The Team

The GK Investment Group Team

Stefano L. Dedola

Stefano Joined GK Investment Holding Group as the CFO, having held the position of Director representing the interests of a number of Swiss based private equity funds and international private investors.
Stefano is part of the executive team involved in the evaluation, planning, organisation and execution of the financial and administrative duties for the Group. He is also Member of the Board in all of the companies within the Holding.
His professional experience was developed in finance and business consultancy, in sectors ranging from international private banking, private equity and real estate to consumer and industrial goods.
He is Member of the Board in all of the Holding companies
He holds an Honours Degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Cagliari (Italy) and an MBA from SDA Bocconi, Milan (Italy).

Francesco Sorrentino

Francesco joined GK Investment Holding Group as Project Manager and is responsible for overseeing the evaluation, planning, implementation and execution of all projects within the group.
He is also responsible for making sure that projects are handled to the highest GK Investment Holding standards.
Francesco provides support both to the GK team and partners from the earliest stages of project analysis right through to completion.
His prior professional experience was gained in such sectors as nanoelectronics and engineering before specialising in business and entrepreneurial development.
Francesco holds an Honours Degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Calabria and an MBA from SDA Bocconi, Milan (Italy).

Gavino Arrica

Gavino joined GK Investment Holding Group as Senior Analyst, following his position as Head of Business Development for a Swiss based Consultancy firm. His professional experience was developed as a Financial Analyst collaborating with a number of Milan based corporate and tax consultancy firms. The primary responsibilities as Senior Analyst at GK Investment Holding include the preparation of economic & financial development plans, variance analysis, the management control models and systems to monitor costs, profitability, efficiency.
Gavino also provides expert technical assistance on due diligence, contract reviews, private equity fund transfers and budget control.
He holds an honours degree in Business Administration from Bocconi University, Milan and a Master of Science in General Management.

Fiona Harvey

With over 15 years of experience as a Language and Academic Skills Coordinator in both the public and private sector, Fiona joined GK Investment Holding Group as head of Information Management for Chairman Kamel Ghribi.
Having previously worked in a variety of institutions and companies, she is primarily responsible for all published communications and written correspondence within the holding.
Originally from Scotland, Fiona holds an Honours Degree in Classics from the University of Wales.

Mary Chiarin

Mary joined GK Investment Holding Group as International Front Desk
She works closely with and supports the CFO and the Project Manager by undertaking a variety of administrative and clerical tasks.
Mary has gained over 10 years experience in front and back office duties having worked in the tourism sector following her qualification as a Tourism Operator.

Emanuele Pellissone

Emanuele joined the GK Investment Holding Group Team in 2019 as Junior Analyst having graduated cum laude in 2018 with an MSc in Banking and Finance from the Università della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano.
His principal duties are to assist in the areas of expertise he gained during his studies at the University of St. Gallen and Bocconi University where he studied Business Administration and Management, financial markets, in particular energy finance, as well as auditing and transnational litigation management.
Emanuele also assists the Senior Analyst and Project Manager with due diligence, contract reviews, budget control and identifying global investment opportunities for the Holding.

Kseniia Bolshianova

Kseniia joined the GK Investment Holding Group Russia and Eastern Europe Desk in 2020. Having worked as a Client Relations Manager and in Sales and Marketing at a number of prestigious establishments in Milan, including with the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. Her principal role at GK is to follow the Holding’s Russian and Eastern European interests in particular, market research, forums and events.
Kseniia obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Economics at the Faculty of International Graduate Management of the St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, where she graduated cum laude. Other qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Digital Marketing gained at the University of Bergamo and a Post-graduate module in Private Equity and Venture Capital from the Bocconi University in Milan.

Silvia Scanferlato

Silvia joined the GK Investment Holding Group Italy and South Europe Desk in 2020 having gained her experience in finance, accounting, public relations and marketing at a number of Recruitment companies in Switzerland and Italy. Her principal role at GK is to manage projects and client relations for the Holding’s Italian and Southern European interests, in particular, public relations, marketing sector and press office.
Silvia gained her degree in Cultural Mediation and Languages from the University Ca’ Foscari in Venice. Other qualifications include an advanced language course at the University of Malaga in Spain.

Simona Papaluca

Simona joined GK Investment Holding Group having worked as a Chartered Building Surveyor for a number of Engineering and Architectural Studios in Milan over a period of 25 years.
Simona represents the Holding’s interests on construction projects and closely follows all technical aspects of building in her role as supervisor of works from design to building permit procedures through to project accounting processes.
As a chartered building surveyor Simona brings with her to the Holding consolidated professional skills gained through having worked across varied real estate markets including residential, commercial, retail and industrial in both the private and public sector.
Her strong technical skills bring the highest level of integrity to all of the GK Investment Holding Group projects and Simona also bestows impartial advice to the Group’s diverse client portfolio.
Simona is a member of the Ordinance of Chartered Building Surveyors (reg. No. 3201) issued in the Province of Varese, Italy.

Donatella Campeglia

Donatella joined GK Investment Holding Group as Executive Assistant to the Chairman.
Having worked in a number of Legal Studios in Italy as a paralegal performing such duties as research, contract reviews, advising clients and drafting legal correspondence and memos.
Currently Donatella’s principal duties are to enhance the Team effectiveness in her role as the first point of contact to the Chairman. Having honed her skills in the legal sector Donatella now assists GK Investment Holding Group Chairman through reading, researching, retrieving, routing, editing and transmitting executive data, texts, directives and correspondence.
She holds a Degree in Law from the Insubria University of Como and Master in Forensic Criminology from the LIUC University in Varese.

Elisabetta Martinelli

Elisabetta joined the GK Investment Holding Group team in 2019 as Office Manager following various management positions held down the years in a Swiss trading company, a credit auditing company, public and private credit administrators. However, it is her experience as a project coordinator for a series of pharmaceutical companies and private clinics, as well as her role as Operations Director of the Sempione Medical Centre in Milan that drew her to GK Investment Holding Group.
Having gained a vast professional experience at management level within the Healthcare and pharmaceutical sector, Elisabetta now deploys her valuable skills to support the Chairman and his team in project planning and budget forecasts, performance reports and event planning.
She studied Marketing and Communication at the IULM University in Milan.