Valentino holds a certificate in Business Development from the NCOI in the Netherlands and a Masters Degree in Philosophy from the University of Urbino, Italy.
He worked for several years for an innovative software start-up in Italy and moved to the Netherlands in 1999, where he made a career inside the Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association (TERENA), the organization that became known in 2014 as GÉANT. Valentino became acting Secretary General of this leading network European e-infrastructure in 2012. Valentino also chairs the Board of Trustees of the Vietsch Foundation, a fund to support the development of internet technology for scientific research and higher education.
At LIBER, Valentino works on project management, community engagement, and contribution to policies in support and development of Open Science.
Working as Open Science Officer at LIBER makes an exciting new step in my professional career. It gives me the opportunity to expand my project management expertise from the support of infrastructure for research to matters that are closer to the day-to-day work and interest of researchers, and particularly of research libraries. I’m eager to increase my skills and competencies at LIBER and be able to properly support and represent the interest of its member organisations.