Chairman of the Board

Massimo Mercuri is the Co-founder of the Think Tank AlterContacts and the Chairman of the Board of the AlterContacts Foundation. He takes care of strategic vision, partnerships, and the development of tailored innovation practices that are recognized by the United Nations as SDG practices to follow.

Massimo is a true Innovator in the best meaning of the word: it is not about technology, it is about people. With 30+ years of experience in digital innovation, incl. 15 as an executive, he provides the think tank and its partners with extreme system thinking capability and an in-depth understanding of complex landscapes.

His approach is defined by his international background (Italian-Mexican-American) and a range of experiences in Fortune 100 companies, experiments at scientific institutions and non-profit organizations, large-scale projects and a few entrepreneurial startups. Past brand names include AkzoNobel, DSM, Carnival Corporation, Stoneridge, ABB, IBM, Apple, Scimpulse Foundation, and CERN.