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Sebastiano Cossia Castiglioni

Sebastiano Cossia Castiglioni


Senior Strategic Advisor

(Focused on non-animal related projects)

Born in Milan, Italy, in 1966, Sebastiano Cossia Castiglioni is the chairman and CEO of NKGB Strategic Advisory, specializing in venture capital, private equity, M&A, technology, plant-based economy and impact investing. NKGB’s main focus is on investments originating in Asia and the Middle East.


Sebastiano recently founded Vegan Capital Ltd, to manage his own plant-based investments, spanning from Beyond Meat to Nemanti (top quality vegan shoes made in Italy).


He is also the founder and chairman of Opteres, the most exclusive network of fine art collectors in the world. He advises private clients as well as banks and public institutions about fine art, and conducts private sales of rare masterpieces through Opteres. He is the co-author of a book about Joan Miró, published in 2014, and was recently named by Billionaire Magazine one of the world’s top ten art advisors.


Sebastiano is the owner and chairman of one of the most renowned and pioneering wineries in Europe, Querciabella, organic since 1988 and biodynamic since 2000. His Tuscan wines (100% vegan) have garnered worldwide acclaim, including “Best Italian Wine” in 2004.


Sebastiano has been a vegetarian and an animal rights activist for thirty-five years. He serves on the Board of Advisors of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. He is a partner of Matthew Kenney Cuisine, and serves as advisor to Lighter.


He is a passionate designer, having worked in the field of graphic and publication design in his twenties, and continues to occasionally design furniture, jewellery and tableware. A fanatic of Renaissance and Baroque music, he is due to launch his own classical music label in 2018.


He divides his time between Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and the US.