Technical secretariat

Giovanna Di Gennaro

Giovanna was born in Naples on June 21, 1967. She holds a Diploma in Accounting and Commercial Expert specializing in Foreign Trade and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics of Institutions, Public Administrations and Non-Profit Organizations. She is married and has a daughter.

Since 1990 she was Accounting Manager in a Conference Agency. She then had a brief experience at the Rai Radiotelevisione Italiana in Rome as Assistant to the “Mosaico” cultural program.

Since 2000 she has been an employee at the Anton Dohrn Zoological Station, a Public Research Body, covering over the years increasingly more responsible roles such as:

  • President of the Social Expenses Commission
  • Coordinator of the OIV Permanent Technical Support Structure
  • Member of the Patent Commission
  • Member of the Commission of public competitions

She is currently in charge of the International Relations Office, supporting the Presidency and the Board of Directors of the Anton Dohrn Zoological Station and Minutes Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Anton Dohrn Zoological Station

In Cluster BIG you are responsible for the Technical Secretariat.


Flavia Cavaliere

Born in Salerno on June 25, 1993. She holds a Master’s degree in European Studies from the University of Aix-Marseille (France) and a Master of Science in Environmental Geography from the University of LeMans (France). She is currently attending a Second Level Master in Sustainable Blue Growth at the University of Trieste.

Flavia joined BIG in 2019, after two internships abroad (Barcelona and Vilnius) and a career path in CETENA. Being fluent in 5 languages, she is, under the Technical Secretary Supervision, in charge of: internationalization Strategies, Communication, Community Engagement and Strategic Planning with a particular interest in regional, national and community funding programs.


Francesco Piacentini

Graduated in Law, specialized in legal professions, with experience in the world of
legal advice, industrial relations, collective bargaining, analysis of n
ational and international legislation.
As a consultant for companies, universities and associations, I have gained knowledge and
technical skills in the field of Network Contracts, Development Contracts, Marine Protected Areas,
Biological Protection Areas, Sites of Community Interest, Growth and Blue Economy