Roberto Zangrandi has joined EDSO for Smart Grids as a Special Adviser on secondment from Enel Group of Italy in 2014 and has been appointed as Secretary General in March 2017. He has been running the European Public Affairs office in Brussels for Enel between 2007 and 2014. Previously with Enel he had been Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Identity and Image, Corporate Communication Plans.

In his background 12 years with Fiat (Director of External Relations in Frankfurt and Head of International Media Relations) and 15 years an economic and financial journalist (last position, chief editor with Il Mondo, in Italy) are to be found. In addition he worked as organisational communication expert for a prime consulting company over some years.

He studied Political Science and Sociology and held the postgraduate chair of Public Relations at Udine University, the first one teaching the practice in Italy.