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Francesca Scassellati Sforzolini,

Francesca Scassellati Sforzolini, Partner Brunswick Group

Brunswick Group

My Job

Partner, Brunswick Group Brussels office, leading on healthcare and life sciences.

My Experience

I have specific expertise in the Healthcare and Life Sciences sector and EU healthcare policy. In my various roles, I have also done extensive work in nutrition and climate change. I have spent more than 20 years leading public affairs and communications initiatives tackling critical issues for global organizations in both the private and public sector and have particular expertise in building complex multi-stakeholder coalitions that have achieved policy change.  Most recently, I was Managing Director and Head of the Brussels office of a boutique agency uniquely focused on health, which Iestablished in 2017.

My Proudest Achievements

I am proud and privileged to work in a field that not only aims to shape policy and raise awareness of diseases and critical healthcare issues, but also makes a difference in patients’ lives.

Setting up the Brussels office of a boutique agency specialized in health policy and communications and grow it into a successful pan-European offering.

Running a cervical cancer screening campaign at EU and national level that achieved concrete policy change in the early days of my career and, more recently, having the chance of advocating for HPV gender-neutral vaccination together with key stakeholders.

My Education

  • M.A. in International Relations and Economics from The Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C.
  • B.A. in Political Science and European Law from the University of Bologna and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po Strasbourg).

My Languages

English, my native Italian, French, Spanish and some Norwegian.

My Interests outside work

I’m a scuba diving instructor and an avid traveler and reader.

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