Roberto Ferrigno, Executive Director
Roberto has an extensive background in environmental advocacy, strategic policy advice, and EU public affairs. He held senior management positions in global and European organisations such as Greenpeace International, the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) and Weber Shandwick.
Roberto was also the appointed national expert for Italy in the Secretariat of the Section for Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment, the Economic and Social Committee of the European Communities (ESC) in Brussels. He also worked in the Italian Agency for the Protection of the Environment (ANPA) as strategic and policy advisor to the President.
He was member of the Management Board of the Italian Institute for Applied Marine Research (ICRAM) which provides the government with scientific and technical advice on marine policy issues. He was appointed by Weber Shandwick Brussels as Vice President of Public Affairs. In this role he provided strategic advice at EU and global levels to a wide range of clients, including business and trade associations, NGOs, and non-EU governments.
He was born in Rome and now lives in Brussels, Belgium, where he set up Lumina Consult, using the unique skills and qualifications obtained in twenty years of experience in EU policy-making.