Francesco is a policy expert, an author and a commentator in both the international print and broadcast media. His professional track record before founding Policy Sonar includes senior posts with a variety of Italian public institutions (Ministry of Economy and Finance, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti). Francesco holds a PhD in Law and Economics from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. He has also been an affiliate research fellow with Fletcher/Tufts’ center on sovereign wealth funds since 2012. He is fluent in Italian, English, German and French.