Professor Silvia Pulino Appointed Director of the FJG School of Business

JCU President Franco Pavoncello recently announced the appointment of Professor Silvia Pulino as Director of the Frank J. Guarini School of Business.

Professor Silvia Pulino, Director of Frank J. Guarini School of Business

Professor Silvia Pulino

After earning a B.A. and M.A. at Oxford University, Professor Pulino obtained her M.B.A. degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Business. Half Italian and half Argentine, Professor Pulino has over 20 years of experience in international business, with a focus on entrepreneurial companies and technology. She spent a few years in investment banking prior to embarking upon her entrepreneurial journey, during which she started a US-based international telecommunications company, worked as an intrapreneur at a leading US technology company, consulted for European founders on how to internationalize their startups, and finally channeled her experience into teaching entrepreneurship and business at John Cabot University.

At John Cabot, Professor Pulino acted as Chair of the Department of Business Administration for five years and coordinated the Center for Career Services for three years. In 2012 she became the founding director of JCU’s Institute for Entrepreneurship, a role she held until 2021.

Says President Pavoncello, “I have appointed Professor Pulino to the position of Director of the FJG Business School after consulting with the Faculty of the Department of Business Administration and in agreement with VP Mary Merva and Dean Carlos Dews. Professor Pulino has done a fantastic job in bringing the JCU Institute for Entrepreneurship to an international standing, and I am sure she will also make an outstanding contribution as Director of the Business School.”

“I am honored by the responsibility I have been entrusted with, and I will do everything in my power to live up to expectations. The School of Business has a strong, dedicated team that has long been working to support the University’s mission,” says Professor Pulino.

The mission of the Frank J. Guarini School of Business is to provide excellence in business education that capitalizes on the University’s liberal arts tradition and international environment to build an ecosystem of ethical, compassionate, and innovative business leaders who are prepared to engage in an interconnected, complex world.

The School of Business achieves its mission by supporting and developing synergies among the dedicated missions of the Department of Business Administration, the Institute for Entrepreneurship, and the Center for Professional and Education.