Prof. Umberto Saccone
Advisory Board Member
Umberto Saccone, Director of the Master course on Intelligence & Security at Link Campus University and Adjunct Professor at Luiss Business School in Rome, served in the Carabinieri, one of Italy's main law enforcement agencies, and the Italian Intelligence Service 'SISMI' for 33 years.
Within the Italian intelligence service, Saccone covered different important positions; he was initially Manager in the Counter-Intelligence Division, and successively become Director of the Operation Center in the Italian capital, Rome. Head of the Asia Department and Deputy Director of the External Relations Office
During his time abroad he held operational positions in various countries in the Middle East and in Europe.
In 2006, Saccone became the Security Director of ENI, the Italian multinational oil and gas company, one of the seven "supermajor" oil companies in the world, with operations in 66 countries.
In April 2017, he was appointed sole director of Port Authority Security for the seaports of Civitavecchia, Fiumicino and Gaeta in Italy.
Besides the important academic role, Dr. Saccone is currently Senior Advisor - Europe West Leader Employee & Physical assets (EPA) Security Risk Management of the renown Ernst & Young Global Limited (EY).
During is career, Saccone has written numerous articles for different newspapers and specialised magazines, and authored books including "La security aziendale nell'ordinamento italiano”, published by Il Sole 24 Ore in 2011, "Governare il rischio - Un sistema di Security Management", published by Aracne in November 2014, and "Protocollo S – Sequestro di persona", also published by Aracne in 2019.