Silvia Carnini Pulino
Associate Professor of Business Administration, Director of JCU Institute for Entrepreneurship
Silvia Pulino has over 20 years’ experience in international business, with a focus on entrepreneurial companies and technology. She started her career in the newly formed Investment Banking arm of the Bank of Boston in Buenos Aires, the largest and oldest foreign bank in Argentina, continuing her training at J. Henry Schroder Wagg in London. She subsequently followed an entrepreneurial path, first in finance and then as founder of Gammatel, a born-global telecommunications startup based in Boston. She then traveled extensively as Vice President for International Business at ThermoLase, a subsidiary of ThermoElectron, a US technology multinational. She finally settled down in Rome, Italy and capitalized on her experience by establishing a consulting business focusing on startups.
At John Cabot, she acted as Chair of the Business Administration Department, she developed the Center for Career Services, and is now founding director of the university’s Institute for Entrepreneurship. She is committed to innovation in education, both in her role at John Cabot and as chair of the board of Teach for Italy, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bridging the educational gap in Italy. She has also created KidsUP! Impresa per gioco, a program to teach entrepreneurship in primary school.
She obtained her BA and MA in Modern Languages and Literature from Oxford University, and an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business. In 2010 she was awarded a Wales University Teaching Fellowship for teaching excellence.