2021-04-16 GENERAL HOUSE

Andrea Rossi, new director of FMSI

The new director of the Marist Foundation for International Solidarity (FMSI), Andrea Rossi, took office on 12 April. He was nominated by the Foundation’s Board of Directors and appointed by the General Council. As part of the FMSI team, since 2019, he was responsible for projects and strategic partnerships with different entities (Director of Strategic Partnerships and Projects).

Andrea replaces Br Ángel Diego García Otaola, who was the operational director for the last year.

FMSI is a foundation created by the Institute to develop the potential of children through educational and solidarity projects. Recognised as an NGO by the Italian government, FMSI has had Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations since 2011.

The Foundation’s work is focused on helping children and their communities, with the aim of improving the quality of life through social transformation and inclusive growth driven by long-term projects that seek to foster equitable access to education for marginalised children and youth.

Andrea Rossi

Andrea Rossi graduated from the Faculty of Languages and International Communication in 2006. The following year, he completed a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management (HRM) organised by the European University of Rome and the Italian HRM Association.

At the beginning of his professional career, Andrea worked as an international project development manager in the training company of Telecom Italia. Subsequently, he worked on EU-funded projects, education and development cooperation projects, accumulating more than 15 years of experience in the fields of education, sustainable development and technical assistance in public administrations, foundations and non-profit organisations in Italy and abroad.

In the field of international project management, Andrea has coordinated teams working on more than 100 projects implemented all over the world.

Thanks to his work, Andrea has known more than 25 countries and has lived three years abroad (1 in Australia, 1 in Germany, 1 in Romania).

His hobbies are music, astronomy, chess and paddle tennis.


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