President & CEO, NeWest
Fernando Napolitano is the Founder and CEO of NEWEST, a New York-based organization dedicated to strengthening business ties between Europe, particularly Italy, and the United States. His mission is to facilitate meaningful dialogue and collaboration across the Atlantic, with a focus on enhancing business understanding.
With over two decades of professional experience, Fernando has held pivotal roles in renowned organizations, including a partnership at Booz Allen Hamilton, where he served as Managing Director in Italy from 2001 to 2011.
He is widely recognized for his contributions as a board member of prominent companies such as Mediaset S.p.A., Albany Molecular Research Inc. (AMRI NASDAQ), and ENEL S.p.A., and his involvement with esteemed institutions like the Aspen Institute Italia and the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.
Fernando is also a respected author, co-authoring "Megacommunities: How leaders from government, business, and non-profits can tackle global challenges together" in 2008 and "IRG, Influence, Relevance & Growth for Changing World. How to survive and thrive beyond ESG" in 2023.
He holds educational qualifications from prestigious institutions, including Harvard Business School and Brooklyn Polytechnic University, and graduated with honors in Business Administration and Commerce from the University Federico II Napoli.
Outside of his professional pursuits, Fernando has a strong passion for water polo, having captained Canottieri Napoli and achieved the title of European Champion U. 21 in 1984 as a member of the National Italian water polo team.
Fernando’s diverse career and commitment to fostering international collaboration make him a prominent figure in the world of transatlantic business relations. His work continues to shape and inspire greater understanding and cooperation between Europe and the USA.
He graduated with honors in Economy from Federico II University in Naples, Italy, MSM from Brooklyn Poly (now NYU), AMP from Harvard Business School.