Francesco de Leo, Ph.D. is an Italian seasoned executive and one of the world's renown thought leaders in the field of Information and Communications Technology with a particular focus on issues relating to Green ICT. One of the Young Global Leaders at the World Economic Forum of 1999, he is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Kaufmann & Partners (K&P), a London-based advisory company focused on telco, media, and corporate finance. In his role as Chairman of K&P Francesco played a key role in supporting Cellnex Telecom in the acquisition of WIND’s tower business, a transaction valued at 690 Million Euros for a portfolio of 7,737 towers. De Leo is co-founder and partner of Kaufmann Marczyk Capital Partners (KMCP), advising financial institutions in the field of asset management and portfolio selection. KMCP provides indices for assessing the sustainability of portfolios, funds, corporations and markets. The principal focus is on mitigating unexpected risks that are affecting asset allocation and portfolio management at large/diversified financial institutions. KMCP together with Media Tenor is working with the Managing Director of the United Nations HQs in Geneva, Michael Moller, at launch of the Global Sustainability Index (GSI), backed by the Chairman of Deutsche Borse, Dr. Joachim Faber. Prof. De Leo is also acting as President of European Operations for Prodea Systems, a Dallas-based company leading in the field of the “Internet of Things”. He is the Founder and the Executive Chairman of Green Comm Challenge, which focuses on investments in green technology in the US and Europe and a Professor of Corporate Strategy at LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome. He is currently serving as a member of the following Advisory Boards: GEO Capital, a leading investment bank with offices in Macao and Lisbon, founded by Jorge Ferro Ribeiro. Capgemini Telco, Media & Entertainment Advisory Board in London. Simtone, one of the leading providers of cloud computing solutions Media Tenor (Zurich, Switzerland), which focuses on media analysis and collaborates with the World Economic Forum.