Francesca Delicata is Director of the Corporate Programs at ISPI.
She joined ISPI in 2001 as a project and event coordinator, after experiences in research and publishing.
In this capacity, she contributed to the development of the Institute’s Event Department, and particularly to the initiatives managed in partnership with institutional stakeholders (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Presidency of the Italian Republic and local governments) and private companies (including corporate members), such as the Institute's Bilateral Fora with Germany, Russia and other relevant countries, and Rome MED – Mediterranean Dialogues, which now represents the Institute’s flagship initiative.
In recent years, she has contributed to the launch of ISPI's new Business Programmes, which includes both high level conferences on emerging markets and other topics related to geo-economics (international trade, foreign investments, infrastructure, cybersecurity, etc.). and restricted meetings specifically targeted at the business community (mainly Lunch Talks with government representatives and senior executives, private briefings with experts on critical global issues and a new programme for about 100 young talents, titled “Future Leaders”).
She is also in charge for ISPI’s corporate relations, which include both the cooperation strategy with the Institute’s members and the sponsors’ engagement in the Institute’s main projects (including the ones related to the T20, on the occasion of the Italian Presidency of the G20 in 2021).
She has a degree in international economics from Bocconi University (Milan) and a specific background on Italy's economic cooperation with emerging markets.