Hello, I'm

Adriano Celiento

I am an Italian Engineer currently living in Finland. I have a passion for sports, traveling, cooking, music, photography and design.

I am currently VP of Special Operations at Holvi.

Years of work experience

Leadership, strategy planning and execution, product and project management, business process optimisation and scaling, banking operations, vendor management.

Facts about me

I cook Neapolitan pizzas in wood fired ovens. I own a collection of pre euro coins and notes. I own 4 guitars.

Work Experience


Leading a diversified team of 20+ people, conducting 1:1s and strategy sessions, fostering their professional growth as leaders and managers.


Leading and setting direction for the Project Management Office that results in strong execution and value delivery of approved key cross functional projects.


Helping the company planning and executing strategy in a customer-centric and outcome-focused mindset.


Setting up and scaling teams accountable for back office and payment operations in a highly regulated industry.

About Me

My favorite motto has always been “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible”, as I always believed in focusing on the bigger picture as it takes a lot of courage to fight for your dreams, and focusing on the result is what got me so far in life.

I am a communicator with the ability to quickly analyze and assess a situation, pros and cons, and present solutions to problems. I like to pay attention to detail.

Some of my interests in life are:

  • I support advancement in space science and exploration and I am a member of The Planetary Society (, founded by Carl Sagan

  • I love to watch football, especially the Italian Serie A and support SSC Napoli football club (

  • My favorite movies are Back to the future, Interstellar Movie, The Martian, The Blues Brothers, American Graffiti, Inception, The Matrix, Pulp Fiction, The Big Lebowski, Akira

  • My favorite books are Sapiens - A brief history of human kind, Animal Farm / 1984, The Lord of the Rings, The order of time, Countdown to a moon launch, Astrophysics for people in a hurry

Contact me

Feel free to get in touch with me to discuss any topic, from leadership and banking to soccer to pizza baking! 

Every man’s success, even if small, should be an inspiration to another.

We’re strongest when we cheer each other on.