Giulia Di Pierro is a Consultant at Lear. She deals with technical assistance projects in the area of public procurement in cooperation with Multilateral Development Banks and public administrations. She is currently engaged in several projects focused on modernization of national public procurement system, remedies and strengthening of procurement knowledge of public officials. Giulia is also in charge of Lear’s business development in the field of public procurement and competition; she participates in international conferences, monitors business opportunities and deals with the preparation of expression of interests or proposals in response to procurement notices.
Prior to joining Lear, Giulia worked for two years at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in the Technical Cooperation (TC) Department. During her period at the EBRD, Giulia’s core responsibility was the procurement of consultancy services for TC projects either funded from the Bank’s own funds or through funds made available to the Bank by European Union, bilateral and multilateral donors. She dealt with TC projects in a wide range of sectors such as municipal infrastructure, agribusiness, financial institutions, power and energy and transport. Giulia’s assignments at the EBRD involved also advisory services to internal and external Clients, capacity building, results management and donor reporting. Before joining the EBRD, she did an internship at Moverim Consulting in Bruxelles, dealing with EU project management.
Giulia has a Bachelor degree in Economics, a Master of Science degree in Business Administration and a post-graduate degree in International Public Procurement Management. She has full professional proficiency in English and intermediate knowledge of French. Her main area of expertise is public procurement and she wrote several papers on a variety of topics including – but not limited to – corruption and anti-competitive behaviours, modernization of public procurement legal frameworks, open data, SMEs involvement, professionalism in public procurement, innovation and sustainable public procurement.
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