SHORT BIOGRAPHY – ROBERTO MUSNECI (10/2/1963)
Amb. Roberto Musneci is an Italian citizen, born in Rome on February 10, 1963 and has over 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and medical sector in Eastern Europe, where he founded and led a group of subsidiaries for a major multinational (Glaxo, then GlaxoSmithkline) as Vice-President of South East Europe, before leading the global Consumer Health business unit in London, where he and his wife Marialaura lived from 1994 to 2002.
Arriving in Romania in 2002, after leaving the group in 2007, he setup its own strategic communication companies (Serban & Musneci Associates) to advocate for “Sustainable access to medical innovation” in middle-income countries and CMC Consulting to promote innovative regenerative medicine and rehabilitation technologies, as well as counseling in merger and acquisition agreements and corporate social responsibility programs.
In the process, Roberto Musneci has developed strong professional relations with the political authorities in Romania, Italy and Central and Eastern Europe.
The Ambassador and his wife Marialaura combined their business interests with an active involvement in Social Responsibility and Sustainability, being members of the management committee of Light into Europe that supports people with visual impairments and Hospice of Hope, who built hospices for terminal patients and developed palliative care education.
Mr. and Mrs. Musneci, along with their two children, Filippomaria and Thea, are active members of the Catholic community and, in particular, of the Don Orione Institute that runs hospices for disadvantaged children and the elderly in several cities in Romania.
Roberto Musneci is one of the founding members and vice president from 2004 to 2019 of ASPEN Institute Romania and focused his attention on sustainable access to medical treatments and the development of young leaders.
Roberto Musneci was non-executive director of several companies listed in London and Bucharest, member of the board of directors of the Council of Foreign Investors in Romania and president of the American Chamber of Commerce from 2004 to 2006. Since 2017, he is also president of the Italian Chamber of Commerce for Romania. Ambassador Musneci was named Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy by the President of the Italian Republic in June 2009.
He holds a Summa cum Laude degree in Applied Economics from LUISS in Rome (1987) and studied executive at Ashridge College and LSE in the United Kingdom and Duke University in North Carolina. Ambassador Musneci has his native Italian and is fluent in English and Romanian.