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Claudio Carlone, born in Rome in 1952, is the President of Hypothesis – a company specialized in communications, special projects, corporate image, and public and institutional relations – which he founded in 1989 to provide strategic consulting services in the hi-tech sector to a wide variety of firms and institutions.
Carlone received a degree in chemical engineering and biology from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” (1977) and later conducted research in biotechnology at the Italian National Research Council.
In the 1980s, Carlone launched a career in communications, focusing on the relationship between science, enterprise and society and the role of new technology in development.
Since the 1990s, he has worked as a strategic advisor in the hi-tech and financial sectors. He served on the boards of listed companies and is a partner in the Nuovo Mercato of Borsa Italiana (the Italian Stock Exchange’s index of hi-tech firms).
Carlone’s other activities include acting as the Coordinator of the Milan Chamber of Commerce’s Advisory Board for the Innovation Centre Project launched in 2005. He was the Secretary General of the Commission for the recovery plan for the former Falck industrial area in Sesto San Giovanni (Milan) and coordinated Milan’s Committee for Science and Technology (CAST).
Carlone has chaired or participated in numerous international seminars, conferences and congresses.
He is a member and past president of the Rotary Club Milano-Ovest, sits on the board of APE (Italian Association for Economic Development) and is a member of the Società del Giardino (Italy’s oldest social club).
His personal interests include music and offshore sailing.
He speaks English, French and Spanish.