Team

Fulvia Battarra Isalberti
Fulvia has an in-depth knowledge of the Italian food industry and she is an expert in food marketing and food service, having worked in important Italian companies in the sector such as Burghy (Fast Food) and Star SpA (Catering Division) where she worked in marketing, as a product manager, buyer and in product development. From 1999 Fulvia has been freelancing as a specialist in trade mark projects and branding. She was consultant to the Carrefour and Finiper Groups working to create a line of typical and traditional Italian products called "Terre d'Italia” and currently she is a consultant to Finiper Group to develop a branding project packaged for the Free Service Range. From 2009 as Link2Italy Partner, Fulvia has approached various sectors, she is involved in marketing consultancy, market research, trade mission organization and management, B2B matching. Italian mother tongue, fluent in English and French.



Pien Bennen
Pien has been active in Italy since 1988 as a marketing consultant and researcher, with vast experience in the agrofood, consumer goods, medical, logistics and metalworking sectors for European clients. Through the years, she has worked closely with various Chambers of Commerce and the Dutch Agency for International Business and Cooperation in organising trade missions to Italy. She also works directly for individual companies. Pien has been responsible for the marketing and promotion of Dutch fruit and vegetables in Italy, on behalf of the Dutch Federation of Fruit and Vegetable Auctioneers (CBT). She subsequently worked for the Dutch Potato Bureau (NIVAA), promoting consumption potatoes and the Dutch Fish Marketing Board (Visbureau) for the promotion and marketing of Plaice. Dutch mother tongue, fluent in Italian, English and French.


Richard van Gerwen
Richard has a broad background in a variety of business sectors (import-export, finance and banking, consultancy, real estate) and a longstanding business connection with Italy. From 2007 till the end of 2015 Richard lived and worked in Milan where he was responsible for the International Services Desk Italy & Switzerland of Rabobank in which position he has accompanied hundreds of Dutch SME and mid corporate companies with their start-up in Italy or growth path of existing business, as well as private banking clients. Richards’ broad background and sense of technical sciences and innovation enables him to easily enter in your business. Richard is specialized in assisting in setting up businesses and processes, management of projects and events, finance and banking issues as well as partner search. Dutch mother tongue, fluent in Italian, English and German.


Laura Sciotti
Laura was born in the Netherlands to a Dutch mother and an Italian father. She currently works and lives in Milan. She worked a long time as a Senior Advisor for the Commercial Dept. of the Consulate-General of the Netherlands in Milan. She has many years of practical experience in consulting Dutch SMEs on doing business in Italy in a variety of industry sectors such as the engineering industry, automotive, health, creative industry, logistics, environmental technology, petrochemicals, consumer goods. She can provide market researches and help you identifying a reliable business partner. She has also a solid experience in the organization of collective trade fair participations, workshops and B2B matchmaking events. Moreover, in managing public/private partnership.projects, institutional relations and B2G. Bilingual Italian-Dutch, fluent in English and French.