President and Executive Board


Born in Codogno (1979) he graduated and worked as a tax consultant and banker. He was elected to the Chamber of Deputies in June 2013. A member of the X Committee and head of the Department for Productive Activities of the League - Salvini Premier, from June 2018 to September 2019, he held the position of Undersecretary of State to the Presidency of the Council of Ministers. From January 2021 to February 2023, he served as the assessor for Economic Development in the Lombardy Region.

In the XII Legislature, he was appointed by President Attilio Fontana as the Regional Assessor for Economic Development.


Jeannette Baljeu is currently the Regional Minister of the Dutch province of Zuid-Holland (2017 – present). Zuid-Holland is The Netherlands’ most important province in terms of economic activity. Baljeu’s portfolio includes the transition of the industrial sector, water and soil management, climate adaptation, and aviation. Before this position, Mrs Baljeu was President of SBRCURnet, a knowledge institute for the construction and building sector. Within the domain of public service, Mrs. Baljeu was vice-mayor of the city of Rotterdam for seven years. Here, she was responsible for public transport and traffic, the Port of Rotterdam, the regional economy, and the organization of the civil service offices. Mrs Baljeu is an analytical, natural leader, who works on confidence and trust in a team. She has the capability to bring different stakeholders together. Due to her political career and her role as vice-president of the board of the Peoples Party of Freedom and Democracy (liberal party, VVD), she has a relevant and strong network in politics, business and public organizations.


Stephan Satijn is Limburg's Regional Minister for Economy, Finance and Business Operations and Public Affairs.

Mr. Satijn (1972) was born in Maastricht. He studied at Zuyd Hogeschool and then business administration (EMBA) at Nyenrode Business University and the University of Rochester (USA).

As of 2000 he has been active in international business for, amongst others, Nederland Distributieland, where he was responsible for the North and South American market.

In the period 2011 – 2018 he was alderman for the VVD (liberals) at the municipality of Venlo where he held the portfolios of Economic Affairs and Knowledge Infrastructure and from 2014 onwards, he was also the 1st deputy mayor.

In 2017, Satijn was appointed chairman of the Board of Directors of the Royal Dutch Mint, an organisation responsible for the 'minting' of the official euro coin within the Benelux. He also held various supervisory board positions for, among others, MECC and Nederland Distrutieland.


Industrial engineer, Executive MBA and AMP (Advanced Management Program).

In November 2022 he was appointed general director of Industry, until then he has been general director of Esade Creapolis, the business and knowledge park of the Esade business school. He has also been an academic collaborator at Esade and an associate professor at the UPF in areas related to the management of innovation and technology. He has also been an external expert for the European Commission, advising and evaluating policies and projects related to the economic and social impact of research, technology and innovation.

Until December 2016, he held the position of director of technology transfer and valorization at EURECAT, the reference technology center in Catalonia. Previously, he had been manager of the Technology Transfer area of the Generalidad de Cataluña in ACCIÓ and, until 2009, he was director of Cluster Development at 22@Barcelona. He had previously been responsible for service contracts in Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas. He began his professional career as an R&D project technician at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia

Board Member

A graduate of international relations and international law at the University of Warsaw, Poland. Scholarship holder of the Korean Language and Culture Study Program at Keimyung University in Daegu (Republic of Korea) and the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia). A graduate of Executive MBA at the Institute of Economic Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Since 2006, an employee of the Marshal's Office of the Masovian Voivodeship in Warsaw. Since 2017, Head of the Regional Innovation System Unit in the Department of Regional Development and European Funds. On a daily basis, deals with the implementation of various types of projects concerning regional development, including international ones.
Representative of Polish Regions (The Association of Voivodeships of the Republic of Poland) in the Monitoring Committee of the INTERACT III 2014-2020 and Monitoring Committee of INTERACT IV 2021-2027.