Giulia joined Ferrero in April 2018 to lead the global corporate communications function as well as the sustainability department of the Ferrero Group.
Giulia brings her extensive experience in communications, reputation management and sustainability, providing strategic counsel at CEO, board and management level on external communications, advocacy, reputation and issue management, partnership strategy, stakeholder engagement, leading the global communications and sustainability teams.
Her international career includes more than a decade with Unilever at its headquarters, as well as in Brussels and Africa, working alongside global CEOs and senior leadership, and leading the company's communications and legal teams in global and national executive roles.
Giulia has developed high level engagement with organisations including the World Economic Forum, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, the Investment Climate Facility for Africa, Private Investors for Africa, the Transatlantic Business Dialogue, the EU-Africa Summits, the Southern Corridor of Tanzania, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the World Food Programme (WFP), the World Bank, B7, and the EU institutions. She is non- executive member of the board of Bonifiche Ferraresi S.P.A..
Before joining Ferrero, she has been senior advisor to the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on private sector partnership engagement, and led negotiations culminating in the international agreement on climate change, food loss and waste and smallholders farmers between Unilever and FAO.
She is a qualified attorney at law and was called to the Italian bar in 1992. Before joining Unilever, Giulia led the Brussels-based EU office of Italian law firm Chiomenti Studio Legale and worked at both the European Commission and the European Parliament.
She has a master's in European law and is a fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar, as well as an alumna of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, UK.
Giulia chairs the business and human rights programme at the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) in Venice.