Executive Master in Management of International Organizations | SDA Bocconi
A Long Experience of International Public Management

SDA Bocconi has invested in the EMMIO all the strength of its four-decade commitment for shaping public management reforms. The strength of its faculty lies in the extraordinary network that unites internationally renowned scholars with senior managers of UN system organizations, innovators, and change agents. In our programs, we integrate academic research and management practices to provide strong methodological and scientific training plans.

Director and Team

EMMIO Faculty

Daniele Alesani
Department of Social and Political Sciences
Nicola Bellè
Public Management and Policy
Luca Brusati
Government, Health and Not for Profit
Leonardo Caporarello
Leadership, Organization and Human Resources
Michael Emery
DHR at IOM International Organization for Migration
Giunia Valeria Gatta
Adjunct Professor, Department of Social and Political Sciences, Bocconi University
Alexander M. Hiedemann
Government, Health and Not for Profit
Greta Nasi
Government, Health and Not for Profit
Federico Lega
Government, Health and Not for Profit
Valentina Mele
Government, Health and Not for Profit
Eduardo Missoni
Academic Fellow, Department of Social and Political Sciences, Bocconi University
Raffaele Secchi
Operations and Technology
Marco Tortoriello
Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Veronica Vecchi
Government, Health and Not for Profit
Giovanni Valotti
Government, Health and Not for Profit

Guest Speakers

The EMMIO leverages on the experience and added value of a number of guest lecturers among senior practitioners and executives operating in international organizations.


Giovanni Pio

Head of Global Change Management at United Nation World Food Programme. Clinical Faculty at SDA Bocconi Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Executive Master in Management of International Organizations (EMMIO).


Javier Chavarria

Head of Internal Audit and Deputy Director of the Office of Internal Oversight Services at the advisory services for the Organization for the Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Certified internal auditor (CIA), Certified Risk Management Assurer (CRMA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).


Michael Hathorn

Professional executive coach, change management expert, partner of OPTIMIS.


Advit Nath

Controller and Director at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) based in Rome, and in charge of managing the integrity, transparency, and control of IFAD’s resources.


Stefano Olmeti

Ph.D., coach and leadership development practitioner. Works with leaders from around the world to help them achieve breakthroughs for themselves and their organizations.

Former Head of Executive Coaching at the World Bank. Executive coach and leadership development practitioner working at the intersection of executive learning and international development. MPM, Master of Public Management (SDA Bocconi) Founder.


Carlo Scaramella

Deputy Regional Director, Regional Bureau for North Africa, Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe, RBC United Nations World Food Programme (WFP),Cairo, Egypt.


Stephane Timpano

Managing Partner, Lagos and West Africa Bain & Co Office Head, EMEA Government and Public Sector Practice Lead.


Nils Van Wassenhove

Supply Chain Officer, United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

Professionals' Testimonials

International organizations face complex, shifting and multifaceted challenges in order to enhance their relevance, and make a real impact on the SDG agenda. The EMMIO program is extremely well positioned to help create a new generation of true leaders and skillful managers, able to anticipate and tackle those challenges through strategic vision, partnership, agility, resilience, innovation and a results-orientation".

Michael Emery | Head of HR at UNFPA

"The EMMIO program is an excellent opportunity for officers aspiring to join the management ranks of International Organizations. This training has the potential to fill the gap between an intense and committed technical experience and positions that require high managerial responsibilities. Resource management may not be straightforward even for a seasoned officer, particularly in organizations with a very clear technical focus. The principles of good management and the knowledge on how to obtain effective results when coordinating people and physical and financial resources are not always intuitive. The acquisition of a recognized managerial capacity requires dedication, experience and training.
The EMMIO program is the chance for mid-career officers to challenge themselves to take new steps in their careers, discover their management talent and acquire the necessary toolbox for managerial roles. To potential candidates I say: It would be a real pity bearing an unrevealed potential inside you.".

Fernanda Guerrieri | Assistant Director-General, Corporate Services at FAO

"In a constantly evolving and overcrowded global environment ¨reform¨ has become a buzz word and a challenging process for international organizations. EMMIO provides the academic opportunity to reflect on and to develop capacities for those who are already in managerial positions or are willing to assume those responsibilities".

Mirta Roses Periago | Former Director of the Pan American Health Organization

“Our world is changing rapidly, and the pressures facing international organizations and their global missions have never been greater. Success in a post-MDG world requires leaders who have the skills and vision to integrate issues of health, poverty, climate and security to reach development goals and make sure no one is left behind. EMMIO is an important program for building the kind of future leaders our organizations need-leaders who can break down the silos of bureaucracy and do the real work of putting people at the centre.”

Michel Sidibe | Executive Director UNAIDS (the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS)

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