ICCS Committees

ICCS Committees comprise of business groups focusing on different fields of business with the aim of sharing experiences, receiving updates related to specific industries and organizing activities such as seminars, workshops and events in Singapore and in the Region.

ICCS has identified five six committees focusing on the following business sectors:

TIMOTHY COSULICH
With more than 15 years’ experience in Strategy Consulting with PwC and in shipping with AP Moller Maersk first and then with his family business, Fratelli Cosulich, Timothy leads a diversified Group active in different aspects of shipping and with a USD 1.7bn turnover. Timothy holds an MBA from INSEAD, has been an ICCS Board Members for 2 terms and sits on the Board of YPO (Young Presidents Organisation) and is the Chairman of the International Bunker Industry Association Asia. He is an active triathlete, is married with Alexandra and has 2 young children.
ALESSANDRO ZALONIS
Partner of Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners Law Firm and Head of the South East Asia desk of the Firm.
Alessandro advises large domestic groups, multinationals based in Italy as well as abroad. He specializes in tax matters relating to domestic and international M&A transactions
He speaks Italian, English and Greek.
PIERLUIGI PETRONE
Since 1992 he is the CEO of Petrone Group, operating in the pharmaceutical, parapharmaceutical and health sectors. Very keen on National and International Commercial activities and Business Development, strategic investments and public relation. He is the first Italian and the first European Member of the Board of Directors of GVN Global Virus Network in Baltimora, a global network of worldwide experts of viral infection. Assoram’ Chairman (Association of Commercial and Logistics Operators in Pharmaceutical and Health sectors). Married and proud father of 2 children.
Gunter Serafini
Over 20 years of international experience working for Italian companies within design and luxury sector.
Today Gunter Serafini works for Technogym, the global leader manufacturer of fitness equipment renowned for its innovative and stylish design. Together with his team he works closely with real estate developers, hotel chains and architects to deliver Wellness solution to the most prestigious projects around Asia. Gunter holds an MBA from the Manchester Business School and is also German native speaker.

GIROLAMO BENEDETTI
Girolamo has more than 15 years of international experience in Financial Services, working in Investment Banking with Merrill Lynch and Strategy Consulting with Oliver Wyman across different geographies and then with Intesa Sanpaolo in Italy, Hong Kong and lately in Singapore. Today Girolamo is the Chief Executive and General Manager of Intesa Sanpaolo Singapore Branch, leading the Branch activities through the offer of Corporate banking, Structured Finance and Trade & Export Finance. The Singapore Branch is part of IMI Corporate & Investment Banking Division and is the reference point for the ASEAN and Indian Markets. Girolamo holds a degree in Business Administration and is a Qualified Chartered Accountant . He is an avid golfer and tennis player, is married with Paola and has 2 children.
Estelle Hu-Pirot
With an International experience of Luxury Retail Management across multiple sectors: Fashion, Watches & Jewelry and Beauty, Estelle Hu-Pirot holds a MSc from EM Lyon Business School and is currently representing TOD’S Group in Singapore.

TOD'S Group (TOD’S, Roger Vivier, Hogan and Fay) is a symbol of Italian excellence. It is deeply rooted in Italy’s artisan traditions, with a wealth of values that distinguish its vision: a passion for craftsmanship, superb quality and timeless style.



SIMONE PLACIDI
Simone Placidi is a telecommunication engineer with a background in radar systems and remote sensing. Before moving to Singapore in 2017 he lived 13 years in The Netherlands where he graduated and started his professional life at the European Space Agency and at the Delft University of Technology. Since 2012 he is with MetaSensing supporting the company business development. From Singapore he oversees the projects, customers, and business development in the Asia-Pacific Region.
His main interests are for Space Technology, Earth Observation, and advanced technology for the civilian and defence sectors.