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.


Mattia Scotto

Born in Naples on 29 July 1996. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Maritime Economics from the University of Naples Parthenope.

With immense passion for the nautical and maritime sector, Mattia joined the staff in 2022, after various professional experiences and an internship at an Italian company operating in the Blue Economy sector. Now he is in charge for managing, planning and controlling the operational activities of the cluster.