Renato Sabbadini
Executive Director of ILGA

Linguist by training, assistant to Professor Monica Berretta at the University of Bergamo (Italy, 1995-1998), first openly gay city councillor in Bergamo (Italy, 1995-2004), then advisor to MEP Monica Frassoni, President of the Greens/EFA Group at the European Parliament (2004-2009), then researcher at the German political foundation Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung in Brussels (2011-2013), and currently Executive Director at ILGA International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association), Renato Sabbadini has been in the LGBTI movement since 1992 and was elected treasurer of the main Italian gay organisation, Arcigay (1996-1997), then spokesperson for the Worldpride Rome 2000 Coordination Committee (1997-1998), then foreign affair person for Arcigay (2002-2007) and Ilga-Europe co-secretary (2007-2008), and co-Secretary General of ILGA (2008-2013).