Sectors of Experience
- Directorate General in Public Institution.
- Bilateral, multilateral, European and international cooperation National and international commissions and negotiation tables.
- Identification, feasibility, technical management, development programmes management.
- Organisation and management of personnel and operational units offices; personnel selection.
- Genetic resources and vegetal production, environment protection, agricultural and rural development, capacity building.
2011, 2012: Expo 2015 Company, International Affair Department, manager.
2010, consultant for Expo 2015 Company.
1997, September to February 2009: Director General of the Istituto Agronomico per l’Oltremare (Agronomic Institute for Overseas) of Florence - Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
During this mandate: 2000-2009: President of the Italian Forum of Agricultural Research for Development
2004-2009: Representative for Italy, with powers from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Era-Ard (European research area – Agricultural research for development), an initiative of the European Commission with 16 participant countries.
2004-2009: Vice President of Ecart-Eeig (European consortium for agricultural research in the Tropics – European economic interest grouping) a Group of leading European institutes in agricultural research for development.
2004: Assistant to the Minister during the meetings of the European Ministers for Research at “Carnegie Group” of Talloires (June 2004) and Venice (June 2005) for the presentation of information programmes on the state of the earth and of natural resources by using satellite technologies.
Chief of delegation for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs within the framework of the Seventh Ratification of the Bilateral Agreement on technical-scientific collaboration between Italy and USA. State Department – Washington.
2005-2007: Scientific Committee member of the Orientation Committee for the Evaluation of Research of the Ministry of Education, University and Research for the three-year evaluation of the produce selected by the different structures (University, Research Bodies and third parties).
2005 (11-16 February): Member of the Delegation of the Ministry of Education, University and Research, on the occasion of the state visit of the Italian President of the Republic to India, for the presentation to Indian scientific institutions, of programmes funded by Italy on the use of advanced technologies for the evaluation of the state of the earth and of natural resources.
2007-2008: member of the Scientific Committee for the candidacy of Milan to Expo 2015.
Under this hat I have participated in missions of information, promotion, identification of initiatives with governments and scientific institutions in Africa, Latin America, Caribbeans.
From 1982 to 1986: officer in the Development cooperation Department of Ministry of Foreign Af fairs – Coordinator of the Italian Initiative for Sahelian Countries.
From 1987 to 1994: consultant for Fao and other International and National Agencies – Programs for Africa and Europe
From 1995 to 1997: director of agricultural and environmental programs in Egypt – Technical Unit of the Italian Embassy in Cairo.