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Lorenzo Vallecchi
Senior Consultant, Project Manager, Journalist , Renewable Energy, Media, Communications
Rome, Italy
Communication professional with over 20 years' experience in the media and reneable energy sectors. Leads winning project proposal with € 700K budget “Don’t Forget to Turn the Smart Grid ON! Adopting Powerline Communication Technology” in Iran. Demonstrates project managment and leadership skills coordinating €20M bio-gas, solar, water-treatment proposal in Egypt. Culturally sensitive.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Communications, IT, Media, Knowledge Management, Editor
  • Environment, Climate, Energy, Water, Sanitation
  • Fundraising, Business Development, Grants Writer
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
Professional Experience:
• I have worked as a newspaper relations editor, business journalist, communications specialist, and project manager in a range of media platforms, business sectors, and regions.
• In Italy, Egypt, and the Middle East, I coordinated tenders for projects worth several million euros as a corporate communication practitioner and consultant in the renewable energy sector. I also coordinated, wrote, and presented technical/financial feasibility studies on solar power.
• In Rome, I tripled pick-ups of Bloomberg business and finance stories by Italian newspapers in four years, editing, promoting, and distributing Bloomberg content. I also produced economic news for the International Herald Tribune TV.
• In Toronto, I started as a copywriter, went through the ranks, and finally headed the news department of Canada’s largest multi-cultural radio station, helping to increase listenership, advertisement revenues, and providing essential information to different ethnic communities.
• My experience across media platforms and business sectors has given me a practical feel for what clients need, how to pique their audiences’ interests – and how to most effectively communicate it; consulting for renewable energy companies has taught me to highlight clients’ most compelling traits and to distill complex data into clear, practical, actionable information; radio has taught me to use accessible, visual language.
• Working internationally in multicultural teams for many years in the media and renewable energy fields, I developed a hands-on understanding of both the corporate and media worlds.
• I am by nature curious; I seek out new challenges – from running marathons to joining a choir. I like putting things in context. Perspective and background make me wiser about the future. I like solving problems and helping others. I am a constant learner who likes to develop ideas, analyze facts, understand people. I am also a creative perfectionist, fluent in Italian and English.
Solar Master, Università di Palermo/Italian National Research Council, Palermo, Italy, 2009

• Focus on the theory and practical applications of solar energy, from building-integrated photovoltaic systems and solar-thermal plants to large solar fields.

Bachelor of Education, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 1998

• Selected for Program: School, Community and Global Connections (One of 45 out of 1,500).
• History and English specialisations at the Intermediate/Senior level.

Bachelors of Arts, Political Science, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 1988

• Focus on International Politics and Political Theory.
Affiliations and Achievements:
Fundamentals of Project Planning and Management,
University of Virginia Darden School of Business, Charlottesville, VA, USA, 2018

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  • Job opportunities
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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Italian
    Canada , Italy
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