Board of Trustees



The Board of Trustees selects and evaluates the SSM President, and adopts strategic policies, priorities and plans to direct the operation of the Institution. The Board does not make specific operational decisions or approve operational rules; these decisions are made by the President and those to whom he or she delegates authority.

Specific complaints or grievances are handled by the President, not the Board.

The Board develops the institution’s basic priorities. Long-term goals and priorities are stated in the Board Policy, and the Board reviews and approves the plans to achieve them in the annual budget, as well as the annual review and in adjustments of the Strategic Plan. In addition to the “what to do” priorities, the Board policy also specifies a set of “what not to do” priorities in areas such as purchasing and employee relations.

TERMS: The founder is elected for lifetime. All other members are elected for 7 years, with a maximum of 2 terms possible

MEETINGS: The Board of Trustees meets twice a year, once before the yearly graduation and a second time in mid-April.

Massimiliano Bracalé

Founding President and Chairman

Serena Magnanti

Vice President, Partner

Gaetano Pascale

Senior Partner, Head of Criminology Dept.

Gianni Manente

Director of Business Development, Member of the faculty


The Advisory Board


The Advisory Board provides advice and support to the Swiss School of Management on existing and proposed educational and academic programs and other activities. Specifically, it provides guidance strategies, assists in maintaining effective liaison with other universities and the external communities, and helps to maintain and upgrade the reputation the School in undergraduate, graduate, and professional courses activities.

Enrico Frisone

Export Area Manager – Molinari Italia SpA
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Enrico Frisone currently holds a position as Export Area Manager at Molinari Italia SpA, where he is responsible for foreign markets in Central and Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Far and Middle East countries. He is responsible for defining strategies, the management of business relations and the control of the correct use of branding worldwide.

His past experiences include: International Relations Manager at Italcementi Group, where he was in charge of defining bilateral business groups and managing all group foreign activities; sales manager at Racke GmbH + Co. KG; export manager at Cantine Calatrasi spa – Eggers & Franke GmbH.

Frisone received his Executive MBA from the LUISS Business School and enjoys being involved in all aspects of a business enterprise.

Simona Panseri

Direttore Comunicazione e Public Affairs Google Italy
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Simona Panseri is currently the Director of Communication and Public Affairs at Google Italy, where she directs and coordinates corporate communications, also taking part in corporate strategy and discussions related to new technologies and their impact on society.

She started her professional career at Philips Communication, and from there worked at Business Press, a communication consulting firm, as an account executive where she worked on accounts such as Philips, Kodak, Lg, and Mediaworld, and played a direct part in contributing to their corporate success.


Academic Senate



As mandated by the School’s governing body, the Academic Senate is empowered to: determine academic policies; set conditions for admission and the granting of degrees; authorize and supervise courses and curricula; and advise the administration on faculty appointments and promotions. This delegated authority makes the SSM Academic Senate unique among faculty governments.

The Academic Senate provides the organizational framework that enables the faculty to exercise its right to participate in the School’s governance.

TERMS: The founder is elected for lifetime. All other members are elected for 7 years, with a maximum of 2 terms possible.

MEETINGS: The Academic Senate meets twice a year, once before the yearly graduation and a second time in mid-April.

Michael Akerib


Massimiliano Bracalé

Founding President

Paolo Bongarzoni

Vice Dean

Gaetano Pascale

Head of Criminology