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Senior Associate Director, Global Business Development
Pietro Battistella serves as senior associate director of global business development for APCO Worldwide, based in the Singapore office. In this role, he supports global business development efforts and proposal responses. He is a professional journalist with over ten years of experience in the communications industry.
Since joining APCO in 2014, Mr. Battistella has been based in the Rome, London, Tokyo and Singapore offices. In his client work, he focused on strategic communication and crisis management for corporations and government organizations. He has worked on complex international campaigns and projects for large industrial players in the fields of biotech, manufacturing, transportation, technology and tourism, combining government relations and strategic communications elements.
Mr. Battistella also served as joint chief of staff to the global CEO of APCO Worldwide, supporting financial, communications and operational activities and facilitating effective decision-making and implementation. Before joining APCO, Mr. Battistella worked as a reporter for an Italian news agency. He is a political commentator to international audiences and has authored a history book.
A native speaker in Italian and fluent in English, Mr. Battistella also has a good knowledge of Brazilian Portuguese.