Ticino Chapter

Alessio Ascari, MBA’94J
President Ticino Chapter
Alessio is a digital health entrepreneur and an advisor in telecommunications and digital health in Europe and in emerging markets. Most recently he founded and led AMICOMED SA that developed and markets an innovative digital service to manage blood pressure, and has been engaged in several other entrepreneurial initiatives. Prior to this he worked for almost twenty years in McKinsey & Company where he served telecommunications and high tech clients around the world on multiple dimensions and spearheaded new initiatives on the impact of technology, from the potential impact of smartphones to latest by founding and leading globally the Firms’ Global m-Health initiative. He holds an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau (Henry Ford prize) and a Master’s degree in Engineering from Politecnico di Milano.

Federica Friz, MBA’07D
Federica Friz is an international manager with extensive experience in Project Management and Strategy. Her background in multiple industries (financial services, telecommunications, strategy consulting) and functions (marketing, strategy, operations) has given her the ability to coordinate complex projects, deal with ambiguity and be at ease in relating within structured organizations as well as start-ups. She is now Vice President for Markets & Innovation at Cornèrcard, a leading player in the financial services industry. She is Italian, has lived in multiple locations across Europe and now resides in Lugano. She speaks fluently in English, German and Spanish. In her spare time she enjoys outdoor sports. She holds a degree from Bocconi University in Milan and an MBA from INSEAD having experienced life in both the Fontainebleau and Singapore campuses.