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Luciano Stella

Luciano Stella, CEO & Co-founder

MUST & Partners

My Job

Keen on European politics and lobbying activities, I work every day in close contact with the European Institutions, making strategies and connections in order to represent the interests of our clients.

My Experience

I am the Founder of MUST & Partners. In the past I have worked as an official of the European Parliament from 2006 to 2009. In 2010 I became Partner of an Italian consulting firm and Director of the Brussels office. In 2012 I founded EPA (European Project Advice), a consulting company specialised in EU funding.

I lecture on European lobbying at the University of Salento, SIOI, LUMSA, Aforisma, Il Sole 24 Ore Business School and Confindustria. I am also the President of IBN (Italian Business Network), an Italian Association of professionals based in Brussels.

I am Secretary General of TEA (TaxiEurope Alliance), Member of the Executive Board of FEE (Forum d’Etudes EuropĂ©ennes) and Member of the Board of the GII (Gruppo d’Iniziativa Italiana).

I earned a degree in Economics and Commerce at the University of Roma Tre and am a native Italian speaker and fluent in both English and French.

My Proudest Achievements

After a long experience inside the European Institutions before and then in the private sector, I founded my own company MUST & Partners in 2014, which was one of my main goal since I arrived here in Brussels.

My Education

I hold a degree in Economics and Business earned at the University of Roma Tre.

My Languages

Italian, English & French.

My Interests outside work

Roman and Romanist, my main interest are cartography, vintage photography and strategy games.

My Favourite Brussels anecdote

When I was a trainee at the European Parliament, I had a lot of friends who were unpaid stagiaire like me and so we used to participate to several events, in order to take advantage of the buffet and save some money. Most of them are now EU top official, MEP or CEO of important companies and we smile about that, during our lunch or dinner all together, remembering where and how we started.

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