Born in Bologna, Italy, Samantha Caccamo is the founder, CEO and President of the Board. Samantha has 20+ years experience working in the private and social sector. She is a leader and visionary in advancing the social business model on a global level. She is an advocate of poverty eradication and believes in redesigning a new and inclusive economic system to serve the most disadvantaged people. She is a consultant in the field of migration and integration and has designed and implemented a number of projects at EU level for asylum seekers. In her capacity as CEO of SBE, she manages a team of 10+ people to advance the organization’s mission of ending extreme poverty and promoting equal opportunities for all. Samantha has directly contributed to the development and implementation of a number of social businesses in Europe, Asia and Africa. She provides tailored consulting and training in social business to corporates as well as NGOs, social entrepreneurs and university students around the world. She holds a BA in Journalism from Pepperdine University, Los Angeles and an Executive MBA from Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano.