Elio Bonazzi

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Elio Bonazzi is an Italian-born political scientist married to Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi. [1]

Elio Bonazzi was Born in Turin, Italy on August 29 1960., to Marialuisa Cesati Bonazzi and Giuseppe Bonazzi, a renowned Italian sociologist.

He received his education in political science in Italy at the University of Turin, where he obtained his master's in business administration. In Australia, he received his Master in Applied Science of Information Technology from RMIT University in Melbourne in 1998.

In the 1980s, he worked in Milan, Italy, for Digital Equipment Corporation. In November 1992, he relocated to Australia From Italy for an American company - Enterprise Engineering (EEI) - becoming a consultant for the financial and pharmaceutical industries.

In 2002 he relocated from Australia to New York and currently is the Chief Technology officer for EEI, a technology company operating on the Wall Street market.

Bonazzi was never a believer, "thanks to my upbringing," he wrote when asked about humanism. "My father did not try to inculcate religion in any of his children," he added, saying he has always been an atheist.

With his wife, Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi, he writes widely for journals and the two are recognized as prominent Middle East pundits. His Father Giuseppe still lives In Turin,Italy. His three sisters - Ilaria, Livia, and Valeria - live in Melbourne, Australia.

In the 1970s "Elio was one of the youngest and most active member of the Italian Communist group Lotta Continua." [2]