The Mondo Visione Exchange Forum will be chaired by Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli FCCA FCSI FBCS, Executive Chairman, Z/Yen Group
A qualified accountant, securities professional, computer specialist, and management consultant, educated at Harvard University and Trinity College Dublin, Michael gained his PhD at London School of Economics where he was also a Visiting Professor. He co-founded Z/Yen in 1994, the City of London’s leading think-tank, to promote societal advance through better finance and technology after a career as a research scientist in aerospace & cartography, then accountancy-firm partner and director of Ministry of Defence research. He created the Global Financial Centres Index and advises banks, insurers, exchanges and governments globally. Michael is Emeritus Professor & Trustee at Gresham College where he leads the Long Finance initiative. His book, “The Price of Fish: A New Approach to Wicked Economics and Better Decisions”, won the 2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards Finance, Investment & Economics Gold Prize.