Head of Development
Paola, an Italian citizen, is Head of Development at Bruegel. She joined Bruegel in September 2014 with the mission to expand the Membership Programme and develop partnerships and new funding channels for Bruegel. She is also co-founder of The Brussels Binder, an online database of female policy experts aimed at improving gender diversity in policy debates.
Before joining Bruegel, she was Secretary General of the European Association of Sugar Traders (ASSUC) and Trade Policy Adviser for the associations representing international trade in flowers (Union Fleurs) and EU imports of processed agriculture and fishery products (Frucom).
Paola holds two master's degrees, in Local Economic Development from the London School of Economics and in Management from Bocconi University and a Bachelor Degree in Economics and Management for Arts, Culture and Communication.
She speaks Italian, English, Spanish, French. Her main interests include economics of international trade, social innovation and entrepreneurship. She also enjoys arts, painting and photography.