Luca Della Santina, an engineer and former top manager at the Region of Tuscany, is the new administrative director of the European Gravitational Observatory (EGO) in Cascina, which hosts the Virgo gravitational wave interferometer.
Della Santina began his tenure at EGO this week and will head the administrative department, responsible for accounting and budget management, human resources, European Projects, and procurement.
“I am very pleased to undertake this assignment at an excellence research centre, such as EGO, whose international relevance is a great asset for our region,” said Eng. Della Santina. “Putting my experience at the service of frontier research will be a new challenge for me and, I trust, profitable for all.
Engineer Della Santina, who holds a degree in civil engineering from the University of Bologna, comes from more than 40 years of management experience in the region’s most important public institutions. He has held senior management positions in the road, public works, transport and energy sectors at the Province of Pisa and the Province of Livorno. Later at the Region of Tuscany, he was responsible for the design and construction of works relating to regional roads, was a Member of the Management Committee of the Regional Port Authority, Director of the Infrastructure Sector for Logistics, and numerous other positions.
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