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Dania Cossa

Dania Cossa CV

40 ans - Tarcento (33017) Italie - - 339 853 5571


Fifteen years experience in International & Institutional Relations.
Sound managerial experience in critical environments and war zones, multicultural & multiethnic contexts. Project coordination, organizational and knowledge management. Dual background: civil and military cooperation analyses.

Expériences professionnelles

Hec ambassador, member of the hec emba selection committee


De Septembre 2017 à Aujourd'hui

Freelance strategy consultant

Essilor International , Créteil

De Janvier 2017 à Aujourd'hui

Jan- June 2017: Essilor, Paris, France. Finalizing the HEC Project, contributed to the development of a specific industry segment strategy for the EU market area. Identified key stakeholders and promoted heavy market research to study trends of the specific sector. Identified potential growth for 20% a year. Strategy was presented at board level members.

Policy analyst and program coordinator

Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs , Roma

De Décembre 2012 à Décembre 2016

• Coordinated over 60 million USD (out of the overall active portfolio, 400 million USD implemented by International Organizations – UN, World Bank) of multilateral initiatives financed by Italy in Afghanistan.
• Enabled knowledge flow to enhance shared understanding, learning and decision-making, through the alignment of people, processes and tools within the organizational structure.
• Facilitated decision-making through improved flexibility, adaptability, integration, synchronization to improve efficiency in project delivery.

Change management & transformation leader

DICE International Security Services , Great falls

De Mai 2010 à Novembre 2012

• Conducted specific policy analysis related to change management, organizational management, within private and public projects, business investments (West Africa in particular).

Program manager, communication specialist

United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute , Torino

De Février 2008 à Avril 2010

• Realized and implemented the overall communication strategies for the project “Preventing and Combating Human Trafficking of Young Women and Children from Nigeria to Italy”.
• Raised awareness in Nigeria, Italy and Ghana mainly through publishing of articles, realization of a documentary, established a network made by international experts and local authorities to properly address repatriation procedures. Analyzed the organizational behavior of NAPTIP Agency (Lagos Offices) to tackle cultural barriers documenting and analyzing procedures that would protect and assist the victims.

Political advisor and head of press office

European Parliament , Milano

De Janvier 2005 à Janvier 2008

• Advising on international relations; working missions in Europe, Africa, India, China and Central Asia.
• Managing high-level communication with the media, institutional relations, event management.
• Organizational restructuring of the office located in Milan, while improving knowledge management and flow of information among Milan, Strasbourg and Brussels offices. Processing time for policy review, drafting reports, amendments and proposals for legislative acts reduced, through lobbying and defining clear roles and responsibilities within the Office.

Formations complémentaires

MS International Diplomatic Sciences

University of Bologna - European Studies

1999 à 2003

Bachelor in International Law

University of Udine - International Law

2004 à 2011

Nominated Lieutenant of the Italian Reserve List of the Army

Scuola di Applicazione Torino - Military Training

2014 à 2014

Parcours officiels



Italien - Langue maternelle

Anglais - Courant

Allemand - Technique

Français - Technique

Suédois - Technique


Leadership, Advisory, Change Management
communication institutionnelle
International Businnes Development
Team Building
Team management

Centres d'intérêt

  • Golf
  • Travelling
  • Martial Arts