Simone joined FIPRA International as a Special Advisor for Healthcare & Food in October 2017. Simone has a wealth of experience in advocacy, communications and corporate social responsibility, particularly in developing and managing multi-faceted internal and external campaigns that have the potential to impact the Companies’ business. Simone spent the last 10 years in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods sector, working for Danone in Italy and in Brussels as EU Vice President Corporate Affairs. Simone has held important roles in European and International trade associations as Board Member or Chairman in different Committees. Simone also worked in both the Pharmaceutical and Fine Chemical sectors at Board level. Simone holds an associate degree in Corporate and Marketing Communications in Italy and completed a postgrad in European Studies at Ecole Nationale d’Administration. Along with his native Italian, Simone speaks English, French and has an understanding of Spanish.