As Head of EU Corporate Affairs, I help governments and companies to navigate EU political and regulatory opportunities and threats, supporting them with tailor made strategies and effective communication to promote consolidate and protect their interests.
I have more than 10 years’ of experience in EU politics, international relations and public affairs, and now as a consultant, I specialise in government relations and communications.
Before joining UTOPIA, I served as Special Representative of the Chairperson-in-office at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and as Advisor to the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Italian Senate. In addition, I have participated in international electoral observation missions, managed multiple electoral campaigns and served for two terms as Vice President of Europe’s largest political youth organisation.
I am also a Visiting Professor at the School of Governance and Politics of MGIMO University and I am a Fellow of the Aspen Institute.
My Proudest Achievements
- Bachelor’s in law
- Master’s degree in International law
- PhD Candidate in Political Science
Italian, English and Spanish.
My Interests outside work
My Favourite Brussels anecdote
One evening, on our way back from Strasbourg after a plenary week, we stopped by our office that was under renovation to check the state of the works and we found a man sneaking in through a door accidentally left open by the workers. After the initial scare we asked him who he was and what he was doing in our office. With great nonchalance he replied: “I am Olivier and I was making a very important business call”. Since then in our office there is the ‘Olivier’ Meeting Room.