Ticino Chapter

Alessio Ascari, MBA’94J
Ticino Chapter President

Alessio is a digital health entrepreneur and an advisor in telecommunications and digital health in Europe and emerging markets. Most recently he founded and led AMICOMED SA, which developed and markets an innovative digital service to manage blood pressure, and has been involved in several other entrepreneurial ventures. Prior to this he spent nearly 20 years with McKinsey & Company, where he worked with telecommunications and technology clients around the world, spearheaded initiatives on the impact of technology, and led the firm’s global m-Health initiative. He holds an MBA from INSEAD (Henry Ford prize) and a Master’s degree in Engineering from Politecnico di Milano.

Federica Friz, MBA’07D
Federica is an international manager with extensive experience in project management and strategy. Her background in multiple industries (financial services, telecommunications, strategy consulting) and functions (marketing, strategy, operations) has given her the ability to coordinate complex projects, deal with ambiguity, and be at ease in relating within structured organizations as well as start-ups. She is now Vice President for Markets & Innovation at Cornèrcard, a leading player in the financial services industry. She is Italian, has lived in multiple locations across Europe and now resides in Lugano. She is fluent in Italian, English, German, and Spanish. In her spare time she enjoys outdoor sports. She holds a degree from Bocconi University in Milan and an MBA from INSEAD.