Massimo Gaudina (IT), has been the chief of the Representative office in Milan for the European Commission since September 1st 2017. For the past eight years Massimo Gaudina has been chief of the Communication unit at the European Research Council (ERC) in Brussels. In this role he has planned and coordinated the ERC’s communication strategy. Between 2007 and 2009 he has worked at the the Commission's Directorate-General for Communication, where he was responsible for the partnerships with the Member States as far as communication actions, the “European public spaces” project (public spaces in the EC buildings around the Member States where citizens can acquire more knowledge on the EU) and youth and school initiatives are concerned.
Between 2004 and 2007 he has worked at the Representative office of the European Commission in Rome and, among other things, he has organised the celebration for the 50th anniversary of the Rome Treaties and launched a European Public Space on the premises of the Representative office. Massimo Gaudina has begun working for the European Commission in 1994 as communications manager and before that he had worked as a journalist in Italy. He got his degree in Political Science at the University of Turin and, besides Italian, which is his mother tongue, he speaks English, French and Spanish fluently, as well as having basic knowledge of Swedish.