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  • Mr Federico Menna
    Interim Chief Executive Officer
    EIT Digital


Federico is EIT Digital’s Chief Operations/Finance Officer as well as interim Chief Executive Officer since November 2022. He is responsible for the overall management of the organization, including the development and implementation of strategic objectives and directions. He is also in charge of EIT Digital’s operational and financial processes as well as the supervision, coordination and management of EIT Digital support functions such as IT, HR, Communications and legal. In addition, he is driving the acquisition of new EU-wide private and public activities, partnerships and income streams.

Federico joined the organisation in 2015 as innovation analyst and from 2017 to 2019 he led the Innovation and Education Operations team responsible for supporting the key EIT Digital processes related to the EIT grant cycle as well as the operational activities of the Innovation and Education pillars. From to 2020 to 2022 he acted as EIT Digital’s Head of Staff and Operations.

Prior to joining EIT Digital, Federico worked for several years for Vodafone Group where he was in charge of new technology transfer from trials and pilots to commercial deployment; in his most recent assignment, he led the pre-commercial pilot and the subsequent commercial launch of the 4G technology into some of the main Vodafone markets in Europe, including Italy and the UK.