Fabrizio Nicolosi

Director of Innovation First & Partners

Fabrizio is the Director of Innovation First & Partners, a private office located in Central London.

Innovation First & Partners provides tailored business assistance and concierge services to family businesses, SMEs and corporate organizations, business owners, senior executives, high-net-worth individuals, resident non-domiciled and overseas investors.

Fabrizio established Innovation First in April 2016. Fabrizio helps international entrepreneurs and SMEs to launch and develop their business in London and the United Kingdom, as a starting point for their international expansion, providing advice on the right business strategy and marketing tools to develop in the UK.

Fabrizio is also an active investor in real estate and innovative startups.

Prior to Innovation First, Fabrizio held a senior commercial management role at eni – the oil & gas Italian giant – where he worked on managing complex upstream projects, start-up field management, negotiating with oil-state producing authority and international oil trading & shipping market. He was covering the Norway, Angolan, Russia, Indonesia and Australia market.

His professional experience started in 2007 as a strategic advisor to the owner of a leading Italian payment B2B service company with revenues of >600m euro. He helped this company to lead new real estate investment initiatives and the set-up of the private office.

In 2010 Fabrizio set up Connect Foundation, a private organization with more than 3.500 members, with the objective to educate future leaders. The network has now been expanded internationally and it has been recently rebranded under the name Leaders First.

Leaders First is a private organization operating a global program for empowering and connecting future leaders. The mission of Leaders First is to build an international community of global leaders and to develop a continuous-learning leadership programme.

Fabrizio holds a BA in Economics and MSc in International Management from the Bocconi Business School of Milan