Piero Scarpellini is a member of the Strategic and Advisory Committee of ECES, as of January 2021. Prior to that, he was General Director of Pragmata Institute and founder and member of the Steering Committee at the Tèresys Foundation in the Republic of San Marino.

He is specialised in relations with institutions of African, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean countries, with long-term experience in public relations, economic and business development and relations with various international organizations (African Union, European Union, United Nations, World Bank, European Investment Bank) and in the development of strategic international projects.

During his career, he served as Special Adviser to the President of the Council of Minister Romano Prodi, as a diplomat for the Republic of San Marino, in particular as Adviser of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on European Union Relations and as Adviser to the Minister for Finance on International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and International Investment Agencies. He was also Honorary Member of the Africa Business Aviation Association (AfBAA) & Special Adviser to the Board; Adviser to the African Union for Strategic Initiatives and its relations with European Union and the EU Member States; Adviser to the Pacific Microstates Group of States for their promotion at international level and Adviser to the Forum of Kings, Sultans, Sheikhs of African Tribes for Foreign Affairs and International Relations.

Piero Scarpellini also held the position of Senior Adviser to UNICRI (United Nations Crime and Justice Research Institute), Adviser to the President of Italian Ministers’ Council Romano Prodi for relations with Member states of the African Union, Member of the Board and Director of Public Affairs of World Chambers Network in Paris (France), Vice President of ECS-DNV - Det Norske Veritas (Ente Certificazione Sammarinese), Responsible for European Affairs at WASME (World Association Small and Medium Enterprises in New Delhi (India)); and Responsible for European Affairs at Global Management Centre - Trade Information Network of G77 (USA).

Piero Scarpellini holds a University Degree in Arts and Philosophy from the University of Bologna (Italy), a Master's Degree in Management and Development & Strategies for Tourism from the University of Bologna (Italy), a Master's Degree in Communications and a Master's Degree in Technique and Psychology of Selling from M&R Chicago (USA).