Marco Zappalorto

Chief Executive

Join date

December 2017

Marco is the Chief Executive of Nesta Italia.

Marco joined Nesta in 2011 and before setting up Nesta Italia he was Head of European Development and he contributed to the set-up of Challenge Prize Centre, and led most of the Centre’s European and international work.

Prior to Nesta, Marco worked for OmniCompete (now Innocentive), managing the execution of prize competitions in a wide range of sectors for both the public and the private sector.
He also worked for the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry where he provided advice to SMEs on European issues and opportunities.

Marco holds an MSc in European Political Economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

In his spare time Marco enjoys travelling, going to contemporary art exhibitions, practising yoga and cooking for his friends.