IMAGINE Leaders – Marcello Palazzi
B for Good Leaders, Co-Founder
35+ year global focus on good Enterprises, Entrepreneurs and Economies as the drivers of human progress through 30+ ventures. Economist by training, Entrepreneur by vocation, ‘Engineer’ by practice and family history. Experience in and across business,civil society,philanthropy, public sector, academia. Civic (Citizens, ‘Oikos’) is my purpose, entrepreneurship my means. Began as owner- entrepreneur at 23 in family firm (Marton Diagnostics, UK; deneb laboratori chimici, Italy, producing DiagnosticEquipment for Water & Soil), which I expanded globally & helped sell, one of the 1st such firms in Europe, ‘81-’93. Founder, Progressio Foundation, which has led, co-led, or participated in, 300+ projects in 33 countries, involving 30,000 leaders. Founded it with Dr P Kloppenborg, ‘89, Rotterdam. Co-founder of Progressio Consultancy Ltd, UK ‘89, Progressio Botswana ‘90. Economist (BSc, MSc), strategist (MBA): Buckingham, LSE, LBS, Erasmus, MIT, Oxford Säid, ‘13 Harvard ALI Fellow, ‘14 MIT Visiting Scholar, ‘15 Stanford DCI Fellow. ‘84 MSc Thesis on SMEs in Europe and ‘87 MBA Project on Strategic Philanthropy (The Economist Prize), were years ahead of the mainstream.