Born in Genoa on February 1965, Davide Malacalza graduated in Economics and Business Administration at the Genoa University. In 1991 he began working in Sima S.p.A., a company active in the sector of the systems for thermoelectric power plants, getting in this period managerial abilities.
In 1993 he is Managing Director and responsible of business development of Trametal S.p.A., a company trading spare parts for iron and steel industry and, from 1995, after the purchase of the plants of Metallurgica San Giorgio, also producing carbon-steel plates for trains. In 1999, after the acquisition of Spartan UK, another company active in the iron and steel industry like Trametal, he took the office of Chairman of such company, taking care of the various managerial aspects and of the modernization of the plant and of the whole production cycle. Trametal and Spartan UK held 5% of the iron and steel European market for their production of carbon-steel plates and in 2008 they have been sold to the Ukrainian group Metinvest.
From 2001 he began to develop the “superconductivity chain”. The first step was the acquisition of the Unità Magneti of Andaldo Energia, the corporate name is changed in ASG Superconductors, getting important scientific and manufacturing success (i.e. the realization of superconductive magnets for CERN and the ITER Toroidal Field Coils). Actually ASG Superconductors is leading superconducting technology also in energy and medical sector developing cables and wire in MgB2 - magnesium diboride and helium free open MRI systems. Davide Malacalza is Shareholder and CEO of Hofima and Chairman of ASG Superconductors.
Enrica Acuto Jacobacci graduated in Business and Economics at the University of Torino, executive education at Insead and Harvard Business School, as a Brand Marketing Manager with multinational food corporation Danone, Enrica soon developed her entrepreneurial vision based on shared leadership, conscious growth, and care for people.
As a shareholder at Finpat Holding, Enrica joined the Board of Directors of Jacobacci & Partners in 2004, where she is currently Deputy Chair and Managing Director. She also holds other positions within the Jacobacci Group: Chair of the Board of Directors of Jacobacci Spain, Chair of the Comité de Direction of Jacobacci Coralis Harle France, Chair of Anser, and Chair of Griffeshield.
Jacobacci & Partners, founded in 1872, is specialized in protecting and enhance IPR.
Furthering the family’s reputation for professional excellence, Enrica has brought Jacobacci & Partners from an acknowledged position as a leading Italian IP firm to European leadership in the field of Intellectual Property.
Throughout her professional life, Enrica has worked with domestic and international clients, from public institutions to large multinational corporations, operating in many sectors, ranging from luxury to mass market and public institutions to financial services. A long-held belief in the importance of executive education as a tool for business development has led Enrica to deliver speeches at many conferences and lectures at Masters courses at the University of Turin, Polytechnic of Turin, European Institute of Design (IED), University of Milan-Bicocca and the EMBA Ticinensis.
In recent years, Enrica has directed her efforts on supporting innovation in Italy, as a business angel for some start-ups, as a member of the Premio Gaetano Marzotto Jury, and founder of 4T (Technology Transfer Think-Tank). In 2016 Enrica became "E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year" for the category “Services.”