Max Tellini ’13

Post-MAM Position: Intesa Sanpaolo

Yale SOM’s mission is to develop leaders for business and society, and I believe that climate change is a benchmark issue and it calls for a collaborative solution, collective action for change.

I work in Hong Kong for Intesa Sanpaolo, the main Italian bank, and my boss there really encouraged me to come to Yale. When we went through the Master of Advanced Management curriculum together, we realized that this program was like nothing else available. It’s a second opportunity, after getting my MBA, to practice leadership and to develop an advanced understanding of complexity.

One issue I’m focusing on is how business can deal with climate change. It’s a huge, complex challenge for corporations, for governments, for leaders. Yale SOM’s mission is to develop leaders for business and society, and I believe that climate change is a benchmark issue and it calls for a collaborative solution, collective action for change.

Financial institutions are key players in that solution. My goal is to drive change within the industry, not just as a singular actor but within a network. I believe that there is an opportunity for change and a need for change, for companies and broader communities to be involved in a new way of development. Financial institutions, in Europe and the U.S. especially, are at a turning point, and I would like to see myself as a sort of contributor to identify a new direction for the finance industry.

Massimiano Tellini

Post-MAM Position: Intesa Sanpaolo