Silvio Riva- BSL Professor

Dr. Eng. Silvio Riva

Business School Professor

Nationality: Italian

Professional Career & Mini Bio

Silvio Riva is a Dr. Master Engineer in Industrial Engineering with 20 years of experience in diverse international environments (L’Oreal, Syngenta and Novartis). Having lived and worked in several countries, throughout his career, he has contributed to strategic operations and supply chain management, and in his recent achievement crafting Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) strategies, specifically focusing on issues related to handicap and disability, for approximately 12,000 persons. He has served as Non-Executive Director (NED) and as board member of several NGOs. At BSL, Silvio is Business School Professor of Practice teaching Change Management strategies and

Silvio’s commitment to continuous learning is evidenced by the completion of several executive learning programs, including executive learnings in Digital Strategy at IMD (Lausanne), Executive MBA with focus in Management and Corporate Finance (HEC Lausanne), Board of Directors trainings (EPFL), executive program at SDA Bocconi (Milan).

Driven by a profound appreciation for people and human connections and the symbiotic relationships they foster, he derives immense satisfaction from mentoring coaches, executives, and budding startups in their nascent stages, focusing primarily on strategy, organization, and risk management. Beyond his professional endeavours, he is committed to leaving a lasting, positive imprint on the world, actively contributing to environments that prioritize growth, collaboration, and authentic exchanges.

Passions & interests:
  • Investment enthusiast
  • Behavioral finance
  • Advisory
  • Links between Universities and Corporates
  • Classical music
  • Numismatics

Back to Our Faculty