Stefano Passarello is the Managing Director – North Asia for Hawksford, and former Managing Partner of People & Projects (P&P). He founded P&P in 2007 and grew the company from Hong Kong to 10 global offices serving 1500 clients before it was acquired by Hawksford. Stefano is the official mentor for many startup programs and is frequently invited to speak about business, entrepreneurship and innovation. He is the Treasurer and Board of the Directors of the Italian Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong, as well as the Vice Chairman of the Chamber's Retail Committee. In 2017, Stefano was invited to be the Program Director of StartIT.Asia, an innovative program organized by the Italian Consulate General in Hong Kong to attract and select high potential Italian startups to come to Asia.