fbpx

About us

The

Team

Alberta

Pelino

Alberta is the President of the Young Ambassadors Society. She founded YAS at the age of 19 and she co-founded the Y7 and Y20 with a global network of youth associations. After graduating in economics, Alberta worked for several years in a leading global investment bank and financial company in London. More recently, Alberta founded a social impact start-up Fibi, the Italian ed-tech community that has the goal of closing the financial gender gap.
She frequently interacts with global policy makers, institutions, companies and media to promote youth and women empowerment.
Alberta practised boxing for several years and she loves martial arts, yoga, and travelling around the world.

Edoardo

Cilla

Edoardo joined YAS after his experience as Y20 delegate in 2015 in Turkey.
He has worked in the global financial sector for more than 10 years and he is currently Director in a leading asset management company in London. His work focuses on quantitative research, and in particular on studying the impact of climate change on the global economy and financial markets.
Edoardo has lived in 4 countries across Europe and loves travelling the world.

Marta

Pelino

Marta joined YAS in 2015 and, since then, her focus has been on the management of YAS’ social media.
Marta holds a BSc and MSc in Finance, with studying experiences in Italy, Norway, and Finland. She currently works in a leading investment management company, and she is based between Oslo and London.
Marta is passionate about mountain hiking and she practised orienteering for many years.

Stefano

Cilla

Stefano joined YAS in 2021 when YAS chaired the Y20 Italy. He lives in Rome and currently oversees the tech infrastructure of YAS, developing and maintaining YAS’ website and digital platforms. Stefano attended the coding school 42 Roma Luiss, and he has several years of experience in coding and digital marketing.
In his free time, he runs and organizes events for his running club.

Agnese

Ratzemberger

Agnese is Partnerships Manager for YAS, with which she has volunteered for over ten years.

Outside of YAS, from 2021 to 2023, she was responsible for government relations at an American Fortune 500 high tech company, where she drove the engagement and public policy discourse with the Italian and German Governments. Previously she spent six years working as a partnerships officer for two specialised agencies of the United Nations in Brussels. There she focused on partnership development and technical cooperation with the European Union, EU Member States and other stakeholders.

An Italian with Finnish, Austrian and Slovenian roots, Agnese speaks five languages, holds a bachelor’s degree in European economics and a MSc in business administration from the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, from which she graduated summa cum laude.

Martina

Astolfi

Martina holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Relations and a Master’s degree in International Relations. She also attended a Master’s course in Diplomatic Studies at the Italian Society for International Organizations(SIOI). She completed an internship at “Obiettivo Cinque” drafting working plans for the predisposition of Gender Reports. She is also an ordinary member of the European Women’s Management Development Network.

Francesca

Passudetti

Currently Business Development Lead at ALK Canada, Francesca is chairing the New Skills, Entrepreneurship & Future of Work track at the 2024 Y7 summit. With experience in entrepreneurship and international affairs, she spent the last 7 years in the global pharmaceutical sector, driving innovation to improve patient outcomes. She holds a BA in International Business and Affairs from John Cabot University and an M.Sc. in International Management from the London School of Economics, and was Y20 delegate in 2021.

Fabio

Boniolo

Fabio is a computational scientist at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. With a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in biomedical engineering from Politecnico di Milano and a Ph.D. from the Technical University of Munich, he is actively involved in the biotech start-up scene and collaborates with various venture funds and entrepreneurial associations. He was a Y7 delegate in 2021 and is chairing the Digital and Technology track at the 2024 Y7 summit.

Giulia

Di Donato

Giulia is Inclusive Growth Policy Officer at UNDP Viet Nam, and she has previously held roles in relevant policy-oriented institutions. She Co-founded Officine Italia, a non-profit with the mission to catalyze a positive change of Italy’s outlook. Giulia has been Italy’s Head of Delegation at the Y7 Summit 2023 in Japan. She holds a Master in Diplomacy from the Italian Institute for International Political Studies, a Master in Public Policy from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, a MSc in Accounting and Finance and a BA in Business and Management from Bocconi University.

Francesca

Passudetti

Allegra is a trained economist with expertise in strategic research and policy development. She earned her B.A. at Luiss University and her M.A. at King’s College London. Currently based in London, she works in sustainable finance, actively promoting socially responsible development and value creation. A former Y20 delegate and current Y7 chair of the Future of Work track, Allegra is dedicated to fostering inclusive and sustainable growth within rapidly evolving industries and labour markets.

Fabio

Boniolo

Fabio is a computational scientist at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. With a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in biomedical engineering from Politecnico di Milano and a Ph.D. from the Technical University of Munich, he is actively involved in the biotech start-up scene and collaborates with various venture funds and entrepreneurial associations. He was a Y7 delegate in 2021 and is chairing the Digital and Technology track at the 2024 Y7 summit.

Giulia

Di Donato

Giulia is Inclusive Growth Policy Officer at UNDP Viet Nam, and she has previously held roles in relevant policy-oriented institutions. She Co-founded Officine Italia, a non-profit with the mission to catalyze a positive change of Italy’s outlook. Giulia has been Italy’s Head of Delegation at the Y7 Summit 2023 in Japan. She holds a Master in Diplomacy from the Italian Institute for International Political Studies, a Master in Public Policy from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, a MSc in Accounting and Finance and a BA in Business and Management from Bocconi University.

Who Are

We

Our Journey: Founded in 2011 by Alberta Pelino, the Young Ambassadors Society (YAS) began as a dream to amplify the voice of youth in global decision-making. Today, we stand as a dynamic force, partnering with the Italian Foreign Affairs Ministry and the Italian Government. We are recognized for our role in the youth engagement groups of the prestigious G20 and G7 Summits.

Our Mission: At YAS, we believe in the boundless potential of young minds. Our mission is to place these vibrant, innovative thinkers at the forefront of global conversations. We’re committed to nurturing a world where youth voices are not just heard but are influential in shaping a future that values everyone.

Our Actions:

  • Global Engagement: As a founding member of the Y20 and Y7, we bridge the gap between young leaders and global policy-making. We’ve proudly represented Italy’s youth in these platforms, working alongside the Italian Presidency and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
  • Empowering Dialogues: We’re dedicated to fostering dialogue and cooperation among young people across national and international fronts. Our events and meetings are melting pots of ideas, focusing on critical areas like economics, science, innovation, and more.
  • Real Impact: Through our efforts, we’ve seen the Italian youth take significant roles in international conferences and summits, contributing their fresh perspectives to crucial global issues.


Our Pride
: Our growth over the years is a testament to the relentless enthusiasm and dedication of our team. We’ve evolved, thanks to a community of motivated young individuals and partners who share our vision.

Our Invitation: Are you ready to be a part of something bigger? To bring your ideas and dreams to a platform where they can soar? We’re always searching for fresh perspectives and passionate individuals. If you’re driven to join our team and embrace our values, we’re excited to welcome you.

Join us in this journey of empowerment and innovation. Together, we can shape a world where youth voices lead the way to a brighter, more inclusive future.