Core Business

IFI Advisory is an intelligence and security risk management company that supports companies in developing their business; specialising in operational, non-compliance and reputational risk management, IFI Advisory provides a wide range of services and products aimed at protecting both tangible and intangible company assets; in addition to proprietary IT platforms, IFI Advisory provides advanced consulting services in the field of corporate intelligence, compliance management and security governance. The company has entered into strategic partnerships with international companies, such as corporate intelligence company Black Cube and global security player GardaWorld.

We provide our customers with products and services
for the management of operational, non-compliance and reputational risks

Management

Umberto Saccone

President

Umberto Saccone is the President of consulting company IFI Advisory. Mr. Saccone spent 33 years of his working life in the Carabinieri Force, 25 of which in the SISMi national intelligence service. While abroad, he held operational roles in various areas of the Middle East and in Europe. In 2006, he left the service to become Head of Security at Eni, the first listed company in Italy and one of the biggest companies in the oil and gas sector. Because of his experience in the intelligence sector, he is a member of numerous scientific committees. He has written articles for newspapers and magazines on the subject of intelligence. He is the author of several books including “La security aziendale nell’ordinamento italiano” (Corporate security in Italian law), published in 2011 by Sole 24 Ore and “Governare il rischio – un sistema di security risk management” (Governing risk: a security risk management system) published in November 2014 by Aracne Editrice. He is also co-author of the book “Uno sguardo sul mondo 2.0” (A glimpse into the world 2.0), published in 2013 by Elvetica Edizioni, of the book “Formazione & Protezione – corso per Security Officer” (Training and protection – a course for security officers) published by Eni and coeditor of the regulation for the “Tutela delle Infrastrutture Critiche” (Protection of critical infrastructure) forum of the UNI (Ente Nazionale Italiano di Unificazione – Italian National Unification). As an adjunct professor, he has held intelligence and risk management lectures at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan and training courses at Link Campus University as part of the 2nd level master’s degree in intelligence and security. In April 2017, he was appointed as sole director of the port authority of the ports of Civitavecchia, Fiumicino and Gaeta, a publicly-owned in-house company controlled, coordinated and managed by the Autorità di Sistema Portuale del Mar Tirreno Centro Settentrionale. A graduate in Political Science, he holds the title of Commendatore della Repubblica Italiana.

Romolo Pacifico

Ceo

Romolo Pacifico is CEO of IFI Advisory. Licensed to practice law, he served in the Guardia di Finanza, specialising in analysis and legal support on money laundering and terrorism financing sources, in particular in the Islamic Banking System. From 2005 to 2012, he held managerial roles at Pricewaterhouse Coopers; specifically, he was in charge of the anti-money laundering unit, implementing its procedures and developing legal due diligence, internal audit and corporate investigation projects in the banking sector, in order to trace out suspicious activities, conflicts of interest, unlawful operations with related parties and other types of fraud. He has developed Organisation, Management and Control Models for organisations in the financial and industrial sectors. He supported the commissioners appointed by the Bank of Italy for special administration regimes regarding banking groups and financial companies.
An author of articles and publications, he is a member of numerous supervisory bodies at financial and industrial companies.

Roberta Bianchi

Ceo

Roberta Bianchi is CEO of IFI Advisory. After becoming a qualified chartered accountant and having been listed in the related register and in the register of auditors, she started fruitful cooperation with numerous companies in Rome.
Thanks to her experience and long-standing professional ties with investigative journalism experts, she established and managed a risk prevention company, providing her customers with accurate and reliable information. With the support of specialised OSINT researchers and analysts, she developed a data verification process based on international watch lists and multimedia searches.
After moving to Switzerland, she became the director of a company in Lugano, expanding her business to Northern Europe, where she provides companies with a well-structured compliance check service to verify the reputation of customers and business partners based on important databases (such as anti-terrorism lists , anti-money laundering lists, International PEP lists, Blacklist and Watchlist lists, which include the names of the people wanted by national or international investigative authorities).

Umberto Saccone

President

Umberto Saccone is the President of consulting company IFI Advisory. Mr. Saccone spent 33 years of his working life in the Carabinieri Force, 25 of which in the SISMi national intelligence service. While abroad, he held operational roles in various areas of the Middle East and in Europe. In 2006, he left the service to become Head of Security at Eni, the first listed company in Italy and one of the biggest companies in the oil and gas sector. Because of his experience in the intelligence sector, he is a member of numerous scientific committees. He has written articles for newspapers and magazines on the subject of intelligence. He is the author of several books including “La security aziendale nell’ordinamento italiano” (Corporate security in Italian law), published in 2011 by Sole 24 Ore and “Governare il rischio – un sistema di security risk management” (Governing risk: a security risk management system) published in November 2014 by Aracne Editrice. He is also co-author of the book “Uno sguardo sul mondo 2.0” (A glimpse into the world 2.0), published in 2013 by Elvetica Edizioni, of the book “Formazione & Protezione – corso per Security Officer” (Training and protection – a course for security officers) published by Eni and coeditor of the regulation for the “Tutela delle Infrastrutture Critiche” (Protection of critical infrastructure) forum of the UNI (Ente Nazionale Italiano di Unificazione – Italian National Unification). During his nine years at Eni, as an adjunct professor he held intelligence and risk management lectures at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan and training courses at Link Campus University as part of the 2nd level master’s degree in intelligence and security. In April 2017, he was appointed as sole director of the port authority of the ports of Civitavecchia, Fiumicino and Gaeta, a publicly-owned in-house company controlled, coordinated and managed by the Autorità di Sistema Portuale del Mar Tirreno Centro Settentrionale. A graduate in Political Science, he holds the title of Commendatore della Repubblica Italiana.

Romolo Pacifico

Ceo

Romolo Pacifico is CEO of IFI Advisory. Licensed to practice law, he served in the Guardia di Finanza, specialising in analysis and legal support on money laundering and terrorism financing sources, in particular in the Islamic Banking System. From 2005 to 2012, he held managerial roles at Pricewaterhouse Coopers; specifically, he was in charge of the anti-money laundering unit, implementing its procedures and developing legal due diligence, internal audit and corporate investigation projects in the banking sector, in order to trace out suspicious activities, conflicts of interest, unlawful operations with related parties and other types of fraud. He has developed Organisation, Management and Control Models for organisations in the financial and industrial sectors. He supported the commissioners appointed by the Bank of Italy for special administration regimes regarding banking groups and financial companies.
An author of articles and publications, he is a member of numerous supervisory bodies at financial and industrial companies.

Roberta Bianchi

Ceo

Roberta Bianchi is CEO of IFI Advisory. After becoming a qualified chartered accountant and having been listed in the related register and in the register of auditors, she started fruitful cooperation with numerous companies in Rome.
Thanks to her experience and long-standing professional ties with investigative journalism experts, she established and managed a risk prevention company, providing her customers with accurate and reliable information. With the support of specialised OSINT researchers and analysts, she developed a data verification process based on international watch lists and multimedia searches.
After moving to Switzerland, she became the director of a company in Lugano, expanding her business to Northern Europe, where she provides companies with a well-structured compliance check service to verify the reputation of customers and business partners based on important databases (such as anti-terrorism lists , anti-money laundering lists, International PEP lists, Blacklist and Watchlist lists, which include the names of the people wanted by national or international investigative authorities).

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IFI Advisory Quality Certification UNI ISO 9001

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IFI Advisory Risk Certification ISO 27001

Attesting to safe data and information management

IFI Advisory Risk Certification ISO 31000

Attesting to the soundness of risk assessment procedures