Andrea Gumina is an Italian economist and international policy adviser to Governments and Institutions on innovation, VC/PE finance, industrial policies and transatlantic relationships. Over the past 10 years he has helped shape Italian policies to boost growth, trade, entrepreneurship and technology.
Dr. Gumina is President of the Amerigo Association (US DoS Cultural Exchange Programs’ Alumni Association in Italy) and co-Founder and President of the Transatlantic Investment Committee, an initiative promoted by Amerigo Association, the American Chamber of Commerce - Italy, Centro Studi Americani and Federmanager, Confindustria and Luiss Guido Carli University, with the joint patronage of the Italian Embassy to the United States, the American Embassy to Italy and the Conference of Italian Regions. TIC builds on the Trade and Technology Council, established between the European Union and the United States in September 2021, with the aim of strengthening the partnership between Italy and the United States on strategic, joint investments – targeting industrial and research in emerging technologies. As President of the TIC, Dr. Gumina aims to transform the TIC Foundation into the first Euro-Atlantic stakeholders platform for co-investments by uniting a network of 1.000 key decision-makers across Italy, the United States, Europe and UK to strengthen the transatlantic partnership.
Following his work as Senior Policy Advisor (2020-2022) to the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs on Trade, Investments and Innovation, in January 2023 Dr. Gumina joined the Task Force on Foreign Direct Investment Attraction, promoted by the Italian Minister for Companies and Made in Italy. He has previously worked under the G20 (2021) and G7 (2017) Italian Presidencies, within the G7/G20 Prime Minister’s Sherpa Office, as a Senior Expert on Innovation and Industrial Policies, where he contributed to bring topics such as the Next Production Revolution to the international debate and initiated events such as the G20 Innovation League and the I-7. Dr. Gumina has also aided (2014-2016, 2018-2020) the Italian Minister of Economic Development in developing policies to strengthen innovation, venture capital, industrial research, and Smart Cities in Italy.
Prior to joining the Public Sector in 2007 he gave life to an academic spin-off company, NexttLab, which helped pioneer Digital Services Ecosystems in Italy, and where he served as CEO until 2014. He is also a member of the Investors’ Committee of the SIMEST Venture Capital Fund and President of several entrepreneurial initiatives which focus on innovative business models in Italy – such as City of Talents Benefit Corporation and Naxida. He recently began collaborating with BeDisruptive, a new generation cybersecurity company with an international appetite, and EHT, the largest Italian consortium of SMEs operating in digital services, to boost both of their presence and competitiveness internationally.
Dr. Gumina received his Degree in Economics in 2001 from Luiss Guido Carli University of Rome and his MA in Ethics in 2004 from Pontificia Università Lateranense. In 2006 he completed his Ph.D. in History and Theory of Economic Thought at Luiss Guido Carli University, where he spent four additional years as Research Fellow, and later awarded Research Fellow at Politecnico of Milan (2018). He is currently based in Rome.