- Graduate 1987 (Forestry) University of Turin, Italy.
- Italian certificate in professional forestry. Registered expert of European Commission Cooperation Office - Rural Development/Environment


- Italian (mother tongue)
- Fluent in French and English
- Excellent written and spoken Portuguese and good in Spanish.

Employment: 1988 to date:

Team Leader & Chief Technical Advisor, key expert and technical cooperation project manager in natural resources, forestry, agriculture and local development programs.

- Regional specialization: African Union, East Africa (IGAD), West and Central Africa, Madagascar and Bolivia (NGOs), consulting firms and European Commission.

- Project manager of cooperation programs financed by EU/European Development Fund (EDF).

- Current: IGAD Biodiversity Management Programme - Team Leader - Twitter: #IgadBiodiversity.

Main professional skills and key management approaches:

- Team Leader in multi-stakeholders programmes in the environmental sectors with International and Regional Organizations

- Effective practical improvement in local technical capacity through sound cooperation with associates, strong commitment to work and establishing smooth relationships with partners.

- Constructive attitude and problem-solving orientated approach which is essential to create positive job environment and successful management of activities.

- Leading responsibility for technical assistance and project management with consulting companies.

- Cooperation with NGOs at the local level in developing effective participatory strategies, the cornerstone of successful management of community-based activities.

- Flexible professional attitude and excellent inter-personals skills: Team-player with practical experience in building multi-cultural teams.

- Extensive use of personal computers as a management tool and the use of standard Project Cycle Management (PCM) tools, the logical framework approach and M & E methods

- Use of GIS based spatial analysis methods for territorial planning and NRM.

- Experience in practice of EDF financial procedures and accountancy protocol including the use of standard financial software tools.

- Individual Expert of EU -Europe Aid Office and presently registered in the roster of temporary agents of European Commission, External Relations (RELEX) (Successful CAST 2007)

Soil conservation (Burkina Faso - 1994)