Within the framework of the United Nations, Francesco manages Entrepreneurs for Social Change, a joint project of Fondazione CRT and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations on social business for intercultural understanding. Consultant for various projects on the outcomes of the Arab Spring in the Euro-Med region, from 2012 to 2014 he was the director of IFOR, a network of NGOs working on conflict resolution, present in 40 countries around the world.
He just entered its 6th cumulative year within the United Nations, as before working for the Alliance of Civilizations, he represented the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute to the UN Headquarters, from 2008 to 2011.
Francesco’s background is journalism, which he practices whenever time and rules of engagement allow. He was featured in major Italian newspapers, from La Stampa, to L’Espresso, Il Corriere della Sera, Il Riformista, Il Secolo XIX as well as in American magazines. He co-authored three books.
Originally from Torino, after having lived, in the last 10 years, in Paris, Chennai, London, and Amsterdam, when he does not travel, he bases half of his life in busy New York City and half in peaceful Vermont.