About us

THE FOUNDATION

The aim of the Barilla Foundation is to contributo to building a better future. To do so, it analyses food systems, because the well-being of Planet Earth and its inhabitants depends partly on our awareness and the results of our everyday actions.

Our research and outreach projects promote sustainable behaviors and healthy food choices, to bring about a concrete change in society.

ADVISORS

Prof. STEFANO ZAMAGNI

Stefano Zamagni (Rimini, 1943) is a former Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Bologna and Senior Adjunct Professor of International Economic Policy at Johns Hopkins University, SAIS Europe.

His academic and administrative activities have taken a broad range of directions, including as Vice-Chairman of Italian Society of Economists, Director of the Department of Economic Sciences and Dean of the Faculty of Economics at the University of Bologna. He has received many honors and acknowledgments, and is a member of a number of academies.

A member of the Scientific Committee of numerous Italian and international economic journals, he has authored many scientific publications – books, edited volumes, essays, and is a frequent contributor to cultural debate.

Prof. RICCARDO VALENTINI

Professor at the University of Tuscia; strategic consultant at the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC) Foundation.

Strategic Director of the IAFES Climate Impacts Division at the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change Foundation, he and his team were awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for their work at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

He has been a researcher at the Department of Plant Biology of the Carnegie Institution of Washington and at the European Commission Joint Research Center, focusing on Ecology, agri-forestry systems and issues related to the implementation of international conventions to protect the environment.

His publications have appeared in highly prestigious international scientific journals such as “Science” and “Nature”.

Dr. LUCIO CARACCIOLO

Lucio Caracciolo (Rome, 1954) is editor-in-chief of the Rivista Geopolitica Italiana, Limes, (www.limesonline.com) and Head of Geopolitics at Macrogeo.

He teaches Strategic Studies at LUISS University, Rome and Geopolitics at San Raffaele University, Milan.

He frequently writes columns for Italy’s “La Repubblica” newspaper and “L’Espresso” magazine. Author of articles for various magazines, in Italy and abroad. Former tutor in Geopolitics at the University of Rome 3. Author of numerous essays and books on these topics.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

GUIDO BARILLA

(Chairman)

PAOLO BARILLA

(Vice-Chairman)

FRANCESCO GILIOTTI

(Vice-Chairman)

ROBERTO CIATI
PAOLO DE CASTRO
ALBERTO GRANDO
CARLO PETRINI
LUCIO RIVA

Board of Auditors

LUIGI CAPITANI
CLAUDIO MARCHIGNOLI
ALBERTO PIZZI

TEAM

MATTEO
PAURI

Vice-Chairman

ALESSIO
MENNECOZZI

Project and Communication Manager

GIULIO
NEGRI

Operations Manager

MARTA
ANTONELLI PhD

Head of research

ELENA
CADEL PhD

Senior Researcher

SILENE
CASARI

Researcher

PIN
JANE CHEN PhD

Senior Researcher

DANIELE
FATTIBENE

Researcher

ANDREA
MAGNANI PhD

Senior Researcher

SIMONA
CASTALDI PhD

Senior Researcher – Climate Smart Chefs Project

WILLIAM
NICHOLSON

Project Manager – Climate Smart Chefs Project

DUNCAN
WILLIAMSON

Senior Researcher – Climate Smart Chefs Project

ALESSANDRA
VAROTTO PhD

Communication Manager – Climate Smart Chefs Project

SONIA
MASSARI PhD

Senior Researcher & Project Coordinator – Skilled 4 food Project

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