Corporate Governance

Board of Directors

Helbiz provides powerful micromobility solutions for urban areas around the world. Since we know that small trips add up, we are proud that our eco-friendly HelbizGO electric scooters help to reduce our collective carbon footprint while offering a convenient transportation solution.

Guy Adami


Mr. Adami is an original member of CNBC’s Fast Money. He is currently the Director of Advisor Advocacy at Private Advisor Group in Morristown, New Jersey. Private Advisor Group is comprised of a network of nearly 600 advisors with assets approaching $17B. He has held numerous key leadership roles in the financial services industry. He began his career at Drexel Burnham Lambert in 1986 and was quickly promoted to Vice President and head gold trader at the firm. In 1996, he joined Goldman Sachs as their head gold trader and one of the many proprietary traders within the Fixed Income Currency and Commodity division. In the spring of 2000, Adami joined the U.S. Equities division of Goldman Sachs where he was put in charge of the firm’s Industrial/Basic Material group. Mr. Adami is the Vice Chairman of the NJ Chapter of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, who named him their “Man of the Year” in 2015. He also sits on the national board of Invest in Others, and Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Salvatore Palella

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Palella has served as our Chief Executive Officer and a member of our board of directors since 2015. Mr. Palella, a serial entrepreneur, founded Helbiz in 2015, at the age of 29, with a mission to solve the first- and last-mile transportation problem of cities around the world through an innovative and scalable transportation rental platform designed for the sharing economy. Originally from Acireale, Italy, Mr. Palella began his career in the fast-food industry in the United Kingdom, and then moved to Milan at age 17 to study at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. At the age of 19, he founded his first business, a company that specialized in the production and distribution of vending machines for fresh-squeezed orange juice.

Massimo Ponzellini


Mr. Ponzellini has been appointed to the Board of Directors effective December 19th, 2022. Massimo Ponzellini was a Founding Member of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), as director of operations. From May 2007 to May 2012 he was Chairman of Impregilo SpA, Italy's leading General Contractor and among the most important companies in the construction of large infrastructure works in the world. The Group, present in more than 30 countries and with more than 17,000 employees, achieved in 2011 a turnover of 2.1 billion euros and a total portfolio of 25.1 billion euros. In 1994 he moved to the European Investment Bank (EIB) where he remained until 2003 as Vice President and Managing Director for Credit and Finance. He was Vice President and Managing Director of Patrimonio dello Stato S.p.A. from 2002 to 2006, Managing Director of Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato from 2006 to 2007, and President of Banca Popolare di Milano from 2009 to 2011. He has been a Director of Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, Alitalia, Finmeccanica, Terna and the Istituto Superiore per i Trasporti. (ISTRA). Amongst other achievements Massimo Ponzellini was a Director of the Teatro alla Scala Foundation in Milan, a member of the Finance and Budget Committee of the Governorate of the Vatican City State and Honorary Vice President of the European Investment Bank (EIB).

Giulio Profumo


Mr. Profumo has served as our Chief Financial Officer since October 2018. Prior to joining Helbiz, Mr. Profumo worked at Rothschild & Co. in Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory from June 2017 to July 2018. From June 2015 to April 2017, Mr. Profumo served as an investment banking analyst at Citigroup Inc. Prior to Citigroup, Mr. Profumo held multiple roles at Huawei Technologies including Corporate Development Manager and Telecommunications Financial Analyst. Mr. Profumo holds a Master’s Degree in Finance from LUISS Guido Carli University.

Lee Stern


Mr. Stern was appointed to the Board of Directors effective November 27, 2020. Mr. Stern has an accomplished career with over 25 years of providing debt solutions to middle market companies and expertise across multiple industries and as of April 26, 2021, he will join Centre Lane Partners, LLC as a Managing Director. From 2014 to April 9, 2021, Mr. Stern served as Managing Director of Monroe Capital LLC, responsible for origination of both sponsor and non-sponsor transactions. Prior to Monroe, Mr. Stern was a Managing Director at Levine Leichtman Capital Partners from 2012 to 2013, and was formerly a Director and founding member of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co’s mezzanine debt business from 2009 to 2012. Prior to KKR, Mr. Stern was a Managing Director at Blackstone/GSO Capital Partners from 2005 to 2009, responsible for senior and mezzanine investments. Prior to Blackstone, he was a founding employee of a Nasdaq public company Technology Investment Capital Corp. from 2002 to 2005. From 1985 to 2002, Mr. Stern worked for Drexel Burnham Lambert, Kidder, Peabody & Co., Nomura Securities International, Inc., and Thomas Weisel Partners. Mr. Stern holds a B.A. degree from Middlebury College and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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