Our Team

The Moleskine Foundation is formed by the original lettera27 team as well as its founders. The team’s expertise is composed of an unconventional range of competences combining a unique 10-year experience of implementing projects in social impact and educational fields with the extensive entrepreneurial and communication expertise obtained while developing the Moleskine brand.

We also rely on an external international network of prominent intellectuals and researchers. As we grow, we are looking forward to embracing new energies, talents and professionals to welcome them on board.

Maria Sebregondi

Co-Founder, President

Co-founder of the Moleskine Company, she conceived the notebook line in the 1990s. Director of Brand Equity and Communication until 2015, she was then a strategic advisor and Board Member of Moleskine. Currently she does not hold  a position in the Company and is completely dedicated to non-profit activities.

Previously she worked independently as a consultant on strategic communications and product concept. Her professional experiences led to several teaching positions at various public and private universities.

Author of several socio-anthropological essays and articles on contemporary change, her writing also extend to various other areas: creative writing, poetry, non-fiction and literary translation.
She was a co-founder of the non-profit foundation lettera27 and a member of OPLEPO, Opificio di Letteratura Potenziale (Workshop of Potential Literature).

Marco Belpoliti


Marco Belpoliti is an essayist and writer, a professor of  Literary Criticism and Literature and Visual Arts at the University of Bergamo and he collaborates with “L’Espresso” and “La Repubblica”. Marco is co-editor in chief of the “Riga” series (Marcos y Marcos) and the online magazine “doppiozero.com “.

With Guanda he has published: Il tramezzino del dinosauro, Il corpo del capo, Senza vergogna, Pasolini in salsa piccante, La canottiera di Bossi, Da quella prigione, L’età dell’estremismo, Primo Levi di fronte e di profilo, La strategia della farfalla. With Einaudi: L’occhio di Calvino e Settanta.

He has edited many works by Primo Levi and an edition of his complete Works (Einaudi 2016).

Roberto Di Puma


Entrepreneur and manager, since 1975 he has been working in cultural organizations and cooperatives, developing editorial and product innovation products.

Since 2004 he covered various positions at Moleskine as part of Management (B2B, product design, publishing, licensing and new business).

Currently he is a consultant for Moleskine S.r.l. and other companies, dedicating the majoritiy of his time to non-profit activities.

Co- founder of the non-profit foundation lettera27.

Tania Gianesin

Co-Founder, R&D Director

Co-Founder of lettera27 non-profit Foundation, Executive Director (2006-2017) and President (2016-2017).
She has always worked in the cultural field with the focus on education and access and sharing of knowledge.

Main areas: Innovative/Unconventional Education, Art and Culture for social transformation, Strategic/Management consulting, Ethical Fashion/Design, Fashion Journalism, Social Entrepreneurship.

In her life there are three key leitmotifs: music, neuroscience and synaesthetics.

Elena Korzhenevich

Co-Founder, Communication Director

Elena was born in Moscow, Russia, but feels like a citizen of the world. She obtained her first degree in Linguistics and International Communication at the Moscow State Linguistic University. She continued with her Masters of Science in Journalism and Mass Communication with focus in Advertising at San Jose State University, California, USA. She spent 13 years working at such advertising agencies as Ogilvy&Mather, Goodby, Silverstein&Partners and Leo Burnett, where she was a Client Service Director on multiple key international accounts on a worldwide and European level.
In May 2014 she decided to radically change her career path and dedicate herself to culture and knowledge, joining lettera27 as the Communication Director. She continues in the same capacity at the Moleskine Foundation.

In her free time she dances, attends film festivals and gets to know the world.

Fabio Rosciglione

Co-Founder, Chief Fundraising Officer

Co-founder of the Moleskine Company, he was in charge of sales and marketing since its foundation in the 1990’s. He defined Moleskine global distribution strategies and built its worldwide sales network. At the end of 2014 he became senior advisor, and since the end of 2015 he does not hold a position at the Company.

In the previous years of his professional career, he worked as CEO and as a  strategic marketing consultant at a number of design companies. During his professional experience, he carried out training activities for selected private companies and universities.

Thanks to his passion for traveling and sailing he developed numerous projects based on solidarity principles, diffusion of knowledge and cultural exchange.

Today he is active in non-profit activities aiming at promoting dialogue and mutual exchange of ideas among people of the sea and their different cultural languages.

Adama Sanneh

Co-Founder, CEO

Adama graduated in Linguistic and Cultural Mediation from the University of Milan, he worked for several years in East Africa on rural development and humanitarian emergency programs. He obtained a Master in Public Management (MPM) from the Bocconi School of Management and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Geneva.

After graduating he worked as a management and strategy consultant for various public and not-for-profit organizations among which the United Nations, in education, social entrepreneurship and innovation.

As Program Director of the lettera27 foundation he was committed to promoting and advocating a more profound understanding of the African continent, focusing on the role that art and culture can play in social change. Today he continues as a CEO of the Moleksine Foundation.

Rossella Zanelli

Art Collection and General Services manager

Rossella earned her degree in Foreign Languages and Literature at the I.U.L.M. University in Milan. Soon after she started working in a multinational pharmaceutical company. During this long and fruitful working experience, she challenged herself in three different key sectors: Direction of Public and Government Affairs, OTC Marketing Department (Consumer Healthcare Division), Corporate Health Department.

Thanks to the experience gained in Internal and Corporate Communication, she was able to join Edelman Public Relation Worldwide as Senior Account Executive for Health Care products. After few years, she decided to leave for Paris with her family. At the end of three intense and enriching years, she came back home and “discovered” lettera27. In 2007, she started her collaboration with the Foundation. She is responsible for Moleskine Foundation‘s notebooks collection and is in charge of the administrative and accounting areas.

Lorenzo Newman

Program Manager

Lorenzo is an accomplished education specialist and program manager, with experience working with dozens of non-profits, United Nations agencies, European Commission bodies, governments and corporations.
Prior to joining the Moleskine Foundation, Lorenzo was head of education programs at Ashoka Italy, where he launched and developed the Changemaker Schools and Youth Years initiatives. During this time, he also co-founded Learn More, an education consultancy and innovation shop. Lorenzo also taught US history at KIPP Academy Middle School in the Bronx, NY, an experience that helped inspire his first book “Paura e Rischio”, published by Castelvecchi Editore in 2017. He also frequently contributes to publications including Slate, Aspenia, and L’Espresso.
Lorenzo holds a Bachelors in Economics and Politics from Trinity College Dublin and an MSc in Development from the London School of Economics. He has also worked for three years as a management consultant at PwC.

Executive Board

Maria Sebregondi


Arrigo Berni

Roberto Di Puma

Fabio Rosciglione

Adama Sanneh