Director of Sustainability and Environmental Issues
Valeria is Marketing Manager of ADSP “Autorità di Sistema Portuale del Mare di Sardegna”(Port Network Authority of the Sardinian Sea). Valeria started her professional career in the Port of Cagliari in 2002 and before she was a lawyer in a legal office in Milan. She became involved in the cruise industry in 2004. She holds a degree in law from the Catholic University of Milan Italy. She became a lawyer in 1992 in the Court of Appeal of Milan. She attended a Masters in Common Law at the London School of Economics, London. UK.
She was a vice president of MEDCRUISE, the Association of the Mediterranean Cruise Ports between 2005 and 2008. She was director of Environment of the board of MEDCRUISE from 2008 to 2011. In October 2017, she became the Director of Sustainability/Environmental Issues of the Board of MEDCRUISE.
She has collaborated with The Maritime Economist (MEMag), a scientific magazine published by IAME (International Association of Maritime Economists). She wrote an article entitled “European Environmental Laws: Some Considerations for Mediterranean Cruise Ports published in The Maritime Economist. She has attended many international environmental conferences as a speaker and in particular she was speaker on behalf of Medcruise in many editions of the Green port conference from 2014 to 2018 .
She represents from 2017 Assoporti ( association of Italian ports ) in ESPO (European ports association) in the environmental Committee .
In February 2019, she was nominated as the Director of Directorate General for Mobility and Transport at the European Commission and a member of the Commission’s expert ports group: Sub Group of Sustainable Ports.
She was a speaker at the European Environmental Ports Conference in 2017 and and at the European Environmental Ports Conference in Antwerp in 2019.
0n 21 May 2019, she held a lecture at the University of Antwerp -Maritime Academy on the market, environmental and legal aspects of the European Directives relating to the cruise industry.
Valeria is currently in charge of the Port Network Authority of the Sardinian Sea. As Marketing Manager, she is responsible for leading the marketing activities of the Sardinian Ports ( seven ports) while giving support to the expansion of the Port Network Authority of the Sardinian Sea. Since 2013, she has been a member of the board of the Bank of Italy.