Hello, I'mAlisa Sydow

Entrepreneur & Researcher


My name is Alisa Sydow and I was born in Hildesheim (Germany) on the 11/7/1989.
I believe in the next generation of conscious consumption, meaningful action, and sustainable businesses with an entrepreneurial mindset. I contribute not only as a researcher, and as a teacher, but also as an entrepreneur. A 360° perspective.


PhD in Management & Innovation


Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore I Milan

Master of Science in International Management


Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore I Milan

Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration


Hamburg School of Business Administration




Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation - ESCP Business School


Since April I work as an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the ESCP Business School based at the Turin Campus.

Co-founder & CEO - Nampelka GmbH


I started my own business together with my friend and colleague Daiana Vazquèz from Argentina. We created a new brand called “Nampelka” which stands for natural products and we started to sell biodynamic Malbec in Europe.

Research Assistant - Cass Business School


Due to our research projects in Africa, I also work as a part-time research assistant at Cass Business School in London. 

International Sales Manager - Verdeparallelo S.r.l.


During my studies, I did an internship for the Italian start-up called Agronauti Cosmetics and they sell vegan organic cosmetic. Afterwards I became the International Sales Manager and I was in charge of the German, French, Spanish, and Finish market.

Junior Brand Executive - British American Tobacco (Germany GmbH)


After my graduation, I continued working as a Junior Brand Executive for the brand Pall Mall. I was in charge of several marketing activities such as festivals, and national communication campaigns.

Trainee - British American Tobacco (Germany GmbH)


I was a trainee at British American Tobacco during while doing my BA in Business Administration. I have worked in various departments such as brand marketing, sales, finance, human resource management, and public relations.





Right after school, I started to travel and to leave for the first time Europe. My first trip was to Hongkong, Shanghai and Dubai. Followed by India, Brazil, and Africa. Currently, I am obsessed with Latin America and I have spent 2 months in Argentina. But I also would love to go to Columbia, Peru, and Bolivia.


Since I live in Milan (Italy), I realized how passionate I am about wine. I am always keen on trying new wines, and meeting local and small producers. Due to my German roots, I love white wines and especially Riesling from the river area “Nahe”. Whereas, my favorite red wines are Montepulciano, Bonarda, and – of course – Malbec.


Living in Italy got me also closer to food. Although I am not the best cooker in the world, I love to try every type of food. I am not vegan, nor vegetarian nor flexitarian. I just enjoy tasting new dishes from all over the world as they provide you the best insights into the local culture.