Paolo Zanetto

Rome, Italy


Paolo heads the Government Relations and Business Diplomacy practices at Cattaneo Zanetto & Co. Before joining the public affairs industry, Paolo was in the Italian government service for 10 years, as a policy adviser on many topics, both in Italian and European institutions, and later on as ministerial aide in the Italian cabinet.

Paolo is a regular contributor to national newspapers in Italy. He has published a handbook on political marketing (“(E)lezioni di successo”, Rizzoli-Etas, 2003). He has also published a book on the Microsoft antitrust case in the European Union (“Il caso Microsoft e il futuro della concorrenza in Europa”, Rubbettino, 2005). Recently he published a handbook on lobbying and public affairs (“Fare lobby”, Rizzoli-Etas, 2007) together with Alberto Cattaneo.

Paolo is a fellow of Istituto Bruno Leoni, a think-tank based in Turin, specializing in antitrust and competition issues. He is also a member of the Leadership Program of the Gerson Lehrman Group.

In addition to his practice, Paolo sits on the board of Dogan Burda Dergi (one of the leading Turkish media companies, listed on the Istanbul Stock Exchange) as independent director.

About Cattaneo Zanetto & Co. 

Cattaneo Zanetto & Co. is a lobbying firm in Italy specialized in government relations, regulatory and public affairs based in Rome, Milan and Brussels which focuses mostly on multinational companies and international investors.