As fate would have it, the mountain accident that took our President on February 21, coincided with the completion of the process set in place by Gianluca Spina to transform MIP Politecnico di Milano from a University consortium to a non-profit consortium limited company.
MIP Politecnico di Milano was established in 1979 as a Consortium between Politecnico di Milano and some of the most important companies and institutions operating in Italy.
Today, MIP has changed its name and now is MIP Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business, retaining its organizational structure composed of the University, and of 17 national and multinational companies: Assolombarda; BIP Business Integration Partners, BTicino, Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche, Edison, ENI Corporate University, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles-Magneti Marelli, Fondazione Italcementi Cav. Lav. Carlo Pesenti, Hitachi, IBM Italia, Italtel, Luxottica, OTB, Pirelli & C, Snam, Telecom Italia, Vodafone.
MIP and the Department of Management Engineering together form the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano, which is accredited by EQUIS and AMBA and listed in the Financial Times rankings.
Andrea Sianesi has been appointed as MIP’s next President. His previous positions include Management Board director, and Associate Dean of the School of Management del Politecnico di Milano. In the words of Mr Sianesi: “The loss of Gianluca is not only a great loss for our institution, for me it also means losing a close colleague and very dear friend and, together, we shared many challenges over the years. Gianluca gave a powerful impulse to innovation, with, for example, our Flex MBA, the first and only Executive MBA in Italy based on digital learning. Today, my objective is to carry forward the strategic projects launched with Gianluca. Our projects not only involve innovation, but also internationalization and the search for excellence in all our educational programmes, from our specialist Master courses to our MBAs and EMBAs, and the programmes studied specifically to address the growing needs of executives and companies”.