Stefano Mele is a Partner in Carnelutti Law Firm, where he leads the Technology, Privacy, and Cybersecurity Legal Department.
He is also the President of the Information and Communication Technologies Authority (“ICT Authority”) of the Republic of San Marino.
He is the Founding Partner of the Moire Consulting Group and of the HUMINT Consulting.
He holds a PhD from the University of Foggia, and is Academic Fellow of Cybersecurity at the Department of Law of the Bocconi University and also teaching assistant with the Department of Legal Informatics at the Faculty of Law of the University of Milan.
He is a member of the Governing Board and President of the “Cybersecurity Commission” of the Italian Atlantic Committee. He is the President of the “Cyber Security Working Group” of the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy (AMCHAM), and a member of the “Steering Committee Cyber Security” of Assolombarda. He is the co-founder and President of the non-profit organization CyberPARCO.
Stefano also has lectureships with several universities and military research institutions of the Italian Ministry of Defence and Ministry of the Interior, and of the NATO. He is the author of several academic papers and articles on cybersecurity, cyber intelligence, cyber terrorism and cyber warfare topics.
In 2020, he was invited to participate in the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), the U.S. Department of State’s premier international professional exchange program.
In 2014, he was included in NATO’s list of Key Opinion Leaders for Cyberspace Security, and, in the same year, the business magazine Forbes listed Stefano as one of the world’s best 20 Cyber Policy Experts to follow online.