Chefe-Adjunto da Unidade América do Norte, América Latina e Caraíbas. Sherpa “Ciência” para o G7/G20. Direção para a Cooperação Internacional. Direção Geral de Investigação e Inovação (DG RTD) Comissão Europeia
Piero Venturi is the G7 Science Sherpa for the European Commission and Focal Point for the I-7 Innovators Group. Actually he is a Deputy Head of Unit in the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission.
He was Science Counsellor of the European Union for Brazil and Latin America in the EU Delegation to Brazil.
Before joining the European Commission he has been lecturer at the University of Bologna in Italy. He holds a PhD in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Bologna and researched at Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain) and Wageningen Agricultural University (the Netherlands). He published more than 80 articles on scientific journals.