I keep the overall strategy, and continuously try to have an understanding of what is happening in the Institutions. It is a key part of my job to keep the team together and be sure we remain relevant and useful to our clients.
I have been a consultant since 1997, with a break of 6 years when I worked at the European Commission. Since 2009 I have run my own company
My Proudest Achievements
To be fair I am still amazed that after 10 years I managed to be on the market and be relevant for our clients. It is a constant effort and struggle, also because I want to be part of the life of my son, so I do not want to miss it. So, every single day is a challenge, juggling deadlines, clients and also school, paediatricians and being a single dad.
University degree in Political Sciences and two post degree, one in International Relations and the second in International Trade
Italian, French and English
My Interests outside work
I am a single dad of a 3 year old, so most of the energy goes to him. Then, when time allows museums, classical music and reading, if possible, together with my son.
My Favourite Brussels anecdote
When I launched my company, a federal agency invited me for a workshop to support newly launched business. When I got there, I soon realised that I was the only male in the room and this is when the organisers discovered that in Italy, the name Andrea is given to men… it was a workshop organised to boost female entrepreneurship.