Our team


Executive Director


Managing Director

Maria Giovanna Sessa

Research Manager

Ana Romero-Vicente


Miguel Serrano

External Researcher

Francesco Poldi

External Consultant

Alexis Gizikis

Project and Communications Manager

Heini Järvinen

Project and Communications Manager

Oleh Shchuryk

Project Manager

Our board


Board Member

From 1999 to 2012, Diana served as a member of the European Parliament, and particularly, as a leading member of the Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee. In 2007, she was elected to serve as Vice President of the European Parliament with specific responsibility for Transparency and Access to Documents. Diana played a key role in negotiating with the European Commission for the joint Transparency Register for lobbyists and others. Since resigning as an MEP, Diana has continued her activities in the European legal field and practices as a mediator and arbitrator. 


Board Member

Gregory has more than 25 years of proven accomplishments in the technology industry as an entrepreneur and a leader in the field of emergency communications.  He is the founder of e-Copernicus, which helps technology companies enter new markets, grow their businesses, and secure funding. Prior to e-Copernicus, Gregory worked as the Assistant Secretary of Commerce and the Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) under President Bill Clinton. He was also a senior aide to U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan handling all matters under the jurisdiction of the Senate Commerce Committee, working on several pieces of landmark legislation including the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and the Internet Tax Freedom Act. 


Board Member

Camille currently serves as the Global Director for Trust & Safety at Niantic, a leading Augmented Reality company. She is on the faculty of the Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, where she teaches a course on cyber conflict and information operations. She was previously the Chief Innovation Officer at Graphika where she led the company’s work to detect and mitigate disinformation, media manipulation and harassment. Prior to that, Camille was a Principal Researcher at Google, in a team focused on building technology to address global security challenges and protect vulnerable users. Camille has advised governments and parliamentary committees on both sides of the Atlantic. She is an affiliate scholar of the Harvard Berkman-Klein Center for Internet and Society, and a Fulbright scholar. She was awarded by the MIT Tech review as one of 35 Innovators under 35, and by the TIME Magazine as one of the “100 Next” Global Leaders. 


Board Member

Emma Le Mesurier is Managing Director of Next Level Initiatives, supporting independent media in Central and Eastern Europe. Prior to this, Emma was Head of Impact at Mayday Rescue, the incubator organisation for the White Helmets Rescue Organisation in Syria. At Mayday, a large part of Emma’s work centred on understanding, analysing and communicating the Russian state-backed disinformation campaign against the White Helmets. A former British diplomat, Emma spent 10 years in the Middle East, where she sought, among other things, to counter the on- and offline efforts of hostile state and non-state actors in the cognitive space.