Livia Alimena joined ELPA in 2016 as Public Affairs Director and part of the executive team with responsibility for Public and Government Affairs for tracking policy and healthcare related issues, providing on-going advice on public affairs and public relations strategies; coordinating outreach to and engagement with EU, national level policy makers and international organisations. She is also responsible for fundraising and international event organization, project and budget management in partnership with: EU institutions, Universities, clinicians, international organizations and private companies. Livia has extensive experience working for not-for-profit and non-governmental organisations in Europe. Previously she worked in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sector in Italy (Farmindustria, the Italian Association of Pharmaceutical Companies, FIASO and BMS) where she developed over 15 years of experience in government affairs, negotiation and advocacy dealing with regional, national and international governments developing a high level, important and personal portfolio of stakeholders. Livia has been elected a board member of the Athenaeum NAE association that deals with ethics and human rights, she is also member of Il Chiostro, the government affairs association of Italy and accredited to the EU Transparency Register. She is a graduate of the Luiss International University of Rome in Political Science and International Relations. After she went on to complete a Master of Science in International Health Care Management, Economics and Policy at the SDA Bocconi School of Management (Bocconi Univeristy of Milan). Italian is her mother tongue and she is fluent in English, French and Spanish.
“When human being experience trauma or severe diseases, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. My great passion is to shape the policy and economic international and national landscape in order to help patients to have their voice heard”.