CEO, Thomson Reuters Foundation
Antonio Zappulla is CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the corporate foundation of the global news and information services company. Through news, media development, free legal assistance and convening initiatives, the Thomson Reuters Foundation combines its unique services to advance media freedom, raise awareness of human rights issues, and foster more inclusive economies working as a strategic player in the international development space.
In 2022, Antonio was named an Official of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic for "merit acquired by the Nation in the fields of public service, social, philanthropic and humanitarian activities". In 2019, he was named a European Young Leader by Friends of Europe, and in 2018, ranked first in the OUTstanding list of LGBT+ Executives (public sector/philanthropy) published by the Financial Times.
Antonio is a One Young World Ambassador and sits on the boards of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford, the International News Safety Institute (INSI) and Open for Business.
Prior to his present role, Antonio was Director of Communications and COO at the Thomson Reuters Foundation, and Executive Producer at Bloomberg Television in charge of news, factual programming and documentaries for Europe, Middle East and Africa, developing award-winning TV series.