Main Partners



Antonio Stefano Da Venezia
Managing Director

Main partner and shareholder of the company, born in 1958, he has a Master degree in banking and finance for development. Before founding ECF he was employed as economist in the European Union and as Director of a private Italian engineering company. In his career he gained a specific experience in the field of restructuring, SME development and financial advisory both in Eastern Europe and NIS countries and in Latin America. He can also rely on a strong professional background acquired in its native Italy and improved in a successful assignment in the United States. Stefano is also familiar with project management and co-ordination technique for complex projects funded by all the major international organisations.


Vincenzo Salzano
Senior Banking Advisor

Vincenzo Salzano was born in 1943.
He is responsible for Banking and Financial Instruments of the ECF where is managing important TA project in Latin America.
His experience is focused on banking sector, on matters concerning privatisation strategies and process, merging and acquisition, financial analysis and company valuation.
He graduated in Economics and Business at the University of Naples.
Since 1971 until 2001 he has worked for Banca Nazionale del Lavoro (one of the major italian banks), touching several areas of expertise: he has been Credit Line Division director, Director of International Area in Argentina branch, Director of Corporate Area.
He is member of Professional Association of chartered Accountant of Trieste.

  Giovanni Cappè

He is responsible for designing and managing important projects in Balkan and Africa Region as well as the management of Framework contract-
He graduated in Philosophy-Geography at the University of Milan.
He has been working for several years for italian NGOs in Africa; he has been Coordinator of bilateral co-operation programmes for Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In the period between 1994 and 1998 has worked as expert for the European Commission in Albania, Macedonia and in Brussels. Among his tasks, he has been Responsible for the coordination of activities in PHARE programmes.