head of office

Mr. Giovanni Grandi is the head of office.

Senior Executive with extensive experience in Global Finance, acquired with leading international and Italian Investment Banking Institutions. After a degree in Economics in 1985, he started his career in the Corporate Finance Division of Barclays Bank. In 1987 he joined AKROS Italian Investment Bank as partner, and in 1997 he joined as Executive Director Morgan Stanley Dean Witter as head of the International Private Clients Group (IPCG) in Italy. In 2005 he started operating as chairman of Rasini & C., one of the leading institutions in the selection of hedge fund managers. For the past ten years has been a full-time advisor to the Italian Government on financial matters related to development cooperation activities, being directly involved in the planning and execution of development policies and the management of development aid.

Since its creation in 2015, Mr. Giovanni Grandi has joined the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (Aics). From October 2020 to August 2021 he has been Director of Aics Office in Kabul; and since March 2022 he is the Head of Nairobi regional office.