fact he is still enrolled in the order of Architectural Engineers. He earned an MBA degree from Bologna Business School in 2014.

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