Roberto Zangrandi is the Secretary General of EDSO for Smart Grids, the association of the leading European electricity distribution system operators (DSOs). Previously, he has been Special Adviser of EDSO on secondment from Enel Group of Italy since 2015. At Enel he guided their EU Institutional Affairs office in Brussels between 2007 and 2014. He has also worked as Director of External Relations for Fiat in Frankfurt and gained extensive experience as an economic and financial journalist for various publications.
Mr. Zangrandi has been the founding Chairman of the CSR Managers Network of Italy and held the postgraduate Chair of Public Relations at Udine University, the first to teach the practice in Italy. He studied Political Science and Sociology and holds a Master in International Associations Management from the Solvay Brussels School.