Giovanni Castellaneta
Non-Independent Director
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Current professional positions:

President of doValue S.p.A. since 2017.
Secretary General of the Adriatic Ionian Initiative (IAI) since 2017.
Board Member of Exprivia S.p.A. since 2020.
Independent Director of Vantea Smart S.p.A. since 2021.
Senior Advisor at Comin and Partners.

Previous professional positions:

Board Member of Leonardo S.p.A. from 2002 to 2010.
Chairman of the Board of Directors of SACE S.p.A. from October 2009 to June 2016.
Chairman of Ispramed from 2010 to 2016.
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Torre SGR from October 2013 to July 2018.
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Italfondiario from December 2013 to March 2017.
Chairman of the Board of Directors of MilanoSesto from March 2014 to September 2018.
Senior Advisor at Fortress Investment Group from 2011 to September 2016.
President of Retelit Med. from 2019 to April 2022.

Diplomatic positions:

Ambassador of Italy to the United States of America from 2005 to 2009.
Diplomatic Advisor to the Prime Minister and Sherpa for the G8 Summits from 2001 to 2005.
Ambassador of Italy to Australia from 1998 to 2001.
Coordinator of the Reconstruction Program in Albania from 1996 to 1997.
Head of the Office for the Coordination of International Activities of the Regions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1995 to 1996.
Ambassador of Italy to Iran from 1992 to 1995.

Social and volunteer positions:

President of Diplomatia.
Member of the Advisory Board of the Fondazione Campus Biomedico di Roma.
Honorary President of the Italian Committee for the World Food Programme (WFP).
Honorary President of the National Association of Knights of the Grand Cross of the Italian Republic.
Founding Member of the New Chess Club of Rome.
Vice President of the Board of Trustees of St. George’s School in Rome.

Engagement in Think Tanks and academic activities:

Member of the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), the Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale (ISPI), and the Fondazione ICSA (Intelligence Culture and Strategic Analysis), SIOI, Italian Society for International Organizations.

Education, training, and decorations:

Graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University La Sapienza in Rome.
Awarded the honor of Knight Grand Cross of the Italian Republic and several other countries, including the Officier de la Legion d'Honneur of the French Republic.
Regular contributor to national newspapers on international politics and author of essays such as “Obama e l’ombra cinese” (2010, Guida Editions), “in prima fila, quale posto per l’Italia nel mondo”(2019, Guerini Editore), “A proposito di Joe”(2020, Paesi Edizioni).