Giovanni Seppia is External Relations manager at EURid since the second half of 2007. In this functions, he looks after a team of 20 people of almost all European nationalities that is in charge of EURid relations with the European institutions, registrar relations, marketing and communication activities. He previously worked at ICANN as European Regional Liaison. Prior to that, he was General Manager at CENTR. He has also served as head of External Relations for the Italian Registry (ITT-CNR) for five years and has three years' experience in various roles at the European Commission. He has been working as a consultant on EU programmes for several national and international organisations and served as EU programmes lecturer for ten editions of the Master on EU policies and programmes at the Venice International University.