Surname Grazioli Venier
Role Independent Director
Place of Birth Rome
Assia was born in Rome on 31 July 1980. She holds a bachelor’s degree with Honors from Columbia University in New York City (Barnard College). Assia completed her studies attending the Emerging Leaders Program, a study-program in General Management for young entrepreneurs, at the London Business School.
Throughout her career, Assia has held various positions in different business areas: new media, marketing, and music. She founded Flypaper, a brand and management and new media agency.
Since 2008 Assia has worked with several technology companies, media and fashion brands on strategy and commercial innovation. Assia is currently on the Board of Advisors of Northzone Ventures, one of the leading media venture capitals in Europe, and Director of Special Projects at Spotify, dealing with innovation and global growth strategy. Prior to launching Flypaper, Assia was one of the pioneers of “made-for-mobile” content creation at Inventa, a company of the Buongiorno! Group. In 2007 she headed Ministry of Sound Radio, and created and launched Ministry of Sound TV, the first provider of IPTV content for music entertainment.
Assia is on the committee of the NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) and is an avid promoter of troubled youth initiatives and the arts.