Nicola Emanuele has been active in private equity since 1993, first with the Exor Group, an international investment company participated by a prominent international family, in South-East Asia and Europe and then, since 1997, as a managing partner of Aksìa. Nicola was Vice-President of Exor Asia in Hong Kong and then Vice-President for the investment activity of Exor in Europe, with responsibility for the Geneva office. Before 1993, Nicola worked at Istituto Finanziario Italiano (Ifi S.p.A.), the holding company of the Agnelli Group in Italy, and at Coopers & Lybrand, the international auditing firm. He graduated in Economics and Business Administration at the University of Turin