Bepi Pezzulli

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Bepi Pezzulli
Giuseppe Pezzulli
Naples, Italy
NationalityItalian, British
EducationNunziatella military academy
Alma materLuiss Guido Carli
New York University School of Law
Columbia University School of Law
Università degli Studi di Milano
OccupationCorporate Executive
OrganizationItalia Atlantica
RelativesFrancesco Pezzulli (brother)
AwardsIn-house Community Award General Counsel of the year (2016). The Legal 500 GC Power List Italy (2016).

Bepi Pezzulli (born 1970, in Napoli) is an Italian-British business lawyer, corporate executive, and essayist. He is an expert of capital markets, investment management and M&A. He is also a foreign policy adviser, with a focus on Israel, the United Kingdom and the United States, and – specifically – a Brexit pundit.


Bepi Pezzulli is the older brother of actor Francesco Pezzulli, the official Italian voice of Leonardo Di Caprio.

Aged 16, he joined the venerable "Nunziatella" Military Academy, as a cadet of the 1985-1988 class.[1] Once left the army career, he graduated in Law at LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome in 1993.

Upon moving to New York, he received a Master of Laws from New York University School of Law in 1998. In the same year, he took up a position as attorney at law at the white shoe Wall Street firm of Sullivan & Cromwell, engaging in capital markets, investment management and M&A work. He subsequently earned a JD from Columbia University School of Law in 2003, where he was appointed a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. In the same year, he joined Shearman & Sterling, likewise working in capital markets, investment management and M&A.

Upon relocating to London, he joined Turning Point Consulting as Head of Legal and Compliance. Between 2013 and 2015, worked at global investment manager BlackRock as Head of Legal and Compliance for Italy, Cyprus, Greece, and Turkey.[2]

In 2016, further expanding on a fin-tech expertise, Bepi Pezzulli joined Italiaonline, the largest digital media group in Italy, to lead the merger with Seat Pagine Gialle, which created the market leader in the digital advertising space and local marketing services for SMEs.[3][4][5]

As a corporate executive, he is strongly committed to the culture of crime prevention, compliance and economic security: Pezzulli is a member of the scientific committee of CRST (Centre for Research on Security and Terrorism), and of the scientific committee of AIECA (Association of International Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering Experts).

He is also a Non-Executive Director, and sits on the board of directors of Finlombarda (2017-2020), and The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy (2019-2021).

Between 2016 and 2020, Pezzulli served as Chairman of Select Milano,[6][7][8] a conservative think-tank and business diplomacy initiative,[9][10][11] with the mission to foster bilateral relations with the City of London after Brexit.[12][13][14][15]

He currently serves as Secretary General and Editor-in-Chief of Italia Atlantica, a conservative think-tank, devoted to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, devolution of powers, free markets, fair international trade, defence of democracies. A policy research centre specialised in International affairs, Italia Atlantica is an Atlanticist and Zionist voice.

He has been the Editor-in-Chief of La Voce Repubblicana,[16] the official journal of Republican Party of Italy. He has also been a columnist for the Italian daily financial newspaper Milano Finanza[17] and a pundit for the financial TV channel Class-CNBC.[18] His analyses are sought by broadcast media, such as Rai,[19] Sky News,[20] Radio Radicale,[21] London One Radio[22] and appears on the Bloomberg terminals via the Alliance Dow Jones newswire. He curated a blog on the Times of Israel.[23]

Pezzulli is the author of "L'altra Brexit. Geopolitica, & Affari" (I libri di Milano Finanza, 2018), investigating the economic benefits for the UK and the geopolitical implications of Brexit.[24]

A dual Italian-British national, he qualified as an Avvocato (District Bar of Rome), Solicitor (Senior Courts of England & Wales),[25] and Attorney at Law (State Bar of New York).[26] Pezzulli is Jewish. He is an active advocate for the State of Israel and the cause of Jewish pluralism: he belongs to B’nai B’rit, a Jewish fraternity; and Beth Hillel (WUPJ, EUPJ, FIEP), a liberal Jewish congregation.


Aside from his cross-border regulatory expertise, Pezzulli is highly reputed for his deal advisory work.

Pezzulli has been credited by Legal Community, TopLegal and Legal500 as the model legal risk manager, for being capable of achieving process optimisation and efficiency of service delivery via the application of quantitative management models to the provision of in-house legal services. He is listed in the GC Power List (Italy) 2016[27][28] and received the In-house Community Award as General Counsel of the year 2016.[29][30] He was awarded the prestigious Excellence Award at Proiezionidiborsa Annual Meeting 2021.[31]


  1. ^ Giuseppe Catenacci (2015) Ruolo in ordine alfabetico e per Corso – Allievi Scuola Militare Nunziatella, 1787-2015. Associazione Nazionale Ex Allievi Nunziatella.
  2. ^ "BlackRock Italia: Pezzulli direttore legale e compliance". TopLegal (in Italian). 9 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Bepi Pezzulli nuovo Direttore Legal and Corporate Affairs". Diritto24 (in Italian).
  4. ^ "Seat Pg: Pezzulli a capo del legal and corporate". TopLegal (in Italian). 29 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Giuristi d'impresa, manager per risparmiare". (in Italian). 2016-10-24.
  6. ^ "Milan offers City Brexit partnership amid threat from EU rivals". Sky News.
  7. ^ "Brexit is an opportunity to revamp Europe's financial landscape, according to Milan". CITY A.M. 2016-11-10.
  8. ^ "Brexit: Milan fait des appels du pied à la City". La Tribune (in French). 24 November 2016.
  9. ^ "Italy tries to swoop on City of London to 'fix its Brexit problem". Daily Express. 2016-11-10.
  10. ^ "Brexit : la place de Paris veut lutter "contre les idées reçues" (fiscales)". (in French). 29 November 2016.
  11. ^ "Milan extends help to City to fix Brexit mess". CITY A.M.
  12. ^ "23/12/2016: Cnbc (Trading Room)". Youtube (in Italian).
  13. ^ "13/12/2016: Cnbc (Trading Room)". Youtube (in Italian).
  14. ^ "03/11/2016: Cnbc (Trading Room)". Youtube (in Italian).
  15. ^ "13/10/2016: Rai 3 (Piazza Affari)". Youtube (in Italian).
  16. ^ La Voce Repubblicana
  17. ^ Re Boris muove in G3, Milano Finanza
  18. ^ Bepi Pezzulli official website
  19. ^ Opinionist at RAI - Radiotelevisione Italiana
  20. ^ Milan offers city Brexit partnership amid threat from EU rivals, Sky News
  21. ^ Spaker profile at Radio Radicale
  22. ^ UK, da maggio 2021 si prevede una rapida crescita economica. Italoeurope.
  23. ^ Profile on Times of Israel
  24. ^ "L'altra Brexit, geopolitica, affari, la recensione". Affari italiani (in Italian).
  25. ^ "The Law Society - Find a Sollicitor".
  26. ^ "New York State Unified Court System - Attorney search".
  27. ^ GC Power List Italy 2016
  28. ^ "Bepi Pezzulli nella top 100 italiana dei General Counsel". Diritto24 (in Italian).
  29. ^ "Inhousecommunity awards 2016: premiati il team legale di Sky e Massimo Mantovani di Eni". (in Italian). 2016-10-11.
  30. ^ "Inhousecommunity awards 2016: premiati il team legale di SKY e Massimo Mantovani di ENI". Diritto24 (in Italian).
  31. ^ "A Bepi Pezzulli assegnato il prestigioso Premio Eccellenza all'Annual Meeting di Proieziondiborsa del 4 dicembre a Palazzo Ferrajoli Roma". Proiezionidiborza (in Italian). 29 November 2021. Retrieved 29 November 2021.