Commissario Generale dell’Italia per Expo 2020 Dubai
Paolo Glisenti is the Section Commissioner General appointed by the Italian Government with the responsibility for planning and organizing the participation of Italy in Expo 2020 Dubai.
Previously, as founder and CEO of PGConsultants, a consulting firm based in Rome and Milan that offered advisory services on communication strategies, mega events, brand building and strategic marketing, he developed, since 2009, a portfolio of senior managerial and consulting roles with leading international organizations and institutions including the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, the City of Milan (bid and planning for Expo 2015), the City of Sao Paulo (bid project for Expo 2020), the City of Rome (bid project for 2020 Olympics and Paralympics Games), Dubai (Autodrome Project), SEA Milan Airport (new on-line services) and others.
Between 1998 and 2008 he held a variety of leadership roles in the sphere of communication and public affairs including Executive Vice President of News Corporation Europe, Director of Communication at BNL Group, Director of Policy & Public Affairs for the City of Milan, Secretary General of Italian bidding Committee for Expo 2015.
Paolo Glisenti has been a member of the board of directors of publicly traded companies in Italy, France, Great Britain and USA active in the media, telecommunication, pharmaceutical and chemical sectors.
He trained as a journalist working for 15 years in Italian media organizations and has lived for long periods of time in London and New York. He has written extensively on communication and economic issues, publishing three books to date and authoring numerous editorials, radio and TV programs.
He was awarded the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic by the President and the Prime Minister of Italy for the services rendered in successfully heading Italy’s bid campaign to host Expo 2015.