Elio VERA studied economics, 20 years working in marketing. Co-founder and now honorary president of CESMA From 1997 to 2015, member of the board of ASFOR, coordinating research on diversity in the workplace. Was part of the European steering committee that started EQUIS. He trains international executives in Italian Managerial Culture. Former Executive Corner Editor of CROSS CULTURAL MANAGEMENT. He consulted on organization in Bulgaria, Peru, Russia, Spain, and Switzerland. Since 1998, has organized annually in Italy with the Tavistock Institute group relations conferences called ALI – Authority, Leadership and Innovation.