GY Academy Team

Francesco Cappe


Francesco Cappe selected by the European Commission, in 2013, as one of the 40 “Erasmus Alumni inspiring careers”, has worked as a high-level professional in private and public entities within managerial and institutional functions. He is a former United Nations Official, having worked for 12 years as Head of Security policy, dialogue and innovation at UNICRI where for six years he was a member of the UN task force of the Secretary-general on counter-terrorism policies. He also worked as Senior Advisor for the General Confederation of the Italian Industries (Confindustria) and Chair of the Robert F. Kennedy Flagship on Mediterranean Challenges as well as Board member and CEO of international companies and Higher Education Institutions. He is co-founder and Chairman of the garagErasmus Foundation and a coach in team building and creative thinking.

Andra Pipernea

Head of Academic Development and Operations

Andra Pipernea received her Bachelor Degree in Law at the University of Babes Bolyai Cluj Napoca, Romania in 2009. She has a Master Degree in International Diplomacy from the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies of the University of Malta.
For some years Andra worked in law firms and other sectors both in Romania and Italy before moving permanently to Malta. In 2015, Andra underwent an internship period with the Malta-based Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean where she was assigned work related to Political and Security Related Cooperation. 
Andra is a Romanian national with a cross-culture of international experience. She is a native speaker of Romanian language, fluent in English, Italian, Spanish and Hungarian.