A curious student, tireless visionary, serial dreamer, passionate communicator and an accelerator of change driven by a unyielding determination to make the future better than the present.
Giovanni Lo Storto was born in 1970 in Troia, Apulia. Thanks to a scholarship, after completing his high school studies, Lo Storto began his academic career at Luiss Guido Cali University, graduating in 1994 with a degree in Economics.
Giovanni Lo Storto is General Manager of Luiss Guido Carli University and author of EroStudente – The Desire to Broaden Our Horizons.
From 1995 until 1997, Lo Storto served as an Administrative Official in the Italian Army. This experience introduced him to structured organizational contexts and human resource management.
An analyst at the Italian Reinsurance Union during the transition to multinational giant Swiss Re, Lo Storto then became a middle manager, working in alternative risk transfer.
In the same year, he entered the academic sphere, first as an assistant to the chair and then later as adjunct professor of Economics and Insurance Company Management at Luiss Guido Carli University. He continued in this role until 2005.
A new professional challenge led him back to his hometown, and in 1999, Lo Storto became Branch Manager of Bartolini Corriere Espresso in Foggia. He nevertheless maintained his connection with Rome through his passionate dedication to his academic work.
The year 2001 marked Lo Storto’s return to Rome, where he put the managerial experience from Bartolini to use at Swiss Re, in the Office of the Italian CEO.
In 2003, his alma mater offered him the role of Head of Management Control — a position that would completely change the direction of his career — and in 2004, he became Director of Administration and Control at the Confindustria-backed University.
During these years, Lo Storto received numerous recognitions including the 2006 Icaro Daunia Prize as Foggia’s Citizen of the Year, and the 2008 Argos Hippium Prize, awarded to distinctive Daunians around the world. In 2010, his contributions to the nation were recognized and he was invested as a Knight of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.
Lo Storto was nominated General Manager of Luiss Guido Carli University, following six years as Vice General Manager.
In 2013, Lo Storto also founded the Luiss EnLabs business accelerator, a home of innovation that became part of the Global Accelerator Network (GAN) in 2016.
In 2012, Lo Storto received the Nicola Zingarelli Literary Prize, further recognition from his native land, and in 2014, he was honored with the Guido Carli Award under the High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic. It was an important year for his editorial career, in which he published his Italian translation of Jugaad Innovation by Navi Radjou, Jaideep Prabhu and Simone Ahuja for Rubinetto Editore.
Lo Storto was nominated Independent Board Member of doValue SpA (formerly known as doBank SpA). At the same time, he joined the Boards of Administration of the political and economic monthly, Formiche, and of Internazionale magazine, as well as of Italiacamp and L.Com.
He received the Encomio Solenne Award from the City of Frigento and the Rosone d’Argento Award from the City of Troia.
Lo Storto also continued his editorial work, translating the Italian edition of Frugal Innovation by Navi Radjou and Jaideep Prabhu, published in 2016 by Rubinetto. During this period, he also began working on his own book, Erostudente – The Desire to Broaden Our Horizons.
Published by Rubinetto in 2017, Lo Storto’s debut presents the concept of life largelearning, while lending a voice to young protagonists of the present.
In 2017, Lo Storto became an Officer of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy.
Lo Storto was nominated Minority Independent Member of the Board of Administrators at Pirelli & C. SpA where he is also member of the Audit, Risk, Sustainability and Corporate Governance Committee and Member of the Strategies Committee and Related-Parties Transactions Committee.
Lo Storto is Executive Vice President of LA4G, the Luiss club deal created to attract investments for startups in the University’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. He is also CEO of L. Campus SrL, L. Lab SrL and LuissX SrL.
Recently, Lo Storto also wrote the preface to philosopher Sebastiano Maffettone’s The Fourth Shock – How a Virus Changed the World, published by Luiss University Press.