Paolo GrassiaDirector of Public Policy at ETNO
Paolo is ETNO's Director of Public Policy. He oversees ETNO’s work and institutional engagement on a range of regulatory and policy issues, including privacy and data protection, data economy, cybersecurity, and digital services.
Paolo joined ETNO from the economic section of the United States Mission to the EU, where he covered tech, telecoms, and data privacy as a policy advisor. Prior to that, Paolo was a consultant with APCO Worldwide and with Community Public Affairs. In his consulting roles, he advised global companies in various sectors, with a particular focus on tech and telecoms. Paolo started his career with two internships, respectively at DG COMP in the European Commission and in the EU affairs team of Telecom Italia. He holds a Master’s degree from Bocconi University in Milan and completed an Exchange programme at Seoul National University.
In January 2017, Paolo was granted with the U.S. Department of State Meritorious Honor Award for his outstanding service on digital economy issues. He is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional and Manager by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).