Diego Massimiliano De Giorgi
HEAD OF EUROPEAN AFFAIRS
Diego Massimiliano De Giorgi leads the firm’s business development and client service efforts in Europe. Diego Massimiliano is an expert in public affairs, strategy consulting, and public diplomacy. He is Head of Strategic Partnerships at Aspect Consulting where he works with clients from a wide range of industries. He is also an advisor to the FDR Center for Global Engagement at Harvard College and to the Public Diplomacy Collaborative at Harvard Kennedy School, both allies of Cultural Heritage Partners. Working across the public and private sectors, Diego Massimiliano has managed highly sensitive and strategic consulting engagements for multinational companies and governments. He has been a strategic advisor providing business intelligence and political risk analysis at Glencore International, Dewey LeBoeuf, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, and Denton Wilde Sapte. He was also a public affairs assistant at Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton.
Diego Massimiliano served as strategic intelligence and operations consultant at the United Nations Democracy Fund and the United Nations Department of Public Information and as a public affairs assistant at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs.
Diego Massimiliano received military and diplomatic training in Europe and the United States. He studied international law and economics at the universities of Helsinki, Pisa, and Paris Pantheon-Sorbonne.
Diego Massimiliano was a visiting research student at the University of Oxford, St. John’s College under Prof. Paul Craig and an international student at Yale Law School and Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies under Prof. Susan Rose-Ackerman and Prof. Daniel C. Esty.
He was a Millennium Network Fellow of the Clinton Foundation, an Egmont Fellow of the Royal Institute for International Relations, a Young Transatlantic Fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, a Cassese Fellow of the Institute for Research on Public Administration and a Next Generation Fellow of the Adam Smith Institute.
Diego Massimiliano has been active in the cultural heritage sector as a professional and philanthropist. As the head of the House of Giorgi, one of Europe’s oldest families, he chairs the family foundation which has furthered cultural heritage initiatives and restoration projects, especially in Italy and the Balkans.
He speaks English, French, and Italian natively.